COVID-19 Information for entrepreneurs

On this page you can find information concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses and entrepreneurs.

Contact us

The business coordinator Anne Peltonen from the Municipality of Sipoo is here to help. You can contact her by telephone, e-mail or Teams/Skype.

Business coordinator Anne Peltonen
+358 40 480 8529
firstname.lastname@sipoo.fi

Keuke's Crisis Helpline

Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy Keuke helps entrepreneurs and business owners amidst the Covid-19 crisis, providing information about financial and human resource options.

The helpline can be reached by telephone on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm. You can call the Keuke crisis helpline by dialing +358 50 523 8897.

The Workforce Pool of Municipality of Sipoo

The Municipality of Sipoo’s Business and Employment Services have initiated a Workforce Pool project. The aim of the project is to conveniently and flexibly combine businesses, who due to the Covid-19 crisis need work force and employees, who due to the changing situations are now (or in the near future risk to be) without employment.

The Municipality of Sipoo’s aim is to get employers and employees to meet in this exceptional situation. Any contracts or other agreements are strictly reserved to be between employer and employee, the municipality is not a party in these discussions.

For more information of the project, contact Business coordinator Anne Peltonen.

Finnvera's Financial Services

The official Export Credit Agency (ECA) Finnvera is a state owned financing company, that can provide financial services for businesses both locally and internationally.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Finnvera can help with arrangements in financing businesses in cooperation with commercial banks.

See Finnvera’s website for more information:

Finnvera Frontpage

Suomen Yrittäjät - Finnish Entrepreneurs

The association for Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) in Finland – Suomen Yrittäjät (Finnish Entrepreneurs) has a lot of useful information on their website.

Suomen Yrittäjät in English

Tax Administration

The Covid-19 pandemic can cause fiscal disturbance for entrepreneurs and thus result in lowered possibilities to take charge of taxation duties. There are many ways the Tax Administration can help, for instance in providing additional time for the submission of the Taxation and Revenue report or flexibility in payments of taxes.

Consult the Tax Administration’s website for more information:

Verohallinto / Finnish Tax Administration

Kela - Social Insurance Institution

The Covid-19 pandemic and crisis also entails entrepreneurs to be eligible for some social benefits. For more information, consult the National Social Insurance Institution’s website.

Kela – Social Insurance Institution

Yritys-Suomi Financial Counselling Service

Yritys-Suomi (Business Finland) offers a financial counselling service for entrepreneurs and business owners in financial difficulties. You can contact the counseling service, when your business has accumulated invoices that you no longer can pay, if you are unable to take care of mortgages or downpayments for loans or your business is struggling and you need someone to talk to.

Yrittäjän Talousapu Financial Counselling Service

 

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for decisions to help entrepreneurs and business owners cope with the changing situation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment Website