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At the heart of business

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

B. Franklin

At the business planning stageFor an operational business

Novago Business Development

Novago helps people who are planning to become entrepreneurs or are already self-employed. We provide advice on setting up and developing your business, on dealing with the intricacies of internationalisation and financing, and in the case of unexpected challenges. We can also assist at the time of buying or selling a business, or in relation to a generational change.

We can now also help with matters related to recruitment and human resource management. Novago Business Development Ltd is jointly owned by five municipalities in western Uusimaa: Hanko, Inkoo, Lohja, Raseborg and Siuntio.

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Starting up a business

More and more people are starting to build their careers out of entrepreneurial building blocks. A good business idea, a concrete business plan, confidence in one’s actions, and good networks are an excellent starting point for setting up a business. A start-up entrepreneur also needs a great deal of courage. Courage includes the ability to ask for help and advice. That’s what Novago is for. Contact us without fear. We can help at all stages of your entrepreneurship journey!

Materials and guides at your fingertips

There is no point in reinventing the wheel. We have collected together instructions, guides and links related to starting up, running and developing a business. Make use of the ones that suit your needs.


Growing a business

Once a business has been in operation for a few years, it’s time to step back and consider the future. There are many opportunities for growth, just as there are many types of companies. While one might be considering recruiting its first employee, another has its sights set on the international market. Why not schedule a free meeting now? We will work together to find out how we can best assist you. There is sure to be a way!

Are you aware of your options for financing?

As a busy entrepreneur, it may be difficult for you to find the best solution to your financing needs. Make an appointment with one of our business consultants. We will identify the best alternatives for your company – whether you are just starting out, recruiting employees or heading for the international market.

Projects for supporting business

Novago fosters the operating conditions and environment for businesses in Western Uusimaa, and acts as the coordinator and executor in several projects. Whether your business is growth-oriented, with its sights set on internationalisation, or you are a sole trader looking for networks, be in touch and ask us about ongoing or upcoming projects. Many success stories started off from projects.

Novago’s Business Incubator is a home base for entrepreneurs

We’re known as MyNovago among friends. We don’t actually incubate anything here; what we do is work on developing and boosting activity. You can decide whether to pop in for a visit at a suitable time, sit down for a virtual cup of coffee with us, or hire a conference room for a meeting with a client. This home base lives and adapts according to its occupants. Join us!

Stages of starting up a business

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Here to help you at Novago

There are many of us, all here to help you with your business issues. For no charge, applying our professional competence and with brisk enthusiasm.
Anne-Kirsi Eloranta
Anne-Kirsi Eloranta
Finance Manager
Tom Gammals
Tom Gammals
Managing Director
Minna-Mari Tiihonen
Minna-Mari Tiihonen
Customer services, communications
Alexandra Stoor
Alexandra Stoor
Recruitment services, start-up consulting
Satu Österberg
Satu Österberg
Start-up consulting, Start-up Plus, recruitment services
Tiina Lindholm
Tiina Lindholm
Recruitment services
Markku Nordström
Markku Nordström
SME growth coaching (VALTAUS), energy consulting
Jarkko Toivonen
Jarkko Toivonen
Business consulting, start-up consulting, Village Waters project
Roy Sjöblom
Roy Sjöblom
Business consulting
Martina Sundqvist
Martina Sundqvist
Business consulting, start-up consulting, StartPlus
Terja Patama
Terja Patama
Business consulting, start-up consulting

News

Your own, or the company’s money?
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Entrepreneurs, do you look after yourselves?

You are your company’s most important resource. Stop for a moment and think. How are you? Are there not enough hours in the day? Would you need a mentor, or someone to go out with for a walk? Or do you simply need the courage to recruit your very first real employee to help even out peak times or the coming summer rush? We can offer a number of solutions to these questions. Grab your phone and schedule a free meeting, or click through to our calendar.