Political TrendsTrends in politics can have various effects on any society of business, whether individuals, organizations, mid-level companies, and entrepreneurs.  Government agencies provide the platform and trends in how a business operates and most importantly the legal framework on the market and consumer patters. In addition, they define the amount of assistance offered to small businesses by the government. Being aware of political trends at a local and national level is imperative in the development and strategy of any business.

 

Are you Economically focused?

 

Political affiliations of individuals execute different policies to persuade national and local economies to thrive, based on their own economic ideologies. Political popularity continues to have a strong impact on taxes established for businesses and individuals, determining customers and the business owner’s profits and value in the marketplace. Economic policies can also influence various interest rates, particularly the rates for small business loans. The ideas of economic players in society can be affected by the government’s ability to manage economic conditions. For example, in a struggling economy, consumers may spend less in the marketplace, causing banks to offer fewer and smaller loans to businesses.

 

Is the Nation Secure?

 

National security tends to have a huge impact on consumers’ buying and saving habits throughout the economy, and political popularity can do much to increase or decrease security fears. The parties in power have a direct influence over the relationships of the nation and overall global community, including all rivals. A nation at peace can encourage people not only to spend more overall, but to invest more in long-term security such as homes and businesses.

 

What are the laws of your labor?

 

Changes in labor laws are largely determined by political trends. Political candidates are often verbal on their stances regarding minimum wages, insurance requirements, labor-related taxes and regulation on the terms of employment. Changes in labor laws usually determine any changes in expenses for a business, and these expenses can vary for small businesses without large cash reserves. A change in the minimum wage cuts directly into a small company’s profitability.

 

Is your Small Business Assisted?

 

Small businesses in the United States still have an advantage! There are wide ranges of free or low-cost services from federal and state agencies, including grant funds, insured loans, advisory services and even tax breaks. Politics and legislation can serve to increase or decrease the amount of these services, impact the opportunities that small business owners have to build a sustainable and profitable enterprise.