Finnish Enterprise Agencies and Tukes to start cooperation
The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) and Finnish Enterprise Agencies will start cooperation. In accordance with its strategy, Tukes aims to encourage companies to be responsible and help and instruct companies in questions related to compliance with regulations. By becoming a member of Finnish Enterprise Agencies, Tukes has an even better opportunity to help companies to succeed.
Often, entrepreneurs have so many questions to think about, especially when starting their business, that they may not realise that products and services need to adhere to safety requirements.
“Starting this cooperation with Finnish Enterprise Agencies and business advisors of regional Enterprise Agencies helps us to increase entrepreneurs’ knowledge of requirements, already during the first stages of business activities. When a company verifies at the very beginning that a product or service meets its requirements, there are no unwelcome surprises later and competitive business activities can get off to a good start”, says Tuiri Kerttula, director at Tukes.
Finnish Enterprise Agencies is a cooperation network of 30 local Enterprise Agencies in Finland. Enterprise Agencies provide confidential advisory services, free of charge, for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. When planning to start a business, aspiring entrepreneurs are given personal mentoring in how to plan business activities and establish a company. In addition to business advisors, the network includes representatives of notable businesses. Specialists from different sectors, including accounting firms, advertising agencies and law firms, participate in the advisory process voluntarily.
The aim of Finnish Enterprise Agencies is to make it easier to start a business and, therefore, promote new business activities in Finland. Advisory services also ensure that new companies are successful during their early stages. Enterprise Agencies closely assess the profitability of each business idea and the potential of customers to become entrepreneurs. As a result, any problems can already be resolved before business activities are started.
A list of Enterprise Agencies is available (in Finnish) at https://www.uusyrityskeskus.fi/yritysneuvonta/uusyrityskeskukset/.
Tuiri Kerttula, Director. Products Department, tel. +358 (0)29 5052 643
Kimmo Peltonen, Director General, tel. +358 (0)29 5052 157
Finnish Enterprise Agencies:
Susanna Kallama, managing director, tel. +358 (0)40 587 2445