Law is ever-present in the daily life of an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs learn quickly that there are many legal issues they must face in setting up and running a new venture, bringing a product or service to market, hiring employees and financing an entrepreneurial enterprise. The purpose of the course is to provide students with legal building blocks on how to start and run a business. Students gain a topical overview of current legal business environment in Finland, and learn different legal aspects to consider when starting and running a business.
The course addresses different areas of law, such as contract law, company law, intellectual property rights, financial markets and insurance law, consumer law, tax law and employment law. The aim of the course is to provide basic legal tools for anyone who wants to build a startup: How to form a company? How to choose a company form? What do I need to know about contracts? What to consider when hiring employees? How do I protect my excellent business ideas? What is a trademark or patent and how to register one? Does my company have to pay taxes? Do I need an insurance as an entrepreneur? What about my social security?