Ever thought about buying a tiny house? Susan Taylor Martin wrote an article about the not-so-tiny obstacles tiny home owners have to overcome. Financing and zoning laws are not the only burdens tiny home owners are facing. Tiny homes are considered accessory dwellings with each city having different requirements for the homes. In St. Petersburg an accessory home can be built on the same lot as an existing home if the lot is at least 5,800 square feet while in Tampa accessory homes are not allowed on lots zoned for single families. While zoning is difficult, financing is becoming easier to obtain with the gaining popularity of tiny homes. So, what does this mean for the future of tiny homes in our area? Recently in St. Petersburg the city approved the construction of two permanent tiny homes located in the Eco Village on 15th St. N. Want to know more? Read Susan Taylor Martin’s article in the Tampa Bay Times.
Looking for a guide to make it easier to take a vacation and not worry about your business? The article “Out of Office (really)” by Carrie McKeegan in the Tampa Bay Times outlines the steps you should take to ensure your business is prepared for your departure. 1. You should schedule Transition Days to ensure you are prepared for your vacation, 2. Appoint a colleague or employee that is in charge of your business while you are gone, 3. Schedule a message that you are out of the office and refer to the individual assisting your business, 4. Give the person who is assisting you a way to contact you, 5. Send scheduled reminder before you go therefore everyone is informed, and 6. Relax and do not worry about working on your trip. These tips are extremely useful when preparing to take a vacation.
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