For the most part, business is a creature of contract. What this means is that while people who are doing business together are bound to their agreements, there are generally speaking no rules that require those who are involved in the deal to be especially honest or above board. In other words, for the most part in the world of business, all's fair.
A previous post on this blog discussed the important role different types of fiduciary relationships play in the world of business. The post also talked how fiduciaries, like business partners and corporate board members, have a duty to act in the best interest of certain other people, like one's other partners or corporate shareholders.
As is the case in the rest of both Florida and other parts of the country, most Tallahassee businesses exist and operate on contracts. All kinds of agreements make up the various dimensions of a business's operations, from purchase and vendor agreements to employment agreements.