Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Looking for a New Business Post Retirement? Take a Look at Florida

Looking for a Florida BusinessFlorida is called the ‘sunshine state’ for a reason. This state is one of the best places to set up your post retirement business.
 If you are looking to invest your life’s savings in business that you can run while living in a safe and serene environment then you would be hard put to find a place better than Florida.

10 million highly skilled workers

The state of Florida has a highly diverse labour force of approximately 10 million people or so, and most of them are highly educated and experienced workers in their own right.

Longest coastline in the contiguous US (approx 1350 miles)

This makes it the ideal trading hub for export houses and multinational corporations that use this state as a base to export their products to South America as well as the Caribbean.

A great destination for Direct Foreign Investment

Thanks to its geographical location, new business investments pour forth into the state of Florida from all over the world, effectively propelling the state into one of the top most destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) anywhere in USA.

15 seaports spread all over the state

These ports ensure that the industries in Florida are connected to the main shipping lines that deliver their products all over the world.

Mild weather throughout the year

The state of Florida has a humid and sub-tropical climate and enjoys bi-seasonal weather with a hot and rainy season typically lasting from May to September and a warmer and comparatively drier season from April to October. 

.05% chance of being a victim of violent crime

Florida is a very safe place to live in, because of historically low crimes rates prevalent almost uniformly all over the state. While its urban centers such as Miami, Orlando and Tampa Bay are have even lesser violent crime statistics when compared to the state average.

Total population of 20.6 million in 2016

The total mean population of the state was 20.2 million in 2015. This means that within a year at least four hundred thousand people have migrated to the state because of its booming economy.  This has created a great opportunity for setting up a business to cater to an ever surging demand for goods and services.  

Over 20% population under 18 years of age

These kids have vast untapped potential since they will soon grow up and enter the commercial mainstream and thereby contribute to the state’s economy. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sarasota: The Ultimate Business Location in Florida

The city of Sarasota is located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.  This city is known the world over for its cultural heritage as well as its growing importance as the hub of commerce and business all over the state. Its close proximity to the Tampa bay area has enhanced its importance in this regard. 
Sarasota Ultimate Florida Business Location

It is the principal city of the Sarasota metropolitan area. The actual population of the city is around 54 thousand while the overall population of the larger Sarasota metropolitan area was estimated to be 7 million in a census undertaken in 2010. However, a census survey conducted only two years later (in  2012) had shown that the Sarasota metropolitan area’s population had surged to 7.2 million denoting the fact that an average of 10,000 people were migrating to the area, every year.
This increase cannot be attributed to birth rates alone, but rather the fact that the city and its outskirts are attracting a lot of people who are interested in settling there. There are a number of reason this city is such a popular destination for many highly skilled and moneyed individuals who want to set up their business here to cater to the rapidly increasing population.   

Sarasota and MNCs                     

The city (due to its proximity to the Tampa bay area as well as other population centers) has attracted a lot of multi national corporations to the city of Sarasota. These companies have also brought in foreign talent with them and these top notch professionals require high-end goods and services that enterprising entrepreneurs can provide.

High Living Standards

The residents of Sarasota area enjoy a high standard of living due to the increasing prosperity of the city.  This can be easily evidenced by the steadily increasing population as more and more people migrate from other areas and cities to Sarasota. The city itself boasts of several commercial areas in posh locales consisting of airy houses and neat and clean, tree-lined boulevards, not to mention the many educational institutions and gardens as well as a pulsing nightlife.  
Such high living standards are not just restricted to the city proper but also the surrounding greater metropolitan area.  Both the city and its surrounding suburbs offer an exceptional blend of ‘state of the art’ innovation and professionalism mixed with a cultural heritage that is unique to the Sarasota business environment.  
This is certainly good news for many aspiring business people hoping to settle here, since no matter which commercial area you may choose to purchase and set up your business, you would know that your investment would be safe and secure  due to the near constant demands for your services.  

Safety and security

The city of Sarasota is a safe and secure area with very low crime rates in just about all the precincts of the city. This is why this is a great place to not just set up a business but bring up your family as well.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Florida: The Home of Opportunity

The state of Florida has a highly diverse labor force of approximately 10 million people or so, and most of them are highly educated and skilled workers in their own right.  The state boasts a mix of eight highly dynamic economic development regions. From Naples down to Jacksonville and from Miami (with its world renewed beaches) and the Florida Keys up to Pensacola, Florida offers an exceptional blend of ‘state of the art’ innovation and professionalism.  
Florida Home of Opportunity

For aspiring business people hoping to settle here, there is good news. No matter which town you plan on setting up your business in, you’d be glad to know that you won’t be more than ninety miles from a deep sea port or at most fifty miles from an institution of higher learning. 
Some of the other advantages of setting up shop in Florida include:

Ideal destination for FDI

Thanks to its highly stable business environment, new business investments pour forth into the state of Florida from all over the world, effectively propelling the state into one of the top most destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) amongst all the states that constitute the United States of America.  

Ability to tap the Latin American markets

Many multinational companies have commenced using the state of Florida as a gateway to accessing the emerging markets in the Caribbean as well as South America.  

International Financial Cluster

The major urban centre of Florida is the city of Miami. Apart from being Florida’s leading city, it is also a well known center for global banking. It is not just foreign banks, but also many well known American finance houses that have their offices and subsidiaries in this city (as well as the rest of the state).

Some of the largest banking corporations in the world have also set up their offices and centers of operation in Miami.  

The global financial market aims to provide a high degree of value to the state as a whole, by providing their services to the many diverse business entities and multinational conglomerates that have set up their home bases in Florida

Multi-ethnic Workforce

Since the past few years, Florida has been in the top ten ranking amongst the states whose work force consists of employees working for foreign-owned business entities. These firms have poured their earning into the state’s coffers by employing close to three hundred thousand Florida residents. And thanks to the wide spread proliferation of L1 and E2 visas, both the foreign employers and employees add to the cultural melting pot of the state.  
These people not only value the state’s culturally diverse, work force but also enrich it by infusing it with their own blend of experience, culture and traditions that they bring to the fore, along with their specialized skills and talents.  Taken together, both the foreign born and local born residents create a synergy that allows these companies to boast of a ‘sustainable competitive advantage ‘(SCA) when dealing with competitors at the global level.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the state of Florida is truly the home of opportunities when it comes to pursuing the great American dream.