In the contemporary society, it is apparent to experience some family businesses, and their impact on the growth of economies is significant. Ideally, the premises are located in almost every part of the world. Scholars are not fast enough to identify their specific number in fostering economic growth and development. It is necessary to have such a number to help on matters related to taxation as well as the projection of economic development. Single-family members always spearhead operations in such sectors, and the revenue contributes to over 50 percent of the GDP in most economics. One specific research that focused on some countries in the world tends to evaluate on the additional contribution of families on matters related to economic growth and development. It is known that every citizen must pay tax in a country, which is channeled towards economic growth and development. Despite that, family businesses also stand at the epicenter since it contributes a lot to the economic kitty. Out of 10 households, it is possible to find at least one family business. Such businesses are helpful since they contribute close to$10 trillion to the US economy alone. That stands at close to half of the US revenues, and that result in the creation of employment through the absorption of half of the population in the workforce.
Family businesses exist in all sizes range from large corporations such as Walmart to the small ones operated at home. The focus is on the amount of revenue that these premises contribute towards the growth and development of the GDP. Even though family businesses exist almost in every sector, the dominating segments include the farming as well as the retail industry (Astrachan & Shanker, 2003). Most individuals find these segment lucrative due to the possibility of entry as well as the limited competition in the industry. Moreover, such segments require a small amount of capital to start. The uniqueness of the family business is also a factor to consider in most cases. It is apparent that the processes incorporate the traditional architectures as well as the family system in addressing key concerns of the premise. The possibility to execute all the steps in a unified manner is such a crucial step that makes it possible to address the needs of the society at large. Due to such prospects, family businesses are the best since they require active participation from the family members in ensuring execution of key operations. The community should ensure the success of these businesses at all costs since it is one instance of embracing the CSR. Even though the society is likely to support the business, it is the mandate of the management to extend a hand through employment to meet needs. In most cases, family members will provide direct as well as indirect financial support (Astrachan & Shanker, 2003). That should not thwart the contribution of the community at large. It is evident that the community will only provide leadership roles as well as any other support once they feel part of the course and work towards ensuring ultimate success within the premise. The family members also provide the technical support since they are well conversant with all the necessary processes within the business.
Ideally, the current state of economies makes it an uphill for containing organizations such as Government Corporation to keep consistent employment trends. These organizations still lag behind in creating a platform to meet the rising needs of the population. The high rate of unemployment in most parts of the world is as a result of low investment from family level. Most people are seeking white-collar jobs in towns, an incident that promotes rural-urban migration (Hallward-Driemeier & Gajigo, 2015). The consequences of these types of trend do not mean good to the general health of the future population. How best these issues can be addressed is a factor to consider. One way is through investing in agriculture. As posited above, most family businesses start from agriculture and make good use of the natural resources to improve the wellbeing of individuals across the globe. It is apparent that the level of retrenchment in such a sector is low and that brings about a meaningful life. Even during the economic downturn, family businesses are likely to remain at the top, and that keeps the lifestyles of the participants. Once such effects, it is likely to keep government operations running due to the possibility of raising the necessary amount of income.
It is the role of every business to make profits. However, the breakeven is longer in most cases since it is over 18 months. That can make it hard for certain premises to remain operational in the space. An instance involving requires individuals to be patient for a period before harvesting (De Massis, Kotlar, Campopiano & Cassia, 2015). That is different from retail shops which makes profits on a daily basis. An instance to note is the risks involved in every business. The fluctuation in prices, as well as market demands, is an instance that can greatly hurt the economy. Most farming practices tend to calculate the market demands, and that results in the production of products that addresses the need of the population at such an instance. As a consequence, the government is likely to raise enough revenue to manage key operations focusing on national unity and cohesion.
In today’s business sphere, people are becoming innovative enough and strives to create processes that will offer a sense of job security as well as financial freedom. That is the main reason for the increase in self-employment in various parts of the world. The government offers the necessary support that these individuals might require due to the amount of revenue obtained from such processes (Memili, Fang, Chrisman & De Massis, 2015). Once there is a good working relationship in such a space, there is the likelihood of improving on key aspects of the society. The future of every society relies on how best the stakeholders covert the existing natural resources to cater to the needs of the rising population. It is never a wise idea to keep looking for employment despite the existence of the rich and fertile piece of land.
In conclusion, self-employment currently dominates different economics with families’ devising ways to create employment for themselves as well as for others. It is apparent that family businesses are at the heart of economic growth and development due to the contribution to the GDP as well as the creation of employment opportunities to different segments of the population. The government, as well as the societies, should offer all the necessary support to this economics to foster economic growth and development and also make it possible to ensure sustainability in the region. As a way of embracing the CSR, such families should not discriminate and offer opportunities to the locals as well as take part in the execution of key businesses opportunities.
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Hallward-Driemeier, M., & Gajigo, O. (2015). Strengthening economic rights and women’s occupational choice: the impact of reforming Ethiopia’s family law. World Development, 70, 260-273.
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