Exciting Future of the 331 Corridor

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According to Dispatches from DeFuniak, the Walton County Commission has partnered with the city councils of DeFuniak Springs and Freeport to create a plan for the installation of water and sewer lines along Hwy. U.S. 331 South. This would be a huge step forward in the development of the area between both municipalities and the […]

Florida’s Economic Outlook is Bright for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

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According to Florida’s Bottom Line, Florida’s economy had a solid year of growth in 2016. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Florida 5th in the “Small Business Policy Index 2016”. This means that Florida has some of the most policy-friendly measures for entrepreneurs and small business.  Some of the policy measures include a large […]

Avoiding Excess Tax! On the Sale of Your Business

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Small business optimism is at a record high after the recent elections. Owners see opportunity for growth, and reduction in taxes and regulations. See the complete article HERE. It should also be a great time to sell your business. But if you are looking to sell your business, you need to be planning your “Exit […]

Emerald Coast Museums, Wildlife & Cultural Arts Centers

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The Emerald Coast provides a wide variety of cultural arts and entertainment that is enjoyed by all ages. The area has an abundance of museums, wildlife centers and art & theater avenues. In addition to the various centers, you will find some type of cultural event happening during most weekends throughout the year! Air Force […]

An Airport Gem in Defuniak Springs

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Visitors traveling to Walton County by way of general aviation can find that Defuniak Springs Airport offers the same airport services and amenities as Destin Executive Airport. The airport is located just 30 minutes north of the 331 bridge. It is situated along Hwy. 90 East and is three miles from the I-10 and Hwy. […]

Florida’s Transportation Impacts its Economy

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According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida is the 3rd most populous state in the U.S. and has the 19th largest economy in the world!  Billions of dollars have been invested into Florida’s transportation system and the preservation of Florida’s pavement, bridges and maintenance exceed standards. With a population of 20 million residents and […]

Accolades for the Emerald Coast

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Over the last several years, millions of people have enjoyed the beauty and relaxing activities of the Emerald Coast. The area continues to receive numerous accolades each year. Among the many recent accolades delivered are: * June 2016 “Niceville tops list of places to live in Florida” – Orlando Sentinel reporting from  SmartTravel.Tips * June […]

Florida Offers a Great Business Climate

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Florida is internationally known for its fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and diverse recreational activities.  The Florida Emerald Coast is also a great location to own your own business.  Florida has worked hard to have a welcoming business climate.  The state of Florida has NO personal income tax in addition to other tax incentives such as […]

Another successful business sale!

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Emerald Coast Business Brokers recently closed on another business! Here is our business intermediary, with the sellers and new owners exchanging keys. Following a proven process was instrumental in preparing this business to a successful close after bringing it just 9 months to market. We wish everyone all the best! Do you want to know […]

The 5 C’s of Business Loans, Part 2

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3. Capital Capacity or cash flow represents your ability to generate income that will pay your debts. If you’re starting a new business, the bank assesses your global cash flow – your current personal income as well as your projected income from the business. If you’re acquiring an existing company, the lender wants to see that the last three […]