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A Quick Guide to Starting a Small Business in Florida

Small businesses have taken the brunt of the global health crisis. Here in Oakland Park, business owners had to make many adjustments in order to weather these tough times. These include: furloughing workers, establishing an online presence, and investing in safety and hygiene practices. Failing to adapt to the changes brought upon by the pandemic […]

What Does $15/Hour Minimum Wage Hike Mean for Small Businesses?

2020 has certainly been challenging on most people, but small business owners may be taking some of the hardest punches. The year has been plagued with a pandemic, major political unrest, a recession and debates on handling the pandemic, compensation for people out of work, financial assistance for everyone else, questions about medical care and […]

Insurance Scam Drives Up Price of Homeowners Insurance

If you are tuned in to NextDoor or other neighborhood apps or groups, people going door-to-door offering goods and/or services have become a weekly if not daily occurrence. Some of those door-knockers may be genuine, bonafide hardworking people looking for work, but in many cases they are not. In fact, recently a door-to-door scam has […]

Jim Senior: More than a Financial Planner

On the top floor of the Roselli Building, a can’t-miss six-story turquoise midcentury structure on Federal Highway, is the Edward Jones office where Oakland Park resident James “Jim” Senior is the financial advisor. With the help of senior branch office administrator Colleen Gratz, Jim welcomes clients and prospective clients and speaks over the phone with […]

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