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Q: Is only pans to close to only fans to use a brand name?

Only pans is a family friendly place where people can subscribe to their favorite online cooks or influencers for weekly or monthly updated cooking videos and recipes.

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Q: How can you change the percentage of ownership in the state of Florida for an llc?
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on May 10, 2022

You would want to speak with a Florida Business Attorney and make changes to the LLC Operating Agreement and you would want to make any applicable changes to the Florida Department of State documents as they relate to business and ownership via an amendment probably as well.

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Q: Does a percentage owner of a Florida LLC need to be registered as a member with the state? can it be internally only?
Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse answered on Apr 21, 2022

You do not have to register as a member. Your ownership should be reflected in the Operating Agreement.

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Q: As a registered nurse in Florida can I start a business to teach IV certification.

I will be working independently under my license

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Q: When filing for an LLC is there a way to keep legal name private from public record?

I will be working under and doing business under a pen name and would like to keep my legal name as private as possible (I know there are limits to this) to separate this business from personal life. When filing for an LLC I understand that you can protect your address with a registered agent but... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Apr 14, 2022

You can use series LLC, which would have to be registered in another state (FL does not have such a thing), then you register a business in FL. If you only register in FL, your name will have to be listed as an officer, but in other states it is not the same requirement.

Good luck.

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Q: Do I need to be a licensed CPA to start a payroll business in Florida?

Basically I am taking a short payroll course with NACPB. After I finish the course I plan on running payroll for my brothers business to start off. Once I gain experience I plan on taking in other clients for their payroll needs. I just wanted to know if a CPA license or anything along those lines... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 7, 2022

Florida does not require the owners of a "payroll bookkeeping business" to be CPAs.

However, I would bet that the Florida Department of Financial Services in Tallahassee has some level of certification and licensing requirements for this kind of financial because you will be dealing with OPM.

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Q: I am starting a single member LLC in Florida. I want my personal and business tax to be separately filed. What form?

I believe I need to fill out up for an 8832 but not sure what to select.

Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith answered on Mar 24, 2022

It depends on what you mean by having your business tax and personal tax returns filed separately. The following answer has some information that you appear to already know, but I'll give a full explanation for those who don't. The answer you're likely looking for is at the end.... Read more »

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Q: I own an LLC that sells trending fashion on its business website. Can I start/run any new companies under the same LLC?

My current LLC sell female fashion apparel, shoes, intimates, & accessories. But there is some businesses that are very similar to mine that I have the right connections to start a new business per that product category or service. Can I run a new similar business under my LLC? Or better yet,... Read more »

Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse answered on Mar 13, 2022

All income from a LLC is subject to employment taxes. Discuss with your accountant on making a special election for your LLC to be treated like an S corp. This will give you the ability to have a reasonable salary to subject to employment taxes and any excess income treated as a distribution not... Read more »

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Q: Do I need to put each of my corporate leases into separate LLC for asset protection?

I have started a short term rental business and I am trying to scale.

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Feb 27, 2022

Rental business/property tends to be a high liability type of business and therefore you need to be sure to keep the business/properties compartmentalized from one another by limiting your potential exposure by separating all your businesses as much as you can. Separate LLC business entities is a... Read more »

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Q: Hi can I start a sole propietorship at 17 without parental consent in Florida
Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Feb 23, 2022

Legal age in Florida is 18. You can work at 17 but there are restrictions as to how early/late and how long you can work in a day.

Sole proprietorship simply means you work for yourself without the protection of a legal entity. You could do that. You will have difficulty entering into...
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Q: Me and my husband is married and he started a business. I help him paint.can he draw up papers for his son to get our

Money.. or does it come to me

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 11, 2022

It's very unclear what you are asking about. Are you asking about your husband writing a will which would leave his assets to your son when he dies?

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Q: Do I need two DBAs registered to use an anacronym and the full name for my business?

I'm starting a business in Florida and planning out my business name. I'd like the business to be known by an anacronym and by its full name. Do I need to register two DBAs?

Specifically, it's a ceramics business that I want to call "St. Lucie Inlet Pottery" or... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 10, 2022

I think you mean "acronym".

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/acronym

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Q: I'm starting a business as a sole proprietor in Florida do I need a DBA to use my initial and last name?

Specifically, I'm starting a business in Florida as a sole proprietor and want my business name to be my first initial, last name, and the word "Design" e.g. A. Smith Design. Do I need a DBA for this or does this meet the requirement for use of my legal name?

Advice is greatly appreciated.

James William Martin
James William Martin answered on Feb 10, 2022

See F.S. 865.09 here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0865/Sections/0865.09.html

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Q: Is there anyone that can help me with my business from the ground up?
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Feb 8, 2022

Yes, a Florida Business Attorney, you will want to speak with a Business Attorney, and they will be able to help you create your LLC, applicable Operating Agreement, register your business with the state, explain liability issues and keeping the business separate from yourself, filing for a more... Read more »

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Q: Creating S Corp for purposes of investing

I would like to become a day trader of stocks and cryptocurrencies and saw S Corps may provide many tax benefits. I live in Florida. Would an S Corp allow me to pay less taxes / should I incorporate overseas in a tax haven such as the Cayman Islands?

Thank you,

Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse answered on Feb 8, 2022

An S corp is superior to a regular or C corporation or a limited liability company. You would form a Florida corporation and within 75 days complete and file IRS Form 2553 with the IRS. Assuming your venture is profitable, you may be able to pay yourself a "reasonable" salary (subject... Read more »

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Q: Am I able to use the word "Productions" in my company name for an online resale business?
Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Feb 1, 2022

why not? unless there is a reason for your asking...

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Q: I have a single member LLC in Florida. Is it a bad or good idea to add my 18 years old son to the LLC?

For asset protection I need a multi member LLC

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 21, 2022

Where did you get the idea that a multi-member LLC is needed for "asset protection"? The owner or owners of a legitimate limited liability company are not generally liable for the debts of the LLC. On the other hand, creditors of the owners may levy upon a LLC (and its assets) to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Trademark for Florida on
Q: is the Figurella Method a registered trademark? Can I open a business that does the same type of Figurella business ?

is the Figurella Method a registered trademark? Can I open a business that does the same type of Figurella business under a different name? Should I modify something in the method to avoid any legal complications?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jan 18, 2022

You need to hire an attorney to conduct a research for you and give you advice accordingly. Without more information, it is impossible to know the answers.

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Q: I had a question about corporate governance - professional association (PA) vs LLC in florida

I'm part of a non-physician-owned group that acquired a professional association in a stock purchase with another LLC. I got feedback that an LLC cannot own a PA. Do I need to change the PA entity - articles of incorporation, etc.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jan 11, 2022

The central issue is not the PA, per se. It is splitting the fees. In general, physicians are prohibited to split fees with non-physicians. A few exceptions exist. One of them is exception to corporate practice where they do not hold out to the public as health care clinic. Some of the examples are... Read more »

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Q: SELL A HOUSE AND UR BROTHERS DONT WANT NOTHING SAID I CAN HAVE IT ALL CAN I SELL MY DADS HOUSE WITHOUT PROBATE COURT

DO U STILL HAVE TO GO THREW PROBATE IF U HAVE A LETTER FROM UR BROTHERS AND SISTERS SAY I CAN KEEP THE PLACE

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Dec 15, 2021

I am sorry for your loss on the passing of your dad, please accept my condolences for you and your family at this sad and difficult time. The answer to your question is unknown, but probably not until you pro vide more details and specifics. You will need to start by getting a copy of the current... Read more »

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