Entrepreneurial activity in Slovenia increased substantially in 2007. The number of enterprises (companies, sole proprietors and cooperatives) rose by as much as 6.3%, or 6,685, and was more than 20% higher than in 2003. The number of enterprises rose in most activities last year (except fishing). Particularly notable increases were again recorded in construction and in real estate, renting and business services. The increase in the number of enterprises in these two sectors accounted for 64.3% of the total increase in the number of enterprises. Following the increase in the number of enterprises, the number of employees again recorded the largest increases in construction and in real estate, renting and business services. Growth of turnover and value added in SMEs was stronger than in large companies again last year. Last year, nominal growth of value added per employee was the highest in 2003-2007. It increased by 7.6% on average.