Monday, August 20, 2012
Explore the different ways to incorporate and which model might work best for you.
CONTEST ON: Read below for a link to official rules. This week Debbie T was chosen and asked us to donate to: Humane Society of Pinellas. We will have all past donations out next week and be current by this time next week. Congratulations! You are starting a new business and you want to know what type of business entity you want to establish. Do you want a corporation, a limited liability company, a professional association, a partnership, or be a sole proprietor? Here are three questions to take to your attorney AND your accountant. 1. DO I NEED TO HAVE A LEGALLY ORGANIZED BUSINESS TO CONDUCT BUSINESS SAFELY? You do not need to have a business entity in order to conduct business. In other words, you do not need to incorporate or file …
Community members can meet this week with project planners and city officials on three proposed projects.
When businesses build or rebuild in Largo, neighbors often have the opportunity to learn more about the development plans. This week three neighborhood compatibility plans will be held. Residents can come to the public meetings, see plans, ask questions or share concerns. 1. Dollar General Store 2. Amazon Animal Hospital 3. St. Michael's Medical Center
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Five new businesses opened their doors in Largo in the first few weeks of 2012.
1. Kut Doctors, Inc., a barber shop. 2. Integrity Therapy Solutions, Inc., administrative office for therapy services. 3. Tampa Bay Phoenix Club, photography, backdrops, seminars and workshops. 4. Shapes Total Fitness, health and fitness center. 5. Christine Long, retail sale of doors Are you a new business? Largo Patch has many resources for businesses such as our free Directory, events calendar and announcement page. We also feature one locally owned business every week in our Moms, Pops and Entrepreneurs feature. If you would like your business featured, e-mail associate editor Jeff Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
In October, 23 businesses opened in Largo. Let's welcome them!
1. McDonald's #34862 2. Pinellas Federal Credit Union 3. Smile Massage Therapy 4. Sunset Tattoo 5. Stewart Title Company 6. GFA Financial Group LLC 7. Mullins, Randall Const. Inc. 8. Robinson, Gerald 9. Redbox Automated Retail LLC 10. Dale's Coins Too 11. Maggie's Laundromat 12. One Source Medical Group, LLC 13. U-Haul Co. of Florida 14. Stiletto Fitness 15. Cambridge CNA Academy 16. Book Zurman, Inc. 17. B & N Food Mart 18. Best Buy Mobile #2378 19. AVN Salon 20. LA' Chick Salon 21. Diagnostic Clinic 22. Dental Office of Ivanova, Natalya D.D.S. 23. Go Green Re Glazing LLC 23. Med Express Urgent Care
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Maggie's Crafts shop moved from its Clearwater location to a larger facility in Largo. The shop also added more art classes and instructors.
Three years ago Maggie Anderson quit her job as a bus routing coordinator for Pinellas County Schools to devote herself full-time to teaching others the benefits of arts and crafts. “I painted all my life. My parents owned a ceramic shop,” she said. My husband asked me, ‘why don’t you quit your job and do this? Do what you love and love what you do.’" And so she did, opening a store in Clearwater where she taught decorative painting. This past Labor Day weekend was a labor of love for Anderson. She moved Maggie’s Crafts to a bigger location on Highland Avenue in Largo and hired several other artists to teach classes too. Anderson said most of the customers moved along with her as well as four artists whose work are sold in the shop…
Monday, September 5, 2011
In August, 14 new businesses set up shop in Largo. Let's welcome them!
1. Independent Gold Buyers of America LLC: gold, silver and diamonds buyer 2. All About Hair: Full service beauty salon. 3. EWC of Pinellas LLC: Body waxing salon 4. In His Image Studio: Beauty salon 5. Gulf Coast Dance Center LLC: Dance studio 6. Maggie's Crafts & Gifts: Crafts and gifts 7. Cuzin's Car Wash: Car Wash 8. International Health Clinic: Massage establishment 9. TSI Adjusters Inc: Independent insurance adjusters 10. Princess Nail: Nail salon 11. Spring Spa: Massage therapy 12. Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group: Medical office. 13. Finn Law Group: Attorney at Law 14. Michael Gonzalez P.A.: Attorney at Law Are you a new business? Largo Patch has many resources for businesses such as our free Directory, events calendar and …
Friday, August 12, 2011
A McDonald' and Yogurtland are opening locations near Largo Mall.
As new businesses open up shop near the busy commercial intersection of Seminole Boulevard and Ulmerton, others move to more affordable locations to keep their doors open. Soon a McDonald's and Yogurtland will open new locations near Largo Mall. A McDonald’s is under construction at the corner of Seminole Boulevard and Lark Drive, just across Largo Mall on Seminole Boulevard. Cky Ready, the city’s program planner in charge of development review, said plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant were approved in June. The 4,260 square-feet restaurant will sit south of a strip mall. Ready said Seminole Boulevard will see some changes because of the new fast food restaurant. Workers will lengthen the median, allowing customers to turn west into …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Largo customers bring in 40 percent more business than expected, says owner Danny Lehan.
It appears you can go home again after all. Largo native Danny Lehan started working at the Walsingham Road Village Inn Restaurant as a busboy 21 years ago. Now he’s back, as a franchisee. “I’ve been in a love affair with the restaurant since I started here,” he said. “These are my people.” And his ‘people’ keep coming back. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, all tables were full with more customers coming in the door. “We’re never not busy,” Lehan said. Just days after the Village Inn reopened business is up about 40 percent more than predicted. The restaurant’s popularity could be due to the famous pies, retro decor and location. But Lehan said it’s more than that. “We had a gap in the community. It was a huge loss when it closed,” …