The Business Activity Support Service of Ciutat Vella (entrepreneurship, business and social economy initiatives)

2018Multiannual measure 2017-2021

The purpose of this Business Support Service will be to offer those people who have a business in the District or those who want to set one up specific information regarding the socio-economic reality of our neighbourhoods (data on population, retail, unoccupied premises, etc.) and on existing projects in the area that may be of interest (similar initiatives, business associations, labour networks, suppliers of local goods and services and/or social and solidarity economy, etc.).

Material will be developed and offered that is specific for each neighbourhood. In addition, this service will also provide an initial overview of the regulations regarding business activity, licensing procedures, and grants from the City (more in-depth advice, customized programmes, training, grants for taking on workers) and it will also address people to other areas (Citizen Advice Bureau (OAC) and Barcelona Activa’s services), and if necessary, coordinating with the licenses department at the District Council level.

Moreover, the Business Support Service will also work proactively to provide support to businesses with promotional campaigns to local businesses to raise awareness about city resources available (grants for hiring workers, training and other resources).

Measure's execution schedule

2017: 3T, 4T. 2018: 1T, 2T, 3T, 4T. 2019: 1T, 2T, 3T, 4T. 2020: 1T, 2T, 3T, 4T. 2021: 1T, 2T.