As your company grows, you’ll rightfully feel proud -- but expansion also brings added complexity. One of the biggest challenges for small and medium companies is the hiring of new employees. Not only is the recruitment process a hassle, there is also plenty of bureaucracy to go around when you have an employee. Especially when you pay salaries: you need to calculate salary and deductions for payroll, file reports to the tax authorities, make insurance payments and all that. Now Holvi has new ways to help out: introducing our new payroll tool! (disclaimer, the functionality is only available in Finland for now)
Holvi is built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. This gives us unique insights into the challenges small businesses have – and their potential. We aim to help entrepreneurs on their path to success by simplifying what is complex and giving them more time to focus on their passion.
This is a guest blog post by iZettle. The Swedish company iZettle offers a card reader that works with your smartphone or tablet, plus a suite of financial services for the small businesses.
This is a guest blog post by iZettle.
The Lapinlahti hospital is the oldest psychiatric hospital in Finland and also one of the first of its kind in whole Europe. Famous ex-residents include the father of Finnish prose Aleksis Kivi and the sister of composer Jean Sibelius. The hospital is currently being renovated with funds of 6,8 million euros. Upon completion the hospital area will become the home of all sorts of makers and doers.
"The object of yoga is to add vitality to your life, not to consume it."
Kaisa Kärkkäinen radiates warmth in front of her yoga retreat students in Scopello, Sicily. The blue sea glistens in front of the yogis and the hot breeze caresses the skin. The atmosphere is both liberating and empowering – for those used to living an exhausting life jam-packed with stress and obligations the experience can be revolutionary.
In our Makers and Doers stories, we introduce entrepreneurs, startups, SME’s and other Holvi customers. This time we met with Fruitkit, a Helsinki based company which delivers the best fresh fruits direct to their customers’ doorsteps. Wait...what? Fresh fruit in Helsinki?
Working from home sounds like a dream to a lot of freelancers – until they actually try it. But a home office is full of potential distractions: chatty flatmates, the dirty dishes eyeing you reproachfully from the sink, the temptation of YouTube and Netflix because no one is watching. It’s not always easy to be productive at home, but luckily there are alternatives. And one of the easiest low-commitment options is to take your work day to a coworking space. The result is often a boost in productivity and newfound focus, and plenty of networking with like-minded people.
Karri Liikkanen is a founding member of the production company Nowhere Boy and the chairman of Helsinki Think Company, the entrepreneurship society of the University of Helsinki. He graduated as a Master of Social Sciences in 2015. In this article he’ll tell us about his encounters with the prime minister of Finland, about his company and why a current account offered by a traditional bank may be a bad solution for an entrepreneur.