What are the key barriers for SME growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Sturmius MtweveProject Coordinator SUYAPIP
1 point. Voted up by Frederik Pétursson Madsen
Most people in Africa, taking into consideration of the education curricula, are prepared to be employees of either government or the already established private entities. hence this has become a challenge towards people establishing SMEs that are well managed to provide self employment.

this is why many business start-ups do not last longer...most will prefer a monthly salary which is still insufficient than committing themselves to their own business ventures.
Aug 22, 2012
 
this happen because education systems of these countries where not really develop/conceive are suppliers of a work force for the country. In our countries, youth are train to get a job and not to contribute to the development of the nation.
We really need to develop an entrepreneurship culture beside the alreday existing employment culture. - Luc FOLEU CHIMBONSOU 5 years




Norah OwakoVAS manager Airtel Kenya
1 point. Voted up by Luc FOLEU CHIMBONSOU
I believe it is lack of access to affordable credit facilities, lack of adequate training on business skills, and therefore lack of ability to embrace opportunities to grow.
Aug 21, 2012
 

Walter DonaldsonMarketing/Business consultant Mashariki Consulting
lack of skills development in specialised industries and the part played by many of the trade unions in terms of stiffliing training, especially within the youth.
Aug 20, 2012
 

Luc FOLEU CHIMBONSOUFree Lance Consulting
Government policies (taxation, investment, etc) are also lacking/are not effective when they exist. These governments should put SME at the heart of their growth strategies and not only giving priority to big project and foreing investment.
Aug 27, 2012
 
 
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