EnterpriseHelsinki
offers advice for
start-up businesses
and growth businesses.

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Introduction to tools

Get to know your tools. Tools that help you form an overall picture and the first steps for a start-up.

Introduction to tools
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Take Part

Take part in a ”How to start up a business?” information session before booking an appointment for business advice. Info sessions are available in Finnish, as well as other languages, for example in English and Russian.

Take Part
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Business Plan

Make an initial business plan. A business plan includes your business idea and financial management plan in plain language. You can fill in your business plan online.

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Book an appointment

Get business advice. Once you've taken part in the info session and have made your initial business plan you may book an appointment with a business adviser.

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Start up a business

Becoming an entrepreneur is a major step. Don't forget to realistically evaluate yourself as an entrepreneur, your financial situation and the possibilities of your business idea. Also find out about the legal obligations starting a business requires.

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Find out about services for growing businesses

Familiarise yourself with the services for growth businesses. What does a potentially expansive business mean? What services are there for growth businesses and how do you apply for them?

Find out about services for growing businesses
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Book an appointment

Book an appointment. If your business idea suits our growth business services book an appointment for personal advice.

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Growth Business Counselling

Your business plan will firstly be evaluated by our service for growth businesses. Secondly, your business idea and the real potential of your business team will be assessed. Thirdly, we will see at which stage you are in the expanding business segment.

Growth Business Counselling
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Pitch – Getting Ready

Pitch. If your business idea seems to have growth potential then we will a book a Pitch – Growth Business Demonstration with a business adviser and a further appointment.

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Pitch – growth business demonstration

A five-minute pitch demonstration for the growth business team, followed by further questions and answers, and development ideas and a numerical evaluation by the team.

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Further advice

During further advice the pitch performance and feedback will be evaluated. The entrepreneur team will be told whether the business plan has been approved of and what follows.

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Next steps

The development of a growth business goes through many stages and varies from business to business. The possible next steps are clarified in the advice meeting. We will investigate what services you will need from us and other growth business services in the following stages of your business plan.

Enterprise Castle introduces new ways of promoting entrepreneurship

The City of Helsinki has opened the Enterprise Castle in Kallio, on Ensi linja. Enterprise Castle will be developed into a major centre with services for start-up enterprises and establishment advice, serving new and start-up enterprises better than before by offering governmental, municipal and private sector services on one location.
Read more.

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Manuals and Tools

EnterpriseHelsinki offers tools for start-up businesses. Get to know the basics and how to start up a business.

What every start-up should know

Start with the online manual.

How to make a business plan and financial plans

Find out about business plans and make your own financial, profitability and sales calculations.

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Services

EnterpriseHelsinki is a service centre for those looking into starting up a business and for those already operating a business. EnterpriseHelsinki offers a range of services from developing business ideas to finding the right contact networks.

Services for businesses

With our advice you avoid unnecessary risks.

Services for growth businesses

Follow the right steps for growing your business.

Ensi linja 1,
PO Box 4500, 00099 City of Helsinki
9–16 book an appointment

yrityshelsinki@hel.fi
Tel. +358 (0)9 310 36360

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