Telefonica Fire in Malaga leaves Costa del Sol without Phone or Internet

I woke up on Saturday 7th of may 2011 at 6am to find a flashing red light on my adsl router. This would indicate that there is no internet coming into the router or rather the router cannot access the interweb. Jazztel has been rather good in the last couple of years since moving from telefonica, pretty reliable and I have only seen a couple of minor...
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Don’t Get Mad Get Even

Thankfully most service providers offer very good value for money and excellent workmanship.  Unfortunately the reputations of many professions are damaged by a small minority who grossly overcharge or demand payment for work that is clearly substandard. To rub salt into the wounds you then see the cowboy operator advertising their services. You can...
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Starting a Business in Spain

Spain currently has a sizable community of foreign residents and many turn to self-employment or starting a business to make a living. It is important to do sufficient research before setting up a business in Spain. The path is strewn with pitfalls for the uninformed. The process of starting a new business in Spain is definitely challenging and very...
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Simon Wye of Inspirations Marbella

Our marbella people interview today is with Simon Wye. So Simon, What do you do for a living? I am the managing director of Inspirations Marbella, a specialist property management company looking after foreign owners and their properties in the Marbella area. What made you move to the Costa del Sol? The sun, no sitting on the train, tube or M25, the...
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Julia Ross of Golf Leisure Breaks

Our marbella people interview today is with Julia Ross. So Julia, What do you do for a living? Now retired but worked for Golf Leisure Breaks for 16 years What made you move to the Costa del Sol? Brought children for a better life for whole family Tell us your greatest business or personal accomplishment? KHS Secretarial in England and Golf Leisure...
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The Over 50’s Show in Estepona 2010

The Over 50’s Show, the lifestyle event for older people is returning to Estepona on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 2010 for the fourth consecutive year, following its huge success in the previous Costa del Sol events. The last three instances of the Over 50’s Show for the coast’s seniors have attracted an average of 85 exhibitors...
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III Costa del Sol Business Awards

The Director of the Business Support Centre in Marbella, Mr. Oscar Fernandez, of Andalucia Emprende, Junta de Andalucia invites you to the Foreign Residents Business Day 2010, which includes the ceremony of the Costa del Sol Business Awards scheduled for October 21st. The event is organised in collaboration with the Unicaja International and the Chamber...
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Autonomoplus from CCG

With the name “Autonomoplus”, CCG – a leading firm of accountants, tax, legal and HR specialists in Spain – provides professional accounting solutions for the self-employed. Two years ago, the company that has been quite active among Spanish business community both at local and state level launched Autonomoplus – a specially designed accounting...
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Marbella Trade Fair 2010

Over the years the Exhibition of Marbella or the Marbella Trade Fair (Feria de Muestras de Marbella) has emerged as a strategic tool for the promotion and market positioning of the participating companies, and thereby to the overall economic development of the region. Organised by the Trade Fair and Congress (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos) of the Marbella...
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Wireless Internet Access in Marbella

If you are visiting Marbella from abroad for a short time on vacation or business and need internet access either with wifi or 3g, rather than paying costly roaming fees with your provider back home, you have other options. Yes, most hotels will provide either a free wifi or paid wifi, but the paid options can be quite costly and if for example...
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UK Tax Returns for 2010 are due now

UK Tax Returns for 2010 are due now. Marbella-based tax consultant CCG offers you to arrange a meeting with the UK Tax Accountant, who can discuss and prepare your 2010 UK tax return. Company’s UK qualified tax specialist has assisted many clients over the past three years. Early filing ensures demands by HM Revenue, Customs Revenue and Customs are...
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Marbella PGOU (Urban Plan)

PGOU or the “Plan General de Ordenación Urbana” is the urban planning law approved by the Marbella Town Hall i.e. now regarded as a way in the development of the region. Ending the long stalemate over existing illegal properties, the plan has got the green signal with compliance from both the leading political parties. In July 2009, Mayoress Angeles...
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Marbella Solicitors

‘Living and working’ in Spain invites many legal, financial and personal matters to the notice of concerned law, and in that case a professional legal adviser can better guide you for an amicable solution. Taking help of a Spanish lawyer is must in dealing with cases related to property, immigration, tax returns and various other personal legal...
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Marbella Open City stresses on business integration

Recently, the Marbella City Council has presented a project named “Marbella Open City” which is, in fact, a campaign aimed at corporate and social integration of the international community living in the municipality. It is an attempt to bring 137 nationalities living in Marbella into the business mainstream, directly or indirectly. The project...
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‘Marbella’s trip to NYC was a successful one’

Laura Stanbridge, the Group Managing Director of CCG, in an e-mail release highlighted the constant effort of many in taking Marbella to NYC, when on March 24th Marbella Mayor Angeles Munoz rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange Headquarters. This certainly holds significance in the promotion of tourism and investment in the region, and...
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