Connecting Entrepreneurs to Global Markets
A code of conduct called Entrepreneurship Support has been sent to the government. Its editors have tried to promote entrepreneurship by considering incentives.
According to the International Stone Exhibition of Iran, when the workforce in Iran is under the most severe pressure, it may not make sense to think of a new business, especially if you cannot use previous experiences. However, a survey of successful entrepreneurs around the world, at various times, shows that many of them have taken on new experiences in difficult economic times. These daring situations have not only brought personal gain but also dramatic changes in the market and labor relations.
Iranians and New Businesses
The pressure on sanctions is causing some to fall into the trap of doing new things. They say to themselves, in the current situation, it is better to maintain our position and keep costs down by reducing costs. However, surveys show that it is not only sanctions that overshadow macroeconomic indicators and, consequently, the labor market situation. Many of the barriers to startups have nothing to do with boycotts and can be remedied by reform, an effort that has begun many years ago, but has been heightened by the drafting of a Code of Support for Entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial Protection Code
On the 20th of November this year, Isa Mansouri (Deputy Minister of Employment and Entrepreneurship Development) announced to the government the provision of support for leading and leading entrepreneurs.
As stated in the Code, there are incentives for entrepreneurs in foreign trade, investment, partnerships with foreign companies, and visa and customs green line predictions.
Rahim Sarhangi (director of the Bureau of Entrepreneurship Development and Productivity of the Ministry of Labor), referring to a government-sponsored bylaw on the process of approval, says the bylaw has been in the government body for more than a month and is currently undergoing steps in the government's economic commission. It is up to the investigator to facilitate if approved. So far, two sessions have been held to discuss the eighteen provisions of the bylaws and the bodies have come to an agreement.
He said that the process of reviewing the Code should be followed: It emphasized that if entrepreneurship reached a certain level of sales, exports and employment and had the ability to supply and sell in international markets, it would be highly recommended.
Correcting the situation and reducing sanctions pressure are important
"What we know is that the job situation in Iran is not favorable and there are a variety of reasons for it," says Goshvad Manshizadeh, an expert on labor relations. Sanctions pressure is affecting economic indicators and currency fluctuations are causing the cost of production to rise. The effects of economic pressures on producers and entrepreneurs should be minimized.
He continues: "We have problems with the creation of new businesses and even the continuation of jobs in Iran, which are not relevant to yesterday and today." Accordingly, structural reforms should be made in the area of licensing, taxation, incentives that can give entrepreneurs a warm welcome.
According to the labor expert, not all entrepreneurs' problems should be attributed to sanctions.
He said: There has been no boycott at some point or at least the pressure has been lower. It is true that entrepreneurs and producers have had fewer problems at this time, but there has still been widespread bureaucracy and a lengthy licensing process. Given that the country is in dire need of job creation, we need to support everyone who steps in this direction, and a case such as the Code of Entrepreneurship Protection can be helpful if it is not formal and actually supported by entrepreneurs.
The solution came out of the crisis
The problem in the labor market in Iran is not only that there are about three million job seekers unemployed, but also with such a problem we are witnessing a steady decline in the labor force. Accordingly, policymakers have no problem planning their employment. They must take care that jobs created do not go away when programs are created to create jobs. When it comes to supporting a new business, not only does it have to start, but its continuity must also be considered. The Entrepreneurship Support Act should focus on both improving the problematic conditions of start-up and improving the continuity of work. On this condition one might expect this by-law to be just a piece of paper and have real impact.