Business Advice and Funding
Information and guidance:
- National entrepreneur’s info bank:
- Information and guidance for entrepreneurs in Turku:
Business service centre Potkuri
- Most common questions posed by entrepreneurs:
Virtuaalipalvelu Keijo (in Finnish)
- Advice in energy and environmental issues:
- Analysis and training services:
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
- Training directed at businesses:
Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.
- Supervision of interests and guidance for members:
Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät ry (in Finnish)
Other financing possibilities:
Business service centre Potkuri offers consultation for businesses in the Turku region.
The most common questions posed by entrepreneurs can be found from the virtual service Keijo in Finnish. Questions and answers include topics such as financing, premises, taxation and licenses.
Advice in energy and material efficiency matters can be inquired from Valonia, the Service Centre for Sustainable Developmentand Energy of Southwest Finland.
If you need help with charting the present state of your company or with developing your business, the Finland Proper Centre for Economic Development, Transport and Environment (Finland Proper ELY Centre) offers analysis, consultation and training services.
The Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd offers training for businesses. Training can be related to professional specialization or to production development. Training is tailored to the specific needs of the business in question.
Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät offers supervision of interests and consultation services for its members and creates networking possibilities with other entrepreneurs and businesses.
In order to secure their income, starting entrepreneurs can apply for enterprise allowance at the Business Service Centre Potkuri. The Employment and Economy office in Turku deals with the applications, and the business consultants at Potkuri will write the statement needed for the application.
A business that has begun its operations within a business incubator can apply for a grant from the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre).
A business functioning outside the central population centre can also apply for financial aid from the ELY Centre for starting a business, for expanding operations or for hiring an employee.