Business advice and training

Personal advice

Part of our network, EnterpriseEspoo provides extensive services aimed at the development of your company’s business. We will guide you through all stages of the company’s lifecycle, whether it is a question of financing the company, applying for an extension to start-up funding, internationalisation, converting a business name to a limited company, finding a suitable office space or changing ownership. The development of your company’s business is always our goal.

You are welcome to discuss the development of your business with an experienced expert, either in general or with a particular focus. If you wish, you can send your business plan and/or financial statements to a business advisor for review 1–2 days before the meeting. Businesses in operation can also use the services of our extensive network of experts. Whether you need help with contract law, marketing or accounting, we are happy to refer you to the proper party.

The daily life of an entrepreneur can be challenging, and sometimes it is good to just get to discuss entrepreneurship with an external expert. Our experienced business experts are ready to help you move forward and guide you to further discussions if necessary. There are special support and advisory services for challenging change situations.

Does your company participate in public tenders? You will be served by a procurement advisor who will help you with how you should proceed to maximise your chances in the public procurement maze defined by the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts.

Our development service provides business advice in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian and Chinese, so it is also easy for immigrant entrepreneurs to turn to us.

Make an appointment with a business advisor.

Visit Espoo experts will support you when you are planning to organise a congress or event in Espoo. The expert will help you to identify the most suitable premises and partners and offer ideas and tips for the practical implementation of the event.

Events

Marketing clinic

Your company is driven by sales and marketing. The pace of business increases or diminishes depending on how much thinking, time and money are used in sales and marketing. The aim of the marketing clinic is to find ways that enable you to carry out sales work and marketing systematically and at reasonable cost in the situation your company is in.

As background to the clinic meeting, please fill in a brief situation mapping. During the 45-minute meeting, we will review the target groups of your company and consider, among other things, the top messages and ways to stand out from competitors. As a result, you will receive a recommendation for the development of sales, marketing and communication as well as information on the forms of support for marketing development.

Book an appointment electronically here>>
Instructions:

  • First select the clinic for which you wish to make an appointment.
  • Go to the day booked for the clinic in the calendar (e.g. 25 February).
  • Fill in your information and book the appointment. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Note: If you cannot find a free time on the booking page, the clinic is full.

You can also book an appointment by telephone at +358 10 3366 550.
The meeting will be held on EnterpriseEspoo’s premises: A Grid, Otakaari 5A, 02150 Espoo.

Boost Up clinic

The Boost Up clinic is intended for companies that have been operating for at least a year where the entrepreneur has a strong desire to develop and renew their business. The aim of the service is to provide companies with new tools for renewal, growth and development.

The Boost Up service consists of three interlinked entities, from which the development measures best suited to the needs of the company will be tailored together with an experienced expert. The entrepreneur will decide on the continuation of the development work and choose from the following:

  1. Boost Up clinic
  2. Analysis
  3. Consultation

The first step is the Boost Up clinic, for which you can sign up now. We will send a preliminary assignment to those who sign up for the clinic to prepare for the meeting. The clinic meeting is a free, personal sparring discussion with a certified expert lasting about one hour.

The second and third stages are consulting services provided and supported by the ELY Centre, which you can read about here (in Finnish and Swedish).

The Boost Up clinic is intended for companies that

  • want to grow and develop
  • have at least one financial year behind them
  • may have other employees besides the entrepreneur
  • are financially sound: their equity is positive, and they have no significant tax liabilities or multiple non-payment records.

For more information on the service, please contact:
Pekka Tsupari, pekka.tsupari@ytl.fi, +358 40 570 2021

Book an appointment electronically >>
Instructions:

  • First select the clinic for which you wish to make an appointment.
  • Go to the day booked for the clinic in the calendar (e.g. 25 February).
  • Fill in your information and book the appointment. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Note: If you cannot find a free time on the booking page, the clinic is full.

You can also book an appointment by telephone at +358 10 3366 550.
The meeting will be held on Business Espoo’s premises: A Grid, Otakaari 5A, 02150 Espoo.

Partners and networks 

Business Espoo cooperates with several different actors and other networks. Please contact us. We will help you to find the right expert or partner network.

Visit Espoo’s partner cooperation

We invite all tourism and related companies in the municipalities of Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti to participate in Visit Espoo’s joint marketing and partner network. As Visit Espoo’s partner, your company can be a part of an active network and participate in international and domestic marketing measures.  The partner network operates on the basis of an annual fee based on turnover. Around 40 companies participate in the network on an annual basis. Visit Espoo organises topical networking and training events for the members of the network about 5–6 times a year.

More information on the Visit Espoo website.
Contact person: Tiina Backman, tiina.r.backman@espoo.fi

Other partners and networks that help companies to develop:

KasvuOpen 
Pääkaupunkiseudun Kasvupolku 
Business Mentors Finland
Networks of experts