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01 Aug 2021

A methodical approach supports new entrepreneurs

Keuke's specialists host clinics where they answer questions entrepreneurs face in their everyday operations. A record number of new companies were founded over the last year. Business developer Ari Ainola is here to tell new entrepreneurs what they should focus on and how they can really get their business operations off the ground.


A record number of 1 345 new companies were founded in Keuke's operating area in 2020. What is causing this trend? 

COVID-19 has affected people in a multitude of ways. Having more leisure time has made people stop and think if now is the time to realise their dream of becoming an entrepreneur. At the same time, a whole new kind of demand has entered the market that new entrepreneurs wish to meet with their business ideas. More and more people wish to work on their own terms and entrepreneurship is a brilliant way of achieving that.


The first years are often a time of learning and uncertainty for a new company. How can one prepare for this? 

It is not possible to prepare for everything, but good planning can help avoid many pitfalls. We at Keuke wish to encourage entrepreneurs to think about different scenarios and find solutions to them. This reduces uncertainty and shortens reaction time if a challenging situation presents itself.  

A fresh entrepreneur would do well to focus on networking, as the advice of more experienced entrepreneurs is often worth more than gold. In the early stages it is also crucial to secure adequate funding as it might take some time for the business operations to pick up steam.  


Running your own company can feel lonely at times. What kind of support is available for new entrepreneurs? 

Local entrepreneur organisations and industry-specific associations are great channels for networking and finding peer support. To support entrepreneurs, Keuke has created a network of specialists (Asiantuntijapörssi) that new entrepreneurs should also take advantage of. Entrepreneurs may also share their experiences with a mentor.

It is also important that entrepreneurs take care of their own recreation: do something entirely different on your time off, meet new people, focus on the family and do things that you feel give you energy and resources for everyday life and running the business. 


What are the issues that a new entrepreneur should especially focus on during the first year?

A new entrepreneur should especially learn to do their work methodically and systemically. This can be difficult at first, but it saves a significant amount of time in the long run.  It is also good to realise that the company is something you have to take care of. You must regularly market your products and services to ensure that the company's workload remains stable and keeps bringing in income to cover expenses.

To support sales and marketing we can offer the Startti Plus service, which is enabled by TE Services. It is a free-of-charge specialist service for recipients of start-up assistance and those who have started their business operations while on unemployment benefits.


When and why should the entrepreneur turn to Keuke’s specialists for help? 

You should contact us at Keuke immediately when a question concerning entrepreneurship begins to occupy your mind. Sometimes it is hard to find a solution or gain an understanding of an issue on your own, but when the matter is brainstormed together the solution often presents itself a lot easier. The sooner  the entrepreneur contacts Keuke, the sooner the issue is solved.

 
 
 

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Keuke, Development Centre Ltd. Helsinki Region North, aims to create growth for the region thorough counselling and supporting local businesses. Our services include for example:

Our clients, local SME′s, have insofar been exceedingly satisfied with our services, and we strive to keep it that way.

Keuke is owned by seven municipalities in Central Uusimaa: Kerava, Järvenpää, Tuusula, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Sipoo and Karkkila and our services are free of charge for our clients.

Helsinki Region North, Central Uusimaa, has an excellent logistic position at the border of the best markets. It is part of the Helsinki metropolitan area and is the gateway to Finnish, European and Eastern markets, such as Russia and the Baltic countries.

Our Contact details:
Address: Puuvalonaukio 2D, 2rd floor
Kerava

Tel: +35850 341 3210

Keuke, Utvecklingscentret för Mellersta Nyland, är ett företagsrådgivningsbolag som ägs av sju kommuner i Mellersta Nyland. Vi sträver efter att skapa tillväxt på området genom att stöta och rådda små och medelstora företag i till ex. följande frågor:

Utöver dessa tjänster, organiserar vi också flera större evenemang och utbildningar om året med varierande tema inom affärslivet.

Keukes rådgivningstjänster är kostnadsfria och betjänar företag som är verksamma i våra ägarkommuner: Borgnäs, Högfors, Kervo, Nurmijärvi, Sibbo, Träskända och Tusby.

Våra kunder har såtillvida varit väldigt nöjda med våra tjänster och vi kämpar för att det kommer att vara så också i framtiden.

Ytterligare information:

Elina Duréault, företagsrådgivare
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Elina Pekkarinen, verkställande direktör
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E-post: förnamn.efternamn(at)keuke.fi

SIBBO

Sibbo är en snabbt växande tvåspråkig kommun som ligger på ca 25 km:s avstånd från Helsingfors och Borgå och är en del av huvudstadsregionens ekonomi- och pendlingsregion. Sibbos läge invid Lahtis och Borgå motorvägar är logistiskt sett utmärkt. Man når Helsingfors-Vanda flygplats samt Nordsjö hamn under en halv timme.

Sibbo kommun säljer företagstomter på Lönnbacka företagspark och Bastukärr logistikområde.

Bastukärr arbetsplatsområde omfattar ett område på ca 230 hektar invid Kervovägen. Området lämpar sig väl för logistikfunktioner som kräver stort utrymme. Även serviceföretag kan etablera sig på området.

Lönnbacka företagsparkets arbetsplatsområden är beläget invid Mårtensbyvägen mellan Nickby och Tallmo. Det finns lediga företagstomter på området.

Lediga företagstomter och lokaliteter:
http://www.sipoo.fi/se/service/bygga_och_bo/tomter_till_salu
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