How to register a business
As a rule, new businesses must be registered at the Trade Register. Limited liability companies and co-operatives are among the most common company forms that are created through registration.
Each day, some one hundred new businesses are entered in the Trade Register. Also many of those businesses who are not obliged to do so, register themselves. With business information available in the Trade Register, commercial exchange benefits from a better feeling of trust and runs smoother. Registration also safeguards one's company name so that no one else, for example a competitor, is able to monopolise it.
The Trade Register has introduced a new notification procedure. You no longer have to submit the home address of those living in Finland. Use a specific personal data form (only available in Finnish or Swedish) for submitting identification data of natural persons. Do not fill in personal identity codes or home addresses on any other notification forms. And do not attach any documents to your notification (such as minutes or partnership agreements) containing personal identity codes or addresses of natural persons. We have also updated the information service on personal identity codes and home addresses. Read more
Starting in business or start-up an enterprise - where to get help?
Which company form to choose? How to arrange financing, insurances and bookkeeping? These questions are answered on the web site EnterpriseFinland.