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ZENITH International Journal of Business Economics & Management Research
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 12
First page : ( 106) Last page : ( 116)
Online ISSN : 2249-8826.

Problems and prospects of small scale enterprises

Goswami Priti

Research Scholar and Prof Y.S Thakur, Head and Dean, Department of Business Management, Dr Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar (M.P)

Online published on 28 January, 2015.


Small-scale enterprises sector play significant role in Indian economy. Small-scale enterprises play a very important role in increasing the base of entrepreneurship. This paper is fully literature review based and used secondary data for the research. The objective of the study is to discuss various problems and prospects of small-scale enterprises and suggest few parameters for betterment of small-scale enterprises. Small-scale enterprises are providing large scale employment with low investments and prove to be a second largest manpower employer after agriculture. From the study it is clear that finance has been the major problem for the small scale enterprises in India. From literature it is found that gender discrimination is the second major problem facing the entrepreneurs of small-scale enterprises. Problems arise in small-scale enterprises give rise to industrial sickness. Study concludes that industrial sickness is more severe in a mixed economy like India that affects the performance of the small-scale sector which has a direct impact on the growth of the economy. If the suggestions made are carefully implemented through various government bodies they will certainly enhance the flow of finance and create balance between the rich and the poor through creating employment by the small-scale enterprises.



Small-scale Enterprises, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Sickness.


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