Financing is often the most important focus for an early stage company. This is usually not healthy, as it can distract the entrepreneur from the key strategic and tactical issues that he or she is facing, but it’s understandable since running out of money normally means game over.
On July 21, 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it had finalized a regulation that provides greater flexibility for employers to electronically sign and store I-9 forms, which are used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to verify employment. The Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on July 22nd […]
Facebook was recently sued by New York businessman Paul Ceglia. Ceglia alleged that he is entitled to ownership of 84% of Facebook due to a prior written agreement that he had entered into with Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Failure. It’s the one thing no one wants to think or talk about in the early stages of developing a business. I firmly believe, however, that start-up businesses need to contemplate possible failure right from the start and learn from their own experiences and the experiences of others.
Aggressive gifting is a very popular estate planning trend this year. The current gift tax law provides an incentive to individuals “to gift” because the tax rate, which is now 35 percent is scheduled to increase to 55 percent on January 1, 2011. The highest estate tax rate is also scheduled to increase to 55 […]
I believe that technology is the solution to many of the problems
we face today, and effective technology solutions will be a key
factor in eliminating wasteful spending not only in healthcare, but
also in all industries and the economy as a whole.
It clearly seems possible for South Florida to achieve successful regional transformation. We have many, if not all, of the major components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in some form, as well as several unique advantages including the presence of substantial potential investment funds and access to Latin America.
The transformation of a region into a successful high technology epicenter brings significant economic benefits, desirable employment opportunities, positive publicity and a number of other substantial benefits to the region.
1. Choose the correct business entity. You need to ensure that you are operating your business through the correct entity.
The scramble to entice new business to move to our great state and to keep those that we have and help them grow is in full swing. At the state and local levels, governments and business are working together to help diversify and build Florida’s economy.