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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.

Finding the right business partner

Some Florida entrepreneurs wanting to get new ventures off the ground may well decide that going it alone is the best thing for them. Others, however, may feel the need or desire to partner with someone else. Whether or not it is best to have a partner is not really an issue but what can be an issue is how that partner is chosen.

How can you best prepare to seek investor funding?

Are you planning to start a new business in Florida? Will you need or want investors to help provide capital for your new venture? If so, you will no doubt need to understand some of the ways to best position you for the “yes” answers—and associated money—you seek to get your new company off the ground.

What are the benefits of a business partnership?

If you want to start a new business in Florida, one of the many choices you will have to make is what type of operating structure you want to use. You can choose to create a sole proprietorship, a corporation, a limited liability company or a partnership. Each one of these models has its own set of pros and cons. When would a partnership be right for you?

What do I need in a good business partner?

If you are like other entrepreneurs looking to set up new businesses in Florida, you may be looking for other people to help develop your venture. You may even be considering a full partnership. If you believe that this operational model may be right for you and your new company, it is very important that you find the right partner. What are some of the qualities that can make someone a good partner?

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