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Junk Faxes May Prove Costly for Florida Dental Practice

Marketing is an essential activity for any small business. But it is important to make sure your efforts to promote the business do not land you in legal hot water. Many marketing activities are regulated by Florida and the federal … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Collect Sales Tax on Delivery Fees?

All Florida retailers need to be aware of their legal duty to collect state and local sales tax. The State of Florida imposes a general sales tax rate of six-percent. Individual counties within the state may assess their own discretionary … Continue reading

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A Brief Guide to Florida Agencies That Regulate Retailers

If you’re a Florida retailer, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of federal, state and local government agencies that affect your business. There are more than a dozen state agencies in Florida alone that have jurisdiction over some … Continue reading

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Florida’s Statute of Frauds Means Business Owners Can’t Rely on Oral Promises

Most everyday business transactions take place without any formal contract. If you run a store, you generally don’t require each customer sign a written agreement before he or she can purchase something. At best you’ll give them a receipt of … Continue reading

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Understanding the Legal (and Tax) Consequences

If you’re a small business owner looking to hire help, it’s essential to understand the difference between employees and independent contractors. These are categories arising from federal tax law. An employee is paid wages, which you, as the employer, must … Continue reading

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Can a Business Owner Refuse to Cover Employee Contraceptives on Religious Grounds?

The implementation of federal health care reform under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to generate controversy among business owners, religious groups and the courts. In late March a federal judge dismissed a complaint brought by Naples-based … Continue reading

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Can I Run My Florida Business Out of My Home?

If you’re just starting a small business in the City of Naples or Collier County area, you may be looking to save money by operating out of your home until you can afford proper retail or commercial office space. A … Continue reading

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Is an S-Corporation Right for My Small Business?

The first thing you need to decide when starting your own business is the type of legal organization that will best protect your personal assets while minimizing tax liability. There are three basic types of businesses: sole proprietorships and general … Continue reading

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Florida’s Minimum Wage Rises Again in 2013

If you own or operate a Florida business you must be aware of the state’s strict minimum wage laws. In 2004 Florida voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative that enshrined the minimum wage in the state’s constitution. This means that the … Continue reading

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What Credit Card Information Can Retailers Put on a Receipt?

In addition to state and local laws governing almost every aspect of their businesses, Florida retailers must also be aware of their duties under numerous federal laws, such as the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). This law applies … Continue reading

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