Holidays and days off in Spain

Public holiday in Spain, Company and work 2012

Spain: Business and Holidays

Here is an important topic for all companies based in Spain: public holidays and days off. They should be considered when establishing your annual plan and could help you finding trends that could benefit your business. Continue reading

Self-employed Entrepreneur in Spain

New company in Spain, your businessNew Company Opportunities in Spain

When starting your own company in Spain, you have several choices available. One of them is to become self-employed entrepreneur.

You should know that in Spain the self-employed entrepreneur is a natural person who is able to excecute their business and economic activity with a contract, billing services offered.

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Crisis in Spain : good time to start a business !

Crisis 2012, Spain how to have  a company with a incredible successStarting Business in Spain

Europe is in crisis, no one can deny it. Spain, in this delicate situation, does not serve as an example.

You should know that a period of economic crisis has two main drawbacks :

  • the purchasing power of consumers is quite low and funding frozen,
  • but many economists justify these times of crisis like the best times to take and create businesses.

The same is true concerning the crisis in Spain.

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Is it time to invest in Spanish Real Estate?

Spain, time to invest in a companyNEW REAL ESTATE IN SPAIN

In Spain the Real Estate have been crush by the crisis, but apart from being a big problem for many investors it´s an open door for new opportunities. The  property prices have gone down significantly, and for those with credit or money in the pockets its time to make a move.

In the overall Real Estate Market, the decline have reach an average of 20% in real terms, and even more in the case of Properties in the side coast were values have downgraded around 40%.

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VAT : distance sales in Spain

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What is distance selling?

Distance sales are those sales that occur without the simultaneous physical presence of the buyer and seller.  When trading between the two parties, the proposed contract is transmitted from the seller to the buyer, who accepts by any means of distance communication. In the case of Europe, distance sales occur when a member of the EU, with a VAT number, trades with another member with out a VAT registered number.

Examples of distance sales :

  • Contract made by mail
  • Contract made by phone
  • Contract made by Television
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How to create an invoice in Spain ?

After creating your business in Spain, the first thing to know is how to write a bill in Spain. While it is not very different from other countries, it is interesting to know what to insert in the bill, and do not forget to mention the CIF of the two companies.

A bill in Spain is as follows :

  • the name of your company, its registered office and CIF,
  • the name of the client company, its registered office and CIF,
  • a unique invoice number,
  • the name of the product or service and the unit price,
  • the amount of the bill in three stages: the amount excluding VAT, the amount of VAT, and the total amount.

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