On certain conditions, employment offices may provide grants for business start-ups. The purpose of a start-up grant is to help secure the entrepreneur’s subsistence for the period they are estimated to require for starting up their business and becoming established. The labour administration organises training for prospective entrepreneurs as labour market training. Those organising various types of entrepreneurship training also include the Business Departments of the Employment and Economic Development Centres.
Financial aid for independent initiative may be granted by the Labour Force Departments of the Employment and Economic Development Centres to support cooperatives established by unemployed persons. The aid is intended to cover certain costs arising from cooperative start-ups that create jobs or employment opportunities for unemployed persons.
Social enterprises are promoted to improve the access to employment of disabled and long-term unemployed jobseekers and to advance entrepreneurship.
Only businesses accepted to the register of social enterprises maintained by the Ministry of Labour can use the title and special logo.