The Challenge of the Entrepreneur: Where to Find Relevant Information!

While completing my internship as a business administration student at SmartWorkPlaza I am writing my thesis about setting up businesses in Spain. As I was gathering information about the subject I experienced first-hand how difficult it could be to find relevant and up to date information.

Clear instructions on what...


We are SmartWorkPlaza’s two and only interns from Finland, Essi and Charlotta. Essi is studying business administration in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Charlotta is studying tourism and event management in Haaga-Helia Porvoo campus.

Because of the cooperation between EU countries and with the help of the Erasmus+ programme...

Continuous Learning Is a Lifelong, Interactive Process

Blog by Jatta Kupias

Continuous learning does not mean getting more university grades, but finding something new from the life around you.

My parents who were born far before the Second World War could not go to school for many years, the had to go working. However, they learnt...

Happy in Spain

Blog by Jatta Kupias, August 23rd, 2019


After 18 months in Spain I am still a stranger but not as confused as I used to be

THERE ARE thousands of foreigners at Costa del Sol but, above all, the Fuengirola region is home for tens of thousands of Spanish....

Giving Feedback Is a Skill that Can Be Practiced

A blog by Jatta Kupias

It is very important to give and get feedback. It is also very nice to give and get it in case the assessment is positive. That is how we felt at SmartWorkPlaza when we went through the evaluations of our performance during the last months...

The Best Ideas Are Born in a Diverse Environment

Blog by Jatta Kupias

Finland has got a new government, and one of its main tasks will again be, how to create more jobs: how to ensure that there will be enough work force to take care of the growing number of non-working people.  Today’s low birth rates, combined with...

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.


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....

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.


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...

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