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Table 1 Individual and environmental constraints to entrepreneurship

From: Supporting self-employment and small-scale entrepreneurship: potential programs to improve livelihoods for vulnerable workers

Individual constraints Environmental constraints
Aptitude Financial services
 Personality (noncognitive skills)  Availability of banking service
 Aspiration and preferences  Access to credits/loan
Skills  Financial management tools (e.g., debit/credit card)
 Basic skills Local business environment
 Technical skills  Regulatory and legal environment
 Business skills  Government capacity (corruption)
 Financial capability  Infrastructure
 Noncognitive skills (personality) Access to markets
Social capital Cultural factors
 Networks, associations  Attitudes and norms
   Social class/status/gender