A total of 3,471 businesses were opened through the Hitro.hr one stop shop service in the first half of 2016, the Financial Agency (FINA) says.
A total of 106,569 businesses were active in 2015, and of them 104,635 were privately owned, 850 were state-owned, 592 had a mixed ownership structure and 492 were owned by cooperatives.
National Competitiveness Council president Ivica Mudrinic said entrepreneurship was not accepted in Croatia to the extent that it encouraged starting a business.
Croatian business people hope for higher economic growth this year, a survey conducted by the Privredni Vjesnik business newspaper shows.
This year was also marked by reorganisation and the bank achieved the best financial result in its history, generating a record net profit in the first nine months of HRK 107 million.
This is the first survey of this kind, its author Mirela Alpeza, director of the Centre for Small and Medium Business Policies and Development, said while presenting the findings.
Even though they give high grades for their workers' organisation, 23% of the surveyed employers admit that their projects are late because of poor organisation.