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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Graham tells us why work in Spain must change | The CV35 English speaking people in Valencia, Spain

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This guest blog was written for the CV35 website last year by me and examines current problems with employment and entrepreneurship and business growth in Spain and looks at some ideas to address them.

Graham writes: “I thought I would start this little article on work in Spain by telling you a few salient facts about Spain:”

Work in Spain

1. Unemployment currently stands at 22.9%. I estimate a rate of 25-26% within a year if nothing is done due to the swinging cuts being proposed.

2. To set up your own business costs an initial monthly cost of at least 450 Euros with an on-going monthly cost of 350 Euros, even if you do not require office space or a place of work. Compare this with the UK where self employment costs 120 pounds per year or Holland where it is 240 Euros per year!

3. If you are self-employed, you do not qualify for any unemployment benefit if things don’t work out.

4. Entrepreneurs risk everything on starting up a business because if the business fails then they are labelled failures and never again will they be able to get funds for a second attempt – as they are placed on the credit blacklists for the rest of time.Most business successes are born out of previous failure. It is highly unusual for someone to hit a home run first time out. The penalties for failure are too onerous in Spain and discourage experimentation. People stick to proven formulae rather than trying something new.

You can read the rest here.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013




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Lovely Valencia Top Floor Flat at a reduced price

This flat has now been reduced by 17000 Euros to 133000 Euros. An excellent ready to move into flat in Valencia in a good area by the tennis club in Ayora. It is a top floor with huge possibilities for extension, very high ceilings and a loft space available, and has two bedrooms, office, living area and lovely kitchen and bathroom. A small balcony faces east getting the morning sun and you don't need to do anything to it. Just move in with your toothbrush. I have always liked this place and now it is at a cheaper price I like it even more. (Oh and the facade is a newly painted purple now)


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Compulsory Reading - This is Spain

If you are looking for some reading about Spain these holidays then this list compiled by Steve Hall of this is Spain of compulsory reading is very useful. The perfect coffee time read in fact. It includes a lot of things you may have already read but also some useful information that you may not know about especially if you are thinking of moving to different parts of Spain rather than the traditional coastal areas. Take a look and you have any other suggestions why not put them into the comments.


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