Business Support Office (OAE)
The Business Support Office (OAE) is the best gateway to Barcelona and its metropolitan area for new businesses.
Business Support Office
Creating new companies
The OAE processes the registration of new commercial corporations and freelance professionals. Its website also offers online advice.
Information about municipal procedures
Service providing information about the regulations to be followed when setting up a company in Barcelona. Barcelona City Council’s Virtual Office also offers this kind of advice.
The OAE advises business people who want to transfer their business and entrepreneurs who need to ensure their company’s continuity. There is also a web portal where offers and requests can be published.
The OAE has various programmes to help find people with the professional profile that each company needs. It also offers information about subsidies and recruitment assistance.
Finding the best locationWhether the company is local or international, the OAE helps find the best sites for setting up brand-new businesses, and Barcelona Activa also offers its own sites.
Companies that want to open up new markets and become more competitive can go to the OAE, which has a technical team to design strategic growth plans.
Internationalisation and trading abroad
The OAE offers expert advice on foreign business opportunities for companies that want to start exporting and expanding at an international level.
The OAE provides access to a series of programmes and activities that help companies to incorporate creative mechanisms into their business strategy and manage R+D+i.
The OAE helps find the most appropriate financing for each business: public, private and bank financing, as well as alternative sources such as crowdfunding. It also offers specific training sessions.
This is a co-working space at the Barcelona Growth Centre where you can give presentations to clients and hold corporate meetings in an innovative environment that puts the emphasis on audiovisual technologies: Espai Barcelona.