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To Have a Nice Place to Work In

Pauliina Manso ja Outi Hannuksela, both living on Costa Del Sol, have known each other for more than 20 years. Six months ago, the two women combined their know-how and experience, and now a joint Co-Working business is creating opportunities and new innovations for an international working community. SMARTWORKPLAZA is a natural mile stone on a long trip: two determined [...]

Co-Working Space is not the same as Open Space

I have earlier worked in an office hotel and expected something similar when I joined a Co-Working Space in Fuengirola. Very soon, I noticed that I had come to a new world. Literally speaking, co-working simply means that people work together. Nothing new or special. However, if you think co-working as a concept, it seems to be much more. Not [...]

City of Fuengirola Encourages SMEs to Network

In Fuengirola small and medium size enterprises form 95 % of all companies. The tendency seems to continue as last year over 1100 new SMEs started their work in the city. -Fuengirola seems to be very popular among the entrepreneurs as every day – in average – three enterprises were established last year in the city, says Mr. Ricardo Von [...]

From an Idea to Establishment – How to Boost Your Business in Spain

Mr. Oscar Ramirez, who has a long experience in building ecosystems between businesses, gave an awesome presentation about business opportunities in Spain in SmartWorkPlaza last week. WE WERE a nice group of –mostly Finnish – people and Oscar gave what folks were expecting, and much more.   On the top of being Spanish and knowing the local market, Oscar knows [...]

How to sell in 1 minute – workshop about elevator pitch!

In every business you need to sell. And to be able to success you need to sell well. In today´s busy world selling is about catching client´s attention. First seconds are important. That is why we need to practice our elevator speech and remember also to whom you are talking to.Even if you work is not related directly to sales, [...]

Corporate models to start a business in Spain

Starting company in Spain? What you need to know about company forms. Our specialists Rocio Palomo from CMAsesores and Elisa Nyman from La Caixa Bank gave important information in Business Breakfast 13.2.2019 And as always, find out information before you start your company, there are quite a few details that are important to know. Depending the size of your business [...]

Oficial Opening 8.2.2019

Thank you all! We had just a perfect day. We are now oficially open. Party took place on the 8th of Februay. We invited aprox 100 persons and aprox 100 arrived. Fuengirola Television was present and inteviewed our CEO Pauliina Manso. Our guests of honor were mayor of Fuengirola Ana Mula, Ambassador Tiina Jortikka-Laitinen and Vice president of Comision Europeo [...]

International Travel Fair Matkamessut in Finland 17-20.1.2019

  SmartWorkPlaza was in Matkamessut together with Fuengirola Town Hall and Costa del Sol Tourism organization. Our business and hometown got excellent visibility and we were very proud to present our multicultural town together with 20 companies in stand of Costa del Sol.Helsinki was covered in snow just few days before the fair and our Spanish delegation got to see [...]

Welcome 2019 and new deadlines

To get things done everyone needs timetables and deadlines. Our December was full of deadlines to get premises of SmartWorkPlaza done. And we made it!Now we are starting year 2019, and deadlines are new. Instead of breaking walls, painting, choosing chairs or lamps we are happy to concentrate on meetings, collaboration, events … Just after few weeks experience of this [...]

Let’s do it smart way

SmartWorkPlaza was officially presented just few days ago. But before that we have been working for months to make it happen, to find a perfect place for the Co-Working and Business center, building concept that works for Finnish and Spanish market and counting all figures again and again to make the business profitable. It has been quite a journey, already. [...]