The country in Southeastern Europe, Croatia, has the population of 4,154 million people, more than 58% of whom live in urban area. The largest cities of the country Zagreb (810,003 ppl), Split (173,109), Rijeka (121,975), and Osijek (105,921) allow many pleasant opportunities for different companies, including franchise businesses.
Croatia is a convenient location for running any business being situated between Middle and South East Europe. Another benefit is Croatian economy which is one of the strongest in Southeast Europe. And the population of the country is well-educated and multilingual.
The economy of Croatia depends on such industries as transport equipment, machinery, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, and fuels. The country has always been one of the most attractive tourist destinations, has long touristic tradition and high development opportunities. The number of tourist arrivals in summer is up to 4 million people a month. No wonder that there is a huge demand in the country for hotel, entertainment, car rental, food and beverage, retail and other related franchise businesses.
Franchising is rather a new concept in Croatia. Up to 150 franchise brands are operating on the market, the majority of which are international. US franchises are dominating in fast food sector. An average franchisee in the country doesn't know much about how to run a franchise company and therefore requires training and support from a franchisor. However, the new market enables wide opportunities for various franchise concepts.
There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Croatia presented for review, the choice is yours.
Currency: Kuna (HRK, kn)
Education Index (2015): 0,798
Official languages: Croatian
Per capita GDP (PPP): $27,664
Quality-of-life index (0-10): 6,06
Population: 4,15 mln
Total GDP (PPP): $113 billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 58
Human Development Index (HDI): 0,831