What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is a way of working, employing yourself and possibly even others. Entrepreneurship is using your competence and believing in your business idea. At best it is an inspiring everyday life where you get to choose your way of working and work schedule.

Entrepreneurship demands responsibility and running a business always has its risks. In addition to being determined, you need to be able to stand out the uncertainty. The will to earn money is vital if you wish to make a living on entrepreneurship.  

Entrepreneurial qualities
Kuvituskuva: yritysmuodot

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Start-up grant
helps in the beginning

As a new entrepreneur you can receive start-up grant. A start-up grant is a discretionary allowance, granted to secure your livelihood as a new entrepreneur. It is meant for you, not your enterprise.  

When considering entrepreneurship, you should contact the employment services in good time to ensure your eligibility for a start-up grant. Full-time operations must not be commenced before a decision on the start-up grant has been made. The Enterprise Agencies will help you also in applying for a start-up grant.

Start-up grant
Kuvituskuva: kuka on yrittäjä

What is light entrepreneurship?

Light entrepreneurship is popular but what does it really mean? Would it fit you? It is worth looking well into different alternatives.

Light entrepreneurship
Kuvituskuva: Yritystoiminnan jälkeen

Entrepreneurship by acquiring a company?

Acquiring a company that is up and running is a good way to become an entrepreneur. You get into action right away since the clientele and turnover already exist.

Business acquisition
Kuvituskuva: yritysideasta liikeidea

What is franchising?

Franchising means acquiring a business idea and brand from a franchisor. You receive access to a pre-developed concept for which you pay a fee.

Becoming an entrepreneur

Book a meeting
with a business advisor

The Enterprise Agencies provide you with support and counseling free of charge. Take advantage of the unbiassed help from our experts immediately when thinking of becoming an entrepreneur!

Click yourself to the homepage of your nearest Enterprise Agency – sign up for an entrepreneurship info or book a personal business advisor meeting.

Contact us, take part in an entrepreneurship info or book a meeting for counselling

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