Support during all the phases and procedures necessary for the incorporation of a commercial company and the startup of business activity.

Setting up a company can become a complicated, time-consuming process, full of complex administrative concepts. At the Business Support Office, we will be at your side to make this first step easier so that you only have to worry about moving your business forward.


Through the Business Advice Office’s Company Incorporation Service, you will obtain information, advice and access to online procedures to set up your company (limited liability) and we will help you to register as a self-employed person (individual entrepreneur).

Since 2008, we have helped to set up more than 6,000 companies.


To access the Company Incorporation Service, you must first attend one of the following preparatory activities (face-to-face or online), depending on the type of company you wish to set up. The activities last for two hours. Register for the next session through these links:

  • “How register limited companies (sociedades limitadas, SL) online”
  • “How to set up as an individual entrepreneur (autónomo) online”
  • "How to register private partnerships (sociedades civiles privadas) online"


Barcelona Activa has signed an agreement with the Official Association of Business Administration Agencies of Catalonia to create the “Barcelona Activa Collaborative Business Administration” programme.

Within the framework of this programme, companies that have just been set up have access to an index of specialised Business Administration Agencies so that they can find the one that best suits their needs.

The Business Administration Agencies adhering to this programme offer a special price for providing comprehensive advice to businesses (tax, labour, commercial, etc.) necessary to get their business activity off the ground.

This service is only available to local residents (NIE or NIF numbers required). Please visit the Catalan or Spanish version of the webpage to access the request form.


CIRCE, Centro de Información y Red de Creación de Empresas
Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo
Col·legi Oficial de Gestors Administratius de Catalunya