According to surveys, almost half of today's young people are considering entrepreneurship as one option. The TE Office help new businesses with services such as a start-up grant and advisory services with regional partners.
Starting a business can also easily be combined with entrepreneurial training. TE Offices and Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) offer training for those who want to become entrepreneurs or who already work as entrepreneurs.
You can get more information on training options from the TE Office and the ELY Centre.
If you’re considering entrepreneurship as an employment option, consider the following:
If you are planning to start a business, contact the TE Office in your area as early as possible. TE office workers can advice you on how to go from there.
If you begin business activities during your unemployment, the assessment for whether you are a full-time or part-time entrepreneur will not take place within the first four months following the launch of your business. As an unemployed jobseeker, you will be granted unemployment benefits during this time. If you receive income for your business activities during the four-month period, you will be paid an adjusted unemployment benefit. For more information, contact the payers of unemployment benefits:
You can also find more information on entrepreneurship in the Suomi.fi online service in the section Establishing an enterprise.