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Time to Sell?


Kent Cooper, president of Capstone Commercial, shares answers to common questions about using a business broker or commercial real estate broker when selling.

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How to Build Your Portfolio Income


Bam! Let’s Kick It Up A Notch! We all know, only too well, that the “usual” places we save money (savings accounts, money markets, CDs, etc.) aren’t paying us much, if anything. Interest rates are among the lowest they’ve been…

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Diversifying Beyond Stocks and Bonds


  Alternatives Provide Options to Traditional Investments   The profound effectiveness of portfolio diversification was first recognized by noted economist and Nobel Prize recipient Harry Markowitz in 1952. In today’s global financial markets Markowitz’s theory is as important as ever….

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Staying Alive, Staying Alive

Business, Money

Planning and Execution Key to Successful Retirement by Ryan Lees   “Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” –…

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Community Bank of the South

Business, Money

Community Bank of the South The Little Bank that Can! by George White   According to a regional four-year peer performance study by The Hovde Group, the relatively small Community Bank of the South, based here in Brevard County, ranked…

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Finding the Funding

Business, Money

Connecting Foundation’s Resources to Nonprofits’ Needs by Ann Luke Running a nonprofit organization is always challenging. Running a nonprofit organization during this economic climate can be downright difficult and, at some times, overwhelming. For example, maybe the federal and state…

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Manufacturers, Obtain Your Sales and Use Tax Refund

Business, Money

Facts on Florida’s Newest Incentive Program On July 1, 2010, a new Manufacturing and Spaceport Investment Incentive Program became available to eligible Florida manufacturers. The program is offered July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012 through the Office of Tourism,…

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From the Frying Pan into the Fire?

Business, Money

Risk in the Safety of Bonds To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it seems like déjà vu all over again.  At times in the past, interest rates were relatively low and rising.  Today, I see people making the same mistakes they did…

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Growth through Business Incentives

Business, Money

Growth through Business Incentives Key Tools for Spurring Development and Diversification by John A. Adams Jr. Discussions about what Florida’s business climate should look like post-recession have begun.  Yet, they’re happening amid unrelenting foreclosures, a weakened tourism sector and a transitioning aerospace…