Should Your Employees or Business Partners Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Every business is different, but many small and mid-sized businesses have a good amount of proprietary information that is crucial to their competitive edges in the free marketplace. In fact, proprietary information is the most valuable asset for many startup businesses. This information can include trade secrets, intellectual property, client details, unique processes, and other important information. Having an employee or business partner sign ...
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What Do Business Owners Often Miss When Starting Their Company?

You either ARE an entrepreneur or know one well. It’s no secret that they’re passionate, committed, hardworking, and busy people. Understandably, business owners spend (much) more than 40 hours per week simply trying to keep the lights on and turn a profit. It’s during these hectic times, often in a company’s early stages, that important legal considerations can fall by the wayside. We have chosen five of these considerations to highlight in this ...
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4 Common Causes of Business Partnership Disputes

You wouldn’t have started your business partnership without having a pretty solid relationship with those you’re going into business with. You and your business partner might have known each other since elementary school or otherwise have grown up together.  Even the partnerships that start with the best of feelings, though, are vulnerable to potentially explosive disagreements that threaten the existence of the company itself. Every ...
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What Must a Corporate Name Include?

Written by: Nataline Garcia, Esq. If you have been considering creating a new business entity, there are certain requirements you must consider prior to incorporating. Under Florida Statute 607.040 a corporate name: Must contain the word “corporation,” “company,” or “incorporated” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” or “Inc.,” or “Co.,” or the designation “Corp,” or “Inc,” or “Co,” as will clearly indicate that it is a corporation instead of a ...
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What are Florida Articles of Incorporation?

Written by: Nataline Garcia, Esq. Florida law requires that a new company, wishing to incorporate in the state of Florida, file articles of incorporation with the Florida Department of State.  The articles of incorporation are a formal set of documents filed with the State of Florida legally creating a business entity. Articles of incorporation generally contain important information related to the business such as the business name, address, ...
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