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This article focussed on the lessons that can be garnered from the tenets of Scientific Management. We undertook an X-ray of the tenets of Scientific Management and how these tenets can be adopted to ensure the success of emerging entrepreneurs in the rural areas. Many rural entrepreneurs fail within a short period of start-up, yet these entrepreneurs are a sure springboard for the development of these rural areas and nation as a whole. It was observed that many causes of the failure of these entrepreneurs could have been taken care of through the adoption of the tenets of Scientific management such as a sound knowledge of the business proposed and capacity building. Key recommendations were that: Government should provide an enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship; provide sources of capital and build a repository of information on businesses.
Key words: Rural entrepreneurship, scientific management.