Evaluate the Impact That Entrepreneurial Networks Will Have on the Novice Nascent Entrepreneur Setting Up Business for the First Time

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Evaluate the impact that Entrepreneurial Networks will have on the Novice Nascent Entrepreneur setting up Business for the first time
Introduction
The extent to which entrepreneurial networking has an impact on the nascent entrepreneur is an interesting hypothesis. There is evidence to suggest that the nascent entrepreneur is reliant on the use of networking, yet other evidence states that the success of this type of entrepreneur stems from contrary elements. "Entrepreneurial networks provide a framework for processes aiming at organising resources according to opportunities" (Johannisson & Monsted 1997, p109). This definition clearly states what the use of entrepreneurial networking sets out to do, and is supported by the assumption that networking is the "acquisition of entrepreneurial skills" (Martinez & Aldrich, 2011, p7).
This report sets out to assess the impact of which entrepreneurial networking has on the nascent entrepreneur: "Individuals who are in the process of starting up new ventures" (Renko, 2012, p1045).
In the following report, an investigation as to what classification of impact that entrepreneurial networking has on the entrepreneur will be assessed. Based on academic research, a definitive conclusion will be made and a judgement of the usefulness and level of impact these networks have will be assessed throughout. The report will take into account the difference between academic opinions, and note that many academics believe that entrepreneurial networks impact positively on the nascent entrepreneur, whereas others believe the impact is negative.
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A definitive outlook on the notion that entrepreneurial networks have great impact on the nascent entrepreneur is the view that networks may be associated with ties in an overall personal network that the small business-person establishes and maintains in order to identify…...

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