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Jacksonville’s Economic Boom

Spring is really starting to heat up in North Florida, and the commercial real estate market is no exception. According to Forbes Magazine, Jacksonville is listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, ranked 5th overall for 2018. Two of the chief reasons for this economic condition to continue for a…

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Small business: should you enter a general partnership?

When you start a small business, there are several ways to structure your company. One of the simplest, and most popular, structures is a general partnership. Legally, you do not even need to file paperwork to create a general partnership. You just need to create a for-profit business, and enter into business with at least…

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What To Look For In A Franchise Disclosure Document

Prospective franchisees interested in opening a restaurant franchise, hotel franchise, retail store franchise or any other type of franchise will be presented with a franchise disclosure document (FDD). These documents can be daunting, as they can run up to 200 pages long. However, it is critical to review the document thoroughly, as the success of…

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How Much Will The New Labor Law Cost Your Business?

Among the many provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are those governing which employees should be paid overtime. Those provisions have been updated and the new standards take effect on December 1, 2016. The changes will potentially have an adverse effect on your small business. Existing Guidelines A recent article in Florida Business…

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Considering A Business Accelerator?

It is no secret that new businesses have many obstacles to overcome to be successful in an increasingly competitive landscape. Most businesses do not even turn a profit until they have put in years of hard work and long hours. The wait can be disheartening, and many do not make it. Others look for ways…

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5 Things To Watch Out For In An FDD

For a franchisee, success depends on an understanding of and compliance with the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This document may be up to 200 pages long, so it can be challenging to determine which aspects are most important. Here are five critical issues to watch out for in an FDD: 1. What You Control The…

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