There are many exciting things about entrepreneurship. Also many concerns at the start. Starting out as an entrepreneur is often a step into the unknown. At the very least it is a big decision, and for many people it can be a huge life change.
There are lots of things to consider in the early days of running a business, from the location to the choice of accountant. You have to sort out insurance and get a website. There are expenses even though there is no income as yet. Funding is needed already at the start, and it often needs to come from an external source.
Take a step back from the buzzing questions
Before you act, take some time to hammer out your company’s vision: what you want to achieve with your business operations? Think for a moment about your identity as an entrepreneur, the values on which you intend to base your company. This puts you on the path towards the core of your company, your business idea: what do you produce, for whom and how? Once your business idea starts to become clear, you can begin to make a business plan.
This is a good time to schedule an appointment with a business consultant.
We will help you in formulating your business plan and crystallising your business idea. At the same time you will receive a clearer understanding of insurance matters, financing needs and methods, and accounting issues – maybe even that web designer. You don’t have to be alone with your questions. Entrepreneurs need a sparring partner at all stages of their journey, and even during their first steps. We are here for you.
Our services are personal, confidential and free of charge for all residents of Hanko, Ingå, Lohja, Siuntio and Raseborg, and anyone planning to start up a business in those areas.
We recommend familiarising yourself with the Finnish Enterprise Agencies’ Entrepreneur Guide, which you can download or pick up from our offices. Let’s schedule a meeting at the same time, so that we can help you fulfil your dreams.