Influence of Training Strategy on Growth of Small and Micro Enterprises in Kenya: A Case of Women Enterprise Fund

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Tom Ongesa Nyamboga
Edwin Odhuno
Walter Okibo Bichanga


The government of Kenya established Women Enterprise Fund to enhance the growth of Small and Micro Enterprises in the country through its training strategy. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of training strategy on growth of SMEs in Kenya. This research used a descriptive survey based design. The study’s target population was composed of group leaders’ beneficiaries of Constituency Women Enterprise Scheme. Both cluster sampling and simple random sampling were used to select a sample size of 335 respondents. Quantitative primary data was collected by use of structured questionnaires. The data collected was analyzed according to research objectives. The study utilized both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics to analyze data. Both ANONA and Regression Analysis were computed to assess the correlation between the variables. The findings of the study established that majority of clients had acquired relevant business skills. The training was given to most clients on a regular basis and enabled them to operate their SMEs more effectively. ANOVA results showed a correlation between training strategy and growth of SMEs since the calculated P value 0.001 was less than the critical value 0.005. The study therefore established a positive relationship between training strategy and growth of SMEs. The findings of this study will help the government of Kenya to formulate training strategies that would boost the growth of SMEs in the whole country. The study recommends the government to provide frequent training to all SMEs in the country to make them more efficient and effective.

Training strategy, small and micro enterprises, women enterprise fund, entrepreneurs, constituency women enterprise scheme, Government of Kenya.

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Nyamboga, T. O., Odhuno, E., & Okibo Bichanga, W. (2019). Influence of Training Strategy on Growth of Small and Micro Enterprises in Kenya: A Case of Women Enterprise Fund. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 13(1), 1-13.
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