Do you need to get the wind in your sails or new growth prospects as an entrepreneur? Does it seem like you can’t keep things under control? Do you need to recruit, but the right one can’t seem to be found? Whatever it is that you have on your mind, contact the business whisperers!

In autumn 2021, the business whisperers will come back to help entrepreneurs in matters such as growth and development, personnel issues, operating environment, the coping of entrepreneurs, training issues or planning of acquisitions. General feedback related to entrepreneurship is also interesting to us and the whisperers will notify the decision-makers. Joensuu wants to be Finland’s most business-friendly city in its size class; a good place to be an entrepreneur and grow.

The aim of the campaign launched in the week between 30 August and 5 September is to listen to and help local companies at different stages of their business activities easily and free of charge.

Entrepreneur or business leader, don’t hesitate to contact the business whisperers if you need:

  • Skilled workforce
  • Training for your employees
  • Functional facilities
  • Investment advice
  • Power for growth
  • A successor to your company
  • Help with a generational change
  • Information on tendering
  • Support for coping
  • Help with taking the digital leap
  • Something else?

Ask a business whisperer to contact you! Use the electronic form to submit a contact request. A business whisperer will help you or find the right person for you.

You can also contact us by calling or sending a text message:

Luotsi Joensuu, Marjatta Rummukainen, tel. +358 50 478 0795
Business Joensuu, Satu-Minna Piiroinen, tel. +358 400 287 787

Who are the business whispers?

The business whispers are a group of experts who contact companies as a challenge from the City of Joensuu. In 2021, a number of business-related agents, Business Joensuu Oy, the City of Joensuu / Luotsi Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjalan Yrittäjät ry, Joensuun Yrittäjät ry, the North Karelian Chamber of Commerce and the North Karelian TE Office will participate in the mostly remote tour.

During the campaign, the whisperers will try to contact companies by telephone and other remote connections, but also visit companies in the Joensuu area if possible.

In 2021, the Business Whisperers campaign will be organised in three parts:

30 August to 5 September in Eno, Uimaharju, Pyhäselkä, Reijola, Tuupovaara, Kiihtelysvaara and Heinävaara
4 to 10 October in the Joensuu grid plan area and industrial area (postal code 80100)
8 to 14 November in other areas of Joensuu

What is the purpose of the business whisperers?

Simply listening to the challenges, wishes and concerns of entrepreneurs is not enough – we also seek solutions. Successful companies create vitality: work and a better life for everyone.

In Joensuu’s municipal survey, the most important thing to develop was to enable employment and business activities. The City of Joensuu responds to these needs with the services of Business Joensuun and Luotsi Joensuu.

You will find the business whisperers in social media with hashtag #yrityskuiskaajat.