If you received a Start-Up grant, the next step is to apply for the sales and marketing expert service Start-Up Plus free of charge. With the assistance of our business advisors, your business will get the right tools and advice to succeed.
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Our business advisors will advise entrepreneurs also on how to deal with the COVID-19 situation. Please book an appointment for remote advisory or email email@example.com
You will also find useful information here:
Enterprise Finland’s Talousapu advisory service has established a national helpline for guidance on what to do in situations caused by the coronavirus crisis. Call tel. + 358 29 502 4880 for service in Finnish, Swedish or English on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. The service also provides help to businesses with financial and payment issues for the cost of a normal phone call.
Suomen Yrittäjät has gathered information about the situation on Corona Information for Entrepreneurs. They also offer the services of a lawyer and a therapist via its #ostapieneltä (Buy from SMEs) support group on Facebook. The lawyer answers questions on weekdays between 3 pm and 8 pm, and the therapist moderates the group for three hours each day.
Finland’s Tax Administration (Vero) has introduced several changes due to the coronavirus situation. Among other things, businesses can apply for additional time to submit their tax returns, the Tax Administration will waive the fine for submitting returns late with a valid reason, and the terms of payment arrangements will be eased for the time being, in light of the situation. Find updated information on how the coronavirus has affected the filing and paying of taxes and taxpayer services on the website.
Support for sole entrepreneurs is available through municipalities. Information and application via City of Vantaa can be found via Business Vantaa website.
ELY Centres grant business development funding for companies employing a maximum of five (5) people at the time of application. See for more information on their website.
Business Finland grant business development funding for companies employing more than six (5) people at the time of application. See for more information on their website.
The state financing company Finnvera has increase corporate financing of SMEs to help enterprises make it through the crisis. Call tel. 029 460 2582 for free financial advice every weekday from 9 am to 4:15 pm. See for more information on how Finnvera can help enterprises.
Entitling full-time entrepreneurs to unemployment benefits: Entrepreneurs are also entitled to unemployment security as a temporary measure due to coronavirus epidemic.
Unemployment Fund for Finnish Entrepreneurs (SYT) has put together instructions in Finnish on what to do if an entrepreneur is placed in quarantine or contracts the coronavirus, as well as information in English about what happens if you go out of business.