An investigation into the effects of training on entrepreneurship developenment in Kenya (a case of Karatina Town in Nyeri District)
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This project was an investigation into the effects of training in hindering the growth of entrepreneurship in Kenya, a case of Karatina Town in Nyeri District. The objective behind the study was to investigate study and analyze the effects of training in hindering the growth of entrepreneurship in Kenya. Training plays a major role in enabling one to be productive, effective, and efficient in performance of his/her duty. Although entrepreneurship depends on one's creativity and innovativeness, the major role is played by entrepreneur and his employee's skills and training in combining the factors of production. Training was thus taken as a major boost in entrepreneurship industry. Other factors that boost the growth of the industry include basic business knowledge, marketing, pricing, leadership, communication and cash flow management. The importance of each of these factors was proved when the researcher went to the field. The perceived variables that hinder the growth of entrepreneurship were personal oriented surrounding the entrepreneur him/herself. They include lack of training, lack of business knowledge in running a business, leadership and management skills, and marketing strategies. Incentives to the workers were also assumed to play a major role. Communications skills and resource investment were also added in the list. The researcher used structured and semi-structured questionnaires and face to face interview as data collection tools. Exploratory research design was used since factors were not very clearly defined. Population was meant to be the total number of entrepreneurs in Karatina Town, and a sample was obtained through stratified random sampling and data was be collected using systematic random sampling. The anticipated outcome of the study was that once the effects of training in promoting or hindering the growth of entrepreneurship was clear and the magnitude analysed, necessary steps would be taken to acquire the required training.