Go directly to contents.
Responsible for the service ELY Centre

Guidance in establishing an enterprise

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The national Enterprise Finland Telephone Service offers user-friendly and quickly accessible guidance in establishing an enterprise for starting entrepreneurs free of charge. The service can be contacted by telephone, via chat or using the online service request.

The business advisors help you with the most typical questions related to establishing an enterprise. They investigate your situation and advise you on how to proceed. You will receive advice and information on, for example, the business plan, various financing options (e.g. startup grant, business development aid, loans, pay subsidies), optional company forms, taxation, entrepreneur’s social security, hiring employees, business permissions, required notifications, the practicalities of establishing an enterprise and filling the establishment forms.

The business advisor can tell you which public services for enterprises and employers are available to you and guide you in using the services online. If necessary, you will be directed to another expert or a private meeting at a regional enterprise guidance office will be arranged, for example.

Do the following

Contact Enterprise Finland Telephone Service by phone (+358 295 020 502) or using the online service request.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Satakunta
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 11/5/2020