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  • In English How can a household purchase labor?

    Households might often need to hire a professional for something like renovation, cleaning or yard work when there is not enough time or expertise.  There are two ways to do this: you can either hire a professional and take care of paying their salary yourself or you can buy the work as a service, only pay one bill and let…

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  • In English 5+6 tools for a light entrepreneur – are you using these?

    Light entrepreneurship! An old friend to many, a new face for others. What does a light entrepreneur need to get started? The answer is simple: you only need a tax card, a social security number and an email address to begin working as a light entrepreneur. However, continuing to run your business will be easier when you know how to…

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  • In English Pricing is not magic, but it is not easy either

    Pricing your work is a perennial problem for self-employed people and freelancers. Pricing is not easy, but there are many ways to make it easier. The same principles apply in many different fields, and they can be a good starting point for many self-employed people and entrepreneurs when thinking about how to price products and services. We have just released…

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  • In English What is a tax card?

    Did you know that the tax card changed at the beginning of 2019? There is now only one tax card, and the card and its income ceiling are applicable to all wage income. The change may feel difficult at first, but it makes withholding rates simpler and easier. This is why I will go through the different changes to the…

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  • In English Important dates for a light entrepreneur in 2019

    New year, new goals! We gathered together the important dates for a light entrepreneur in 2019 – take note and keep up to date. A light entrepreneur’s spring 2019 Taxation The coming year brings a host of new features with it as the MyTax  service that was put in use in November enables people to take care of their tax matters…

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  • In English Graeme followed his heart to Finland & started working as a Light Entrepreneur

    Who are you? I have lived my first 46 years at Scotland and moved to Finland following my heart to be with the woman I love. I have been here now for around six months. I am settling in well and slowly getting to grips with the language and the culture. I like to work with my hands and have…

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  • In English Light Entrepreneur’s Unemployment Security 2018

    As of 1 January 2018, the new Unemployment Security Act amendment came into effect in Finland. The new changes brought to the unemployment benefit lower the threshold for starting light entrepreneurship as an unemployed jobseeker. The new amendment allows unemployed jobseekers to receive unemployment benefits automatically for four months while already engaged in entrepreneurial activities. In other words, the primary…

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  • In English Contract Template for Light Entrepreneurs!

    Are you about to make a deal with a client but unsure on how to draw up a contract? We hear you! And we agree – making a contract is challenging and takes up a lot of your valuable time. That is why we have now made a contract template, which you can use as a basis for your future…

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  • In English Salary Side Costs – What Exactly Are They?

    Remember all the times you’ve made a contract with new employer and negotiated salary? I bet the employer never mentioned all the costs your salary will produce to him or her. These costs are called employer contributions and although you might be a self-employed light entrepreneur, these costs are something you should probably know about. If you’ve only worked as an…

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  • In English Alejandro Found Photography Through a Hobby – Now He’s a Professional

    Who are you? I’m a Spanish photographer. I’ve been living in Finland since 2005. Like most Finns, I like it here in the summer and complain about the weather during winter. I’ve always been a visual person. For me, photography started just as a hobby without even thinking that it could be a profession. Since I was a kid I’ve…

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