Over the course of 19 plus years practicing law in the State of Florida, the attorneys of CPLS, P.A. have had the honor of helping hundreds of entrepreneurs launch their businesses–some of which succeed and others of which fail. During this time, we have identified11 key steps to the successful formation and operation of a business and it starts with a business plan. Most successful entrepreneurs follow these steps, while those who don’t often fail.
Even the worst disasters and challenges give us a few lessons that serve us in our personal lives, relationships, families, profession, jobs, and businesses. Hurricane Ian was no exception. During our firm’s Monday morning leadership team meeting, each team leader identified lessons they learned from the Hurricane Ian experience. These lessons were personal and had implications for our firm, as well as every business we serve.
South Floridians Peggy and William Post sought relief from the Florida heat and decided to install two new AC units on their properties. Acting on a recommendation from an acquaintance, they contacted Island Aire and met with Sam Vandernoth to arrange for purchase and installation. Once an agreement was reached, the Posts signed an agreement provided by Vandernoth and wrote two checks totaling $3,000 — both payable to Vandernoth.
Entrepreneurial and life goals coincide in ways many other goals do not. For entrepreneurs, life goals are tied to entrepreneurial dreams, and these goals take the entrepreneur and her family for the ride of their lives. At the beginning of the journey, a flood of positive emotions of hope, dreams of making it, feeling of independence, and excitement engulf the entrepreneur.
We want to remind you that the information provided does not constitute legal advice. As an entrepreneur or executive, you’ll face new challenges every day. From conflicts with employees to setting up an LLC, the challenges and tasks you need to tackle might seem frustratingly endless. But don’t give up—with the right help, you can …
There’s no secret formula to sales. But there is a key—and that key is putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Customers want to work with human beings, not robots. They aren’t just looking for your service; they are seeking human connection. Showing that you understand their perspective and can identify their needs from a place of care can influence their purchasing decisions. Customer service is nothing without customer empathy.
Owning and operating a business is not easy. At times it feels like there is a new crisis every day, many of which you feel ill-equipped to handle. Since about 90% of all businesses are currently dealing with a legal issue, it not surprising that you are too. The business lawyers, consultants, and mediators in the Private Corporate Counsel™ program can help you tackle these business crisis – help you make progress and achieve your business goals.
Approximately 80% of new businesses survive the first two years of being open, 55% survive the first five years, and 35% during the first 10 years; only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more. What are the common factors between those that succeed? What should entrepreneurs, owners and business leaders focus on to increase their chances of success?