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Examples of results

Results of our joint efforts for the benefit of entrepreneurs

  1. Entrepreneurs’ influence in social decision-making has increased significantly. 
  2. The taxation burden for entrepreneurs has been reduced to encourage business, and heavier taxation for business owners has been prevented.
  3. Improved social security for entrepreneurs in unemployment, illness and retirement, among other things.
  4. The opportunity for entrepreneurs with problems to make a fresh start has improved.
  5. Entrepreneurs are valued because small and medium-sized enterprises create workplaces in difficult times.
  6. Possibility for enterprises to provide public services.
  7. Municipalities take the things entrepreneurs need to do business into consideration.
  8. Entrepreneurship is highly regarded in education.
  9. The long-term goal of Suomen Yrittäjät to reduce barriers to employment is starting to yield results.


Examples of the results for 2015

  • Increasing the opportunities for local agreements has been included in the programme for government.
  • The programme for government includes an unusually high number of goals relevant to SMEs.
  • Help for small entrepreneurs: general payment term of 30 days for payments between companies.
  • Increased relief for turnover exceeding the minimum VAT threshold.
  • Payment term of inheritance and gift tax extended from five to seven years when ownership is transferred to the next generation.
  • Automatic periodic inspections of environmental permits have been terminated.
  • Land extraction and environmental permit processes will be merged.
  • Discussion prompted by entrepreneurs brought results: almost one quarter of MPs have an entrepreneurial background.