Working With A Sign Company

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. Just as there are many kinds of signs, there are many kinds of sign companies. There are also many services – and levels of service – offered by sign companies. Full service companies offer complete assistance with your business […]

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Obtaining Your Signage

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. Obtaining a sign for your business is not difficult, however getting an effective sign – a sign that will have a positive impact on your business’ income and success – means that you not only are […]

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Resources

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. Many excellent books and publications about signage are available for your reading and research. Title Descriptive Information Sign Design Gallery 2 Hardcover, 160 pp Contains more than 300 full-color photos from Signs of the Times contest […]

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Signs and Business Development

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. The vast majority of the following information comes from what was formerly posted on the Small Business Administration website, beginning in 2000 in the “Starting Your Own Business” section. You can read how it occurred at http://fasi.org/2000/09/15/isa-signage-foundation-signs-web-agreement-with-sba/Unfortunately, […]

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Is my sign a business asset that I can capitalize or expense?

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. In the late 1960s, the Internal Revenue Service determined that on-premise signs represent an accessory, real-property interest, and therefore, if you own your sign, you may depreciate it over a period of years. If you lease […]

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What do I need to know about Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks?

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. The basic concept behind copyrights and patents is providing legal protection to the inventors, authors, and creators of artistic works that insures their right to economic benefit from the investment of their time, skill, energy and […]

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How will my business sign be regulated?

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. Signage is regulated through the following two categories: Building and electrical codes The construction, installation, and operation of any permanent business sign will need to conform to all applicable building and electrical codes. Because compliance with […]

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Four Legal Issues To Know About My Business Sign

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. The following are the four different sets of legal issues you will want to know about regarding your business signage. Almost all local governments control the construction, materials, electrical or other operating components, size, number and […]

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Lighting and Illumination

The following article originally appeared on the Small Business Administration website in February 2001, but it was subsequently removed. The primary purpose of signage is to communicate to your targeted audience in a legible, readable and conspicuous manner while remaining pleasing to the eye. To accomplish this task during all hours, your signs must be […]

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