The Finnish Enterprise Agencies – founded in 1989 – are a nationwide network of 125 qualified business advisors and 1,300 experts. Since 1989, the Enterprise Agencies have helped to establish more than 120,000 new enterprises, and thousands more are founded every year.
What do we do?
Our purpose is to promote entrepreneurial growth in Finland by providing professional assistance for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs – completely free of charge. Our advisory services have ISO 9001/2008 quality certifications, which means that businesses established via our expert services are very likely to be profitable and avoid collapsing in their first years of operation.
All our customers go through this expert network analysis to ensure that only realistic and profitable ideas and projects continue onwards.
Where are we located?
There are 31 Enterprise Agencies in Finland with a total of 85 service locations. A full list is available here.
How does it work?
The goal of the Enterprise Agencies is to help businesses in their early stages of growth. Our business advisors will help and support you in building a profitable business by providing professional counselling tailored to your needs.
The services we provide are personal, free of charge and strictly confidential.
Who is it for?
Anyone with a business idea or an existing business can contact us – from students to pensioners.
How to contact?
Schedule an appointment with your nearest business advisor. You can find your local service location here.
What else is there?
Download our free Entrepreneur Guide 2016 (available in several languages). This guide gives an outlook on entrepreneurship and provides help to entrepreneurs in the early stages.
The guide contains up-to-date information and legislative amendments regarding taxation, financing and licences for businesses, employers’ obligations, accounting, and pension and unemployment insurance for the self-employed.
Use our Business Plan tool online. A business plan is necessary for aspiring entrepreneurs, and for the consultants when evaluating the idea. Potential investors always expect a business plan to exist.