Business Engine is a Finnish consulting firm based in Tampere that specializes in business development. We are part of OBN-group (www.obn.fi). We develop businesses in numerous ways and assist those interested in entrepreneurship with the development of business, product, and service ideas. Our operations are best described through close customer cooperation as well as adaptive networking among different operators in order to get the best outcome for our clients. Our customers represent various industries and vary from traditional industries to new technology fields.

We serve both small and large companies with consistent high quality and a good attitude. Many public business development organizations also use our services. Our customers believe that we are a fair partner whose actions can be trusted, now and in the future. We can operate at international environment. Our customers include dozens of people who have move from abroad to Finland. For example technology experts from Europe, and also immigrants and refugees who build their new life to be entrepreneur.

Our services are divided into different areas that support each other in the different stages of business development. Although we utilize a variety of tools and methods, we always tailor each consulting project to match the needs of our customers.

  • Business development
  • Quality and activity systems
  • Marketing and customer relationships
  • Service development
  • Market research
  • Startup companies
  • Innovation development


Yrittäjyybuusti (”entrepreneur boost”) is TE-office funded service for persons who want to analyse and developed their business ideas. You can be unemployed, student or working at the moment. Yrittäjyysbuusti is available at Pirkanmaa area till Autumn 2020. From yrittäjyysbuusti You can get free consulting, education and other advices. More information from  www.palvelualusta.fi, change language to english. At Yrittäjyysbuusti Business Engine offers three different services. Note, that all our consulting projects are tailored for every customer personal needs. More about Business Engine Yrittäjyysbuusti services You find here: YB ENG.

  • Service and product concepting, business idea development
  • Technology and expert-based business development
  • Business plan, financial plan and funding


The innovation voucher is intended for companies who have new product or service idea with international growth potential and for which the company needs external expertise. Customer can use the innovation vouchers to purchase new knowledge and skills for business. Innovation voucher is 6 200 € (5 000 € + VAT) and whole sum have to use for buying professional services.

Business Engine experts have years of experience for over 80 Innovation voucher project funded by Business Finland, including also previous fully similar services for innovative companies, researchers and individuals. We have done good co-operation with many research organizations and universities. We have also done over 100 other innovation projects, for example related with Nokia Bridge process.

More information you find from Business Finland web-pages. Our Innovation voucher expert is Mikko Pesonen, mikko.pesonen@businessengine.fi, phone 044 0321 297.


Our consultants have extensive experience in the field of business development. Altogether we have long experience in consulting businesses and producing business services. However, we have not been consultants for our entire careers, but have acquired years worth of practical experience in the fields of business management, internationalization, business development, and marketing and sales. It is essential for us to execute the kind of consulting, systems, studies and plans for our customers that can be properly utilized in business, even when implemented by our customers.

MIKKO PESONEN, Senior Consult, Partner,  Business Engine COO (MSc. Econ)

New companies, innovations, service business, marketing strategy and marketing research. TRIOplus consult. Yrittäjyysbuusti 2.0 and CityIoT consult at Tampere / Pirkanmaa. StartUp grant evaluation consult for two TE-office areas. Business Finland (Tekes) Innovation voucher consult. 044 0321 297. mikko.pesonen@businessengine.fi

PEKKA KANTOLA, Senior Consult, Partner, (MSc. Tech)

Quality-activity systems, strategy, leadership, company development projects. ELY-centre consult. TRIOplus consult. Business Finland (Tekes) Innovation voucher consult. StartUp grant evaluation consult for two TE-office areas.  COB for various technology companies. 044 7777 585. pekka.kantola@businessengine.fi


TIMO SUOMINEN, Senior Consult, (MSc. Tech)

New companies, development consulting, marketing, sales and process development. StartUp grant evaluation consult for Satakunta TE-office area. Yrittäjyysbuusti 2.0 and CityIoT consult at Tampere / Pirkanmaa.Business Finland (Tekes) Innovation voucher consult. Timo have strong Nokia-history, so technology companies are familiar field for Timo. 050 4874 801. timo.suominen@businessengine.fi



At Tampere we are located address Pinninkatu 47, 93100 Tampere




Business Engine professional execute project for wellness service company to concept new service idea. Focus was to clarify dissociation to competitors and develop pricing strategy. Project includes two meetings and also other work for the customer, for example issues like piloting, action plan and starting business. “I recommended Yrittäjyysbuusti for all, this is very good service”, said entrepreneur Sanna Harolin from Kunnonkoutsi.fi.


Business Engine’s Mikko Pesonen was mentoring at April 2019 several companies which business target is to develop and grow their business. He has also been doing KasvuOpen mentoring for many other areas in Finland for dozens of companies in different business fields. Almost 10 of his customers have been winner or finalist of this completion around Finland.


CaddieON is a new comprehensive solution for the needs of a golf enthusiast. Before, there have been various products and services in the market, but they have failed to meet golfers’ needs. CaddieON utilizes the latest technology, such as cloud services, GPS, accelerometers and RFID. “Mikko Pesonen supported us when we were outlining our idea in the very early stage. We had identified the problem and we had a preliminary technical solution. We considered everything from the customer’s point of view, what golfers really want so that their hobby is even more exciting and fun. Then we outlined our commercialization options; partners, business logic and strategy and the overall concept began to gain ground. Mikko helped us make our business plan more firm”, explains the CEO, Tuomo Lalli.

CaddieON is an Oulu-based technology company founded in 2012. CaddieON founders have many years of experience working for Nokia and a first-class ability to combine the latest technology and customer needs and product usage situations.


For Yritystakomo’s clients we have implemented many new idea evaluation- and commercialization projects. In addition, we have held many consultation events about such topics as commercialization and the use of customer, market and competitor information in business planning. ”Yritystakomo has been a very pleasant partner. Because I make many projects concerning the commercialization of new business ideas, I find Yritystakomo enjoyable,” says Mikko Pesonen from Business Engine. “Cooperation went really well and I am sure that it will in the future, too. We exchange ideas and also pass new information about companies’ different development opportunities and funding,” describes manager Kari Kivistö. Yritystakomo was one major tool for operates at Nokia cricis which challenge the Oulu area. Project covers hundreds of people.


Our customer was planning to found an occupational health care business into a medium-sized Finnish city, where already were competitors, such as one large nation-wide operator and two smaller local companies. As part of the business planning, we conducted a market research among potential users. ” In addition to the market research, we carried out a market- and competitor analysis, determined the company’s service offering, and developed the company’s business logic, including, for example, partnerships. Occupational health care is a comprehensive package, which includes health care services prescribed by law for employees, but also a large number of voluntary areas including prevention and staff development. The challenge was to develop a compact package that is not too large and complex related to the size of the market and customer needs, but we were able to do it successfully, “ says Mikko Pesonen about the extensive development project.

For confidential reasons we cannot reveal the name of our customer, but its representatives have an extensive experience in both private and public health care.


We carried out a market research for our customer, the aim of which was to examine both private and public oral health care operator’s view on the new service concept. The study sample consisted of 900 people, which were divided into the following categories: dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental health developers, health care leaders, such as health centers’ leading doctors. The study was conducted with an electronic survey system and the research form was automatically tailored based on previous answers. “ The study gave us a good picture of the market, and gave us an idea of potential customers’ perception of the new service concept. Our respondents were all from different regions in Finland, and that is why we can plan and tailor our future actions in a way that will work in all of the regions. The study also serves as an excellent marketing tool; our potential customers are already familiar with the new concept when we contact them later on,” explains Mikko Pesonen.

For confidential reasons, we cannot reveal the client, but the company employs several hundred people and operates over a wide area in Finland. The organization is recognized in its field and is a knowledgeable operator.


Silcom is one of the leading suppliers in its field in Finland. In the past, only individual shipments were imported to Finland and the nearest extensive range selections were found in England, USA, Germany and Netherlands. The company’s marketing plan was created with ELY-centers Myyntiteho consulting product. “We faced a difficult challenge when we launched new company’s products that were not yet well-known in Finland, and when we chose e-commerce as our delivery platform, marketing tactic had to be designed extremely carefully. We had to delve into business logic, logistics, and corporate branding. We received high-quality consulting and even tips concerning various marketing communication issues, as he has experience from an advertising agency as well,” says the entrepreneur Petri Puisto.

Silcom Oy is based in Tornio and it imports clay, plasticine, rubber molds and resin for many uses and needs. It is one of the leading companies in its industry and its customers include a number of companies from different business sectors.


We have carried out customer surveys for JMC Engine for more than 10 years. The target group included customers in Finland and abroad, most significantly different departments in ABB, Wärtsilä and L’Orange. Studies have been conducted with the QuestBack electronic research system, both in Finnish and in English. “ We have used the results in our development activities, such as communication with our customers regarding quality management, product development and complaints management,” states the CEO, Henri Säkkinen.

JMC Engine Oy is a major industrial contract-manufacturing partner that offers advanced machining and assembly systems services located in Ruukki, Siikajoki. www.jmcengine.fi.


Envimetria wanted to commercialize their knowledge and make it more extensive. Customers said that they need an environmental expert, but that their need did not allow them to hire a full-time employee. The target of the project was to commercialize ENVI- environmental manager-service, which fulfills the overall needs of customers. ”With the help of Mikko Pesonen, we completed the service concept development, which we used as the basis for our service manual. Market research was carried out to act as a basis for the work. In the research, dozens of potential customers told us about their needs and desires for the service content. We were able to utilize the research results in other business activities as well,” states the Executive Vice President, Elisa Rauta. “ A situation similar to Envimetria’s is typical in many other industries and business activities, too. Companies need extensive know-how, but companies cannot or do not want take care of their things without the help of an outsider. The traditional service method differs from the one mentioned above with long-term commitment and comprehensive service. This kind of solutions will increase in different industries in the coming years”, sums Mikko Pesonen.

Envimetria Oy is an environmental measurement company based in Lohja and Kuopio. The company’s customers are mainly industrial companies and public organizations. The company’s operations have grown in recent years, due to the quality of their activities and the increase in environmental significance in the actions of customer companies and organizations. www.envimetria.fi.


 We developed an entirely new Tekes-funded service called Clean Management for Meranti. Cleaning service business has traditionally been seen as a “low tech” field, but property owner’s requirements have increased significantly in recent years. “We want to be at the frontline of development and offer our customers some new professional services that help real estates sustain their value. We have also introduced some of the latest technology solutions, such as automatic monitoring for work processes using wireless and RFID-technology,“ states Antti Pietilä, the entrepreneur.

Meranti Siivouspalvelut Ky is Oulu-based professional cleaning company employing 85 people. The company is known as a pioneer in the field, and it has received many awards for its development work. www.meranti.fi.