Personal business advice

Business Espoo offers personal advisory services and support free of charge for writing a business plan and starting a business. If you need information or want to discuss different options, you should contact us before you start as what is called a light entrepreneur, applying for a start-up grant or submitting a start-up notification.

Our advisory services are available in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian and Chinese.

Book an appointment with a business advisor(external link).

Light Entrepreneurship

A light entrepreneur is a person who works on their own behalf through an invoicing service. Light entrepreneurship is mainly suitable for the sale of services. The term “light entrepreneur” is not part of our legislation but is originally a marketing name developed by an invoicing service provider.

Read more(external link) (in Finnish) about light entrepreneurship and book an appointment for personal light entrepreneurship advice.

Career choice help

The psychologists at the Employment and Economic Development Office offer confidential career choice guidance. The psychologists help to find solutions to issues related to career choice, work or education.

For more information, please visit the TE Office website(external link)

Entrepreneur tests

Entrepreneur tests allow you to test whether you would succeed as an entrepreneur. Based on the answers, you will receive an estimate of your entrepreneurial abilities and your own strengths and weaknesses. You will receive a summary of your answers, which you can use, for example, in your discussion with a business advisor.

Tests can be carried out on the websites of Enterprise Finland(external link) and Suomen Yrittäjät(external link), for example.