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Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship in Bayelsa State

Helen E. Opigo

Department of Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria;

For correspondence:-     Email: opigohh@fuotuoke.edu.ng

Received: October 16, 2020        Accepted: December 20, 2020        Published: December 31, 2020

Citation: Opigo HE. Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship in Bayelsa State. Account Tax Rev 2020; 4(4):54-66 doi:

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The objective of the study is to examine the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Manufacturing, Trading and Services in Bayelsa State with a view to proffering solutions. The research design adopted for this study is a descriptive hence questionnaire was administered to 50 women owned proprietary enterprises in Manufacturing, Trading and Services in Yenagoa and its environs who owned a workforce of 10 and over. Data analysis was done in line with the study's objective using frequencies, percentages, mean and simple linear Correlation. The findings revealed that women entrepreneurs in Bayelsa state are particularly constrained by financial problemssuch as lack of adequate business knowledge, inability to get information, family pressure, socio-cultural hindrances, and lack of government support.

Keywords: Women, Entrepreneurs, Challenges, manufacturing, trading, services

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