Holvi Blog for Makers and Doers

The best tips for running your business and insightful news from the world of entrepreneurship.

A farewell to a shoebox – how one entrepreneur evolved her bookkeeping strategy

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Entrepreneurship, Financial Administration and Bookkeeping | 20/09/18 10:51

This is a tribute to my long-term relationship with a shoebox. A box that drove with me across the city for years, a box that I handed proudly to my bookkeeper. "Here, my bookkeeping," I would say with a smile.

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How Holvi helps entrepreneurs succeed

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Entrepreneurship | 10/09/18 10:55

Entrepreneurs from around the world are using Holvi to help them in their daily business tasks and routines. Read on to discover the challenges Holvi has helped users solve, and find out what our customers have to say about Holvi.

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Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

Tips for beginners – how to set prices for products and services

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Entrepreneurship | 27/08/18 07:55

If my goal is to reach the same level of income as I earned with my full-time job, how much should I charge for my work? How much do I need to earn to cover all my business expenses? What if I set my prices too high and it scares away potential clients or customers?

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How to turn your passion into a business

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Entrepreneurship, Digitalisation of entrepreneurship | 22/08/18 13:25

Dreaming of starting your own business? Many of us do, but taking the first steps to make this dream a reality can be difficult and a bit terrifying. Oftentimes when the moment and opportunity arrives, we back out in favor of preserving the status quo.

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Heartful Yoga - Yoga Wisdom for Your Everyday Life

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Entrepreneurship | 09/02/17 09:30

"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.

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Fruitkit – the need for better fruit




Entrepreneurship | 26/01/17 07:57

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?

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Udumbara – Excellence from Natural Clay

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Entrepreneurship | 03/01/17 10:31

After seeing the assembly lines of China, Eva Spoof returned to Finland and started making ceramics from Finnish wild clay. Now Eva is a part-time entrepreneur in Kallio, Helsinki, where her company Udumbara sells pottery for everyday use.

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Lucas Zanotto - Maker and Doer behind Holvi's video

Entrepreneurship | 15/08/16 11:04

Here at Holvi we are very excited about our newly released product video that explains in a simple and fun way what problems we solve for small businesses. The Maker and Doer behind the video is the Helsinki-based designer, director and animator Lucas Zanotto. Even if you don't know him by name, you've probably seen his work, as he has created beautiful advertising videos for the likes of Google and Amazon. Playful animation style is what Lucas is known for. He takes simple objects — like ping pong balls, notebooks or colourful pencils — and plays around with them in a very fun and unexpected way.

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Don't work at a startup

Entrepreneurship | 31/05/16 14:22

With all the hype around tech startups, a lot of people want to jump on board with a hot startup to kick off their careers. But the real question is whether working in a startup is as fun and rewarding as many assume.

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Creative way to get money for your small business without going to the bank

Entrepreneurship, Fintech Trends, peer-to-peer lending, small business, Small Business Tips, sole trader | 27/02/15 12:24

Banks used to be the place to go if you needed to borrow money to fund the growth of your small business. Banks have high rates for borrowers, cumbersome application process and they are not that eager to provide credit to entrepreneurs, sole traders and small businesses. Luckily, today banks are not the only way to get financing – online peer-to-peer lending is the new kid on the block that has grown big within the recent years.

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