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Have you heard of the shadow economy?

The black market is something I’ve heard about in movies but I always figured it was just a small part of the economy. Boy was I wrong. It’s actually a bigger portion than I ever could have imagined. If the shadow economy actually became part of the economy, we would be in a lot better shape. Check out this infographic to find out more about the shadow economy.

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Who Are The Job Creators?

A popular buzzword out there is Job Creator (Ok, so buzzwords) and it has pretty much infected all talks of life. It seems like every sentence out of anyone’s mouth includes that word.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about it since it’s recently taken off. To get a better look at what most people think a job creator is look here.

I agree with a lot of people out there that we shouldn’t raise taxes on job creators and we should give more tax credits to them so that they won’t be held back from creating jobs.

It’s a tough economy out there and it isn’t easy for them to create jobs without sacrificing.

No I’m not talking about these people. I’m talking about the majority of Americans out there that spend money.

“Rich People” and Corporations are not job creators. They even somewhat admit this when they say that there aren’t more jobs because there aren’t people spending money.

Without the American people spending money, there wouldn’t be any jobs.

Why is a company made?

To make money, but to also fill a demand.

If no one wanted what they offer they won’t last, thus the jobs won’t be there.

So who are the real “Job Creators”?

You, me, and anyone else out there that spends money because we want something beyond our needs. (if we just bought within our needs there wouldn’t be enough jobs out there for everyone, hence the high unemployment rate right now)

So the government should give us a tax cut and some tax credits to get us to spend that extra money. Because if history is any indicator, we love to spend beyond our needs whenever we have extra money…or if we have some extra room on our credit cards. But it all goes back to having our needs taken care of first (for the most part).

So my advice to the government is to just give us a little extra money and we’ll take care of those jobs for you.

What do you think?

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Save Money Avoid an Expensive Ticket by Staying Informed of the Law

Recently, Missouri’s state highway patrol released information on some recent law changes in regards to vehicle operation and accidents. This information is very important to drivers, because punishments for driving offenses are now more severe. For Missouri residents, this means enhanced safety on the road and stricter punishments for offenders.

Keep yourself from going bankrupt by following all the new laws and avoiding steep fines and penalties.

Active Emergency Zone

An active emergency zone is a part of the road that has been marked off by emergency responders. It’s essential to drive carefully in an emergency zone, because fines are increased. The first time you violate traffic laws in an emergency zone you’ll be charged $35 in addition to other fines. A second ticket will cost you $75 in addition to your other fines.

Follow these new rules to save yourself the headache of financial penalties:

  • Do not exceed the speed limit by over 15 mph.
  • Do not pass other vehicles.
  • Always stop for a flagman, a traffic control signal and emergency responders.
  • Do not use lanes that are closed off or not intended for motorists.
  • Do not physically assault, threaten or attempt to assault an emergency responder with a motor vehicle or other instrument.
  • Do not intentionally use your vehicle to strike or move a barrel, sign, barrier or other device. Unless, you’re hitting the object in an effort to avoid an obstacle, emergency or to protect the health of another person.

Permissive Yellow-Light Intervals

The Permissive Yellow-Light Intervals section states that no person can be ticketed or otherwise in trouble if they pass through a yellow light and it turns red while they’re in said intersection. People should be cautious when their light turns green, always on the lookout in case a straggler is caught in the intersection after passing through a yellow light.  

If a car accident occurs in this situation, it may be difficult to determine who is liable. It’s recommended to contact a personal injury lawyer, like Missouri’s own Christopher R. Dixon, who suggests asking witnesses to stay on scene, after an accident, so they can give a statement to police. A car accident can be incredibly expensive, which is why it’s important to protect yourself when you’re not liable.

Insurance Policies

Thankfully, laws have been updated to allow drivers to prove they have insurance with a digital image, like the one on a cell phone or tablet. For Missouri residents, this means living life greener, with less paper products. It also means saving time on the side of the road, if a driver forgot to put their insurance documents in their glove box.

Many drivers have received expensive tickets for not having proof of insurance. In most cases, those drivers were freed from their financial obligation when they could deliver proof of insurance in a certain time frame. This meant accepting the ticket and fine, then driving home and printing out copies of insurance information. Or, driving to the insurance company and requesting duplicate documents. If insurance couldn’t be proved in a specified length of time, the driver would be forced to pay their fines and tickets.

Save Your Money – Stay Clear on the Law

The only way to avoid the huge expense of a ticket and a fine is to not break the law. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, when the flashing red and blues come alive behind you. If you truly want to avoid this hefty expense, keep alert behind the wheel and stay clear on the law. 

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The Basics of Government Tenders

When it comes to procuring services or products in government agencies, one of the most important processes that these agencies need to go through is the tendering process. The tendering process requires interested suppliers to submit a formal offer complete with the scope and price, like Cordell government tenders, for evaluation before the contract is awarded. This process is essential because it helps ensure that procuring services and products for government agencies is done in a fair and open manner. 

Now, as a supplier, complying with the tendering process can be a tedious and complicated challenge. In fact, many businesses that boast significant potential as a supplier for government products and services do not get selected because of their failure to follow the tendering procedure. The tendering process is put in place to make sure all the necessary regulations are complied with so keeping the basics in mind is paramount for any supplier. 

For this, any organization can actually tap the services of companies dedicated to making government tenders. These companies specialize in knowing and familiarizing themselves with the regulations governing the request for tenders. Similar to companies that take care of your tax compliance documents, companies that focus on government tenders are designed to make sure every single document is correct and that you are guided through the whole process without missing a beat. 

When selecting which company to work with when making government tenders, here are some considerations: 

  • First, check if you can find companies that specialize in specific services that match your needs. There are companies that have a proven track record with electrical or plumbing or civil services but not with mechanical work. If you can find companies with a proven track-record on specific services or products, that would be more advantageous for you and your offer.
  • Second, scope and price are obviously important considerations too. You will need to provide the data to make the tenders but the best companies will put it together for you. If they can do this for a competitive price, then that will work best for your company.
  • Third, make sure you work with a company that has extensive experience with a specific government agency in a specific country. If you are planning to bid for a project inAustralia, get government tendering companies with experience inAustralia, not in theUS, as the process can be vastly different in these locations. 

These is tremendous potential for doing business with government agencies so if you are open to pursuing this market, make sure you tap the right government tendering company to help get your tendering documents on the right track.