Critical Success Factors Influencing Performance of Small Firms in Lesotho

Abstract:

This study investigated critical factors influencing the performance of small businesses in Lesotho.

A sample of owners/managers of small firms completed the questionnaires which helped to arrive

at a successful outcome. A review of literature and inquisitiveness was the basis for the conception

and foundation of the research study. The researcher gave a background information of small firms

business in Lesotho and went further to discuss some theories which helped to get a better

understanding of small firms’ business success, personal characteristics necessary for

owners/managers to succeed in business, management functions, reasons for business failures and

potential resolution strategies. Quantitative research method was employed observing all ethical

issues to ensure participants were not exposed to harm or danger. The analysis of data collected

through a questionnaire containing 70 questions was done. The questionnaire had three sections

(A, B, C): general information, factors influencing business success and participants’

likelihood/satisfaction with their businesses. A total of one hundred (100) owners/managers of

businesses in Lesotho completed the questionnaires. The findings revealed that the features

evaluated by the study were truly significant and the analysis pointed to the most critical factors

and features to consider by small scale business operators in Lesotho. The study was concluded

with a piece on intervention strategies to boost small firms’ business growth in Lesotho and

possible areas of further research which could add more magnificence to small firms’ business

operations in Lesotho.

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APA

Nkeoma, O (2024). Critical Success Factors Influencing Performance of Small Firms in Lesotho. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/critical-success-factors-influencing-performance-of-small-firms-in-lesotho

MLA 8th

Nkeoma, Onubi "Critical Success Factors Influencing Performance of Small Firms in Lesotho" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/critical-success-factors-influencing-performance-of-small-firms-in-lesotho. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

MLA7

Nkeoma, Onubi . "Critical Success Factors Influencing Performance of Small Firms in Lesotho". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/critical-success-factors-influencing-performance-of-small-firms-in-lesotho >.

Chicago

Nkeoma, Onubi . "Critical Success Factors Influencing Performance of Small Firms in Lesotho" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/critical-success-factors-influencing-performance-of-small-firms-in-lesotho