COVID-19

Information package for Companies and entrepreneurs

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Update 12.5.2020 | Published 27.3.2020

Here you can find links to helpful information especially targeted for Companies and Entrepreneurs in Tampere area. Information is published in English.

Do you need to talk to someone about your financial situation?

Corona counselling service for Companies in Pirkanmaa provides general crisis counseling and advice regarding financial support. Tel. 03 56 56 5040.
Service hours: 9am to 5pm on Weekdays. (On Tue and Thu 9am to 7pm.)

Business Tampere crisis help desk for businesses offers professional services and advice to the Tampere Region companies eg. in financial planning and funding related questions. Read more

Enterprise Finland Talousapu counselling service offers help and advice to entrepreneurs with financial and solvency problems. Tel.+358 295024882. Service hours in English: Tuesday 9.00–16.00, Friday 9.00–16.00

Looking for emergency funding?

Sole Entrepreneurs

  1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
  2. Entrepreneurs might be entitled to unemployment security between 16 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. Read more
    –> You can contact Spring House if you need any help regarding unemployment security: Tel. 040 6312 067, email verkkovalmennus@springhouse.fi
  3. Sole entrepreneurs can apply for financial support from municipalities: Apply here
    –> Corona counselling service offers counseling regarding Entrepreneurs financial support: Tel. 03 56 56 5040.
  • Questions and Answers on support available to sole entrepreneurs, click here

Small Entreprises (1-5 employees)

  1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
  2. You can apply for funding from Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY-keskus): Read more
  3. Finnvera offers businesses crisis funding and loan guarantee. Read more

SMEs (6-250 employees) and Mid-cap companies

  1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
  2. Finnvera offers businesses crisis funding and loan guarantee. Read more
  3. Business Finland offers business development funding for businesses in crisis: Read more

Large Companies

  1. Have a conversation with your bank or other financier about the payment arrangements.
  2. Finnvera offers businesses crisis funding and loan guarantee. Read more

Free-of-charge services in the Corona Crisis
Business Tampere has compiled a list of service providers who offer pro bono services or solutions to companies and entrepreneurs in the Tampere region. Read more

The City of Tampere will postpone the due date of corporate invoices and land and space rents until 30 June 2020. The company must request the postpone itself! The City of Tampere is also exploring the possibility of temporary rent reductions. The city strives to pay its own purchase invoices to companies as soon as possible after approval, regardless of the due date. Read more

Questions on possible lay-offs or other employment related issues?

If you need information targeted for your international employees, please see this article: Click here

Työsuojelu.fi pages have collected information on lay-offs, the emergency powers act, childcare, summer leave and other essential employment questions, please have a look: Työsuojelu.fi in English

TE Services are updating their Covid-19 information actively. For the latest information please see the following links:
TE services main pages and news
TE Services Frequently asked questions on covid-19

City of Tampere's Coronavirus pages

Multilingual information for your staff or customers, please see the City of Tampere covid-19 pages here: www.tampere.fi/coronavirus.
Information is currently available in Finnish, Swedish, English, Arabic, Chinese, Estonian, Persian, Russian and Somali – both written and spoken.

Stay Up-to-Date

Follow what the government and the respective ministry (the Ministry of economic affairs and employment) are publishing. Official, ministerial information on coronavirus: Click here

  • Up-to-date information about the effects of the coronavirus on the services and operations of the Finnish Immigration Service: Click here
  • All about Coronavirus for  Entrepreneurs by Yrittäjät. Find out more here.
  • Questions and answers regarding the coronavirus and business financing: Clik here
  • Cross-border traffic is currently restricted. Read more about the worker mobility and covid-19 here: Click here
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