|The Examination of the Effect of Participation in Entrepreneurial Development Programmes on Enterprise Performance: A Case of Small-Scale Business in Nigeria|
|Written by Aribaba Foluso Olugbenga|
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Entrepreneurial Development programmes have contributed significantly to small-scale business development. Their impact includes increased business income, accelerated business growth, improved productivity and increased sales. The success story of Entrepreneurial Development programmes notwithstanding, they have problem of excluding small entrepreneurs due to accessibility of the programmes, finance, timing duration and lack of awareness of the programme. This study examined the effect of Entrepreneurial Development programmes on enterprises development and performance.The study area was Ondo State of Nigeria. The study carried out a comparative study of different types of small-scale business entrepreneurs. Questionnaires were administered to small-scale business entrepreneurs. This study concluded that participation in Entrepreneurial Development programmes had a positive impact on the performance of small-scale business in Nigeria.
Keywords; Entrepreneurial Development programmes, small-scale business, Entrepreneur, International Labour Organisation, National Directorate of Employment.