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Owning and running a Florida business from another country can be a daunting task, especially when you are just starting out. Due to U.S. immigration issues, many of our clients will create and begin to build their business from another country, such as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Canada,Turkey, etc., before applying for a U.S. … Read more

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The Embassy Suites Hotel on Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville, Florida, located right by our Jacksonville office, sold to a group of hotel investors from San Diego for $8.8 million, or $41,900 per room, on October 10. The Jacksonville hotel market has been steadily improving, and this trend is expected to continue; Revenue per room is up … Read more

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The Florida government is having a more hands-off approach to business, and this practice seems to be attracting more entrepreneurs who want to open a business in Florida. Governor Rick Scott stated the following reasons that businesses are attracted to Florida: -          The state has cut 2,600 regulations -          The state has reduced business and … Read more

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In support of the Florida Real Estate Industry, Governor Rick Scott, Florida Realtor’s President Dean Asher, and Vice President of Public Policy John Sebree traveled to Paris on a trade mission that took place June 16-21 at the 50th annual International Paris Air Show. The trio traveled to Paris to encourage French nationals to invest … Read more

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Owning a Florida small business is drastically different than it was 25 years ago when Rhonda Abrams started her first company. Here are the differences that she has noticed betweeen Florida small business then and now: -          Start-up costs are less expensive: Desktop publishing alone has decreased the need for small businesses to go to … Read more

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Exporting goods is on the rise for Florida small businesses. According to an online survey of 500 businesses conducted by the National Small Business Association, 64 percent of those businesses had sold merchandise or services to a customer in another country in 2012, compared to 52 percent in 2010. “The growth we’re seeing in small … Read more

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European consuls from France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom recently visited Jacksonville, Florida, and they had some opinions to share about business in Jacksonville. The main consensus between the visiting diplomats was that Jacksonville needs to do a better job of telling their story, because Jacksonville has a good story to tell and … Read more

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May is named World Trade Month by the International Trade Administration (ITA). The celebration kicked off with WorldCity presenting its annual analysis of Miami trade at a luncheon at the Coral Gables Hyatt Regency on May 1, 2013. The ITA hopes to ensure the competitiveness of US businesses through international trade. Florida Gov. Rick Scott … Read more

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Now is the time for Canadian real estate investors to buy in Florida before investors from Asian countries become the new Florida snowbird. More than 500,000 Canadians currently own property in Florida, and many have made a return on their investment since 2008 when the state was one of the hardest hit in the nation … Read more

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Beginning tomorrow, April 30, 2013, Orlando International Airport will electronically streamline the international arrival process, making the process paperless and replacing the I-94 form. U.S. Customs and Border Protection recognized the airport as the first in the nation to move to the new process. While year-to-date domestic travel is down 3.7 percent in Orlando, international … Read more

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