Enhancing the running of small businesses in South Africa, the case of Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Zindiye, Stanislous
dc.contributor.advisor Shambare, Richard
dc.contributor.author Nago, Denzel Thando
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-01T18:55:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-01T18:55:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02
dc.identifier.citation Nago, Denzel Thando (2020) Enhancing the running of small businesses in South Africa, the case of Limpopo Province. University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1581>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1581
dc.description MCom en_ZA
dc.description Department of Business Management
dc.description.abstract The value of small businesses is known globally for its contribution towards economic growth, job creation and social progression. A plethora of entrepreneurial problems (for example, mismanagement of finance and lack of managerial skills) usually causes start-ups to have a short lifespan. Despite much effort by the government and private sector towards addressing these problems, high attrition rates among small businesses is still a problem in South Africa. Although considerable literature in entrepreneurship points out factors such as the lack of funding and lack of managerial skills as the leading causes for the high attrition rates among small businesses, research has overlooked one important factor which is entrepreneurs’ inability or ability to adapt to the volatile business environment. This is instituted on the synchronisation of entrepreneurship challenges. It is in this regard that this study seeks to understand entrepreneurship problems of funding and skills challenges when operating a small business. With such a gap, this study argued, the lack of localised research aimed at enhancing small businesses in South Africa. This constitutes a research gap, which this study addressed. To attain this purpose, an exploratory research design guided by a qualitative research method was employed. This was coupled with data collection procedure which involved extracting data on enhancing small businesses by means of interviews with 6 respondents who were selected purposively. The value of this work is that it sought to understand the finance and skills challenge within the South African context. The implication of the study is that it potentially provides NonGovernmental Organisations (NGOs) and government with valuable tools to understand South African entrepreneurship and the effective channels of intervention for small business ventures. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Entrepreneur en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_ZA
dc.subject Small business en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 338.642096825
dc.subject.lcsh Small businesses -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Business enterprises -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Business -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Informal sector (Economics) -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Enhancing the running of small businesses in South Africa, the case of Limpopo Province en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA

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