Inexpensive service package from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises
Entrepreneur members of TEK can obtain an extensive service package from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Suomen Yrittäjät) for EUR 95 / year. The service package includes, for example, advice service, seminars at member price and other membership benefits. You can obtain the package by completing this form (in Finnish).
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. The service package discount is part of this cooperation.
Legal advice for entrepreneurs
TEK lawyers offer free of charge consultation and information in the following entrepreneurship related matters:
- Setting up a business
- Being a board member
- Entrepreneurs’ unemployment benefits
- Advice on Shareholder Agreements and Consultation Agreements
- Employer issues
You can contact TEK lawyers via the contact form. Please make sure you attach relevant documents to your contact request. You can also reach our lawyers by phone at (09) 2291 2345 (working days from 9.00 to 12.00).
For legal information on business operations, see also Fondia's VirtualLawyer service, which is free for TEK members. From VirtualLawyer you can find answers to frequently asked legal questions regarding entrepreneurship and ready-to-use document templates.
Insurance coverage for entrepreneurs
The legal expenses and liability insurance included in your 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.
An entrepreneur and a self-employed person can also insure themselves against unemployment. They can be insured by Entrepreneur Fund, an unemployment fund for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs should not remain members of salary earners’ funds (such as KOKO fund), because this will not entitle them to receive earnings-related benefits.
If you are an entrepreneur, please inform TEK's member service, so the KOKO funds' fee will be diminished from your membership fee.
Discounts for entrepreneurs
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