Starting a Business Info (online)

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Starting a Business Info (online)

An online event on the early stages of entrepreneurship in Finland – including how to apply for a startup grant.

By Business Helsinki

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 14 · 3 - 4:30am PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Are you considering Entrepreneurship? Start by participating in Business Helsinki's online Info!

When becoming an entrepreneur many questions probably remain open to you. This info will help you with taking your first steps as an entrepreneur in Finland.

What forms of entrepreneurship have you been considering as options? Do you know what is the difference between operating as a light entrepreneur, starting on your own with "toiminimi" (sole trader) or starting an “osakeyhtiö” (limited company)?

What kind of changes are to be expected when you become an entrepreneur? What kind of permits, insurances you might need? How about taxation and Value Added Tax (VAT)?

Why is it wise to write a business plan first? What else you need to consider in the beginning and in which order to do everything?

If you are thinking about applying for a startup grant, it should be done before you register your business. During the latter part of this info, a representative from TE Services tells who can apply for the grant and what the terms for getting it are.

Startup grant at TE services new Jobmarket webpage

The introductory part on starting a business lasts for about 45 min + questions & answers. It is followed by TE Services' part about startup grant. The event lasts for about 90 min in total.

This is an online event using Microsoft Teams as the platform. The event is free of charge for all participants.

The info is not recorded, but the presentations are available for the participants.



After the info you may book an appointment to Business Helsinki's free business advisory, where you can discuss your business idea and starting on your own more in detail.

We recommend that you participate in the Starting a Business Info event first, so that the meeting with the business advisor can be effectively spent discussing the particular needs of your business.

If you need help with your business plan and making the calculations, we have an online event for the purpose as well. After this info next Business Plan and Calculations Training is held June 21, registration:

On Teams:

The link needed for joining the event in Teams will be sent to you a day before the info to the same email address that you’ve used for registering for the event (+ the link will be sent to you one more time shortly before the event).

  • Please log in with your name so we are able to tell which registrees for the event are present during the session. This allows us to send the presentation material to you afterwards.
  • Click "Liity kokoukseen napsauttamalla tästä" = Join Teams Meeting and join 5-10 minutes before the start. Microsoft Teams should work directly in your browser without any additional installations. Of course, you may use your existing desktop installation instead.
  • Please keep your camera and microphone switched off during the presentation. You can write your questions in the chat - or you can "raise your hand" (icon in in the Teams panel) and open your mic when it is your turn to speak.

During the info, the topics are presented on a general level. Questions which relate directly to your own business idea or your own situation, you should preferably ask from your business advisor in the personal meeting after the info.


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