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Unstoppable continuous paradise lost

Everglades np2The marshes of the Everglades, which are interspersed repeatedly by small islands of forest and surrounded by natural channels, is considered one of the world's most endangered ecosystems. About half of the original area of ​​the Everglades is now used for agriculture, the other half belongs mostly to the National Park and the adjacent conservation areas.

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Florida as a business location

warumfloridaFor vacationers Florida has always been a dream destination. But what does this mean for business owners? How can I protect against failure and minimizes the "training money", which is usually obtained inevitable with new beginnings? The answer is: It depends on that to find the right consultant. The paper will give a small Ersteinblick:

The most successful entrepreneurs are mostly those who approach their business activities in Florida just as carefully as they would do at home. It should not save in the wrong and should be well prepared: An extensive market research is just as important as the motivated entrepreneurial principles location search. Turning experienced and objectively acting consultant without artificial parts are more authoritative things. Furthermore proves true the old saying the shoemaker and his bars: Although you always hear of successful dropouts, operating a small beach bar is usually not nearly as romantic as one that has perhaps dreamed earlier in the desk.

Are all these questions answered, it comes to implementing an already well-established business plan into action. In this case, the law in Florida from the usual law in Germany, which will be explained briefly below differs:

company law

Companies are established quickly, easily and inexpensively in America: Although this difference is positive, however, mean that a company is only an "empty" right person before they are filled with life or property. For newly founded companies with no credit proof, this means that the owner or other business partners of the owners, managers or parent companies require personal guarantees and thus there is liability on the individual investment. Caution should be even with the assumption of connections with other companies prevail, because bankruptcy is easily explained.

Employment Law

To get one of the relevant investor or business visas and in particular to extend this, one can not avoid the employment of US workers. Since the Florida helps entrepreneurs the concept of "Employment at Will", ie employment at will. When business is going well, it provides a worker. Go bad, they are not from any unconstitutional reason (these are mostly to discrimination based on race, sex, age, disability or country of origin) released.

While that does not sound appealing to the employees themselves, it is an ideal mechanism to adapt to market fluctuations for the employer. Here, this mechanism is often a double-edged sword, as efficient and well-trained forces prefer employers who voluntarily offer certain benefits such as private pension and health insurance. This presents the flip side: Good employees to lose quickly if they get a better deal somewhere.


Florida does not require any additional income tax, in contrast to other states by private individuals. This means that on ordinary income only prevalent federal tax rate of up to 35% is calculated. However, here is the property tax is considerably higher and the gain is taxed, no matter how long you hold an asset. It is very important therefore to have in addition to the planning of business advice from an accountant or specialist lawyer who is familiar with the application of the German / US double taxation agreements and the impact of the tax laws of both countries on the international entrepreneur.

contract law

US law is based on English common law and is therefore not aligned with the existence of a federal law book. The result is voluminous works contract, must die for all forests. There is, with the exception of immoral agreements almost complete freedom of contract. Quality standards, deadlines or who pays for legal fees and in case of dispute. Court costs will be covered by a contract. Disputes to which silent contracts, often end up in court.

Other aspects and clarifying questions: Are patents secured? Come products liability law by rules? Need products and / or services a special license or acceptance by a US authority? Such issues should be resolved in any event prior to arrival of goods or equipment in an American port. American lawyers specialize early and many of them spend the majority of their time trying to keep their clients from lawsuits and conflicts with authorities.

For the well-prepared entrepreneur is America - and Florida - still a good location. However, the move across the pond must be properly planned.

Quality of Life

Americans are generally friendly towards foreign investors. Generally, you will be taken quickly and courteously. The social envy, known to many from Europe or other parts of the world, there is rarely here. If you drive a great car, is more admired than envied, because in the United States even the simplest worker believes that everyone can take it to the same wealth in this system. What in other countries triggers crime or envy, is therefore more likely seen in America as an incentive to achieve the same. This setting also results in a certain degree of security that is not necessarily present in other sunny destinations.

This article does not constitute legal advice but is for general information.

The author Dr. Juergen Hartwich is a Managing Partner of International Business Organization, LLC, Cape Coral.

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Small Florida Fish Encyclopedia
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Rules of criminal law in the US
Florido jailA beer at the beach, a small temporary jobs for the improvement of the pocket money, Baden topless, the flexible breastfeeding my toddler or quickly forgotten speeding ticket - which will be surely welcome. Nil and caution: Because one should be taken into police custody on suspicion of a crime, is expected to process that in some respects differs significantly in Germany by the.
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Sanibel and Captiva Island: paradise not only for Shell Seekers

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Sanibel

Before breakfast we look at the private beach after the night newly washed up beautiful, colorful, large and usually easy to find shells in great variety, before the best of them collect other. Then you can look forward to a hopefully long breakfast. Those who do not trust myself to drive a boat that can join a guided boat tour and should see to it that this also leads to North Captiva. There one might prefer to go on a beach the stunningly beautiful houses on land and spend the rest of our holiday here.

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Islamorada: world capital of fishing

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Islamorada

Fishing enthusiasts and anyone who wants to be there, need to Islamorada and so they can also do not experience other than a perfect day here. Whether you perceive one of the offered guided sea-going or inland fishing trips, you will catch a fish. Because Islamorada is considered the "Sportfishing Capital often the Word". Alternatively you rent you a boat and going with your own equipment that you can you buy locally, to big hunt.
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Traffic rules in Florida

Florido trafficIn Florida makes driving fun: The roads are mostly "straight on", even in towns the traffic is often four or multi-track, there are, in the centers of the few large cities always plenty of parking while shopping, in a restaurant, etc. My German license is valid for a stay of up to six months, unless a hike, then other rules apply. A gas station you can always find in your area and the locals drive particularly in South Florida already with the "Caribbean close" rest of its neighboring islands. Nevertheless, there are rules, of which we have put together the most important below.

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Naples: City of Millionaires

Florido perfect dayThe Perfect Day in Naples

Am still cool morning we head to Old Naples to sniff a bit of luxury air. We stroll on the 3rd St S and / or the 5th Ave S and a bit of shopping in the expensive boutiques, if we are well off. If not, we just enjoy the great Italian flair. For the nature lovers we recommend alternatively a visit to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, where there is to experience the flora and fauna.
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Panhandle: Interesting how a large green emerald
Panhandle Ort1Often referred to as Florida's Forgotten Coast, the Panhandle is a hot tip among the most foreign tourists. Translated, Panhandle Pfannenstil what the beauty of this part of the world will not do justice. Southern Charm, an abundance of wildlife, blues at its finest and approximately 320 kilometers gleaming white beaches with crystal clear water enchant especially along the Emerald Coast (Costa Smeralda).
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The Seminoles - still prominent Native
seminolen2The word "Seminole" is a derivation of the Spanish word "Cimarron" which means "wild man". The Seminoles were given long ago this name when they fled from slavery British controlled colonies to Florida. Originally there were "Creeks," Indians of the Muskogee tribe, in which still mingled many other Indian cultures. The Indian tribe in the Everglades had to fight hard for his country and its present prosperity.
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With Sanibel Stoop on Muschelsuche

sanibelstrand2At Sanibel there are two Public Beaches that are beautiful no doubt both and thus the assessment should ultimately be the sense of the viewer: the beautiful Lighthouse Beach in the south of the island versus the more famous Bowman's Beach in the north. To get to the island, you have but only a "Wegzoll" when crossing the bridge of 6 pay USD and also the parking is not free. For compensate 2 USD per hour for the white sand, the turquoise sea and the most - when you run a little further is willing - even relative emptiness.

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L-1A or e-2 Visa - transfer or investment?

Florido InfoAfter the decision has been taken, is for business to settle in the United States, there is often the question of what is the appropriate visa: the L-1A displacement Visa or E-2 Investment Visa. Which of the two visas offer the best way depends on the individual case. When L-1A visa, the applicant should be clear about it, that the L-1 A visa may not be extended and must be applied as an alternative e-2. However, this can lead to the same green card as long as the home business is maintained.

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Everglades: Alligators between whispering grasses and sparkling water

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in the Everglades

Before we plunge into the quiet and seeming endlessness of the Everglades, named after the "clear water", we must protect ourselves well, especially in the summer months against mosquitoes. As a travel time, however, recommends better the winter or so-called dry time. In Royal Palm Visitor Center, we begin our tour with a stroll down the half a mile long Anhinga Trail. A ranger helps us to discover the remarkable birdlife, including the named after the way langschnabelige Darter. Can we close here before first acquaintance with the dangerous alligators, which we will deepen later.

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Snook: Subdivided dorsal fin and black sidelines
snookThe Snook swims in the coastal waters of the east and west coast of Florida, the coast of Texas and as far south as Brazil. He is primarily a saltwater species, but also occurs in adjacent coastal fresh waters and brackish waters. The Snook is a genus of true perch.
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Orlando: With the children again become the child

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Orlando

The perfect day with children begins and ends in Orlando with a visit to the Magic Kingdom. We plan the morning in the summer so that we arrive around 8.30 clock on the parking lots. So we still have a few cooler hours in the park, because it will be very hot. The entire Disney world is perfectly organized so that even the journey is a pleasure and anticipation to rise to the highest level.
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Women's clothing sizes conversion charts EU - USA
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Size women in dresses and suits (young girls)
Europe 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
USA 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

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Florida Scout TV: Anna Maria Iceland
On our short tour of Anna Maria Iceland you experience the cozy island with its beautiful beaches. Here there is neither skyscrapers nor mass tourism and hardly chain restaurants:

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Waves and shells on Turner Beach
Turner BeachWhen it gets cold in Florida ... That does not exist? Well, if one rewrites cold with vernal 18 degrees Celsius, then it is likely in January in the Sunshine State. And then it's time for a walk on the beach of superlatives at Turner Beach. Here you will find pure ecotourism. It then runs only one piece to the north, you are all alone quickly. The wide sandy beach offers the ocean and waves as they occur rather rare in the Gulf.

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Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

adriannearshtcenterThe Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (7) is the largest performing arts center in Florida and one of the largest centers in the US. The beautiful architecture was created by the Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, who divided his design into two main components: the Ziff Ballet Opera House and the Knight Concert Hall. {Jcomments on}

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Life here is a long quiet river

Everglades np1The largest subtropical moisture area of ​​North America and a unique natural spectacle is a sixty-kilometer-wide and only fifteen centimeters deep river that slowly and hardly recognizable movement in only one meter per hour more to himself than wasting that it flows and flows. The Everglades, consisting of Ever (vastness) and -glades (lined with grasses and rushes open spaces) are also called grass river. The area of ​​the marshland stretches from Lake Okeechobee in the north to the Thousand Islands in the South Then.

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Flights in the Sunshine State
Airfares are in recent years due to CO2 saving building measures to improve as the climate changes rapidly increased. There are hardly any tickets for Return under 500 EUR, but prices rise during the holidays or at Christmas and Easter to outrageous and can quickly be times over 1000 EUR. Whereas previously still have offered direct flights to any of the airports listed many German cities, you will find these today less and must for a cheap price fast times take two stops in purchasing.

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Hands on Museum Imaginarium Science Center
imaginariumOn a rainy day in Fort Myers is suitable for families with children visit the Imaginarium Science Center. Here science is clearly based on over 60 exhibits and shown to be touched. Especially small meteorologists and budding tropical keepers get their money.
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Sheepshead: zebra stripes and sharp fins
sheepsheadSheepshead is a type of bream and swims in the 20 28 ° C to warm coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and Central and South America. One finds the saltwater fish in areas with rocky ground, on docks, bridges, piles, artificial reefs and in mangroves.
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Florida Keys: Islands of blissful dropouts
keys3Water, lots of water - turquoise, warm and clear - surrounds the paradisiacal Florida Keys. The 180 kilometer long island chain holds many surprises and a trip there should be made not only with the aim of Key West - even if that is the best known and ausgeflippteste among 45 Islands. A bit unrealistic, a little adventurous and overall very slow one feels the inhabitants, their origin, on the whole is very different, yet they all have one thing in common: They are a little different from everyone else.
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Blue Marlin: Beautiful swordfish in cobalt blue
Blue MarlinThe large Predator Blue Marlin belongs to the Marlins and lives in the open sea of ​​the Atlantic and Indopazifiks. He rarely approaches the coast. The German Blue Marlin has to an elongated, laterally flattened body only slightly with a long sword. He is bound by all spearfishing most of the tropical climate. However, the blue fish eyes and brain heat up, so it copes well in cooler waters under 21 ° C.
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Shopping in the US - Business opportunities in Florida?
JComments {off}einkaufen2Anyone who has been in the United States and especially in Florida, knows about the countless and often unmanageable deals from countless shops. Often you can see while driving on the highway in the countless small and large malls roadside logos of large stores and do not know what they mean. Then, it's sitting next to happy times the question: "XYZ - what's actually there" Or is it to obtain something or bring for the home and you have to research where there is the coveted Good only. With our list below, we would like to bring a little light into the shopping Nirvana. We have picked out our known major chain stores, yet initially waived the countless designer shops for clothes in the big malls. These are found well presented clearly in the Store Locators of each mall.

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The broker system in Florida: predicate sell and buy friendly

estate agentsAgain and again the question of how many agents should work together usefully. The answer is quite simple: a. Because this one is perfectly adequate, since it has access to all up for sale properties. Here the broker and real estate system differs drastically from that in Germany. The article explains why:

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Florida Overview Map

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Ocean Drive

Ocean DriveThe Ocean Drive is Miami Beach, South Beach accurate. Here you can find everything that most tourists associate with Miami: Art Deco, beautiful beach, beautiful people, celebrities, fancy cars and an expensive place this extraordinary road. During the day, advertise Resaturants with Happy-hour specials that are still more expensive than the normal Florida offer. You need to do in order to welcome even a few people to lunch can. Because at noon the most holiday lazing on the beach.

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Miami Art Museum

Miami Art MuseumThe short MAM called Museum is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art. The museum does not own permanent exhibition but is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of 20. and 21. Century with a focus in the Western Hemisphere. {Jcomments on}

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