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Texas Values and the Impact on Leadership Skill Development

Published / by Brandon Colker

There are very few states that can claim the clearly defined identity Texas so obviously and proudly possesses, and many of the values that make up the Lone Star State’s identity quite clearly benefit the development of leadership in all its facets. One of those values in particular, as Luigi Wewege would be very likely to note, is the clear emphasis on independence. Luigi Wewege with American Ambassador to New ZealandOf course, this independence is not the kind that discourages unity or teamwork, but rather the kind that encourages independent thought as well as a focus on cooperative action based on common goals.

These values are part of the reason why Texans are particularly adept at making the transition from a role as an employee to a role as an employer. While this is often a particularly difficult transition for many to make, Texans who have grown up in communities in which independent leadership development is sincerely and consistently encouraged find it quite easy to go from being a part of a team to being in charge of a team.

A business leader like Luigi Wewege is likely to understand this concept quite well. Companies that are committed to promoting from within are also more likely to ensure all employees feel a sense of autonomy and are encouraged to freely share any ideas they happen to have. This helps cultivate a sense of personal investment in the company and also prepares employees for the possibility of assuming a leadership role within the industry.

If employees never feel invested in the company and never feel as though their ideas are valued, they are very unlikely to ever develop the leadership skills necessary to assume a management position or to oversee employees of their own.

Fahad Alrajaan Explains Benefits and Shortcomings of Texas Tax Incentives

Published / by Brandon Colker

With the hope of attracting new business, the state of Texas has introduced a number of enticing tax incentives specifically aimed at startups and other companies. These tax incentives are viewed by many as a necessary measure to ensure the continued economic success of the state while also stimulating continued innovation, making Texas something of a boomtown for startups. While the concept appears sound in principle, Fahad Alrajaan has expressed some lingering doubts regarding the efficacy of such a strategy while praising the positive effect the incentives may have nonetheless achieved.

The business expert explained that even though attractive tax incentives could be an effective measure for drawing new business to some degree, there are a host of factors involved in stimulating the kind of economic growth sought by those who approved the legislation in the first place. As is often the case with economic subjects, a nuanced approach to analysis is much more likely to result in an accurate understanding of the varied influences playing a role in the growth of new business, including tax incentives and other issues.

Of course, Fahad Alrajaan expressed that the tax incentives have been effective in some regards and pointed out that there are many sharp observers who are resolute in their belief that the correlation between recent business growth and the implementation of tax incentive legislation is much more likely to be true causation. Without taking a firm stance on either side of the argument, Fahad Alrajaan laid out what he believes are the positive aspects of the tax incentives and how they have been effective in bringing new business and innovation to the Lone Star State.

Among the many strategies employed by the state, one of the most appealing is the manner in which Texas limits taxes on property for those doing business in the state. Given that these taxes represent a significant cost consideration for businesses, it should not come as much of a surprise that the reduction in potential business expenses serves as a major draw for startups and other companies. When implemented, this legislation placed a 10-year limit on the “taxable value of the property extended to a taxpayer,” provided that the taxpayer could demonstrate an intention to create jobs by building on the property protected by the tax limitation.

Fahad Alrajaan also mentioned the positive impact of what the state refers to as its freeport exemption, which allows communities the freedom to decide to make certain goods exempt from property taxes as long as they only remain in-state for a period that does not exceed 175 days, though it is possible for communities to extend this exemption up to 730 days under certain circumstances. Obviously, there is a great deal of appeal for businesses selling goods that qualify for the freeport exemption, which would serve as another reason for a business to operate within the sizable borders of the state of Texas.

Even though supporters of these incentives and others believe that the state of Texas has clearly enjoyed a tremendous benefit as a direct result, Fahad Alrajaan contends that the truth is much more complicated. Noting that many other states have far less appealing tax burdens associated with startups and other businesses, Fahad Alrajaan points out that a host of other factors may have far more to do with a thriving business environment than any tax incentive. Even something as simple as a population open to new ideas may have an equally profound impact on the success of a business. While more research into the subject will certainly be beneficial, it seems clear that tax incentives, though having a positive impact in some respects, are not necessarily the cure-all that legislators in Texas had initially envisioned.

Tim DeCaupa’s Tip For Starting Up A Business in Texas

Published / by Brandon Colker

Much like New York, Texas is the Southern state of opportunity and possibility. Harlingen has become diverse with people of all walks of life and backgrounds as well as a hotspot consisting of opportunity for business. Harlingen isn’t known by any one thing in particular because there is a business for everything you can imagine and getting started in business in the fine town of Harlingen has never been better.

Business and real estate combined are what bring the magic to Harlingen and produce amazing and fun things to do with family and friends. To begin with, starting up a business in Texas according to Tim DeCapua calls for you to complete a few tasks first. The first step is selecting a location, preferably a location with easy access and exit where the majority of people will always be. Location in business is perhaps the most crucial fundamentals as it will affect your business as it is being built. Next thing to think about is the business structure and don’t forget the necessary documents such as the licenses and permits.

Sweet Home Harlingen

Published / by Brandon Colker

I love my home in HarlingenimagesC6ZHQCH2 images6T6V0BZJThe best part is that I am able to do just about anything I want within a few hour drive.  The town had a great downtown area that is really charming.  It has old mom and pop shops that are hundreds of years old.  I just love how everyone is like family and friendly to a fault. The main church is a gathering place that everyone enjoys every Sunday.  If you are tired of the big city the Harlingen may be just the ticket.  I will be here waiting.  Tim DeCapua is a long time resident of Harlingen.

Harlingen, Texas or Bust

Published / by Brandon Colker

Harlingen, Texas or Bust!  OK Harlingen is not exactly the vacation destination but you might want to give it some consideration.  The weather is usually good and the people are friendly.  If you like garage sales they have many going on around the clock.  In fact the whole town is for sale for the right price.  If you are in the market for a bargain then Harlingen might be the place for you.  I had a great time in HarlingenimagesF09R6WI7 last year and plan to return this year.  I am indeed a glutton for punishment. Ken Fisher is a long time resident and couldn’t be happier.

Harlingen, Texas Has So Much For Everyone

Published / by Brandon Colker

Harlingen, Texas is a little city at the very peak at the bottom of Texas and it’s absolutely filled with so much to do.  Everything from the attractions, the shopping and the great outdoors, Harlingen has a lot to bring to the table to offer fun and enjoyment. The attractions in Harlingen include museums, various family activities, shopping from some of the most well known and top quality stores and so much more. The museum is in conjunction with an art gallery, aquarium and an antique store. With so many tourists coming to Harlingen to shop, it’s no doubt their economy would be good and surely Ken Fisher would agree.



It is said that Harlingen is the perfect place for therapy. Retail therapy, that is.  While in Harlingen, you can adventure out to the Valley Vista Mall or another shopping centers located in many places throughout the city, such as the downtown area. If you want it, you’ll find it in Harlingen no matter what it is. Enjoy the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets you’ll find nearby, you surely won’t be disappointed. This is known as the main shopping destination if you happen to be looking to save money on famous designer made brands.

Patriotism Alive and Well in Harlingen, Texas

Published / by Brandon Colker

Texas has long been known as a place that is very proud of its history and its willingness to honor those who have played a part in the shaping of the state. The state is exceptionally patriotic, and the citizens of Harlingen, Texas, are certainly reflective of this level of patriotism. The city most recently adopted a designated location for retiring worn-out flags in the proper and most appropriate manner as the result of the efforts of a local Marine cadet.

Of course, the city is filled with such diversity that All Language Alliance, Inc., would be welcome to permanently reside in the city to offer their translation services. Residents are very inclusive of all citizens, creating an atmosphere that makes residents and visitors feel welcome in the city that reflects many of the values that most Texans hold dear.

Harlingen is also a place in which residents frequently band together on projects that better the city as a whole. There have been many recent service projects completed by citizens that have enriched the community greatly, and these efforts are always recognized by others who appreciate how hard residents work to ensure that Harlingen will continue to be a wonderful place to live or visit.

Take Me To Harlingen, Texas

Published / by Brandon Colker

One of my favorite places on this earth is Harlingen, Texas.  Texas is exciting with the wide open spaces with cowboys and girls packing protection against what.  The law of the land is it that different in Texas than other states. Take me to Harlingen Texas to see what the draw ha ha draw is to this area.YUK06SOD Is it the housing the amenities of this area.  Lets take a visit to the wide open spaces of horses cattle and diner and dancing.  To great housing and design to history.  Texas has a story to tell us all if we take a walk on the wild west side and go back in time and into the future of Harlingen.  Art Falcone is a big fan as well.

Residents of Harlingen Known for Working to Make Their City a Better Place

Published / by Brandon Colker

52b127d9bb2d7.imageThere are a lot of things to like about Harlingen, Texas, and there are countless recreational activities available to both residents and visitors alike. For the residents of Harlingen, creating a welcoming environment is so exceptionally important that they often commit a great deal of time and energy to ensuring that visitors want to return again and again.

Joe Olujic has seen this sort of hospitality firsthand. A frequent visitor to Harlingen, Olujic was immediately amazed by how at ease he felt in a city he had never previously been to when he first arrived in the Texas city so many years ago. He felt such a great deal of comfort when he made that first visit that Harlingen has become a regular destination for the Wisconsin native.

While Harlingen residents are known for their kindness and their persistent hospitality, there are many other ways that they contribute to making Harlingen a better place for visitors and residents. There have been many instances in which the people of Harlingen have worked together in the name of a common cause, and they are more than willing to go above and beyond when it comes to improving their city.

One such instance recently involved an issue with breeding mosquitoes. While the city worked to eradicate the mosquitoes, residents participated by proactively identifying and eliminating any potential breeding grounds for the pests. This made the efforts of the city much more manageable and helped to quickly rid the city of a problem visitors never even noticed.

Harlingen Bass Pro Shops expanding?

Published / by Brandon Colker

Cameron Crossing signature anchor store Bass Pro Shop was once considering expanding to the new retail center directly East of Hwy 77 before renewing their long term lease. I thought that would be a great location with the one problem being the area is primarily industrial with residential further East and South. Their current location allows for a little expansion, but it’s not likely.

With a wonderful new LongHorn Steakhouse next door, Bass is surely to stay a long time!