Challenges in Financing Small and Medium Enterprises in Palestine
Bayyoud M* and Sayyad N
Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohammed Bayyoud
Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
Received Date: February 22, 2016; Accepted Date: June 25, 2016; Published Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Bayyoud M, Sayyad N (2016) Challenges in Financing Small and Medium Enterprises in Palestine. Bus Eco J 7:222. doi:10.4172/2151-6219.1000222
Copyright: © 2016 Bayyoud M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of the study attempts to analyze the obstacles and challenges that face small and medium enterprises in Palestine. This study seeks to look at the importance of small and medium enterprises, and to identify the most important constraints faced by small entrepreneurs in obtaining the required funding in Palestine, and what are the most important impediments toward financing of small projects. The investigation helped in identifying the major challenges of financing small and medium business and what to do in order to overcome these obstacles. It was also found that small enterprises are one of the most important key elements in achieving economic development in all countries of the world where it accounts for the highest percentage among all kinds of economic projects of all sizes. A qualitative closed-ended survey was carried out for collecting data from managers and owners of 35 businesses in Palestine. The responses of 28 statements were collected in five different categories. The findings showed that the Obstacles facing the growth of small enterprises in Palestine by respondents was “Weakness of representative organizations that defend the interests of small businesses, as well as Lack of legal frameworks and incentives for small businesses.