The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Poverty Reduction
The purpose of this study was to determine and analyze the effect of entrepreneurship on poverty reduction. The
data collection was done by direct interview used questionnaires, in-depth discussions with respondents, field notes and
documentation. Respondents in this study are business owners of food and beverage industry who are considered to have a
direct and responsible role in corporate decision. The reason for choosing the food and beverage industry is because this
business does not require much investment and working capital, labor-intensive and prospective market potential. Method of
data analyzes used descriptive statistics and Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis. The result of this study showed that
entrepreneurship has significant effect on poverty reduction. Enterprise business actors in implementation have been good
but still needs to be optimized entrepreneurial competencies. This means that poverty reduction can be done through the
development of entrepreneurship.
Keywords— Entrepreneurship and Poverty Reduction.