What Is Your Company Image?

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cres real estate company imageA company image is the accumulation of the opinions, impressions, beliefs, and visions people experience about you, your products and services, your employees, and your company as a whole. Office spaces create either a positive or negative impact on your company image, depending on the type of services you provided. For example, if you design computer software, repair shoes, or have an import/export business, you most likely get very little foot traffic — then the right space for you may be in a more convenient low-cost location.

However, if you have high visitor traffic, the right space for you may be a nicer facility that will play a bigger role in creating a more positive company image from the moment someone approaches the front of the building. (more…)

The Cost To Own or To Rent

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Whether Tenant or Property Owner, you want to make an informed decision

There is a complex proposal on the table being reviewed by the Financial Accounting Standard Board to change the lease rules by the Statement of Financial Accounting Standard 13, known as FAS13.

For those of you not familiar with FASB, they are responsible for establishing and improving standards of financial accounting and reporting for nongovernmental entities. Consistent with that mission, the FASB maintains the FASB Accounting Standards CodificationTM (Accounting Standards Codification) which represents the source of authoritative standards of accounting and reporting, other than those issued by the SEC, recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities. (more…)

How to Increase Federal Contracting Opportunities!

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Your business address may be more than a mere location; it could also be a valuable certification. A company located in a qualified census tract may qualify for the HUBZone Program.

The HUBZone Program is regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Re-authorization Act of 1997. This program is separate from and unaffiliated with the HUB certification administered by the state of Texas.

The HUBZone Program provides greater federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas, for the purposes of encouraging employment growth and economic development. (more…)