What Makes Junk Car Buying Industry A Booming Business

For sure, you have asked yourself more than once why junk car buying has always been a flourishing business not only to one part of the world, but in many places. There are countless of reasons, actually. However, we cannot count them one by one especially in a very limited space like this – like a 500-word or so article. As we are witnessing in the industry today, it is continually active and striving. What junk car buying companies could do to old automobiles is really up to their prerogative, but for certain they can do many things to those pieces of waste – waste which for others seem to be of no use. Good thing people earn cash for cars nowadays. It is a mutual relationship from junk car owners, as well as to company owners. Everyone gets his or her well-deserved advantage.

Environmental-friendly

Some businesses face many controversies. Others even reach the point of dealing with street demonstrations and protests of violated environment advocates complaining about one issue to another. But because the buying and selling of used cars are environmental-friendly in nature, they receive a nod from organizations that try to maintain and protect Mother Nature in general. Why wouldn’t they? Such businesses are support the three major Rs of environment protection – reuse, reduce and recycle.

Now, think of being an advocate for the same cause. You do it by selling your old automobile while getting cash for old cars. What could be better than that?

Fast Transaction

Aside from the industry’s positive contribution to some environmental causes, there’s also another thing that makes junk car buying and selling a hit. Well, mostly for the benefit of those who own old cars ready for resale, they earn cash for used cars in the fastest way possible and in the most appropriate of rates.

Here’s the deal! Before the payment is delivered and the towing is executed, one can easily get a free quote through a phone conversation instantly after the telephone digits are dialed. Immediately after, the scheduling will come next. Talk about expediency! That’s what this business offers. No wonder it does deliver.

Futuristic

Now, what does futuristic mean in the sub-title? No one is talking about aliens here. It’s actually about the industry’s adaptive ability to keep up with the ever fast-changing trends in the automobile industry and its ability to keep on reviving itself every so often. This is actually the very reason why more and more people are encouraged to sell their old cars to junk sites. The evolution of the automobile industry is reason enough for the big boom. On the other hand, old car owners get cash for used cars in return.

Now, you will not have to ask yourself again about the reason of this business’ success. Aside from the cash for old cars earned by the people who decide to sell their old vehicles, it is also made clear in the examples mentioned above that the junk car buying and selling industry gives more than one contribution to not only a few parts of the community, but to the majority.

Changes In The Medical Marijuana Industry That Business Owners Need To Know About At Tax Time

The state-legal marijuana industry has seen some important changes in 2015.

Even though the federal laws remain unchanged at tax time dispensary owners, growers, medible makers and everyone else in the places with a state-legal medical marijuana industry should be aware of these changes at tax time.

By law anyone who brings in $1 worth of business income must file a tax return with the IRS. That is when they get to subtract their business deductions. Marijuana business people are no exception. If your state has repealed medical prohibition, it is the politician’s job to get unfair federal laws changed for their residents and businesses.

A change in those federal laws would save American taxpayers more than $13 billion every year. Time has proven marijuana is not a gateway drug, nor does it cause madness as movie producers once said it did to thrill their viewers. And if smoking a medicine is the problem, medical users where dispensaries are available have realized they can also vaporize, eat medibles, drink juice or other beverages, use tinctures, pills or sprays. Public consumption is down where medical marijuana clubs are available.

Every other small or large business is allowed deductions when they do their IRS federal return. Within the states where marijuana is legal for medical purposes there are businesses that deserve to be treated fairly. There are 23 states and the District of Columbia that now allow medical marijuana; those states collect taxes (or plan on collecting taxes) and put control in place for the prescription holder.

Before America’s state-legal marijuana businessmen and women can compete fairly those federal laws must be repealed. A new federal ruling made in a San Francisco federal court blocks the DEA from prosecuting medical marijuana dispensaries if they are state-sanctioned. The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment bars the Department of Justice (DOJ) from using federal funds to block state marijuana laws. This 1603-page federal spending report essentially brings an end to the use of the taxpayer’s money to block marijuana’s medical use.

Where medical marijuana is available legally, sustainable healthcare is up and overdoses on prescription pills is down. Marijuana has been claimed to be a super antibiotic, good for strokes and other brain problems, helpful to alleviate pain, nausea, Parkinson, inflammatory bowel disease, PTSD, epilepsy and other seizures, kill cancer and Forbes magazine even asked if your aging parent should try it.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has said we should legalize medical marijuana now. This a plant that was once listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia and readily available in drug stores. With its use people have walked out of hospices and hospitals to live fuller lives. The U.S federal government has even owned patent #6630507 since 2003 for its use as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant.

The DOJ issued a memo that allows Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana on their land. Other countries and people are also rushing to end its medical prohibition; for example Israel uses marijuana in their hospitals and for research. Many senators and governors want it legalized for medical use once again.

The IRS Advisory Code Report says marijuana businesses are now legal in some states, but still illegal under federal law. Marijuana businesses are not allowed to deduct all of their expenses because the federal government says no deduction or credit shall be allowed for any amount paid or incurred if such trade or business (or the activities of the trade or business) consists of trafficking in a controlled substance. Marijuana according to federal laws is a controlled substance with no medical use; yet the federal government holds a patent for medical use.

Those who want to keep medical marijuana illegal are mostly getting rich off of it being an illegal substance, although many pay no taxes on the money they earn. This includes the corrupt, illegal growers, dealers, trimmers and medible makers, people receiving taxpayer assistance checks but working in this trade, and those who want to keep marijuana on the black market. They don’t care what the citizens want, how they voted, or whether or not it helps a person’s medical condition, as long as they make money.

Medical marijuana users and business owners in the states where the citizens have voted to make marijuana’s use legal once again need to have regular meetings with their state politicians to discuss the unfair taxation problems. The people have spoken, now it’s the politician’s turn to get those laws changed.

Music Industry Sharks – How to Uncover the Unscrupulous Many in the Music Business

There are a ton of people out there claiming to be music marketing experts, music publicity experts, and social media experts. Yep – Literally thousands upon thousands. When it comes to marketing and publicizing your music you have a wide variety of good choices. RIGHT? Wrong – tons of choices – yes but how many of them are truly worth their salt? Not Many!

For some reason unscrupulous “music-want to-bees” prey on musicians – I don’t know why, maybe they think they are an easy soft touch. Maybe they don’t like musicians or worse yet – don’t like music. (WOW) A lot of these folks are or were musicians themselves, or maybe an intern somewhere in the music business, or actually love music. They believe this gives them the right to proclaim themselves a music marketing expert, or worse yet, a music publicist which takes many years of music industry experience and the accumulation of thousands of music media contacts, and further, advertise the best possible product or service that will accelerate your music career.

Well here is what I have to say about that: I’ve been a musician myself — albeit a long time ago, back then, there were still many music industry scam artists. I’ve experienced the deep pain of being screwed by unscrupulous people claiming to be my savior in the music business. The Internet and the leveling of the independent music playing field has opened up a huge amount of opportunities for these sharks and scam artists to work their game. The only way my band became successful was sheer luck – we found the right honest people.

Here is a checklist to seriously consider when choosing your ultimate publicist or marketing service:

Check their credentials – And follow this checklist

Do they have a creditable online presence?

Do they have hundreds of testimonials? Or, as I like to call them TRUSTIMONIALS – Check their references!

How many “HONEST” years of experience do they have? Ver!fy this

Have they written hundreds of articles about music marketing?

Do they belong to many high-profile music industry organizations?

Does the prospective marketer or publicist answer all of your questions

or do they subtly evade them?

Will they tell you who and where they will be promoting your music with?

i.e. their music media affiliations – or do they tell you to wait and see?

Have you seen proven samples of their work?

Will they give you what they are promising in writing?

Before you make a choice consider –

INTEGRITY – HONESTY – TRANSPARENCY

Aside from doing great work that actually helps you with your career, these are probably the three most important elements to consider

If any or all of the above credential checks are not in the positive category —

BEWARE, YOU MIGHT BE BEING SCAMMED

Being fortunate enough to uncover the right people for our project way back then, I’m not saying that it’s impossible to do so. I’m just saying that it is so incredibly important, these days especially, to do your homework and due diligence before you shell out your hard-earned cash. Most indie musicians are on a shoestring budget and every penny means something to them. Take the time to possibly confer with a creditable music industry consultant. Most will be able to recognize a scam when they see it.

So, to all you unscrupulous sharks out there waiting to swoop down on the next unsuspecting musician, sorry about writing this article – but you need to be exposed. Therefore, I am not really sorry. It’s people like you that give the music business, honest publicists and music marketers a bad name. Shame on you! I love my Indies and all musicians and artists and it hurts to see them taken advantage of. Try another niche’ – maybe people who need marketing help in selling rockets or industrial products and services. BUT – Leave Our Music Niche’ Alone!!