Finland to Grow by Charm

he countries that attract most of the investors are USA, Great Britain, Hong Kong, China and Germany. On the list, Sweden is ranked as number 17, Finland 35. One bright spot can be found in the same statistics: Helsinki is among the most attractive investment destinations when European cities are compared, right after London. Dublin in on the third place. Reflecting to these facts, I am wondering how Finland could increase its status as an attractive investment destination in the future.

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What could Finland learn from Iceland, the ”Island of Legends and Tales”?

I just returned from Iceland where I was with the Regional Organisation of Enterprises in Southern Karelia. During the trip, we got an excellent insight into Iceland as a country and as a business environment, and I started to wonder what we in Finland could learn from this small coutry, which survived from the recession in 2008 by doing many things right.

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How to succeed in Finland? Training program in November 2014

Training program by Centre d’Expertise Oy. Have you considered establishing a company? Why not do it in a stable environment, in a welfare country whit good support for new companies and with help from experienced entrepreneur. By attending our training program 12. - 14.11.2014 in Holiday Club Saimaa, you will learn all the essential points of how to build a successful company in Finland.

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A 180 degree turn in Russia

Some years ago Jyri Häkämies, the Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland at the time, shocked the Finnish entrepreneurs by his speech where he mentioned that Finland has three risks: ‘Russia, Russia and Russia’. The business owners engaged in Russia – myself included – immediately shot down that statement as unconsidered, against the business field and insulting to Russia. Lately we have had to face the meaning of that statement in a completely new situation.

 

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