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15 January 2021

A total of 1,345 new businesses were established in the Keuke service area in 2020 - INCREASE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS A LONG-TERM TREND


A total of 1,345 new businesses were established in the Keuke service area in 2020

INCREASE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS A LONG-TERM TREND

A record number of new companies – 1,345 in total – were founded in the area served by Keuke (Central Uusimaa Business Development Centre) last year. Keuke offers its services to all businesses located in Järvenpää, Karkkila, Kerava, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Sipoo and Tuusula. Compared to year 2019, 124 more companies were established, and compared to year 2018, 157 more. 

– To an extent, the coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainty left their mark on 2020. Typically, more companies are founded during a recession than during a boom. But I believe this is a long-term trend; entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly common in our work lives, notes Keuke’s CEO, Elina Pekkarinen.

– Attitudes toward entrepreneurship keep getting more and more positive. Entrepreneurship is seen as a good way of utilizing one’s professional skills. 

The service sector, and within it, the health and well-being sector, stand out among the new businesses. There are also many businesses connected to various artisanal skills. 


TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I WANT TO DO

Last year, Keuke advised 487 clients on starting a business – this was also a record number. For start-up consulting services, 2020 was quite unusual and affected by the coronavirus, just like other aspects of life.

– In early 2020, we were quite busy. But for a few weeks, beginning halfway through March, there were suddenly no people wanting to start a business. By early summer we were back at work, but the coronavirus situation came up in all conversations in one way or another, describes Sari Virta, Keuke’s customer relations manager, who focuses on start-up companies.

According to Virta, the motivations behind many of the businesses founded last year were similar. 

– One theme that came up was the uncertainty of employment, and, for instance, layoffs. On the other hand, the coronavirus situation made people stop and think about what they want to do in their life, what they value. For many clients, becoming an entrepreneur has initially been a side job – a kind of experiment, and perhaps a contingency plan for the future. 

Statistically, businesses founded with the help of Keuke’s start-up services have a better survival rate than others. Up to 80% of businesses founded with Keuke’s support are still operating in five years. Keuke’s start-up consulting services are free of charge. 

Keuke is a local development company that supports the founding, development and growth of companies in Central Uusimaa, in the areas of Järvenpää, Karkkila, Kerava, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Sipoo and Tuusula. We can advise you on all aspects of business-related matters, such as activating your company’s sales and marketing, solving financial and funding issues, planning investments, finding partners, internationalization and ownership changes.

Each municipality’s figures on new businesses can be found under Keuke’s vitality statistics section (in Finnish):

https://www.keuke.fi/keuke/elinvoimatilastot/aloittaneet-ja-lopettaneet-yritykset/

 

More information: Keuke’s CEO Elina Pekkarinen, telephone +358 50 549 2213. www.keuke.fi. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 
 
 
 

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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
gsm 050 3668 588

Elina Pekkarinen, verkställande direktör
gsm 050 549 2213

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
http://www.sipoo.fi/se/kartor