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Nurturing Youths Entrepreneurial Mindset and National Development: A Critical Analysis (Published)

This paper Nurturing Youths Entrepreneurial Mindset and National Development: A Critical Analysis interrogates and explores the role of youths in national development. The problem that spurs this investigation is evidenced in high level of unemployment among Nigerian youths. Many Nigerian graduates are roaming the streets looking for paid jobs while host of other youths engage in various criminal activities and odd jobs as a means of livelihood. These includes: kidnapping, internet fraud, robbery, prostitution, etc. The paper observed that Nigerian youths pay little or no attention to entrepreneurship, thereby leaving them without employment. The paper identified the development of entrepreneur culture, science of self-realization, discover the needs of your environment, confront the obstacle etc as some of the factors that will enable youths to direct their mindset toward entrepreneurship. It identified the benefits of youth entrepreneur to include both personal and public benefit. The paper therefore recommends that Nigerian youths should shun all social vices such as kidnapping, armed robbery, prostitution, internet fraud/ cyber crime etc. Nigerian youths should be nurtured, mentored and guided towards possessing adequate entrepreneurial mindset. The government should as a matter of important provide the enabling environment for business start-ups so that the youths will be economically engage, thereby developing themselves and the society in which they live.

Keywords: Entrepreneur, National Development, Youth

Entrepreneurship Business and Communication Ability of Female Entrepreneurs in Rivers State (Published)

The study investigated entrepreneurship business and communication ability of female entrepreneurs in Rivers State. Two research questions were posed to guide the study while one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A total of 245 female entrepreneurs were studied as sample, out of population of 750 female entrepreneurs in Rivers State. The instrument for the study was named Entrepreneurship Business and Communication Ability of Female Entrepreneurs in Rivers State Questionnaire (EBCAFERSQ). The EBCAFERSQ was a modified four point Likert scale ranging from Very Important to Not Important. Twenty (20) female entrepreneurs other than those used for the study validated the instrument and a reliability test using test-retest method yielded a correlation of 0.87. Mean rating and standard deviation was used to analyze the research questions and t-test for large group mean was used to test the hypothesis. Findings revealed that the respondents considered communication ability important in business success. Also, the respondents considered communication ability important as it is part of what makes them succeed in entrepreneurship business. Based on the findings and conclusions, recommendations made amongst others were that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should organize sensitization workshops and seminars in all local government areas within the State to create adequate awareness about communication ability and its’ important to entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs should educate non female entrepreneurs on the important of communication ability in relation to entrepreneurship business growth and success. This could become possible if female entrepreneurs provide outlets for orientation.

Keywords: Communication Ability, Effective, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship Business, Female Entrepreneurs, Interplay, Methods

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