Do I need to apply for Unemployment liability?
I just opened an online boutique selling handmade items and also will be doing drop shipping with other boutiques... I am filling out my sales tax form for the state of Michigan and one of the questions is regarding Unemployment liability. I do not emply anyone, so would I have to fill out a UIA 1009e?
Liability to pay Michigan Unemployment Taxes only occurs when an employing unit meets any of the following criteria:
Pays $1,000 or more in gross wages for covered employment in a calendar year.
Has one or more employees in 20 different weeks within a calendar year.
Acquires all or part of an existing Michigan business.
Pays at least $1,000 cash, not including room and board, for domestic (household) service within a calendar quarter.
Pays at least $20,000 in cash, not including room and board, for Agricultural service within a calendar quarter, OR
Elects coverage under the terms of the MES Act.
Is subject to federal unemployment tax (FUTA).
Question answered by allaboutwhat
I'd say no since you don't meet the criteria and do not "employ" anyone...oh and being self employed you can not draw unemployment (atleast not from your own business) Good luck with your business!
Is there a registry that all agricultural farmers have to register with if so where do they go to do it at?
what is the D and F Agricultural Service do they give out the names of local farmers?
Question answered by tsuguy21
No farmers and ranchers do not have to register anywhere unless they are doing other businesses that they have to charge tax for. i dont know what the D&F is but your best bet to find local farmers would be your local USDA office
What are the competitive forces of the agricultural industry?
Hello fellow farmers. I'm doing a group research project on an agricultural company that consists of designing a strategic management plan for the company. I'm using two environmental tools to analyze the external environment of the company, which is the agricultural industry.
What are the political, environmental, sociocultural, and technological forces that effect the agricultural industry?
What are the substitutes, threats of entry, buyers, suppliers, and rivalry amongst competitors in the agricultural industry?
The company sells spreaders and sprayers.
Question answered by donfletcheryh
First the company sells spreaders and sprayers leaves a question , spreaders of what? Chemicals? manure? It makes a difference.
The external environment then is not the agricultural industry so much as the agricultural services and supplies industry and the financial industry that surrounds agriculture.
Your competitors are not primarily coming from the agricultural industry but the services and supplies industry. If for instance some competitor locks up sprayers for all Monsanto products to be used only in their sprayers, your sprayers will be out of the market. If Cargil provides all its customers a 'free' service of a competing fertilizer spreader, your sales of fertilizer spreaders is shot. This is not hard to imagine happening. We already see widespread use of 'free spreader' or tied selling of spray components to free equipment loans.
This means that ease of entry into competition can be ridiculously low to impossible .
We have deals made that change who becomes the buyer of these products, tying buyers to brands of machines over prolonged periods, And making those buyers the sole suppliers of the service within a market.
These shifts can be brought about most readily if a competitor produces a product that presents a new standard, more precise distribution for example, (new technology) that allows them to claim environmental improvement, gets a political endorsement, even legislation, that forces our competitors unable to match the new standard, and they have a patent that makes it impossible.
The market can shift as licensed operators are recruited as agents of a competitor, and decline to work with your product.
Because of scale in production, your competitor my be more likely to produce products that have substantial advantages compared to your companies, even leap-frogging on your patent protections.
The big risk here is to spend large amounts of money in producing a product that may quickly become obsolete without protecting against technical innovation and innovation in business plan.
How many people would like to live independently from the deceptive capitalist governing system?
I know it's not fair how innocent citizens of America are being decieved by the greedy capitalist owned government and so I was just wondering how many people would like to live in an independant community outside the US where sustainable substinence farming is practiced and where there is a cure for cancer and degenerative diseases and where there is no deception, nor currency (the underlying cause of deception), instead bartering of agricultural goods and services. Would you like to be apart of this lifestyle?
Interesting view MR E but i't's too pessimistic. Human nature can be cultivated to act morally correct.
Question answered by Mr E
some people never learn. they go from one form of stupidity to the other extreme. communes/communism don't work. the reason is in the nearest mirror, and it's the same reason unregulated, unrestrained capitalism doesn't. human nature. people are born with a selfish, corrupt nature. they have different abilities, interests, and work ethics. soon those in the commune discover that some are productive/contributors, while others are slackers and busybodies, moochers, thieves and adulterers, and the whole thing quickly collapses when the producers get sick of supporting the non-producers.
What can I do with an associates degree in Agricultural Science?
Ok, this spring I will graduate from my junior college with an associates of Agricultural Science. My initial plan was to be an Agriculture teacher, most specifically teaching floral design and horticulture. However, I am transferring to a four year university next fall and I am considering changing majors. Since I do not want to pursue my ag degree any further and get my bachelors, is there anything I can actually do with the associates I will have? I don't want to have just wasted a year of my life getting this degree I'm not going to use.
Question answered by random_man
If you want to teach, depending on what level, you'd probably need a four-year degree. But with a two year-degree there's a lot of things you could do; work on a farm as a manager (you'd have to probably start at entry level, but it will be easier to move up with an associates); work for a seed, fertilizer, chemical company (or other ag input) in sales or service or something; work for an ag contractor/custom company, there are many possibilities. You could also work in horticulture or the floral industry, at either retail or wholesale levels.
If you've decided to pursue something else, well, then spending one year to figure that out is pretty cheap in terms of money and time. Success in life means doing what you want - pursuing what interests you. If you've decided ag isn't it - than move on and don't worry about it. But it will be there to fall back on, or to use for pursuing an advanced degree later. Good luck.
What's The Best Way for an Agricultural Consultant To Find Projects?
I have a few clients who are new agriculture consultants - they are now looking to finding projects in order to apply to give consulting services. Where would they go to find such projects?
Question answered by Karlaling89
I think, the best way to find projects for an agricultural consultant is to promote your business online and offline such as having your own website..etc! If you have your own website, people will easily find out what your business is and who knows they might be interested to hire you..In the website, you state all of your skills and capabilities and also putting all of your experiences and success is a good idea...
What available agricultural jobs are there in Bakersfield, California?
I am looking for strictly an agricultural job (not volunteer) here in Bakersfield for my SAE project for agricultural education. Anything helps!
Question answered by MAM
Call your local Farm Extension Services Offices ( in the phone book under California State of ) and start there! Bakersfield is a huge Agricultural area...you should have no problem finding a lot of possibilities there...
Can I build a home on agricultural land if I have crops and live stock?
I'm looking to purchase around 85 acres of agricultural land in Utah. I want to keep horses, chickens, ducks, a goat or two and stock a 1 acre pond. I also want to grow corn, carrots, beans, potatoes, rhubarb, apple trees and pear trees.
Question answered by bikinkawboy
I depends upon if the land is zoned, which can onlyi be answered locally. If it is zoned, permits may be required for building and especially for on site sewage systems. Be SURE to check out the water rights. Just because you buy irrigated land, that doesn't mean you get the water rights. Water rights can be retained by the seller or sold separately. Without water, you have squat. The same goes for a pond. Just because water falls on your land or a stream runs across your land, unless you own the water rights, it's not your water and you cannot dam it up or use it. Before you spend any money, you better study up on water rights, check for county zoning laws, necessary permits for on site sewage systems, if electricity is available, if rural water is available, mail service, if it's possible to drill a well should underground water be available (you should be able to find out about wells, etc from the state department of natural resources.
What sector did the Uruguay Round succeeded in liberalizing international trade in?
It is in services, agricultural products, textiles. All of the mentioned, or none of those mentioned.
Question answered by sensekonomikx
cORRECT ANSWER IS :All of the mentioned,
The Uruguay Round succeeded in liberalizing international trade in allthese sectors: services, agricultural products and textiles. All of the mentioned,
Note:In September 1986, in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the countries eventually accepted a negotiating agenda that covered virtually every outstanding trade policy issue. The talks were going to extend the trading system into several new areas, notably trade in services and intellectual property, and to reform trade in the sensitive sectors of agriculture and textiles. All the original GATT articles were up for review. It was the biggest negotiating mandate on trade ever agreed, and the ministers gave themselves four years to complete it.
What kind of jobs could I do with an agricultural business degree?
what jobs could i get/do with a bachelor's in agricultural business?
Question answered by random_man
you could work for:
input sales (fertilizer, chemicals, seed, etc)
state dept of ag
to name a few