FINANCING SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH (A STUDY OF MICROFINANCE BANKS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background of the Study
1.2       Statement of Research Problem
1.3       Objective of the Study
1.4       Research Hypotheses
1.5       Significance of the Study
1.6       Scope of the Study
1.7       Chapter Scheme

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1       Introduction
2.2       Definition of Small and Medium Enterprises
2.2.1    Cottage Industry
2.3       Small and Medium Enterprises and access to finance
2.4       Sources of Financing Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria
2.4.1    Bank Overdraft (Bank Draft)
2.4.2    Trade Credit
2.4.3    Leasing
2.4.4    Venture Capital or Risk Capital
2.4.5    Business Angels
2.4.6    Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCA)
2.4.7    Small and Medium Enterprises Equity Investment Schemes (SMEEIS)
2.4.8    The Central Bank of Nigeria Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme
2.5       Challenges of Small and Medium Enterprises Financing

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1       Introduction
3.2       Research Design
3.3       Population
3.4       Sample and Sampling Techniques
3.4.1    Sample
3.4.2    Sampling Techniques
3.5       Data Collection Method
3.6       Data Analysis Techniques

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1       Introduction
4.2       Data Presentation and Analysis
4.3       Hypotheses Testing
4.4       Decision Rule

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, FUNDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1       Introduction
5.2       Summary
5.3       Findings and Conclusion
5.4       Recommendations
            Bibliography
            Appendix

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1      BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of every economy and are key source of economic growth, dynamism and flexibility in advanced industrialized countries, as well as in emerging and developing economies. SMEs constitute the dominant form of business organization, accounting for over 95% and up to 99% of enterprises depending on the country (Osagie 2004:25). They are responsible for between 60-70% net job creations in less-developed or developing countries.

While not every small business turns into a multinational, they all face the same issue in their early days – finding the money to enable them to start and build up the business. It is harder for them to borrow money from banks or finding private investors than for larger firms.

Microfinance institutions are semi-formal organization and a subset of flexible structure and systems which provide a wide range of financial and saving needs of small scale enterprises in developing countries where top-town formal financial institutions have failed to address the credit need of the real sector of the economy.
Hence, the intention of this research is to undertake a survey of financing options for small and medium scale enterprises in Sokoto State.

1.2      STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEM

Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria have not performed creditably well and hence have not played the expected vital and vibrant role in the economic growth and development of Nigeria.

This situation has been of great concern to practitioners and the organized private sector groups as well as non-governmental organizations. For the purpose of this research work, the research questions are....

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