If you are dreaming of starting your own business, it’s worth going to the information sessions at the Apaja Shopping Centre. At these sessions, experts give good tips on how to plan a business. From there, you can move on to a personal consultation either at the New Business Centre or with the Startup advisors of the Business Development Services.
Info sessions for those planning to start a business: 9.00–11.00am (7 Jun),4.30–6.30pm (14 Jun), place: TE-palvelut Messi, Apaja Shopping Centre
The services are intended especially for individuals and teams planning to start a business with the aim of selling their products or services in either domestic or export markets. The Startup advisors of the Business Development Services provide confidential help with developing and testing the business concept. Help is also available with making financial calculations and drawing up a business plan as well as exploring the funding options. Business premises can also be found through us and we act as a partner in forming stakeholder relationships. Read more
The Kuopio Region Enterprice Agency, funded mainly by the City of Kuopio Business Development Services, is the most natural partner in situations where you are planning to start a business that, at least initially, will operate in the local market. Experienced business advisors provide help with everything related to starting a business. Startup funding applications and related assessments are also dealt with through the Centre. Read more
You can also become an entrepreneur by buying an existing business. Business Exchange is a service that brings together all those involved in the sale and purchase of businesses. You can issue an advertisement at any time and easily manage your own advertisements. Business Exchange is of benefit to buyers, sellers and also service providers. Read more (in Finnish)
Yritystulkki provides guides for everyday business situations. The guides help you plan your company’s finances and operations, draw up contracts and complete the necessary forms. Use of Yritystulkki is free of charge. Kuopio Business Development Services provides the service for the region’s entrepreneurs. Read more
YritysKuopio network provides services for the entrepreneurship and business development in the Kuopio region. The aim is to promote and strengthen the development, growth and internationalization of business life. The partnership agreement was signed in the spring of 2017. The network includes Kuopio Business Development Services, Kuopio Region Enterprise Agency, Kuopion Yrittäjät, Savon Yrittäjät, Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd, University of Eastern Finland and Savo Vocational College. For more information: Anna-Liisa Martikainen, Kuopio City Business Service, anna-liisa.martikainen (at) kuopio.fi, 044 718 4903.