Coworking growth

Coworking growth is exponential. Today, coworking is a well-known form of work used by many people in Spain. Being such a novel system, questions like “what has been its evolution over the years?” sometimes arise. Why did it become so popular? Stay and we’ll tell you all about this way of working.

The rise of coworking in Spain is driven by theeconomic crisis of 2008,as companies were looking for ways to cut costs This option was highly considered, especially by people who wanted to start a business during this situation. After all, what was sought with coworkings were equipped and economical offices, where you could share experiences with other professionals.


“coworking spaces in Madrid and Barcelona rose 246%”

To get an idea of the magnitude of the boom during those dates, between 2013 and 2017, the number of square meters contracted from coworking spaces in Madrid and Barcelona rose by 246%. On the other hand, also in 2018, 2.3 million people turned to such offices.

Experts attribute the success of these sites to a variety of reasons. The first is the cost-saving capacity for businessmen and entrepreneurs. Many people saw the potential and savings these places offered them. Another reason was the professional enrichment, that is, the atmosphere of collaboration and creativity that is achieved. Coworkings increaselabor relations, eliminating the isolation that is often suffered with teleworking. Another point that has helped the growth of coworking is the flexibility it offers, as it allows workers themselves to choose their schedule.


“in a few years, the big companies will be the ones to drive coworking”

The future of this form of work is guaranteed, numerous studies foresee a constant growth of coworking. Experts even dare to say that, in a few years, it will be the big companies that drive them.


We’re waiting for you. Do not hesitate to ask us for information to join theEspai114’s coworking.

What do you think? You think coworking fits you?


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International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, International Women’s Day, we commemorate as every year the long struggle of women for their emancipation and active participation in society.


It is everyone’s job, regardless of gender, to work to end the discrimination still faced by women in many aspects of our society.

Women's First World War

British Poster for the Recruitment of Women to Armament Factories 1916. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

With World War I, women entered the jobs traditionally occupied by men, as they were fighting on the front line. At the end of the conflict, the return of women to their usual posts, with the inferiority of conditions before the war, led to the beginning of their struggle for equal labour rights.


This struggle leads us to the current employment situation, where the pay gapand glass ceilings are still a reality that causes a great imbalance between the opportunities of women and men to reach the same place and achieve the same goals.

women's world of work

Today we can say that women are present in virtually every sector of our economy and at all levels, even if we still have to get more representation at the highest levels within companies.


Women are employees, employers and self-employed. Our workforce contributes, at a minimum, to the same extent as that of men in the economy of our state.


On this International Women’s Day, from Espai 114 we want to remind you that you have at your disposal our Business Center (private offices, coworking, meeting room, entrepreneurship tools, financial solutions and labor, tax and legal consulting service) to support and grow all your professional projects.

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This post is dedicated to the women who are part of the Espai 114 team.


We are theBusiness Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business and today more than ever to women.


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Separating the workspace from the personal space

If your workspace is the same as the personal space, you may feel like you’re home all day. If work makes you spend most of your time in the same place where you live, today we’ll talk about why it’s important for you to separate your workplace from your home.

To start and most importantly, disconnection. If you work in the same place where you develop your personal life, you can never stop thinking about work. It is very important to disconnect from your working life once your day is over. Having a fixed schedule will help you separate work from your private life.

If you leave your home, you’ll also improve productivity. Getting up and getting ready to go to work will increase your willingness to make the most of your day. On the contrary, staying will cause you inevitable distractions and tempt you to take care of things like cleaning the house or razing the fridge.


Another reason to do this is to broaden your circle and have more opportunities to discover new places and people who can bring you knowledge and experiences. In the long run, they can report on new customers or business synergies beneficial to your business.

On the other hand, physically and mentally leaving your place of residence will force you to look at the outside world, renewing your thoughts and ideas and favoring your imaginative and creative capacity.


coworking badalona

A perfect place to move your work area is a coworking.

They are spaces specifically designed for the development of the work activity and fully equipped for this purpose. In a coworking space,professionals from different sectors, both self-employed and employed, share the same space to develop each their work functions.

Our Coworking in Badalona offers you all the comforts you may need and offers you a wide variety of complementary services specialized in freelancers, micro-enterprises and SMEs. You’ll have all the benefits of a workspace for you, coupled with the benefits of being located in the Espai 114 Business Center.

We invite you to visit our facilities, try them and find finally the professional space you need.


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 we are a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.

Offices in Badalona: Espai 114

In Espai 114 we have a service for renting offices in Badalona since October 2017. This space complements coworking in an ideal way. The first step for an entrepreneur is usually a coworking table and, when their business evolves, they can choose to expand their workspace and go on to rent an office. It does not mean that an entrepreneur can not go directly to have his own office, this is usually the most usual.

The project of the offices in Espai 114 has been a perfect complement to our Coworking, being able to increase the number of companies and professionals, which can benefit each other from a common workspace, networking, and all the services that Lladó Grup offers to its customers.

In this way, we have managed to retain great value customers that help us to make Espai 114 a place for all types of companies, where our priority is to facilitate their growth and future, specializing in SMEs, micro-SMEs and independent professionals.

offices badalona

We have five offices in Badalona, private and fully equipped, with capacity for work for 2 people. They are open offices, exterior and bright, making them a perfect space for daily work.

Each office is equipped with:

– Two tables, two chairs, two books, two wardrobes.

– Individual air conditioning with heat pump.

– Supplies (water, electricity, air conditioning).

– Internet (fiber optic cable and Wi-Fi).

– Availability 24/7. We deliver you a key and you can enter and leave whenever you want.

– Insurance against theft.

– Use of the meeting room.

– CANON multifunction printer.

– Cleaning service.

– Reception.

– Domiciliation of up to 3 companies

– and others….

Our clients enjoy the use of our Meeting Room , the corporate domiciliation and can complete the services with financial advice andlegal, labor and tax consulting of Lladó Grup Consultor.


the meeting room

The rate for renting offices includes a bag of 10 hours per month in the Meeting Room. It is a diaphanous space specially designed to achieve diverse functions, and adapt to changes and all kinds of needs. It can be used for interviews, meetings, talks, trainings. Our room adapts to our client.

They also have the option to domiciliate their company in Espai 114. They will be domiciled in a prestigious address in the center of Badalona,giving their business the image, seriousness and confidence they want to project.

When our customers domicile their company in our Business Center they can receive visits from their customers and receive messaging and parcels during business hours of the Business Center. We can also help you give more visibility to your Brand through the screens of our Business Center and our Website.

If you are looking for a place to work and still do not decide, you can contact us and close a visit to our facilities. You’ll be able to see them and meet us. This old entry can inspire you: Economic difference between local rental and business center


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.
In Espai 114 together we are a team; we want to inspire and accompany you.

What is a Business Center

In case you still don’t know for sure what a Business Center is, today we’re going to explain it to you.

A Business Center is a place that offers private workspaces and complementary services for companies, so that they can carry out their professional activity successfully.

It is a work center where companies from different sectors coexist.


Save time and money

Business Centers offer more flexible terms than traditional offices. With a single payment of the rent of the space, the company does not have to think about anything else, the center takes care of the rest: air conditioning costs, supplies, cleaning, maintenance, reception… You can see the comparison between renting a traditional office and renting a space in a business center in this old post.


In addition, companies can outsource tasks, saving time. Business centers have services such as mail reception, parcels, reception of visits, courier, secretarial, etc.


business center room meetings

Flexibility and workspaces

In our space you have availability of your office or coworking 24 hours a day and every day of the year.

In addition to the flexibility regarding the adaptation and evolution of your work. You can move from a coworking table to a private office or simply have your company domiciled at our address. In addition, you have a multipurpose room for hours to meet with your workers or customers.

You can decide the type of space and time you need it.



Key location, in our case in the center of Badalona, so that companies project a more professional image and thus provide greater visibility to their business and a good communication. This will make your image look favored.



This Business Center, at the same time, is a business consultancy. Lladó Grup Consultor is a consolidated consultancy, which was created in 1955, has other differentiated facilities and is located a few blocks from our space. Here you can receive labor, tax and legal advice without having to hire this service in another consultan advice outside your office.


secure business center

Secure business center

This 2021 will continue to be marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies must adapt quickly to changes and secure their workers’ space. That’s why business workers are coming here to work remotely. We seek the safety of our customers, with protection systems between them and health measures.




Private offices

Business domiciliation

Meeting room

Financial solutions


Continuous formation


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 together we form a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.


Order your workplace with Marie Kondo

Tidy up your workplace, both what it’s seen it and what doesn’t. Marie Kondo can talk to us about organization. In case you don’t know her, Marie Kondois an expert organizer, a large entrepreneur and considered in 2015 to be one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the Time magazine. Well, he’s written a new book, “Joy at work”. This one will try to help us get more out of our businesses, waste less time, lead our teams better and enjoy our workday. At least, interesting, right?

The benefits of organizing actually go far beyond the domestic realm and are easily applicable to our professional life. Marie’s advice will help us optimize our time, be efficient, and focus on the most important tasks. Limit the number of unnecessary meetings that you could solve with a simple email. Learn to prioritize.


marie kondo

The order expert explains that searching for lost items averages one work week per year and employee. Within four years, that reaches a full month. In the United States alone, this loss of productivity would be $8.9 billion annually. Another example is a survey of workers in the US and the UK, about the loss of productivity for forgetting passwords that reaches at least $420 per employee annually. In a company of about 25 people, that equates to more than $10,000 a year.

Thus seen, the effects of disorder are devastating but, according to Kondo, there is no need to worry. Organizing is the solution. And here are the tips to keep your workplace organized:


sort desk

1. Organize both physical workspace and non-physical aspects including time, decision making, team management, meetings and social media.

In a survey of a thousand active American adults, 90% felt that disorder had a negative impact on their lives. Low productivity, a negative mindset, little motivation and little happiness. It is important to maintain a well-orderedworkspace, whether inthe office, coworking or working from home, as we spend many hours at work.

Among some of Marie’s tips for maintaining order at work, one of them is assigning a specific place for each thing, seeking maximum simplicity, and not dispersing storage spaces.


2. Choose only what awakens our joy.

If we ask ourselves ‘does this bring me joy?’ we discover what is really important to us. It has been shown that ordering the workplace improves performance and consequently increases the joy we get from our work.

When you get rid of all the unnecessary and have a well-ordered workspace, you’ll see your energy renewed.



3. Avoid excesses.

When we are inundated with things, information and tasks, our brains get overwhelmed and we lose our sense of control and the ability to choose. We are no longer able to take the initiative or choose our actions, we forget that work is a means to realize our dreams and aspirations and we lose our love for our work.


4. Embrace minimalism

In relation to the previous point, excess belongings are often friends with disorder and chaos. Remember the premise of “less is more” to apply it to all areas of your life. Stop accumulating the tickets and invoices you save just in case, delete old emails and throw away everything you no longer need. Here you have a Netflix series about Minimalism.


sort your workplace

5. Take breaks.

From time to time you have to stop and perform some muscle stretches. And let’s not forget to let the email rest too.


Remember: sort your workplace to keep your mind and ideas neat.

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 we are a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.



Advantages of flexiworking


The socio-labor reality has changed in the last decade and this year, 2020, the change has been radical.

Companies have adapted and changed their approach to valuing their workers. Efficiency is now more important than your workplace presence.

There are always resolute and organized people who in three hours can do the work that another colleague would do in five. And, for this reason, the concept of flexiworkingor flexible work was born.

This concept gives importance to the well done job, where do not matter programs or fixed offices and it is possible to work remotely or choose which days to work. Days off, vacations, schedules, and even the workplace are likely to adapt to the worker’s needswithin a more or lesser area.

Banco Santander implemented this practice in 2019.




flexiworking performance



The worker can take advantage of his most energy-efficient hours to meet his work obligations. Studies conclude that working from home increases productivity by 15%.



Workers feel the company trusts them. Your happiness and well-being increase as the bond with your company grows stronger.

This motivation makes your performance and effort greater and, as a result, increases productivity.


flexiworking savings
Reducing expenses

Companies that have part of the workforce teleworking may consider reducing their fixed costs. In addition, workers also reduce expenses, as they can save on commuting.



Job flexibility allows to respond to the demanded conciliation between working life and personal and family life. Choosing working hours, adapting rest times to personal needs, and being able to work from home represent a significant reduction in stressin workers.


flexiworking adaptation
More adaptation

Technology and Internet enable connection to work anytime, anywhere in the world, opening up a huge range of possibilities for the worker that translates into high levels of well-being and quality of life.

The worker can work from coworking spaces surrounded by people outside his company and take advantage of it to create synergies with them.

From Espai 114 we adapt to your teleworking needs and time flexibility, we are available for you and your company 24/7, every day of the year.


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 together we are a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.


Disconnect from work on holiday

At last comes that moment of the year so desired by all, the holidays,in which you expect to find absolute tranquility and enjoy to the maximum with the people of your environment and disconnect from work.

But according to a survey by Adecco on the disconnection of work on vacation, 39.3% of the population in our country does not succeed.

If you are one of them and, wherever you are, you pick up the phone or answer emails and in the end you can not disconnect, this text interests you.

Holidays are increasingly necessary for our health, both physical and mental. Today we live in a world where stress is the norm, running from side to side and with our heads in a thousand matters. Therefore, a few weeks of relaxation are totally deserved.


work on holiday

Here are four tips for disconnecting 100%.


  1. Finish it all before you start the holiday

Maybe the days before you go on vacation, you just think about it. But performing to the max until the last day and not leaving any jobs half-baked, is the best option. That will make you get your mind blank and disconnect from work during your weeks off .


  1. Goodbye to email

Not replying to an email is very difficult for the most of us. We feel bad or we think “it costs me nothing and it takes only 1 minute”. This is true, but we are all aware that the inbox is always full, so a minute multiplied by 20 mails or more, makes your mind remain in the office a good part of the day.


  1. Change your habits

All year round, you wake up at the same time and do exactly the same routine. Your mind will do well to change schedules, to do unusual things. Take care of yourself and buy yourself some whim.


  1. Sharing is living

This much-heard phrase is the key to our disconnection goal. Sharing time with our loved ones and with friends we don’t have the opportunity to see frequently is crucial to de-stressing ourselves. If we feel like it, we can have a few days for ourselves, but it is very important to strengthen our friendships and enjoy building unique memories that will make us forget the work.


disconnect from work


If, unfortunately, this summer you can not afford to stop working or if you have already finished your vacation, we recommend you read this post about the benefits of working in a coworking in summer.


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai114 we are a team; We want to inspire you and accompany you.

Coliving: Beyond coworking

The way we relate to our work evolves and increasingly does it faster. To describe these changes, day by day new concepts are created that help us define them. The last concept to reach working world is called coliving. Closely related to coworkingand following the same line, it seeks to live together and share spaces for both work and social life.


This new residential phenomenon, which comes from Silicon Valley,has already begun to develop in our country. The environment for the creation of this new model of life was generated by bringing together two situations in the same enclave: a great shortage of available housing and a multiplication of the arrival of young professionals.



What is coliving?

It works much like the well-known coworking,but extends beyond the work environment. They are properly equipped and converted homes to provide a comfortable working environment and that, at the same time, offer all the comforts (or more) of a traditional home.


These houses are shared by young professionals who are usually specialized in the same sector. This generates feedback between your work and vital experiences, in a similar way to what happens in coworking.


Thus, people who live in the same coliving become co-workers, leisure and home mates.



In these houses you can find all kinds of common areas of a regular home, such as kitchen, dining room and bathroom, and everything necessary for a full social life,such as leisure areas, swimming pool, etc. In addition, and most importantly, they are equipped with an area for working life,where everything necessary to develop the activity while interacting and interacting with other professionals is available.


Coliving is an interesting option to consider if you are looking for affordable housing while you need a workspace and are open to sharing and interacting with other colleagues.


On the other hand, if what you need is only a place in which to develop your activity, equipped with all the necessary equipment and also with the possibility of networking, your ideal choice is coworking. You can find out about our coworking space here.



We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai114 together we are a team; We want to inspire you and accompany you.

Economic difference between rental location and business center

When we take the step to set up our business in a physical place we can opt for several options. The first one that comes to mind is a conventional rental venue. But what if you settle into your own office inside a business center?


Here are some reasons to choose one or the other.

Between the traditional option and the option of office in a business center, both possibilities could be good, but you have to know the flexibility and alternatives offered by a business center like ours.


What advantages we have in a rental location

Hiring a conventional rental has its advantages. You will have more tranquility and autonomy, since in a business center the common areas are shared and there will almost always be entrepreneurs working in them. This can be an advantage… or not. We like the synergies that are generated between our customers.

On the other hand, the location of the place will be chosen by you, according to the demand of the area where you are looking, although the business centers are usually very well located.

The space can be conditioned from scratch, to your liking and distribute it in the way that is most comfortable for you.

Another interesting topic to consider is the type of contract and what it entails. It will be a long-term contract, not very flexible. This is an increase in spending, because if you need to change space earlier than stipulated, you will have to pay a “sanction”.

Espai 114 offices rental location

What we can find in a business center

The type of contract we offer is very flexible. 1 month contract, with extensions also monthly and cancelable with a notice of 15 days and without penalty. And only a month’s bail! That gives you unparalleled freedom.

If your business goes into a sudden crisis, you’ll have enough margin to abandon a flexible infrastructure. Conversely, if your business grows and thrives, you’ll be able to face changes quickly and immediately.

In a business center you will find offices, coworking space, multipurpose meeting rooms,video conference or direct debit services of companies… even a receiving point for customers, courier and parcel or phone service.

In addition there are business centers, such as Espai 114,which apart from all the above offers you added value, a plus of customization, design, a perfect location in the center of Badalona, business consulting service and maintaining networking with other companies of different nationalities and sectors…


What we win, what we save

The initial investment for a traditional rental location is very high compared to that of a business center office. Let’s see why:

Hiring a rental office in a business center will save us bills,such as those of water supplies, electricity, internet… Also services such as cleaning, security and even we will have essential furniture included.

Instead, in a rental location we should register supplies, hire them and also keep an eye on bills. We would also have to condition it with the relevant furniture and hire all those services that are necessary.

save on a rental location with business center


In the following table we will show you the basic expenses that every business has each month and how they are reflected in the rental of a conventional premises and in the rental of an office in a business center, in this case ours, Espai 114:


In addition, we will save the time involved in seeking and hiring these services individually, the monthly expense and we will forget everything that distracts us from our main activity. We will have everything included in a single monthly fee.


Rental offices in Espai 114

In our business center we have offices for 2 and 4 people. For example, the offices for 2 people have two tables with their drawers, 2 work chairs and 2 wardrobes. In addition we have mineral water source and air conditioning with private heat pump and other services that will facilitate the work such as high speed fiber optic, monthly hours included in meeting room, printing service, etc. And so that we don’t have to think about anything else, cleaning service and insurance of personal items.

Each office has a private internet network, a specific and exclusive wiring, which increases the privacy and security of the data that each client handles in their day to day.

One thing to keep in mind of our space is that it is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you hire with us your office you can domiciliate up to 3 companies in our address at Calle Francesc Layret 114, 08911 Badalona.


Local rent business center

Each of us knows what is best for their business, we give you some key. Contact us and we will attend you professionally.

In an upcoming post in this blog we will talk about the cost of setting up a business.


We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai114 we are a team; We want to inspire you and accompany you.