Approximately six per cent of TEK members have entrepreneurship as a primary or secondary occupation. Furthermore, at least one in four members has considered entrepreneurship or at least showed interest in it. As a result, we have increased and improved our services for entrepreneurs and those interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.
INEXPENSIVE SERVICE PACKAGE FROM THE FEDERATION OF FINNISH ENTERPRISES
TEK and other unions have established a joint association called AKY - Akavalaiset yrittäjät (Academic Entrepreneurs) which has become a trade association of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. As a result of the cooperation, entrepreneur members of TEK can obtain the extensive service package of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (EUR 95 / year) without having to separately join the Federation.
The extensive service package of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises contains e.g. the following:
- counselling services
- seminars at members’ prices
- membership card and other member benefits
- access to the member pages with the personal membership number
See all membership services here.
Obtain the service package from the website of Federation of Finnish Enterprises.
LEGAL SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
TEK lawyers offer free of charge consultation and information in the following entrepreneurship related matters:
- Establishing a business
- Acting as a member of the board
- Entrepreneurs’ unemployment benefits
- Commenting Shareholders Agreements and Consultation Agreements
- Employer matters
You can contact TEK lawyers via the contact form. Please make sure you attach relevant documents to your contact request.
TEK's legal services (09) 2291 2345 (working days from 9.00 to 12.00)
For legal information on business operations, see also the Fondia's Virtual Lawyer service which is free for TEK members.
INSURANCE COVER FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Legal expenses and liability insurance for professionals
On top of employees and officers, the legal expenses and liability insurance included in TEK membership covers also private traders and incorporations that have no employees and those practicing their profession as an incorporation who own the incorporation entirely. More information about the professional legal expenses and liability insurance can be found here.
Unemployment benefits for Entrepreneurs
Should you be regarded an entrepreneur you can't be covered by the KOKO unemployment fund. Thus, as an entrepreneur you may join an unemployment fund for entrepreneurs, for example The Unemployment Fund for Entrepreneurs. Please, remember to inform TEK's membership register if you are an entrepreneur, so that the KOKO funds' fee will be diminished from your membership fee. More information about unemployment benefits for entrepreneurs can be found here.
Further information on TEK’s legal expenses and liability insurance from TEK lawyers.
Unemployment security for entrepreneurs - Membership in an unemployment fund is the only way to influence the amount of unemployment benefit. Manage your risks and join The Unemployment Fund for Entrepreneurs, https://syt.fi/jaseneksi/liity-jaseneksi/
Discounts for entrepreneurs
Holvi’s all-in-one business account – 3 months free
Holvi is a full suite of tools – everything you need to run your business, under one roof. With an online business account, Holvi Business Mastercard®, online store, invoicing and bookkeeping tools, Holvi simplifies work life for the self-employed.
Holvi’s online business account offers you all the features of a traditional bank account. You can easily keep track of transactions through the mobile app. When you pay for business expenses with your Holvi Business Mastercard, you’ll get a notification prompting you to snap a photo of the receipt then save it to your transaction for easy bookkeeping. Holvi lets you create, send and track invoices in just a few clicks and Holvi’s dashboard shows your real-time balance and a finance forecast – so you always know how business is going.
As a member of TEK, you now get the Holvi Grower plan with no monthly fee for the first 3 months when you open an account. When you open an account, provide a discount code that is available at TEK's member portal (requires logging in).
NETWORK AT TEK ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB
TEK Entrepreneurs’ Club brings together TEK entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. It is one of TEK’s youngest and largest clubs, offering up-to-date information on entrepreneurship in its blog and social media channels. The Club arranges get-togethers that enable you to meet other people that share your interests and can offer valuable peer support.
GUIDEs AND INFORMATION
- Guide - Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland 2019
- The Federation of Finnish Enterprises
- The Finnish Enterprise Agencies
- NewCo Helsinki
Events and webinars
The partner services included in TEK's membership benefits and the benefits provided by the partners are subject to the the service provider's terms of service and data protection.