Tips for the life of a freelancer

A freelancer is a person who is self-employed and is in charge of his own company offering services or products.


All the responsibility for the work activity falls on the same person and that often makes it difficult to have a work-life balance.


If you are self-employed, here are some tips that can help you:


1. Set clear objectives.

Mark the objectives you want to reach. These objectives must be specific, measurable, realistic and time-bound. This will lead us to set goals and sub-goals to follow day by day, in addition to guiding us and providing motivation.

2. Do not stop looking for opportunities.

Spend a few hours a week searching on work platforms. Even if you do not lack work, perform this search on a regular basis to stay informed of the state of your sector and, who knows, find a great opportunity for your company.

3. Collaborate with other freelancers.

Do not hesitate to join other freelancers in the same sector or complementary to yours. You can come together to share ideas, bigger projects… Plus, it’s a good way to know how other people work and learn from them.

4. Establish appropriate rates for your products/services.

It is necessary to have established rates and update them over time. Do not hesitate to find out about the prices of the competition in your field and consider what you can offer. Consider raising the price of your products/services if you have a higher volume of work than you can cover.

5. Impose a schedule and a vacation

Although being a freelancer is a very hard job, in which you have to work long hours even weekends, you have to force yourself to separate work from personal life. If you don’t, you may feel overwhelmed.


With these tips we hope to help you reconcile the life of self-employed with the personal.


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



To accept bitcoins in your business

For a business to start accepting Bitcoins is to take a step forward towards new technologies. Since they were launched in 2009, cryptocurrenciesare changing the way money is viewed and handled.

Unlike credit card networks and payment processors like PayPal, Bitcoins are not owned by a company. Cryptocurrencies are the world’s first fully open payment network that anyone with an Internet connection can participate in.

To accept payment in Bitcoins in your business is not as complicated as it might seem. You simply need a tool called wallet, which will allow you to receive the cryptocurrency when you are paid by a customer, store it in your virtual wallet and, after that, deliver the product to the buyer or offer your service.

collect with bitcoins

– It has no cost. There are no commissions. Accepting payments through cryptocurrencies has no cost to you as a business.

Starting to accept payments with cryptocurrencies will not take you more than 2 minutes.

There are no fake Bitcoins. There is therefore no fraud. Another plus point is that the sender cannot roll back transactions.

It is a global currency that allows you to receive payments worldwide.

– Your accounting is simplified by digitally recorded all transactions.

You can receive the payments you want and of any amount, without limits.

It helps you stand out from the competition.

Guarantees the privacy of the transaction. The movement does not contain any identifying information for the buyer or seller.

They are an example of security. Since its inception, it has never been possible to successfully hack the Bitcoin network.

cryptocurrency drawbacks

The rapid fluctuation of its value can cause you to incur a loss if after accepting a payment the value of the cryptocurrency drops.

Although cryptocurrencies are already a very common topic of conversation, not everyone has them or knows how their transactions work.

There is a regulatory vacuum because some governments still do not know how to regulate Bitcoin.


Using cryptocurrencies as a means of payment is not illegal in any free country in the world. However, accepting cryptocurrencies does not exempt from fulfilling the same obligations as with payments in traditional currencies.

In the case of Spain, you must collect VAT when selling a product or service regardless of the currency in which you are paid. If you sell a jacket of € 100, you must charge € 121 with VAT included,and on the ticket you will show the applied bitcoin-euro quote, with the name of the platform used, indicating the total in Bitcoins that you have charged the customer.



Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of accepting cryptocurrencies asa form of payment, you will be able to clearly evaluate if it is a payment method suitable for you or your business. In any case, you should consider it as a way to expand or improve your business, and not to solve some problem.

If you decide to accept bitcoins as a form of payment, do not forget to study this topic before.

We offer you tax, labor and legal advice for your business or enterprise. As well as easy access to financing and public subsidies.


We are the Business Center de 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.


Entrepreneurship in times of (post)pandemic

Are you thinking about starting an entrepreneurship and you are not sure if its the right time? Read on.


We do not dare to say it out loud, but it seems that the light at the end of the tunnel is already closer. It has been (and is still being) a time of change and adaptation to all levels of our lives. Among other things, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the economy on its head. Sectors that were previously stagnant are now indispensable. Others have become less important or obsolete.


In this situation of transformation and uncertainty, it may seem more risky than usual to take the initiative in the business world. But, times of change sometimes generate very good business and entrepreneurship opportunities.


Therefore, this stage should not take away our desire to embark on new projects both work and personal.


We all agree that this situation has done a lot of damage to different sectors and businesses and has also caused a resurgence of some others.

Some examples of business that, due to the current situation, are booming, are the following.

online training

Online Training. They say that life is a constant learning. Even more so today, when people are preparing more and more for working life. Distance learning has become a necessity during these long months and now it seems that it is here to stay.



E-Commerce. Online shopping increased by nearly 75% during lockdown. 11.5% of today’s online shoppers did not do so before COVID. Surely you have experienced it yourself firsthand. You have bought or buy things through the internet that a few months before you would not have considered not buying in a physical store.



Cybersecurity. It seems that this pandemic has meant an awakening of hackers. Computer viruses and digital hijackings have been part of the day-to-day life of countless companies and individuals. This has created a great need to maintain and strengthen computer and network security.


take away

Food and Take Away: Whether you already have a restaurant or not, the food delivery or take away boom is here. It has in many cases been the only thing that has kept bars and restaurants afloat around the world and consumers have widely appreciated it. Once the worst of this crisis is over, the consumption of food delivery remains one of the preferred options of consumers.


online services

On-site services. During the harshest lockdown, we were very limited in accessing different services. To meet these needs, many companies have started to offer their services at home and these have been very well received. Some examples are beauty, hairdressing and aesthetic services, computer repair services and pet care among many others.


These are just five of the sectors that have gained strength in this adverse situation. We encourage you to take the initiative, either on a personal or professional level. Get out of the workplace and operations center that your home has become during this time and venture into developing your work activity beyond your home.


If you need support or advice for your next venture or your current business, you can count on Espai 114. We offer you tax, labor and legal advice. As well as easy access to financing and public subsidies.


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.


Synergies between Espai 114 and Lladó Consultor Group

Espai 114 is a support space for entrepreneurs and businessmen, where you can enjoy the different services of a business center, consulting and coworking space.




In our Business Center you can find various services, from renting a coworking table to a private office, a meeting room to do an interview or training for 20 people, domiciliate your companies to receive your customers and your correspondence and we will be able to manage your electronic notifications.

In addition, you can contract the technical services to carry out bonus training for your workers and also process a subsidy that may be suitable for your project. In short, we liketo deal withentrepreneurship and support new business projects and see them grow.

By clicking on this link of Espai 114 you can see the services we offer you.


coworking entrepreneurs


All these services and more, you can find them in Espai 114, a business center in the heart of Badalona.

As we know, all our clients are entrepreneurs or businessmen who need the services of a consultancy, and we go hand in hand withLLADÓ CONSULTOR GROUP. A team of professionals (economists, lawyers, labour advisors…) with proven experience and great reputation in the business consulting sector.




If you have hired or want to hire one of our coworking services or offices and want to have the consulting services of the labour, tax and/or legal departments, you should know that you will get a discount that will be applied to your monthly fee.

Ask us for this benefit and we will support you in your businessproject in all its aspects.


coworking badalona


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Kumi Sneakers, the new vegan shoes

Kumi Sneakers, is a company of recent creation, with an immense desire to get things right. It is a brand of vegan and sustainable shoes.

Its ideals are:

Respect and love for animals.

Sustainability in the fashion industry: betting on a shift towards sustainable fashion made with recycled and vegan materials.

Support for local production: reducing the impact of CO2 and collaborating in the environment economy.


They are clients of Lladó Grup Consultor and Espai 114 since they started this adventure and today they start a new one, financing. We want you to know this company and the path they are traveling.

Alexandra and Sergio answer the questions we ask them:

What is KUMI SNEAKERS? Why vegan sneakers?

KUMI Sneakers is a brand of sustainable shoes, made with vegan and recycled materials, that means that do not have any animal components and they give a second chance to materials such as plastic, that does not decompose.


Our brand philosophy is based on three pillars: respect and love for animals, a sustainable fashion industry and support for the local economy. So one of our requirements when creating our Classic KS model is that the materials were vegan.

In addition, we wanted to break with the idea that vegan is boring, creating an original, colorful and urban design.


Why did you choose us, Espai114 for direct debit and Lladó for consulting services?

In the beginning we went to advise ourselves on the creation of a company in the Cambra de Comerç of Barcelona and there we were recommended the service of Lladó.

After contacting and evaluating the proposal they sent us, we saw that they met our main requirement: to be able to put in their hands all the management in relation to the company and not worry about topics that we do not know, since the services they offer are very complete and there is a team of experts with a lot of experience behind.

In addition, being an online company, we do not have a physical space todomiciliate our company. One of the advantages of the online world is not having to rent a space and, in a certain way, you save an expense. However, it is a necessary requirement when setting up an enterprise. From Lladó we were offered your Espai114 services and we saw that not only can we domiciliate our ocmpany, but we can use the coworking space when necessary and that there is direct communication with the team (for example, you notify us if we receive postal mail) and that it cares about the development of our project. So we are very happy with the treatment and service received.


What makes your production process special?

Following our brand philosophy, our sneakers are cruelty free. That means that we do not experiment with animals at any point in the production process.

Our shoes are produced in Elche in a shoe factory with a lot of experience in the sector. It is essential for us to have a close relationship with our suppliers that allows us to have constant communication, to know that adequate working conditions are met and to ensure that every detail of the production is taken care of.


Is it a national product? Do you prioritize KM0?

As mentioned, our shoes are manufactured in Elche and are designed in Barcelona. In addition to prioritizing in a close relationship with our suppliers, we also chose to manufacture in Spain to reduce transport CO2 emissions and support the local economy.


What do you consider to be the basic elements that an entrepreneurial project must bring together to succeed and grow?

We think that the main qualities that an entrepreneurial project should have are: to have very well defined your product or service, especially to identify its differential value, to create a plan that will help you move forward step by step without losing your way, the advise of specialized people in their field to support you in tasks in which you are inexperienced, and finally, to work very hard and be aware of how the sector is where you want to belong.


Why did you opt for this kind of crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding allows you to set your goal according to the needs of your project, for example, you can ask for 1000€ or 50,000€, which you think is necessary to be able to carry out your project. In addition, it allows both known and unknown people to support and value your project, so thanks to the contributions you also know the feasibility of going on the market and the possible success you will have. There are projects that have raised 200% more than in demand so they are now well-established and recognized brands in their sector. On the other hand, you’re not tied to financial institutions, and whether you’re getting it or not you’re getting your campaign goal, you’re not in debt.


Why Kickstarter?

We decided to opt for theKickstarter platform because it is one of the most important in terms of crowdfunding. It is an internationally known platform that has many active campaigns of different themes every day. It’s also very simple and intuitive to create a campaign on your platform.

To access the Kumi Sneakers campaign, you can click here.


What is the basis of the crowdfunding campaign you launch on thisplatform?

Our goal is to raise the money needed to be able to launch our brand to the market. In the campaign we explain in a very transparent way what has led us to create KUMI Sneakers and everything that surrounds the brand, from materials, the production process to certifications and collaborations.

People who contribute to our project (or backers) in exchange for their donation will receive as a reward a pack of shoes that can be a pair, two pairs, three pairs or six pairs depending on the amount contributed.

At the time of the campaign, it is a pre-sale as the shoes are not yet produced (that is why the crowdfunding objective). Once the campaign is over and the economic goal is reached, a list is sent to the factory to prepare all orders and send them as soon as possible to our backers.


Are you planning a communication campaign on this funding? Have you started it yet?

Yes, we’ve already started with pre-bell actions.

Today, even if you have a very powerful idea and project, it is very important to communicate it because otherwise all the effort and time invested can be left in nothing. That’s why, for about a fortnight, we started with advertising actions that will increase with the start of the campaign.


Once the financing plan is complete, do you plan to open a payment gateway on your website? What will commercialization look like?

Once the crowdfunding campaign is over, Classic KS shoes can be purchased through our website and with shipments worldwide.


As you say on your website, Kumi Sneakers is much more than a vegan sneaker project, you bet on sustainability and change in society and this deserves more than a place in the market.

We are delighted that you have given us this interview and from Espai 114 we wish you many successes.


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.

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.

women espai 114

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.


In Espai 114 together 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.


Why domiciling your business? Discover the benefits of doing it in a Business Center

Have you thought about domiciling your company?

If you are self-employed or entrepreneurial you should already know that your company must have a social and a fiscal domicile. Now, if you’re not yet clear about the functions of each of them, we detail them:

  • The social domicile is the address of the place where the company’s activity takes place. This address is public and can be found in the Commercial Register.
  • The fiscal domicile is the address that will be recorded for the company’s relationship with the Tax Administration. This address will not be public.


Both addresses may or may not coincide, in addition they may be different from the business address, which is where the company relates to its customers and/or suppliers.


Once the concepts are clarified, what is the social domiciliation? Your company’s social domiciliation in a Business Center consists on adopting the direction of this one as the social and/or fiscal headquarter of your own business.


It’s easy to find out some of the advantages of domiciling your business into a Business Center:

  • Locating the company in a location other than the personal address or the domicile of another potential business will help you avoid unwanted business links.
  • Placing your company’s domicile in a strategic location like the center of a city will help you position yourself and bring you prestige.
  • You will be able to receive courier and parcels during the business hours of the Business Center.
  • You will have the possibility to use some of the facilities of the center as a meeting room to meet with your clients.


If you have already decided to domiciliate your business in a business center, remember that in Espai 114 we offer you this service, with the great advantage of being located in the center of Badalona.


Another service we also offer is the management and administration of electronic notifications from Social Security, Tax Administration and the Barcelona Provincial Council. In this way we will control for you the notifications that can reach you from these different platforms.


We invite you to consult us without commitment any questions about social domiciliation, and also about the cost of this service.


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.