Barriers to Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs- investigating Evidence and Examining the Turfs: A Case Study of Edinburgh Ethnic Minority Businesses

King Omeihe, Bekee Bariture*

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Abstract

A report commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland, articulated that ethnic minority-led SMEs generated £13 billion in revenue and 107,000 jobs for the Scottish economy (FSB, 2020). Despite this feat, there is clear evidence that Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) are challenged with constraints that affects their business growth. For instance, most EMBs are subject to immigration control, lack of access to finance and have no Recourse to Public funds. Also, the growing population diversity across the Scotland and by extension the UK landscape, suggests a need to understand the key socio-economic barriers that deserve prompt attention facing ethnic minority owned businesses.Guided by a qualitative investigation of 12 Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs), this study aims to examine the barriers facing EMBs in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Migrant and Refugee Entrepreneurship Research
Place of PublicationBirmingham
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Sep 2020

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