Business and innovation services provide help for the following:
• starting a business
• developing your business
• getting your business to the international markets
Business Service Centre Potkuri advises on matters related to setting up a local business. When aiming for a wider market, seek out the start- up community of SparkUp.
If you are an immigrant, you may receive personal guidance on starting a business at the Baana point, operating from Työpiste and Monitori Joint Services. Guidance is available in several different languages.
The manufacturing and serving of food and foodstuffs is supervised in, for example, restaurants. This supervision ensures that the foodstuffs are healthy and safe to consume. The handling, transport, trading, import, export and marketing of foodstuffs are also supervised. The food industry operator is also responsible for carrying out in-house control. Those who plan to open a restaurant should contact Food Control ahead of time. The notification about opening a restaurant must be sent at least one month in advance.
General customer service centres Turku-piste and Monitori provide guidance on the different types of services available in Turku. For example, services related to sports, well-being and education have their individual help desks that offer more in-depth information.
At Turku-piste, you can find information on
- the city’s services and decisions
- various other matters, including housing, construction and repairs
Monitori Joint Services functions as a joint service centre for
Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear…you do not have a job or a study place…you are lonely and want something to do…filling official forms feels difficult…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.