Starta eget, stöd till start av näringsverksamhet

If you are a job seeker and are well placed to run a business, you can in some cases get support and help when you start up your own business. At the start of the business, you receive a contribution in the form of activity support.


Support for starting up a business, stöd till start av näringsverksamhet, is for those who wish to start a business, alone or together with others. It is a precondition for support that your business concept is profitable and can support you in the long term.

For whom

You need to be registered with us as a jobseeker. You also need to satisfy the following conditions:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You are unemployed or at risk of becoming unemployed. However, there are exceptions for support areas in sparsely populated municipalities.
  • You have a business concept that may in due course result in your being able to make a living from your business.

How it works

If you have a business concept, you need first of all to produce a business plan. You can find more information about how to produce a business plan and run a business at

Starting and running a business

We then assess your business plan and how you are placed to run a business. We start by looking at your experience and what other abilities and circumstances you have for running your own business. We also take into account the circumstances of the labour market and competition in your industry.

If you want to start your own business, you can in some cases have a work experience placement to increase your experience in the industry in which you will be running your business. If you have not run a business before, we can in some cases offer information meetings, consultancy and a start-up course. The start-up course can offer you help with describing your business concept, drawing up a budget for your business and learning about taxes, accounting, marketing, etc.

Financial support

You are entitled to aktivitetsstöd, utvecklingsersättning or etableringsersättning.


You are not insured through activity support. You must therefore review your insurance cover yourself.

How to take the next step

Contact us

Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.


We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.


What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.