Looking for a site or premises for your business?
The City of Turku has vacant industrial and office sites suitable for businesses. The mode of assigning may be chosen; either a purchase or rent. A building obligation will be put on the site based on negotiations.
Vacant sites of the Turku region may be browsed with the business sites search tool. You may apply for industrial and business sites with a free-form application without deadlines. The duration of the application processing is case specific.
Applications and enquiries may be sent to:
Central Administration Procurement Services of the City of Turku provides goods and services needed for its residents and for the use of service sector within Cityconcern. Central Administration Procurement Services issues public tenders for all procurements for goods and services with a value exceeding the national threshold value and that are therefore subject to competitive tendering in accordance with the Procurement Act. The tendering process for construction projects is managed by Urban Environment Division and Real Estate Services Centre.
Change of ownership and change of generation
Changes of ownership should be initiated at an early stage so that everything can be done systematically and thoroughly. The process may take years, be the continuator from within or outside the family circle.
Change of ownership is one of the biggest events in a business’s life cycle. When done right it gives the business new steam, but if organized poorly it may interrupt the operations of even a healthy business.
A business mentor is a reliable partner for an entrepreneur
Every entrepreneur will encounter times when having a more experienced person to discuss business with would be a good idea. For an entrepreneur, or someone intending to become one, a business mentor is a confidential partner to develop ideas with. A business mentor is a sparring partner and a coach who observes from outside and brings out matters and circumstances that may have escaped the attention of the entrepreneur.
Turku Science Park offers support with developing a business, accelerating research and product development as well as with finding funding. Turku Science Park helps with building partnerships in co-operation and with finding skillful employees.
Do you need a temp for a fixed-term project or are you looking for an intern for your company?
There are tens of thousands of young people studying in various higher education institutions (HEIs) of Turku, and their potential is at the service of your company. Hiring a student as an intern means you will get a skillful and enthusiastic employee in your work community. Projects conducted as student group work are an efficient way to get a fresh perspective for your company’s use.
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.
Are you planning on starting a business?
Starting a business requires a business plan, onto which the business idea and its functionality have been recorded as clearly as possible. Business Service Centre Potkuri answers to questions about starting and developing a business in the Turku region. Its services are free of charge.
Help is also available on the internet, for example on the guide for starting entrepreneurs by Uusyrityskeskukset.