If you are interested in starting your own business, whether as a sole trader, light entrepreneur or establishing a limited company, there are multiple options to find guidance and support.
SET UP — towards entrepreneurship
Business Joensuu offers support for the early stages of entrepreneurship. The moment when a company is still just a dream, an idea or even a vague concept. The SET UP guidance is free of charge and intended for everyone considering entrepreneurship – we will support you and give you advice you on next steps.
Yrittäjyyden Olohuone – free guidance on Fridays at Luotsi
Every Friday from 12–14 you can visit Luotsi and get guidance for starting a business. Experts from Business Joensuu, TE-services, Pohjois-Karjalan Yrittäjät, Jatkis –hanke, Spark Joensuu and Luotsi are ready to answer your questions about entrepreneurship.
Once a month Luotsi organizes a YouTube live stream webinar with a changing theme on entrepreneurship. READ MORE ABOUT YRITTÄJYYDEN OLOHUONE.
TE-services for entrepreneurs
When you are considering enterprising as a career choice, or you wish to start or have started your own business, you can take part in entrepreneurial career coaching or entrepreneur training organized by the TE-office.
You might also be eligible for a startup grant. The purpose of startup grants is to encourage new businesses and promote employment. The grant provides an entrepreneur with a secure income during the time that getting the business up and running is estimated to take – however for no more than 12 months. READ MORE ABOUT STARTUP GRANTS.