Start a business

Entrepreneurship is about personal improvement, invention and enthusiasm to turn your ideas and dreams into reality. Few people are born entrepreneurs – it is something you grow into and Business Espoo is here to help you on your journey. Book an appointment with a business advisor free of charge to discuss your business idea and to get the best advice for your business plan and calculations as well as for your grant and funding applications. Business Espoo training, events, ecosystems and memberships in different organisations create an environment where local companies can evolve together smartly.

Business Espoo services for start-up entrepreneurs

Should I become an entrepreneur?

  • Personal business advice
  • Light entrepreneurship advice
  • Vocational psychologist (TE Office)

Planning of business activities

  • Personal business advice
  • Business plan and calculation templates
  • Guide to Starting Your Own Business
  • My Enterprise Finland service
  • Training:
    • ABCs of starting a business
    • Business plan training
    • Vocational qualification in entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurship training

Starting a business

  • Personal business advice
    • Information service for immigrants 
    • Start-up grant advice
  • Start-up Plus service for sales and marketing development
  • Business clinics
  • Network of experts
  • Permits
  • Procurement
  • Facilities
  • Support and networking in associations

Financing business

  • Personal business advice – application instruction and referral to different funding channels:
    • Start-up grant
    • Financing by banks
    • Finnvera
    • Business Finland
    • ELY Centre
    • EU project funding
    • Other business subsidies
  • Launchpad
  • Matching events