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Skills necessary to grow micro entrepreneurs into small business entrepreneurs

S Perks, M Struwig
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 8, No 2 | a1226 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v8i2.1226 | © 2014 S Perks, M Struwig | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 2014 | Published: 20 October 2014

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S Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
M Struwig, NMMU, South Africa

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Abstract

This article outlines a qualitative study that was undertaken to determine the necessary skills for growth of micro entrepreneurs to become small business entrepreneurs. Various interviews were conducted over time with micro entrepreneurs and small business entrepreneurs. The results of these interviews were analysed using the constant comparative method. Thirteen skills were identified as necessary for growth of micro entrepreneurs to become small business entrepreneurs. It was further concluded that micro entrepreneurs do not need to possess all thirteen skills, but must have as many of these skills as possible.


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