GeoPoll collected responses to a 13-question survey from 200 individuals per country who identified as entrepreneurs
Surveys were conducted via SMS message the week of July 13, 2015
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit,
GeoPoll surveyed 200 entrepreneurs per country in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, asking them what resources are most needed to encourage entrepreneurship, what programs they have participated in to improve their businesses, and what are the biggest challenges facing new businesses.
Respondents gave insightful answers on the need for financial resources, better facilities and services, and government support to alleviate the challenges new businesses face. They were also asked about programs or activities they had participated in that helped improve their businesses, with many citing business seminars, ICT training, and trade-specific workshops they had attended. The findings will be used at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to highlight common needs of entrepreneurs across Africa and around the world.
Key findings include:
44% of respondents participated in a program or activity in the past year aimed at improving their business. Of …read more