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Start a business
Entrepreneurship is about turning your ideas into action. This takes hard work and an appetite for calculated risks.
The key is to innovate – develop new products or services that no one's ever done before, or in places where they weren't available.
Capture any idea that occurs to you, no matter how whacky it might seem. Then you can refine your thinking, brainstorm with others, and start to develop a business plan – a structured document that outlines your goals and how you want to achieve them.
And of course you don’t have to go it alone – you can start a business with friends, colleagues or family members. It may well make sense to team up with people who have different business skills and experience to you.
Find out if entrepreneurship is the right thing for you with Entrepreneur Envoy.
If your business is already set up, the Enterprise Europe Network can help you make the most of the European marketplace.
Need some help getting started? The i-genius academy has online courses and training available.
If your dream is to start a business in Norway, these instances will be of help:
Innovation Norway - the government site for innovation and entrepreneurship will give you tips and tricks on how to start and run a business, and also give useful advise on how to finance your business idea.
Altinn.no - another public service useful for entrepreneurs
Business Information Services - a free information desk to facilitate the starting up and running of businesses in Norway