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Understanding the IPO process

Florida entrepreneurs who have successfully built up new ventures may at some point consider turning their privately held companies into publicly traded companies. There is no rule as to when or why this may be done and it is certainly not the route for every business but it can have some advantages.

Identifying a good business partner

Florida entrepreneurs looking to start a new venture may not always want to go it alone. A business partner can bring a lot to the table but it does not always require that a business to be structured as an official partnership. Even if a new company is ultimately created as a limited liability company or a corporation, there may be an interest in having a partner to get things off the ground.

Corporate taxes may lower

When looking to start a new business venture in Florida, the issues surrounding taxation can direct many of the decisions that an entrepreneur may end up making. For example, the traditional corporate structure is referred to as a C corporation. From a tax perspective, this type of business has historically paid relatively high taxes compared to some other models. This is because the corporation itself pays taxes and then the individual shareholders also must pay personal income taxes on their earnings from the corporation. That results in some monies essentially being taxed twice.

Business success planning

If you are the owner of a business in Florida, you know that there is no shortage to the number of decisions you must make to keep your company running. But, how much time and energy have you devoted to making decisions about how to leave your company? Business succession planning is an important thing that is all too easy to put off but that shouldn't be.

Understanding subchapter S corporations

Evaluating the different types of business operating models may most commonly be something Florida entreprenuers do when initially establishing a busines. However, this can also be done once a business is up and running as it is possible to make a change in what operating structure a business utilizes in some cases. One example is if a standard C corporation wishes to migrate to a subchapter S corporation.

Selecting a business partner

Many Florida entrepreneurs find it beneficial to partner with others when launching new ventures. Such partnerships may also be valuable when merging existing companies into one new entity. But, before rushing into a business partnership, people should take caution to evaluate the situation and ensure it is the right one. A partnership in business is much like that in a personal relationship and making the wrong choice can be emotionally and financially draining down the road.

Sales of businesses require careful attention

Florida entrepreneurs and business owners often eagerly go into new ventures full of excitement and hopes for the future. Sometimes that future ends up manifesting as the sale of the busienss not just the running of the business. Many factors play into the decision to sell a business and such a choice must be made carefully to avoid unnecessary losses.

New Year's tips for entreprenuers

By nature, Florida entrepreneuers are continually looking for new ventures and new ways of doing things. Yet, even with this approach seemingly built into their way of being, it can still be helpful to have a new year that all but forces a fresh approach. This can be especially important for entrepreneurs who have been involved in their current businesses for more than a year or so.

Changing a C corporation to an S corporation

Entrepreneurs in Florida know that one of the biggest decisions they face when establishing a new company is what type of operational structure they will use. From control and decision making to taxation, there are many things that are influenced by this choice. It is also important for executives and leaders to know that they have the option to change their election if their business needs warrant it. One example is moving from a C corporation structure to an S corporation structure.

Helpful tips when starting a new small business

America was founded in large part on a spirit of entrepreneurship and that spirit remains alive and well today in Florida and around the nation. Every day, someone somewhere has an idea for a new business but sadly not all of those ideas turn out to be successful companies. Following are some tips that people looking to set up new small businesses may find useful from people who have created successful small businesses from scratch themselves.


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