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Real Estate Marketing Insider (REMI). This area was chosen because it is making a tremendous comeback since the housing crash of 2008, which may have affected luxury homes more so than average priced homes. During the housing crash, sellers would usually have to wait longer than a year to find a buyer; they constantly slashed … Read more

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Since the election of the new socialist French President, Francois Hollande, in May 2012, over 5,000 senior and chief executives have moved out of France into neighboring countries, according to Forbes magazine, and many are also moving to the United States. France has always had high taxes for the “super rich,” but now it is … Read more

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Jaxport Looking for New CEO

Posted on January 29, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is looking for a new CEO, and a state representative and the current interim CEO both want the job. The position opened last month when the former CEO Paul Anderson left to take the top post at the Tampa Port Authority. Jaxport is a full-service, international trade seaport in Jacksonville, … Read more

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An E-2 Visa (investor’s visa) allows citizens from certain treaty countries to come to the United States when they invest a certain amount of capital in a business in the United States. In order to qualify for an E-2 visa, the applicant must invest a “substantial” amount of capital in a bona fide enterprise in the … Read more

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Treat the process like dating. Don’t jump in too quickly. You wouldn’t marry somebody after the first date, so don’t go into business with somebody you don’t know. (You probably don’t want to go into business with the guy in the picture.) Work Networks If you want a business partner, start looking. Tap into your … Read more

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Florida Governor Rick Scott plans to eliminate a state sales tax on manufacturing equipment in order to benefit exporting and small businesses in Florida. Scott noted that other states do not charge sales tax on machinery and said the tax puts Florida at a competitive disadvantage. Currently, equipment purchased for industrial use is only exempt … Read more

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Venture capital is the high-risk investment needed to start a business, and venture capitalists, such as angel investors, are investors who are willing to take these risks in order to receive high returns. The Wall Street Journal points out a flaw in relying on “angel investors” by noting that only 2% of startup companies who … Read more

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Florida now has the highest foreclosure rate nationwide, and it is becoming a major problem. Of the 10 metropolitan areas with the highest foreclosure rates, seven are in Florida. In 2012, foreclosure filings jumped 20 percent, and one in five mortgages in the state are currently delinquent. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Seminole County Judge … Read more

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Reduce your credit card debt. Try to pay off as much of your credit card debt as possible in order to reduce the interest costs. If you are currently being harassed by creditors, you have rights and may be entitled to sue for damages. Check your credit report. You have a right to a fair … Read more

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When you think of “foreign qualification,” you probably think of a business that operates outside the United States. This is not the case. In order to do business in any U.S. state other than the state where the business was originally formed, the business must foreign qualify in that state. For example, a business that … Read more

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