do what the Spanish do - find yourself a good gestor to walk you through all the licences/contracts/tax etc. etc......Hello all.
Has anyone got any advice on how to go about setting up a business in Spain ? I'm sure its not a straight forward as I'd hope, so any advice would be appreciated. Its a furniture business.
If you want to open a business in Spain you better get googling fast, start with "gestor or gestoria" after that move over to "health care in spain", "spanish income tax" and "autonomo"Thanks for that....erm, and a gestor is a what ?? haha. You wouldn't happen to know of one ? Its in the Javea region that I'm looking at.
Cheers for the advice
Many thanks for that, thats ideal. :clap2:Contact Miguel or Manolo at "Centro Finacial Xabia" in the old town of Javea, they are both fluent, I've used them for years and can recommend them
Asesoria Jávea Vera Cruanyes | Laboral, fiscal, mercantil, contableThanks for that....erm, and a gestor is a what ?? haha. You wouldn't happen to know of one ? Its in the Javea region that I'm looking at.
Cheers for the advice
We have a friend who set up a similar business here in Granada.The business I had in mind is to make the furniture myself, I've been making wooden garden furniture for friends and family for a few years, so was hoping to start a little workshop up and expand on my range. I work away at sea so it wouldn't be my main income, more just something that I enjoy doing and would like to take further. More arts and crafts than high end......I'd love to give it a go, it would be nice not to have to spend 6-7 months of the year at sea.
Any advice is always welcome......Cheers
Gassing actually does bother me, because it's the only way that burglars could gain access to our property with 9 very protective dogs sleeping there!The gassing of villas seems to be, on closer inspection, yet another urban myth.
Several questions spring to the minds of the sceptics: what kind of 'gas' was used, how did the robbers know how to calculate the correct proportions of gas/air volume, how was this gas introduced, why were the robbers immune, how come no traces were found..and so on and on...
Just recently I read in a reputable British newspaper (i.e. not the Daily Mail and its ilk) that insutance companies had noticed a growing number of allegations of 'crimes' committed on British tourists in Spain. These 'crimes' seemed to follow a pattern regardless of whether they occurred in Benidorm, Sitges or Torremolinos. They took place shortly before the 'victims' departure date, involved some stupifying agent which had rendered the 'victims' unconscious and unable to give details of the alleged crime, occurred in hotels where no other guest was robbed or noticed any suspicious activity...in one case, a woman alleged she had been raped whilst sleeping next to her husband who failed to wake up during the attack.
The ability to believe several incredible things before breakfast, to quote someone or other -I can't remember who - is a talent I have sadly failed to acquire, even although I have lived in Spain for four years...
The element of truth is that people have been robbed....The gassing I very much doubt. As I said, no-one seems to be able to answer detailed probing questions about these alleged gassings - the most obvious being as I said, what gas, how introduced -how do you introduce an alien substance into an air-con system? - where the gas originates andso on.Gassing actually does bother me, because it's the only way that burglars could gain access to our property with 9 very protective dogs sleeping there!
We heard the rumour about gassing some years ago, when we were travelling around in our RV.
Whenever we parked at an aire, we would soon find other RVs, owned by Brits, French, Dutch, German and Spanish, would park alongside us - for safety reasons they always said.
I guess that the idea was that if anything odd was noticed, each would inform the other (and our dogs - 2 at that time - would let everyone know...).
But if they gassed us all at once...!
So, I hope it's a myth, spread because of people doing a runner, making an insurance claim, or something similar.
But like most myths, there will be an element of truth there somewhere..... I guess!
Many thanks, I will talk to them when I'm over next........Asesoria Jávea Vera Cruanyes | Laboral, fiscal, mercantil, contable
very good reputation in Jávea - & my gestor
Hi Solwritter...thanks for the post, and a great shame about your friend. Fortunately I have a main income working in marine surveys so this was just going to be a small enterprise while I was at home initially, if it works out then maybe I'll employ someone, but if not I'd like to try it on my own anyway as I enjoy making the furniture anyway and I might just find a market for them ?We have a friend who set up a similar business here in Granada.
Beautifully made furniture, plus expert fitting of any type of furniture you could mention.
He paid out a great deal of money into the business - renting a suitable outlet, getting a website built, accountant as well as gestor to work out the costs of registering as a business (and of course autonomo).
He promoted his business all over the place - word of mouth, flyers, notices, advertisements in all the local papers and mags.
Sadly he had to close down a few months ago.
Everyone liked his furniture and spoke highly of his expertise, craftsmanship and reliability.
But in this economic climate, few could afford him, even when he lowered his prices to unsustainable levels.