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Business Development Services

Business Development Services assist and advise Jyväskylä companies at different stages of their life cycles. We offer advice and encouragement in enhancing your business, all free of charge.  

We offer you the following services:

  • A fresh look towards evaluating your company’s growth and development potential. A growth survey, thoroughly mapping your business’s current situation and its future objectives to help us plan the next steps on your company’s path of development.
  • We’ll help and coach you to grow your business, develop it and unlock its international opportunities.
  • We’ll help you find the right path and to find the services best fit for you among our partnership networks.
  • We offer you support in making the best use of the city’s services, including zoning, permit and greenfield site matters.

Contact us!

Make an appointment with our free business consultancy service, or leave your contact information and we’ll be in touch shortly. Let’s search out the best route to growth and development for your company, together.

You can also get in touch by phone: the business consultancy hotline can be reached on weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM at 014 569 0138. 

Contact us for more information

Starting a business

There’s a lot of things to juggle when starting a business. 

K-S Yritysidea helps in all the questions concerning starting your own business. There are  workshops and personal guidance available free of charge.

For those at the idea stage, as well as beginning startup entrepreneurs, Jyväskylä offers the free public services of Jyväskylän Yritystehdas (The Startup Factory).



Employer Services

The City of Jyväskylä Employment Services will offer you free assistance with employers recruitment and the financial subsidies available to employers. Our objective is to promote employment and help Jyväskylä region employers find employees.

For more information, please contact: 
Mr. Tuomas Paananen, tel. +358 46 920 4427, tuomas.paananen(at)

Mrs. Satu Hovisalmi, tel. +358 50 505 5206, satu.hovisalmi(at)

Other Business Services

You can get more advice about establishing a business, business development and internationalisation from different web sites.

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Risto Kovala, Business Service Manager