An investment is the purchase of an assets expected to provide a return in future. An individual or organizations willing to forego consumption now in the expected that the return from investing will result in greater consumption later.
Making prudent and financially rewarding investment decision requires the acquisition of knowledge about investment alternatives and the development of the skill needed to evaluate these alternatives. With the myriad investment alternative available in today’s complex economic environment, an investor most offer spend considerable time learning about available investments.
Some of these factors that guides a potential investor in making investment management decision include possible growth of the investment, safely of the principal (amount of the original investment) liquidity, income, ease of management, collateral value and tax consideration.
The ultimate desire of any investor is to earn the highest offer tax return possible for the risk involved with the investment.
The first problem that confronts a prospective investor is low to choose a viable project. His dilemma is confounded when he has a series of projects to choose from, no investor will select a project that would require foreign exchange to import its components (machinery, equipment, raw materials) in a country with weak foreign base, in other words its dependence on import has ruled it out of selection.
Availability of raw materials ease of production, which on investment and pay back period are other factors that guide on influence on investor decision. Raw materials are essential ingredients in the production process. In course of production, raw materials undergo transformation and the quantity consumed varies with the output. An investor should first and foremost identify the raw materials needed for operations, their nature and sources of supply. Is it by imports? Or can they be sourced locally or both?
Is there any guarantee of regular supply of the needed quantity for the duration of the project life?
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page ii
Approval Page iii
Table Of Contentsvi
1.1importance of small-scale business 3
1.2Objectives and theory 4
1.3Significance of the study5
1.4Scope and limitation of the study6
1.5Statement of problem6
1.6Definition of terms7
2.0Major problem facing small scale establishments9
2.1Sources of finance for small-scale industry13
2.2Instrument for data collection16
2.3Method Of Data Collection16
3.0Summary of findings 17
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