Tomi, Kari and the other business whisperers wish to hear what is going on with the businesses in Joensuu! Is your company in need of new growth prospects or in search of a skilled employee – that Right One? Whatever is on your mind, contact the business whisperers!

In the fall of 2022, the business whisperers will arrive once again to help companies in matters such as growth and development, personnel issues, operating environment, entrepreneurial well-being, training matters, or company acquisition planning. General feedback related to entrepreneurship is also interesting to us, and the whisperers will deliver it to the policy-makers.

The aim of the campaign launched in the week between 29 August and 2 September is to listen and help local companies at different stages of business operations easily and free of charge. Please feel free to contact business whisperers if your company is in need of:

  • Skilled workforce
  • Training for your staff
  • Functioning workspaces
  • Help with planning investments and surveying public funding options
  • Growth coaching
  • A generational shift or a successor for your business operations
  • Information about public competitive tendering
  • Aid with digital development
  • Support with entrepreneurial well-being
  • Something else?

Request a business whisperer to contact you! Use the electronic form to submit a contact request. A business whisperer will help you or finds the right person to respond to your inquiry.

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 whisperers are a group of specialists who contact local businesses, summoned by the city of Joensuu. Business Joensuu Oy, the city of Joensuu/Luotsi Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjalan Yrittäjät ry, Joensuun Yrittäjät ry, the North Karelia Chamber of Commerce, and the North Karelia TE-office will participate in the campaign this year.

The business whisperers will contact companies during the campaign weeks by phone and remotely, but they will also visit businesses in the Joensuu area.

In the fall of 2022, the Business Whisperers campaign is organized in three parts:

Wk. 35 Eno, Uimaharju, Pyhäselkä, Reijola, Tuupovaara, Kiihtelysvaara, and Heinävaara
Wk. 40 Joensuu’s grid plan area and industrial area (post code 80100)
Wk. 45 other 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. Prosperous businesses create a vital Joensuu: work and a better life for everyone. Following its strategy, the city of Joensuu invests in vitality, entrepreneurship, and employment. Business Joensuun and Luotsi Joensuu are passionately working for this.

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