Young entrepreneurs are faced with many difficulties amounting to Problems of Large Scale Business in Nigeria.

Despite  all  the  efforts  of  government,  progress  of entrepreneurs who wants to delve into large scale business in  Nigeria  is  still limited due to financial,  infrastructure and business climate challenges.

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The contribution  of small  and  large scale business in Nigeria enterprises  in  a  knowledge-based  economic system is very  salient  for  the  economic  growth  and  development  of  a  developing  nation  like  Nigeria.

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Inadequate, inefficient, and at times, non-functional infrastructural facilities, which tend to escalate costs of operation as SMEs are forced to resort to private provisioning of utilities such as road, water, electricity, transportation, communication, etc

Bureaucratic bottlenecks and inefficiency in the administration of incentives and support facilities provided by the government. These discourage would-be entrepreneurs of SMEs while stifling existing ones.

Another Problems of Large Scale Business in Nigeria is Lack of access to appropriate technology as well as near absence of research and development.

High dependence on imported raw has a negative impact on Large Scale Business in Nigeria which results to materials with the attendant high foreign exchange cost and scarcity at times.

Weak demand for products, arising from low and dwindling consumer purchasing power aggravated by lack of patronage of locally produced goods by the general-public as well as those in authority.

In my opinion, this is the greatest drawback of Large Scale Business in NigeriaUnfair trade practices characterized by the dumping and importation of substandard goods by unscrupulous businessmen.

This situation is currently being aggravated by the effect of globalisation and trade liberalization, which make it difficult for small and large business to compete even in local/home markets.

Another Problems of Large Scale Business in Nigeria is High incidence of multiplicity of regulatory agencies, taxes and levies that result in high cost of doing business and discourage entrepreneurs. This is due to the absence of a harmonized and gazette tax regime, which would enable manufacturers to build in recognized and approved levies and taxes payable.

Widespread corruption and harassment of Small, Medium and Large business Enterprises SMLEs by some agencies of government over unauthorised levies and charges. This poses a great danger to startup hence pose as Problems of Large Scale Business in Nigeria.

Lack of appropriate and adequate managerial and entrepreneurial skills with the attendant lack of strategic plan, business plan, succession plan, adequate organisational set-up, transparent operational system, etc on the part of many founders and managers of businesses in Nigeria.

As fallout of this, many of the promoters purchase obsolete and inefficient equipment thereby setting the stage ab initio for lower level productivity as well as substandard product quality with enterprises.

The granting of loans or credit is still a major problem as many of the SMEs are unable to access such funds. Also there is the problem of information between the loan provider and the loan receiver as to the availability, cost and mode of assessing such fund.

Wrapping up… 

This Problems of Large Scale Business in Nigeria is a very big disadvantage to the young entrepreneur who wants to enter into business, it has been heavily criticized by most government agencies and yet, nothing has been done to curb it.

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