On the HUP round Table Financing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Where is capital for growth? was about encouraging small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to use capital market instruments.
"There is trend in loan growth in Croatia. But without the development of capital markets for small and medium-sized enterprises, the quality of growth is questionable " said Mr. Velimir Šonje, Director of Archival Research and Boris Centner, Member of the Board of Erste Bank.
The Progress Market is highlighted as an example of a private initiative, necessary for Croatian entrepreneurs, with emphasis on the importance of creating venture capital funds, which would support equity financing and encourage the reduction of debt financing by entrepreneurs.