Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Views from Support Organizations


This is the second in a series of articles about the results of a global survey on #Minimizing Barriers to entrepreneurship.  In the lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 18-24, GEN Global surveyed entrepreneurship support organization (ESO) leaders and public sector officials responsible for entrepreneurship policy and programs. The summary below shares our insights into how ESO leaders perceive barriers faced by entrepreneurs.

Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Views from Public Officials


That entrepreneurship contributes directly to job creation and innovation is now accepted knowledge. This being the case, barriers to entrepreneurship are barriers to economic growth.

To better understand barriers to increasing entrepreneurial activity, GEN conducted a global survey of more than 200 entrepreneurship support organization (ESO) leaders and public sector officials responsible for entrepreneurship policy and programming in 114 different countries.

From Junior Achievement volunteer to Olafika Training and Mentorship Programme Director dr. Twapewa Selma Khadikwa

May 20, 2019, a celebration of adding another ecosystem player to the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem namely the Olafika Training an Mentorship Program aiming to allow small and micro enterprises to shine by enhancing their entrepreneurial excellence unlocking a better future for Namibian entrepreneurs.

The commencement ceremony took place at the Rock Lodge near Okahandja.

GEN Namibia is proud to announce that 7 of GEN members signed up to be part of the training and mentorship program. 

Entrepreneurs 'Doomed to Fail'

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - Only 15% of South African start-ups are successful, despite having the second-highest ranking on the continent, according to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index.

The reasons, along with the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa, were discussed at a recent Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Forum held by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

British Council launches Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment

The British Council’s latest Report on Women Economic Empowerment has recommended to Government to ensure that funding and support available for social enterprises were effectively channelled and coordinated.

The Report, launched in Accra on Friday, urged Government to set up a Social Enterprise Task Force with a specific remit for considering gender equality and provide expertise and policy recommendations.

It is dubbed: “Activist to Entrepreneur: The Role of Social Enterprise in Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Ghana.”