Today every other word you hear is Smart. Smart cars, Smart Watches and Smart Phones. So how Smart is your community? Is it really smart? Does such a thing as a Smart Community exists?
A few weeks ago, I met with Rocio Torres, who is the manager of Communication & Fund Raising at Cudeca. Our objective and aim of the meeting was how can we help Cudeca and one thing we know well that we have lots of expat clients and communities who use our
I recently sent an email asking all our members to give us their stories. Among these stories was a very interesting story of how a community went practically bankrupt in less than one year.
This was the title of today’s CB Insight, a weekly newsletter that I get from (cbinsights.com). While their article was about falling out of love with a project after an entrepreneur took an early lump sum reward, my story is about those who haven’t.
Less than a few months ago I read an article in the Financial Times, “Ink outside the box”. The title is not exactly what you think, but it won’t take you long before you get the gist of the article. 3D technology is advancing at a rapid pace and it has been applied to everything, from creating objects to food and fruit. It is almost endless and one could possibly think that not long before manufacturing could take a twist back into small shops
On the 6ht of January Urbytus signed a colaboration agreement with Eurofees to help with debt collection and also debt purchase in communities across the Costa de Sol and Spain. This agreement is unique in the sense that it turns Urbytus into the only company that can
Join us for a beer and some crisps. We are a bunch of entrepreneurs, who want to meet up and share expertise, ideas and help each other when and if we can. If anyone has anything to say and share we will allow for a 10 to 15 presentation but the rest is really a very relaxed event.
I have just managed to read the article of Zach Sims, Cofounder of Codecademy in FT Weekend issue ½ November 2014.
I was kind of surprised to read that so many people believe that coding is so important. As a programmer, I don’t think coding is the important part, but rather teaching the younger generation how to use simple tools, such as word processing, spread sheets and others. I am more amazed at the mass of undergraduates who are leaving school and haven’t got a clue how to create a simple, but well formatted letter, no idea about how to file or organize things or even calculate their expenses. Do they need to be all coders to learn how to these basic tasks?
Millions of families across Spain, including a good number of expats, have contracted mortgages with interest rate floor clauses (“cláusulas suelo”, as they are commonly called in Spain), which prevented them from taking advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates which have occurred due to the decline in the Euribor rates since the financial crisis started in 2008 (The Euribor is currently at 0,32%).
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak about my experience as an entrepreneur at the Founder Institute in Loyola University in Cordoba, during a session entitled “Vision & Passion” for young entrepreneurs. I have never been employed but rather have always been an entrepreneur. To me an entrepreneur is basically anyone who thinks up an idea