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August 2015 Archives

Florida's construction-related statutes of limitation and repose

As a Florida engineer, contractor or subcontractor, it is essential for you to be able to complete a construction project without defects to avoid litigation. Florida laws regarding construction defect claims may seem to favor the person who takes possession of the property, though, because it is possible for the owner to file an action against you for several years afterward. At Welbaum Guernsey, we understand that Florida law has two separate statutes governing when construction litigation may take place, and these include specific factors.

What makes an employment contract beneficial to an employee?

Employee tenure has changed drastically over the past two decades. As an employer in Miami, Florida, you can expect to retain a worker in your company for about 4.5 years, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In this environment, Harvard Business Review warns that you may have a hard time creating successful employment contracts. While from your perspective the goal of the contract is to prevent the loss of trade secrets or protect from lawsuits, your potential employee may feel that it is restricting or punitive.

Preventing contract disputes and litigation

Even when a business contract is signed, there are ways for a person to dispute its validity in court, which can result in high legal fees and the dismissal of the deal. At Welbaum Guernsey, our goal is to help you avoid the expenses involved in unnecessary business litigation. We understand that, as a contractor in Miami, Florida, being taken to court over the legitimacy of a contract may cause you significant loss of compensation, which may make it difficult for you to remain in business.

How to write a business plan, part 2: Marketing strategy

Anyone wishing to start a business in Miami, Florida, should start with a business plan. A previous post discusses how to put together the financial part of the plan. This post focuses on how to formulate a marketing strategy for a new business. According to the Small Business Administration, the marketing strategy is essentially a blueprint of how the business will reach potential customers and promote products or services.

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