Finnish speaker makers have long been held in high esteem. We visit new Helsinki companies attuned to fresh aesthetics.
A Finnish entrepreneur goes to extreme and even comical lengths to improve his business pitch. Does it work? (See video.)
Students and workers come to Joensuu for first-hand experience in the forest industry. Some end up staying in Finland.
Connecting with the right people: Creative-industry pros from Europe and Asia meet at the EARS event in Helsinki.
Each year at Midnight Pitch Fest in Oulu, innovative startups seek fame and fortune. We talk to some of the best.
About 50 years ago, a Finnish entrepreneur mixed nature, design and business in a line of boats that’s still sailing strong.
Social entrepreneurship is on the rise in Finland as thousands of companies in the environment, health and culture sectors are making their mark.
The sale of Nokia’s mobile phone business is one step in the evolution of both the company and Finland.
As Helsinki’s main summer event, the Tall Ships Races are a good example of Finland’s expertise at events organisation.
As the popularity of crowdfunding takes off around the globe, the Finns bring their own innovative worldview to it.
With economies around the world slowing, Finland prepares an original public-private combination to boost growth.
Two teens continue their father’s legacy at a frozen yogurt shop in Helsinki. Their ideas are as fresh as their product.
Part two of our series on the forest industry takes a different perspective: sustainability and non-industrial value.
What happens when an Indian immigrant in Finland leaves behind a stable job to test the waters of entrepreneurship?
Would there be wealth in Finland without forests? Check out where the industry came from and where it’s heading.
Finnish company Futurice’s focus on innovation and employee satisfaction earns it the title “best workplace in Europe.”
Finnish naval architecture firm Deltamarin reviews Australian billionaire Clive Palmer’s plans for the Titanic II.
A new programme called Nest New York provides young companies with everything they need to set up shop in Silicon Alley.
An American quits his job, moves to Finland and opens a shop serving frozen yogurt – Helsinki’s newest edible hit.
Mohan Rajkarne, the country manager of Tata Consultancy Services, tells how it is to work with Finns.
Finland finds itself at a critical juncture, says Risto E.J. Penttilä, CEO of the Central Chamber of Commerce.
The key to success is not just how a nation competes, but where it competes, writes Dan Steinbock.
Backing up talk with action: Dan Steinbock asks what will form brand Finland as we move farther into the 21st century.
Jorma Ollila, chairman of Nokia, Shell and the Finnish country brand delegation, talks candidly about Finland's future.
The company's path to success has been paved with much work and many achievements – and some misfortunes, says Eljas Repo of investment magazine Arvopaperi.
The Finns know weather – they experience quite a bit of it – and now Finnish meteorological know-how is in global demand.
To thrive today, Finland needs more than forestry, metal, chemicals and telecoms, writes Dan Steinbock.
The freshness, pure flavours and pastel colours of one ice cream company make it a mainstay in the capital, but that doesn't mean life is easy.
The Moomins are close to our hearts, appear on products worldwide and were outsourcing long before highly paid consultants started using the term.
With everything from exotic designer-label clothing to designer chewing gum, lifestyle store Helsinki10 offers a unique environment where shopping is about experience and discovery.
Vuosaari Harbour, opened in November 2008, forms a major triumph for Helsinki’s inhabitants, economy and environment.
Be careful of 12-metre spiders as we take a behind-the-scenes tour of state-of-the-art Vuosaari Harbour near Helsinki.
Where once paper machines produced newsprint, search-engine giant Google is making news by setting up shop with its servers.
Jouni Palosaari helped lift Lapland's Levi ski resort from small-time holiday destination to World Cup slalom venue.
Finland has gone from forestry-based to technology-based economy, and is now undergoing a further transition to service-dominated society.
The small northern city of Oulu is known far and wide as the birthplace of Technopolis, a technology centre that helps companies grow and succeed.
Government strategy and company implementation give Finland an increasing reputation for cleantech.
What you see is what you get in the refreshingly straightforward Finnish business world.