Blog Category: Businesses in Spain

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Business opportunity in Spain – An English School

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Are you moving to Spain? And setting up a business? Maybe opening an English school franchise is an option. Spanish Solutions can help. Here is an idea you might like:- Spanish Solutions recently met with members of the Helen Doron team in Cuenca, near to Madrid.  Helen Doron could be a perfect fit for those looking to get involved in a… Read more »

The New Legal Procedure for Holiday Rentals (Valencia Region)

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Local area.

You may recall last year that we posted an article about the new law that it is obligatory for all owners letting out properties as holiday lets in the Valencia region with no official agent to apply for a tourist licence  (we can only comment on our area). Please see this article on tourism licences  A client has now suggested to us… Read more »

Starting a Business in Spain?

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 Hard to believe, we know, but some people prefer to build business empires than to play at the beach! Once you have an idea, you will need some help with licences, registering a Spanish business in the appropriate offices such as Social Security and Treasury Department and providing your staff with contracts of employment. EU citizens can set up a… Read more »

What Do I Need to Work in Spain?

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Taxes in Spain.

To work in Spain, the following is needed by everyone:- NIE Number Social Security Number Tax Adviser* *This is not strictly necessary, however in the case of ‘autonomo’ (Self-Employed) the process is complicated and we recommend that you take advice from a registered Tax and Fiscal Adviser. For residents of the European Community, there is currently no need to obtain… Read more »

Problems with Employers and Pay

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Legal Issues in Spain.

From time to time, we have clients come to see us who have problems with their employers in Spain and being paid, either during their time of working or if they are “let go”. Contract Employers in Spain have an obligation to provide an employment contract signed by both parties and should provide the employee with a copy stamped by… Read more »

Hojas de Reclamaciones (Customer Complaint Forms)

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Local area.

 HOJAS DE RECLAMACIONES (CUSTOMER COMPLAINT FORMS) How many of you know that if you are dissatisfied with a bar, restaurant, shop, or another type of business in Spain you can make an official complaint through the Spanish authorities. It is the law that businesses have to have these books of forms on their premises and that they have to process… Read more »

Buying & Setting up a business here in Spain

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Taxes in Spain.

Buying a business in Spain can be a very exciting and challenging prospect, as well as being a big step, it can be very time consuming so make sure you have all of the information you need. As a foreigner, your new business really needs to be aimed at other foreigners or holidaymakers, as the Spanish do not usually patronise… Read more »

Problems with Employers and Pay

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Legal Issues in Spain.

From time to time, we have clients come to see us who have problems with their employers in Spain and being paid, either during their time of working or if they are “let go”.  Contract  Employers in Spain have an obligation to provide an employment contract signed by both parties and should provide the employee with a copy stamped by… Read more »

Iberdrola and the Frequent Power Cuts in Spain

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, General Articles of Interest, Local area.

 FREQUENT ELECTRICITY POWER CUTS I used to have no problems at all in my house on the Orihuela Costa, cooking, washing and using electricity for all manner of things, courtesy of paying Iberdrola a large amount of money every couple of months. Then I started to notice frequent power cuts, when running, for example, the oven, and one other applicance… Read more »

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