Nearly 77% of respondents in Croatia agree that regulations hamper doing business and 35% do not agree that entrepreneurs have a positive image in society, the Zagreb Institute of Economics (EIZ) has said.
Last year, 18,100 out of nearly 99,000 companies in Croatia, or 18.3%, were women-owned, according to a study carried out by the Financial Agency (FINA) to mark Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19.
The seventh annual Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report shows that the entrepreneurship potential in Croatia has increased 10% in 2016, with 35% of respondents able to imagine starting a business, while 70%, or 9% more than in 2015, have a positive attitude toward entrepreneurship.
The project "Support for the Development of Competence Centres", under which Croatian entrepreneurs and scientists will have access to HRK 785 million from European Union (EU) funds to develop products that will be competitive on the European market, was presented in the central Adriatic city of Zadar on Thursday.
Women are the drivers of positive changes and female entrepreneurship should be boosted, a conference organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on promoting women in entrepreneurship heard on Friday.