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INVITATION: Information meeting on Wednesday 1st April starting at 17 p.m. -The city of Rovaniemi takes business services vouchers to use in accelerated schedule due to Covid-19 situation

3/31/2020 12:41 PM

Up-to-date information about financing and grant info available for entrepreneurs on Wednesday 1st April. Business Rovaniemi sets up a live-streamed briefing of taking business services vouchers to use in accelerated schedule and support measures to local entrepreneurs, which the municipality of Rovaniemi decides in the meeting on March 30th. Briefing is on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 starting at 17 pm on live stream.

Link to online event will be found on Wednesday at www.businessrovaniemi.fi, where the whole event could be viewed afterward also.


150,000 euros will be distributed this year through Business Rovaniemi

The business services voucher serves as a new tool for the City of Rovaniemi's business policy. This year Business Rovaniemi will distribute 150 000 euros. The meaning of voucher is to help local SME companies grow and internationalization and to help in ownership situations. The city of Rovaniemi takes the voucher in use starting on May 1st, 2020. Search for service providers starts immediately April 1st 2020.

The value of voucher granted by the City of Rovaniemi is 2500 euros (VAT 0%) or 5000 euros (VAT 0%), in which companies deductible is 20%. Business services voucher is in effect for 6 months. The voucher is a commitment by the City of Rovaniemi to reimburse, on behalf of the customer, part of the price of the service provided by the service provider up to the above value.

Implementation of the new service system

The city has decided to use vaana.fi service system with business services voucher. All the approved service providers will be registered to vaana.fi system during May, where companies can choose their service providers. Business services vouchers aim is to help also private business services grow in the Rovaniemi area. The voucher complements other publicly funded expert services, like ELY centers services and is an agile instrument for the needs of Rovaniemi SMEs. The goal for business services voucher is to support the continuation or activation of business development activities and the growth of business turnover and jobs.

With business services voucher companies can purchase followed expert services relating to business development:

● Planning internationalization and market surveys

● Internationalization related participation to trade fairs (foreign and domestic); entry fee, payment of department place and travels. 

● Growth related financing and investment plans, and applications

● Financial management development services

● Growth related law and contract support

● Growth advisory and clearing services for corporate boards and management teams

● Corporate strategy and management

● Product development, productization and service design

● Sales and marketing development services

● Valuations, legal and contractual advice relating to a change of ownership

Information:
Business and Development Director Jukka Kujala p. 040 6402718 jukka.kujala@rovaniemi.fi
Business Developer Merja Majanen puh. 040 132 7604 merja.majanen@businessrovaniemi.fi