The basic business knowledge any entity or individual ought to be aware of is that business entities operate in an environment affect by many factors amongst them politics. How strong the politics of the day is greatly affects businesses and trade. The following is how politics and affects businesses and what you ought to look out for inn order to avoid falling into the trap.
This is one single factor that can either make or break business operations in an economy and more so chase away internationally investors. An economy characterised by instability operates under fears of being attacked. In such economy, safety is the factor predominant at peoples mind, therefore, leading to poor money flow in the economy.
The political government of the day is the single organ responsible for the formation and enactment of the law. Legal law cuts across issues such as the minimal national wages of workers, provisions and requirements of how to do business within the economy amongst others. The following legal changes affects the business of the day by either increasing the costs of business or making it hard for individual citizen to carry out business as a result of harsh regulations.
All political governments rely on taxes and borrowing either locally or internationally to finance their operations. How economical the political government of the day is will greatly shape the business world. A government that is economical on its spending will means that it won’t require to borrow or impose high taxes on its citizens in order to finance its activities where as one with huge spending on its budget will mean that it has a lot of debts and therefore will need to tax and borrow heavily from its citizens. This directly will affect the disposable income in people’s pockets hence affecting the business word in general.
Government is the custodian of very natural resources available both on the land and see. This, therefore, goes to say that it is the government of the day that actually gets to decide which, how and who uses a particular resource regardless of its place of discovery. For the prosperity of the economy, the political government in place ought to be free and fair in its distribution of natural resources. By minding the affairs of every community and citizen, the government will prevent community clash hence creating a peaceful environment where most businesses will grow and thrive well.
In order for the business to thrive well in the market, a critical understanding of the politics and government of the day comes handy. Start your journey by considering how the above factors play out in influencing the business world today.