The 20+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Finland [2022]

The 20+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Finland [2022]

Interested in starting a business in Finland in 2022?

We put together 20 of the best businesses you can start in Finland today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Finland
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Finland
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Finland today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Finland.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a food truck ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet almost 10 years ago, a food truck.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

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2. Start an affiliate marketing business ($6M/year)

Jan Kovac from Bratislava started Casino Guru over 6 years ago, a affiliate marketing business.

  • Revenue: $500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 54
  • Location: Bratislava

Our product is a website. The process of designing and developing it was very similar to designing and developing any website or an information system. As both I and the other main founder were software developers, this part was pretty straightforward for us. However, we still did some things pretty right and some things pretty wrong.

The funny part about any SEO-based business is that you can’t really make decent planning. Do you plan to improve some parts of your website and grow? Well, good luck with that, almighty G can have completely different plans for you.

What we made right was a decision to create a system that models all the relations and information about online casinos as structured data. As an example: almost every online casino has a list of countries from which it doesn’t allow residents to play. To capture this information we have created a database table casino_restricted_country and fill it with 1 record for every casino and every country that is on its restricted list.

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3. Start a blogging business ($60K/year)

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio over 3 years ago, a blogging business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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4. Start a freelancer platform ($480K/year)

Abby (Abhinav) Verma from New York started SkillSoniq about 5 years ago, a freelancer platform.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York

I have 15 years of professional experience across Investment Banking, Tech Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and have studied in 3 continents in Asia, North America, and Europe from schools like the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and the London School of Economics.

I have been an entrepreneur 3 times now and founded my first company at the age of 19 to sell paint jobs to homeowners in Detroit while studying full-time at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This was my first experience as an entrepreneur and got me hooked to the hustle required to get stuff done. I followed it up with a stint in Investment Banking, which taught me the meaning of perseverance and quality testing when I worked 100+ hours a week on multi-billion dollar Financing and M&A deals.

I came across the idea of starting SkillSoniq when I was working with outsourced talent on a tech project a few years ago, where I was sitting in the United States and working with contractors in the Philippines. That experience was extremely excruciating, as I worked at odd hours to keep up with the time zone differences, had difficulty communicating with the contractors and there was a lot of concern around IP security and trust. That experience put me in major depression and when I started looking for better alternatives to hire talent in the US quickly and at affordable rates, I found that the recruiting space in the US was broken.

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5. Start a tour company ($21.6K/year)

Mark E. Johnson from Nashville, Tennessee, USA started Hobnail Trekking Co. ago, a tour company.

  • Revenue: $1,800/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

In August 2016, I was on a steep downward trajectory in my job as a communications director at a nonprofit as a result of philosophical differences with the organization.

It was very uncomfortable, at best. The day before I was to part ways with the organization, I was having my pickup truck worked on at my mechanic shop and needed a ride to pick it up. Having applied the previous night to a communications job at a ride-sharing company, Lyft, I downloaded the app to my phone and hailed a ride.

The man who picked me up was clearly not from our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Although he had a strong indeterminable accent, he spoke fluent English and we had a great conversation on the way to the mechanic. Turns out the man was from Nepal. When I asked him if he knew anything about the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek — something my wife and I had placed on our Bucket List years ago — he smiled and said, “I am an Everest Region Sherpa. I’ve guided that trip dozens of times. I actually own a small trekking company in Nepal.” We exchanged numbers and quickly set up a meeting for that weekend so my wife could ask him about the trek.

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6. Start a travel agency ($24K/year)

Marissa Daniels from Remote started Spread Your Wings Travel almost 3 years ago, a travel agency.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Remote

I was blessed to grow up in a two-parent household with a loving and caring set of parents. My father was in the military and because of that, I was born in California in ‘94. I’m a Georgia Peach all the way, but I was born in California. Unfortunately, in September of 2018, my life shifted when my father passed from cancer. It was pretty quick. In July, he was diagnosed and in September, he took his last breath. I was a Daddy’s girl to the FULLEST, so you can imagine the pain I went through - and still going through.

Do research before starting. If you want to start a business - research before you pay anything.

Fortunately, he was there to see me graduate from Valdosta State University in 2016. I majored in Mass Media with a Speech Communication Minor. Growing up, I loved to be in front of the camera (my father was a photographer) and I would record the video announcements at my church, as young as 11 years old. I also recorded the announcements in elementary school. I just knew Broadcast Journalism was something I was interested in.

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7. Start a tech company ($300K/year)

Piotr Hołubowicz from Kraków, Polska started Seedia over 5 years ago, a tech company.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 15
  • Location: Kraków, Polska

The idea for our solutions came from a need. Once we were sitting on a park bench with our friends and our phones got discharged. We decided that it would be nice if standard park benches had the possibility to charge mobile devices. That was the genesis of everything we started with. I, as an engineer, came up with the idea at the time that this is cool, but it should be powered by energy that isn't plugging into the standard electricity, and so we settled on photovoltaic panels.

Every day we try to develop new solutions and develop existing functions. We research the market and introduce changes to our devices to make them as innovative as possible and improve the quality of life in society.

SEEDiA benches are benches that have a built-in solar battery so we can charge our equipment at any time, and they also have free internet access. The most important thing is that the products solve the problems of the residents. Because the city is the residents so we focus on providing the residents with what they need.

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8. Start a bioeconomy business

Examples of a successful bioeconomy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bioeconomy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a home healthcare service business

Examples of a successful home healthcare service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home healthcare service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give M Bharath's story on creating Healthsols Facilitators Pvt Ltd a read:

Hello everyone! My name is Bharath M and I’m the founder of Healthsols Facilitators Pvt Ltd. We started the company 6 months ago to create better quality healthcare services at affordable prices.

We primarily supply medical equipment and surgical items of all brands with lower prices to B2B such as hospitals, clinics, diagnostics, or individual doctors. Also, we provide online consultations, nursing services at home, lab sample collection at home, Ayurveda services, and medical equipment to rent or buy.

In the early days, we used to generate very little revenue & sometimes we have ended up with zero revenue. But within 3 months slowly order flow & revenue generation started & also recruited 18 employees in 11 cities.

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M Bharath, on starting Healthsols Facilitators Pvt Ltd ($300,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start an accounting firm

Examples of a successful accounting firm:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a accounting firm:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a nursing home/hospital business

Examples of a successful nursing home/hospital business:

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12. Start a financial service business

Examples of a successful financial service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a financial service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a data analysis business

Examples of a successful data analysis business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data analysis business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Michael Dent's story on creating PropertyData a read:

My name is Michael Dent and I’m the founder of PropertyData, a subscription website for property investors and developers in the UK that helps them make better-informed decisions when buying a residential property.

I started the business in April 2017, and today it’s making $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

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Michael Dent, on starting PropertyData ($128,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a renewable energy equipment and devices selling business

Examples of a successful renewable energy equipment and devices selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a renewable energy equipment and devices selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a tax consulting business

Examples of a successful tax consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tax consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a payroll business

Examples of a successful payroll business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a payroll business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a payroll business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lilia Stoyanov's story on creating Transformify: Workforce Management System a read:

Started as an all-remote company back in 2015 when remote work was still seen as an exotic perk reserved for digital nomads, Transformify grew up exponentially over the years.

We see an unprecedented shift to distributed teams spread across the globe, as to stay in business, all companies need to be flexible and hire the most qualified candidates regardless of their location. Often, hiring highly skilled experts on a project basis is the best way to ensure superb quality within a capped budget.

Speaking of budgets, due to Covid-19, budget controls have become more robust than ever before and the businesses no longer have the luxury to underutilize their teams. The share of contingent workers and international contractors working on a project basis is constantly increasing. An interesting study published by SAP Fieldglass reveals that 42% of the workforce spend is already going to external resources - international contractors, consultants, guest lecturers, freelancers, etc.

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Lilia Stoyanov, on starting Transformify: Workforce Management System ($5,000,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a management reporting system business

Examples of a successful management reporting system business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a management reporting system business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Examples of a successful legal services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a legal services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a web flipping business

Examples of a successful web flipping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a web flipping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start a YouTube channel

Examples of a successful YouTube channel:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a YouTube channel:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Cinquanta Cox-Smith's story on creating Cinquanta Cox-Smith a read:

Hey, y’all I’m Cinquanta Cox-Smith I hate putting myself in a box, but If I had to explain what I do: I’m a Multipreneur. (Author, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur) I’ve been helping entrepreneurs start an EASY Print On Demand side hustle from anywhere for about 3 years now. I’m originally from a small town in South Carolina called Georgetown. It’s historic in many ways, especially for the Geechee Gullah culture. I’m an Army Veteran and my Husband (Shawn) is an active-duty soldier. We have 2 kids Kyree (15) and Sharye (12). Let’s not forget about our dog ChuChu. He's most definitely the star of this show.

I’ve always felt like this was just a hobby, or I was just making shirts but Print On Demand is so much more than that. It’s helped me create $7,000 in one month selling POD journals on Amazon KDP, it’s helped me land a Magazine Cover with my T-Shirts for Stars & Stripes (American Military Newspaper). It’s helped me teach over 10,000 people how to create passive & residual income from home with just a computer and some wi-fi. Most importantly it’s allowed me the gift of TIME. Time to spend and travel with my family. Once we get further along into this interview. I’ll tell you about how I accidentally started in the Print On Demand industry 12 years ago.

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Cinquanta Cox-Smith, on starting Cinquanta Cox-Smith ($10,000/month) full story ➜

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