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Enterprises engaged in international trade and cooperation are twice as likely to be successful as those that only operate domestically, according to a study done my HIS Global Insight and DHL Express. We are becoming a more globalized world, and businesses need to be able to keep up with this trend in order to survive. … Read more

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Tags: Business Law in Florida | Import/Export | International Law

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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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The current Estate tax – commonly referred to as the death tax – is set to increase on            January 1, 2013. Currently, the Estate Tax is 35 percent with an exclusion rate of $5,000,000 per individual. In January, the tax is set to climb to 55 percent, and the exclusion rate is set to drop … Read more

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