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Be Aware of These Deal Killers When you Sell your Home

Friday, May 22, 2015
Selling your home can be a stressful process. You have to worry about pricing your home, staging your home, finding a real estate agent who can market your home effectively… and you may even be searching for a new home at the same time. When a buyer submits a great offer on your home, you want to do everything possible to make sure the process goes smoothly so the ...
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LLC or Corporation: Tax Differences You Need to Consider When Forming a Company

Friday, May 15, 2015
One of the most common mistakes business owners make is neglecting to formally incorporate the company. Deciding which type of entity is best for your business can be confusing, but make sure you speak with an attorney early on to take the necessary steps. By default, if you do nothing to establish an entity your business will automatically be considered a general ...
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5 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Friday, May 8, 2015

As you start a company, you may not be concerned about legal issues. Especially if you run a small operation, you could be under the assumption that legal problems only arise for large corporations. The truth is, any business — large or small — can become susceptible to lawsuits or other legal snags if the proper precautions are not taken.

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The Legal Logistics of Moving to Florida: Behind the Scenes at K&A

Friday, May 1, 2015
It’s been a big year for the K&A team. We’ve gone through a lot of changes over the past few months, and we’ve been working on something very exciting behind the scenes. You already know the Sarasota area is a vibrant place to live with plenty to offer the business and residential communities — it’s probably why you live here yourself! ...
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Missed the Tax Deadline? These Tips Will Help You

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 15 always seems to fly by, and the tax filing deadline along with it. If you still haven't filed your taxes, you're not the only one — but it's important that you take some immediate steps to avoid potential penalties.

 

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Is Your Business Growing? Think Twice Before Hiring Employees

Friday, April 17, 2015
Are you starting to feel the crunch of an expanding business? You might feel overworked, and stressed about the workload and your employees’ ability to manage the expansion. It’s time to hire additional staff. (Or, if you’re currently running solo, you’re ready for your first hire — congratulations! Your first instinct may be to hire a ...
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Think You're Ready to Buy a House? Read This First

Friday, April 10, 2015
The real estate market in Sarasota is thriving. We have real estate agents on our radio show almost every week talking about growth areas and new trends in buying and selling patterns. If you’re considering buying a home in the heart of the Gulf Coast, make sure you’re prepared. By following the steps below, you can make the process much easier and less ...
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Does Your Business Really Need an Operating Agreement?

Monday, March 30, 2015
If you're launching a business in 2015 you probably have an overflow of ideas, priorities, and questions running through your head. You might be overwhelmed by everything you need to do, or you might be wondering what the next step should look like. A common question we hear from our clients is: Does my business really need an operating agreement? An operating agreement ...
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How to Handle the Extra Pay Period in 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
It happens once every 11 years, and it usually sneaks up on employers. Not this time! Typically, because our calendar year is 52 weeks, employers who pay their workers bi-weekly see 26 pay periods. In 2015, however, there is a total of 27 pay periods. That may sound strange, but when you run the numbers it actually makes a lot of sense. 26 bi-weekly pay periods cover ...
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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Consider When Choosing Real Estate

Thursday, February 26, 2015
It seems like everyone wants to do business online these days. We live in a world where commerce is accessible globally with the click of a button, and the possibilities for business owners are endless — but let’s not forget the value of doing business face to face. The Sarasota community is extremely business-friendly and offers plenty of resources for small ...
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