Don't panic, it states with friendly letters on the cover of Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy in Douglas Adams' book Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. I could say the same for the companies in the Tampere Region as we put together a Hitchhiker's guide to the Business Services. On the front page it states with friendly letters Welcome to Business Tampere!
For many entrepreneurs the world of business services is a world they don't have time to get to know. Information is scattered all over the Universe, and how many even know there is life after Ensimetri, the service for starting a business. For this reason we gathered all the business services targeted for the companies in the Tampere Region and put it in one place, Business Tampere (yritystampere.fi/en). We started the work last year with the Business Events calendar, and now those and also news regarding the world of business services can be found under that same page.
In the book, Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, the guide itself is told to be a place of all information and it is used with "a device which looks rather like a largish electronic calculator". For example, this is what the guide says about the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster:
"The Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed, how much you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate afterwards.”
What a déjà vu. Business Tampere can be used with mobile devices and under, for example, the theme of funding, it tells you all the possible methods of funding, the actors that grant funding and all the phone numbers that tell you where you get the right funding for your company.
Maybe the answer to life the universe and everything isn't 42, maybe it's Business Tampere.
If the concept of Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy is totally unknown for you I suggest you get to know Business Tampere. After a while your business is going so well you can get a hold of this cult piece of science fiction by Douglas Adams, grap a cold beer and relax in your hammoc.
The writer doesn't get to lay in the hammoc yet as the next project awaits (check it out at investtampere.fi)
The blog post in Finnish here: Yrityspalveluiden käsikirja liftareille