The Entrepreneurial Evening, organised on 24 April 2019 jointly by Posintra, PALKO project by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science and Ohjaamo, gave new entrepreneurs a compact but comprehensive information package on entrepreneurship.
The event explained what entrepreneurship is all about, when it could be tried out, what should be considered and what kinds of enterprises there are.
The initiative for the event came from the young people themselves and it was hosted by Posintra’s Peter Backman.
Speakers during the evening were Posintra’s business adviser Jutta Westerlund, Annika Broberg from the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE-keskus), Saara Suomäki, Executive Director of the Porvoo Region 4H Association, Johanna Setänen, Eezy’s representative, Johanna Backman, representative of OP Eastern Uusimaa, and Mika Laine from Porvoon Yrittäjät (Porvoo Region Entrepreneurs).
Being an entrepreneur even at the age of 13
Entrepreneurship can be tried at the age of 13 in a 4H association. 4H entrepreneurship is a hobby activity where you can set up a business and try being an entrepreneur. It can also be used as seasonal employment (summer job).
More information on 4H entrepreneurship is available at courses organised in Porvoo on 13 May and 15 May.
You can become a light entrepreneur at the age of 15 through the Eezy service.
As a light entrepreneur, you can focus on what you know best and leave paperwork and form filling to professionals. Light entrepreneurship is suitable both as main employment and as part-time work.
OP Light Entrepreneurship is intended for people over 18 years of age.
It all starts with an idea
There is no need to worry about going it alone with a start-up. Help is available from Posintra and the Employment and Economic Development Office. Posintra offers 1-3 free personal meetings to test your business idea, make calculations, and clarify licensing requirements and financing issues.
Before registering a business, you should also apply for a start-up payment of around €700 per month, which is available for 6 months or 12 months. The start-up money is paid by the Employment and Economic Development Office and it is subject to the start-up offering full-time and continuous employment.
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