Monthly Archives: October 2010

Living the Dream – Buying a Business

It’s time for a change – – You’ve just left your corporate job of 10 years and you want to buy a business, use the skills you’ve honed in the old company (or happily developed on your too few days … Continue reading

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Living the Dream – Selling a Business (part three – Document the transaction)

The sale of a business involves many elements- all of which should be reduced to writing. A contract should be clearly negotiated and executed by both Purchaser and Seller. The terms of the deal should be clear – including such … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?…Use it or Lose it!

You’re hired as an independent contractor to come in and help revamp and reinvigorate a flagging business. As part of your new business plan, you suggest changing the business’ name and logo. Both parties agree to this suggestion, but neither … Continue reading

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Living the Dream – Selling a Business (part two – Due Diligence)

There is an old (very old) joke about the two happiest days for a boat owner – – the day he buys his boat and the day he sells his boat. Being a business owner may elicit some of the … Continue reading

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McCollum Stepping In: Subpoenas Documents

In a blog posted late last week, we discussed that the Florida Supreme Court announced, through its clerk of Court, that it has no Constitutional authority to interfere with pending foreclosure actions because of alleged attorney misconduct. Attorney General, Bill … Continue reading

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Google Denied “Nexus One” Trademark

Apparently, the biggest and most technically savvy company can have trouble getting through the trademark process. The United States Patent and Trademark Office denied Google’s trademark application for the mark “Nexus One,” which is the name of Google’s newest touch … Continue reading

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Tax Write-Offs You Can Plan for Now

The next tax day may be far away, but thinking about tax day now can help you save later. Two options to consider are: 1. Bunch deductible expenses. Certain deductions have thresholds. For example, you can only write off medical … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Will Not Prevent Foreclosure Filings From Moving Forward

Recently, the Florida Supreme Court was asked to suspend Florida foreclosure cases until Attorney General, Bill McCollum, had a chance to investigate several allegations of fraud against particular foreclosure firms. The allegations assert that key documents are being forged in … Continue reading

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Living the Dream – Selling a Business (part one – financing options)

Once you have decided to sell your business, your first step will probably be to determine an acceptable sales price. That pricing will be based on what the market will bear – – possibly as determined by a knowledgeable business … Continue reading

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Will we have NFL football in 2011?

As many of you are aware, the National Football League’s Player’s Association (“NFLPA”) and team owners have been unsuccessful in negotiating the terms of the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”). The current CBA is set to expire after the 2010 … Continue reading

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