The adage “All politics is local” has never been truer. Will you be watching from the sidelines during these conversations, or do you have a direct line to your local representation? How will the election outcome affect your business? 

Harvard Business School Professor Forest Reinhardt explains that government has four basic functions:

  1. Protecting citizens from external harm
  2. Protecting citizens from internal threats
  3. Protecting property rights
  4. Creating means of resolving disputes

How government fulfills these responsibilities shifts and changes through time. How they implement policy will significantly impact your business. Is it an additional tax to fund the Sherriff’s office to increase staffing? Or a penny tax that will help fund road repairs? Or even a county-wide minimum wage? Don’t you want to be involved in these decisions?

Think of the most successful local business you know. The owner’s finger is on the pulse of what is happening in their community. They are engaged, sponsoring events, and plan ahead. I guarantee they have their local state senator on speed dial and engage them regularly. What is holding you back from getting involved? Are you ready to have your interests represented? To build a coalition of like-minded business owners? Lobbying organizations like Chambers of Commerce are important, but they cannot do all the work for you.

Hey, I get it. It’s a lot, and it’s a daunting process. I’m here to help. If you’re ready to jumpstart your business through politics, drop me a line at

Yours in Success,

Telley Madina