72 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Entrepreneurship is a major source of employment, economic growth, innovation, promoting product and service quality, competition, and economic flexibility. It is, therefore, imperative to create a high level of entrepreneurial activity, especially in the developing countries in order to reduce the unemployment menace. However it becomes very frustrating when one engages in entrepreneurship, but the venture does not grow to the next level. Failure to grow may be as result of varied reasons. This research explores how various factors influence growth in ventures by the youth. It offers a detailed analysis of how entrepreneurship skills, mentor-ship, perception, and the entrepreneurship regulatory framework may work for or against venture growth. The research also offers practical recommendations to enhance harnessing energy in the youth to engage in progressive entrepreneurship.