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

    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

    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.

    Business transfer

    Business transfer

    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.

    Talent hunting

    Talent hunting

    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 location

    Finding the best location

    Whether 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.
    Business growth

    Business growth

    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

    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.

    Innovation

    Innovation

    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.

  • Business financing

    Business financing

    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.

    Espai Barcelona

    Espai Barcelona

    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.