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Founding and extending a business, change of ownership

The decision to set up a business is a huge step for anyone. General attitude may affect the decision on entrepreneurship and respective training and start-up guidance may prove a good support.  Thus potential entrepreneurs have access to extensive information and guidance services and a wide cooperation network of other actors.

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Enterprise Finland’s online service is the key channel for enterprise services at all stages of a company’s life cycle, providing information and instructions with telephone service and one on one contact at service points. More detailed information about services in Kainuu region on the Enterprise Finland, Kainuu website.

Founding an enterprise

Kainuu TE Office specialists provide individual guidance for start-up entrepreneurs on operational planning, business idea assessment and development. Their services include help in testing the business operation plan and assistance in finding funds for the initial stage, applying for start-up funds, for instance.

Business growth and internationalisation

Kasvua Kainuuseen Services of Kainuun Etu Oy boosts and supports local SMEs when expanding their business and in their quest for growth of viable business transactions in Kainuu, in Finland and on international markets. The practices include enhancement of an enterprise’s opportunities for expansion and internationalisation and specialist services, all available for varying business sectors.

Change of ownership

Kasvua Kainuuseen Change of Ownership Services are a low threshold guidance and expert service for buyers and sellers of an enterprise in matters regarding change of ownership. The service provides both practical help, e.g. company value estimation and drawing up contracts. On consultation days the buyer and seller have an opportunity for confidential discussions with the change of ownership specialists regarding the transaction. Entrepreneurs in Kainuu is a key partner for change of ownership services and often the first trusted contact for an entrepreneur considering the option of closing his or her business.

Business Mentors in Kainuu

Business Mentors in Kainuu are seasoned entrepreneurs, company directors and experts in the business sector who still work actively or have already retired. The mentors share their expertise and experience with entrepreneurs focusing on their best interests. Mentors spar both operating companies and start-ups.  When a company is still looking for its business idea, tries to access new markets or considers their approach and practices, a partner to discuss ideas may be much welcomed. The service is free and confidential. More information on business mentor practices in Finland, please see On their web page you can leave a message for a mentor enquiry.

Relocation Service for Kainuu

A service for companies and persons planning to relocate in Kainuu region or those with products or services targeted to the markets outside Kainuu or whose customers are mainly outside Kainuu. The best possible options for relocation to the region are considered by an extensive network of co-operators. Assistance is available from finding suitable premises and personnel to creating a network of subcontractors and partners and preparing funding plans.

Information desk for agricultural enterprises

A service for enterprises in operation in the countryside including diversified farms and tourist, food, horse and bioenergy industries. Pro Agria specialists help with all business-related questions as well as licences and funding applications. The service is personal assistance by a business consultant.

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