Problems And Prospects Of Operating A Small Scale Business In Enugu Metropolis (a Case Study Of Grand Metropoles Hotel, Enugu)

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PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF OPERATING A SMALL SCALE BUSINESS IN ENUGU METROPOLIS

(A CASE STUDY OF GRAND METROPOLES HOTEL, ENUGU)

ABSTRACT

 

This research work is a very crucial study for the managers and prospective owners of Small Scale Hotel.  The study has motivated by the diminishing state of the hotels and also the prospects.

To solve the research problem, both the primary and secondary data were collected.  The research instrument used in collecting the data were questionnaire, oral interview and field visits.  The respondents comprises of the owners, managers and workers Small Scale Hotels in Enugu.

In organizing and presenting data collected, tables and percentages were used.  The various hypothesis were tested using the chi-square.

1.       Most of the respondents rated the performance of hotels as being below standard and easily sheet down.

2.       Most of the respondents rated the hotels and yielding profits with bright future.

3.       Most of the respondents between most operators of the hotel are illiterates, has little money and keep no records of business.

4.       Base on findings, the researcher recommend that:

(i)                All hotels and prospects ones should study the proposed sight of their business before location. i.e proper financial records should be kept e.g the cash book

TABLE OF CONTENT

COVER PAGE

TITLE PAGE

APPROVAL PAGE

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

ABSTRACT

TABLE OF CONTENT

 

CHAPTER ONE:

INTRODUCTION

1.1            BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.2            STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

1.3            PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

1.4            SCOPE OF THE STUDY

1.5            RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.6            RESEARCH HYPOTHESES

1.7            SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.8            LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

1.9            DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

CHAPTER TWO:       

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1            DEFINITION OF SMALL SCALE BUSINESS

2.2            WHY PEOPLE WANT TO GO INTO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

2.3            SSCOPE OF SMALL SCALE BUSINESS

2.4            TOLE OF SMALL

2.5            SOURCES OF FUND FOR SMALL SCALE BUSINESS

2.6            GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO ENCOURAGES THE SMALL SCALE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

2.7            FEASIBILITY STUDY

2.8            PROBLEMS OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES

REFERENCES

 

 

 

CHAPTER THREE:   

RESEARCH DESIGN

3.1              AREA OF THE STUDY

3.2              POPULATION OF THE STUDY

3.3              SAMPLE AND SAMPLING PROCEDURE TECHNIQUES

3.4              INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION

3.5              VALIDATION OF THE INSTRUMENT

3.6              RELIABILITY OF THE INSTRUMENT

3.7              METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

3.8              METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS

 

CHAPTER FOUR:     

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1            PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

4.2            TESTING OF HYPOTHESIS

4.3            SUMMARY OF RESULT

 

 

CHAPTER FIVE:       

DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION

5.1            DISCUSSION OF RESULT/FINDINGS

5.2            CONCLUSION

5.3            IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESEARCH FINDINGS

5.4            RECOMMENDATIONS

5.5            SUGGESTIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX:   QUESTIONNAIRES

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

INTRODUCTION

1.1            BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The Hotel business of what could be described as small scale hotel business started as a result of movement of people from one place or town to another.  These movement are categorized in:-

a.                 Movement which one locality or town for example going to work from one’s house within the same city or from one’s city to another.

b.                 Movement from one town to another like in the case of Ogui migration where there is an exodus of the people from rural area to the developed Ogui area.  In this case, people concerned to go out for greener pasture like looking for better jobs and business.

c.                  Movement from one country to another for wither business, study or search for better jobs.

d.                  Movement to places of interest like – the Olumo Rocks in Abeokuta or Yoruba game reserve.

In 7course of these movement, it has not been easy for people to carry along the required quantity of food and drinks that would last them the length of time they would stay outside their homes.  The instructive desire to help in feeding of these group of travelers brought about the business of hotels.

Before the 15th century, what used to be called inns existed in Europe.  These were place where travelers called spend a night or two or even more and were served food and drinks at a cost.  The inns were merely remedy by inn-keepers

 

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