Business advisory

01/10/2018

After attending an info event and submitting your business plan to our customer service e-mail address at yrityshelsinki@hel.fi, you can book an appointment with one of our business advisors by phone at: +358 (0)9 310 36360

(If you are for some reason unable to attend, please cancel at least 2 working days before the scheduled session.)

 

You should schedule one to two hours for the business advisory session. Our business advisors usually receive customers on weekdays at 9.30 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

The business advisory sessions are absolutely confidential. The business advisors have experience as entrepreneurs and they know business life very well, so you will be given practical advice to help you in starting a business and mentoring on how to develop your business operations.

 

At the meeting with the business advisor

  • your starting point will be assessed
  • as will your skills and competence and motivation for starting a company
  • the preliminary business plan and calculations that you submitted in advance will be reviewed
  • the profitability of the business and initial funding needs will be evaluated
  • possible sources of funding will be looked into
  • the best company type for your business will be determined

Additionally, the topics of marketing, insurance and taxes will be looked as they are relevant in your case. You will also get help for the application of a Start-up grant from the TE Office . Please note! If you plan to apply for a Start-up grant, you can only start the business after you have received the Start-up grant decision.

You can continue with the advisory services if needed. Please contact our customer services concerning the follow-up meeting or schedule one at the first meeting with a business advisor.

If necessary, the business advisor will send you to one of the professionals in our partner network. The first contact with the professional (for approximately one hour) will be free of charge, after which you will schedule possible further appointments with the professional (subject to charge).

You can also come for a business advisory meeting after starting your own business. In addition to this, you can take part in the training sessions and other events that we offer for aspiring and active entrepreneurs.

We also offer the Start-Up Plusservice for new entrepreneurs, who have started their business 2-4 months before.