1Step – where it all starts

Steps to take

Steps in the sand – where do they lead to?

During your day you are taking many steps all with different outcomes and purposes.

Your business needs to thrive and sometimes it feels like you don’t know what your next step is going to be like or even where you would need to go.

Here at 1Step we are aware that change, growth and moving forward in a business are essential steps to be successful.

Assisting you and your business in finding the next step and taking it is what 1Step Business Development Services can offer to you.

We can help you…

  • to assess your current status
  • explore new markets in Central Europe mainly Germany
  • build a strategy to execute your plan to success
  • train your workforce and management
  • improve your business operations

Product and Services

Our products and services

You can choose a product from our product list or as well engage with us to develop a tailor made solution according to your business needs.

Road map

The export road map builds the route to the market for business looking to grow internationally – in this case specifically to the German market.

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Coaching plan

Export business assistance package provides export business coaching and follows through on the created action plan (road map)

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Expert training package to address Training on Export related topics for clients’ employees or distribution channels in the German market.

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Who we are

Company introduction and history

The idea of building a consultancy company to help Finnish businesses to expand into the German market already initiated in 2012 when Mr. Schmidt moved to Finland.
During intensive networking the understanding has been growing that Finnish companies with good high potential products and solutions face a lack of sales experience and confidence in growing internationally.
As a result to assist this need in Finnish businesses 1Step was founded in February 2014.

Staff / personal

CEO and founder

Jan Schmidt, vintage 1960

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Highly motivated networker with a background of more than 30 years’ experience in sales, customer service, team building and training. Passionate about communication and development in business. Fluent in German, Danish and English and some basic language skills in Finnish.

International work experience from Germany, UK and Finland and access to networks there.

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Contact / Impressum

Alppitie 10 As 40
90530 Oulu
VAT ID FI26059086

Email: your.question@1step.fi
Phone: +358 4666 13 752

View Jan Schmidt's profile on LinkedIn


Jan Schmidt

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