Why the USA and Europe Have So Many Businesses

This article is designed to provide a brief insight into the daunting business issues facing businesses in Scotland, including limited English-speaking resources, a different legal system, different banking and regulatory framework as well as different tax rules. By reading this article, you will be able to benefit from these distinctive features of Scotland’s business environment.

Every industry has its own specific issues. For example, Scottish manufacturing operations may see huge geographical limitations as much of their production is outsourced. In turn, these businesses benefit by being able to focus on their particular core competencies.

Glas Hierangel (business writer/ speech) states “one of the key things to remember is this: in Scotland, as elsewhere, ‘failure’ is very rarely the cause of ‘failure’ but that which is more likely to cause a detrimental effect is ‘failure’, which isn’t directly attributable to an internal or external event.

The general characteristics of these issues are summarised as follows:

o Unwinnable contracts

o Poor market share

o Slow turnaround

o Current markets

o Distribution of goods

o Lax corporate governance

o Major contract causes poor performance

o Companies that elect to relocate are at a significant disadvantage

o Public investment

Most businesses can consider the most recent business challenges to amend and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Businesses looking to launch a future growth strategy to grow ultimately rely on companies like Glasgow to provide a business environment that calls for positive company growth. As companies achieve success and encourage enterprising individuals, there is genuine potential for great wealth creation for shareholders to be generated” (Maslows 2002).

So, while I continue to enjoy travelling to Scotland and meeting new individuals in sales, finance and professional roles, I still am as industrious as ever; I am yearning to expand and develop these skills within the country, within my business and within myself.

I guess it’s really no mystery why the USA and Europe have so many reputed brands; however, I think it’s surprising that so little effort is taken to encourage the latest ideas in technology to be adopted. From the outside, the headlines seem set to break down business barriers among the UK, US and China, why not use the same market tactics now within the UK?

High analyst Brian Dist remarks on the UK’s business environment: “There is a good hopeful approach that technology companies have a similar need to start-ups as much as the British banks’ businesses, but they don’t really have that ability to put those necessary skills of computers, call centres, people and technology altogether. I have been trying to develop such a message: that everyone can be a programmer, but nothing that I’m involved in will work if you are not committed to it. The same is possible for any successful start-up business.”

Keeping all these clearly defined benefits in mind, I am beginning to realise the potential and implications of bringing everything together: investment in hardware and software and proper planning of future events, not only for the technology but also for the people, security and is crucial in establishing a successful business relationship. Many of the world’s leading companies help finance start-ups, there’s no reason why the UK shouldn’t do the same (for £5000).