Protecting the customer

There are a number of laws that protect the customer against the actions of unscrupulous manufacturers and sellers. Particularly...

International issues

The international environment is very important today. Globalisation, the process whereby businesses develop worldwide brands and products which they supply across the...

International trade

Internatioanl trade For centuries Britain has been a country that relies on international trade. We purchase goods and services...

How businesses are affected by international competitors

In the modern world businesses are increasingly affected by the actions of international competitors as a result of the globalisation process. Globalisation...

Multinational business

A multinational company is one that operates in more than one country, and typically operates in a number of major global markets....

Government and EU influences on business activity

Our national government as well as the European Union play a big part in influencing business activity today: through...

Legislation

Legislation is the process of making laws. This is done through Acts of Parliament, and 'rules', 'regulations' and 'bye laws' made by...

How businesses are affected by government policy

Governments create the rules and frameworks in which businesses are able to compete against each other. From time to time the government...

Globalisation

Globalisation is a result of the world becoming increasinglyinterconnected due to the hugely increased trade and cultural exchange. The biggest companies are no longer...

PEST analysis

Before creating business plans or making decisions, it is important to 'scan' the external environment. This can be achieved through a PEST...