Financial Management Practices and Growth of Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises: The case of Kassena-Nankana West District

Godfrey Adda


The promotion of financial management practices and growth of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) can contribute significantly towards the sustained elevation of a nation for a better or more humane life. SMEs play a crucial role in addressing the impediments of poverty, inequality and job creation. Yet, many SMEs face numerous challenges ranging from the lack of capital, poor management skills and the application of best financial management practices.

This paper explores SMEs’ financial management skills and practices in relation to their growth. The study used questionnaire to collect data from managers or owners of SMEs. Descriptive statistics was used to present the results of the data. Not only that but also, a multiple regression model was also used to test the correlation between financial management practices of SMEs and business growth. The results indicates a moderate correlation between the financial management practices of the SMEs and the growth of the enterprises. Based on the findings, it is recommended for targeted financial education programmes to help managers and owners of SMEs develop and adopt best financial management practices.

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