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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… Read More »

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Enough is Enough: 2017 and You

By Marshall Reddy As of this writing, there is just over one month before the end of 2016. That’s it. One year older, 365 sunsets and one year closer to taking that inevitable final breath. If that sounds depressing, it is, at least it is for the millions of Americans that merely exist in their… Read More »

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How Matthew may have reduced your tax bill

Casualty losses and tax deductions With Hurricane Matthew having caused over $200 million in insurance claims so far, many people will have opportunities to take a deduction on their 2016 individual income tax return and possibly even amend their 2015 return to get a current refund. The two key items to keep in mind when… Read More »

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5 Reasons Why A Tenant Needs Professional Representation

By Chuck White Hiring a Tenant Representation Broker makes a world of difference when leasing an office. You need someone to guide you through the detailed process from A-Z and help you assemble a team of experts who will fulfill specific needs. Hiring a professional should be the easiest choice you face throughout the whole… Read More »

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The Real Costs of Starting a Business

By Marshall Reddy There are different costs to consider when starting a new business venture. It’s advisable to write a business plan as a blueprint for the first few years of operation, and it can be hard to estimate business costs unless you’ve started the same entity previously. Also, you will have to do some… Read More »

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Do you have what it takes to Buy a Franchise?

By Marshall Reddy For most people there will come a time when you have some doubt if your professional path is one you want to continue.  It’s human nature to want to hang onto the things you enjoy and ditch the difficult and torturous.  Usually this manifests into an internet search for business opportunities. This… Read More »

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Seeking the Greener Grass of Entrepreneurship? Consider These Consequences First!

By Mindy Barker, CPA, President, Mindy Barker & Associates Executives who have successfully moved up in the ranks of large corporations frequently find themselves evaluating if they should become an entrepreneur by starting up their own business.  The grass always looks greener on the other side.  You would have the ability to hire who you… Read More »

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Keep Your Horse at Your House minutes from Ponte Vedra?

Its a little known secret that there are a few select properties near Ponte Vedra and Nocatee where you can keep your horse in the stables behind your home. One such property has just come available. Represented by Kristin Doakes, this beautiful equestrian pool home in gated community on premium land. Your family and horses… Read More »

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Business Opportunities: How to Decide on a Franchise

By Marshall Reddy For the prospective small business owner, franchises are a great avenue to consider. There are many benefits to owning a franchise and thousands of people purchase franchises each year. In fact, the Franchise Times, a leading franchise news source, reported that nearly 12,000 franchise units are sold per year. In general, franchises… Read More »

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Not-So-Secret Rules of Business Etiquette

Have you ever heard, “Don’t place your elbows on the table…it isn’t polite,” only to be left wondering, “Why is this such a bad thing?” There are a myriad of small actions that we’ve taken in business meetings, networking events, and other professional gatherings, that shaped the outcomes of those meetings in ways that we… Read More »

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