In our first editorial, dedicated to Dr. Pearson, the American engineer who transformed Barcelona's economy one hundred years ago, I concluded by saying: "BcnIn wants to help its members to identify good and profitable business opportunities".
But how can one find business opportunities through BcnIn? I will summarize some real stories and try to identify some potential factors.
Business networking: Peter, an English engineer has decided to live in Barcelona and came to meet us to contact a possible local partner and some local providers. After some meetings we helped him with preparing a business plan and now he is negotiating with some potential partners. Join us at our monthly Mixer & Networking breakfast at 8:30am on the last Thursday of every month and make valuable connections of your own!
BcnIn's fixer, 'Mr. Wolf': Nancy, an American dentist has had many problems getting her qualifications accepted in Spain. After guidance from our fixer she has made some contacts in public administration and she is now preparing an official application to get permission to work.
Recruitment: Daniela, an Italian marketing expert, recently moved from London and is looking for a job in Barcelona. BcnIn has identified different contacts for her to present her CV and negotiate a professional contract.
Investing in Barcelona: Denise, an expert in Chinese finance, is looking for Catalan companies with high grow potential that need investment. BcnIn has defined some Business Blind profiles to start identifying possible candidates.
And many others.......
Which are the common factors of these and other cases? Professional skills, difficulties with knowing how to move in Barcelona and the intermediation function of BcnIn.
Our provisional conclusion, to be developed during the coming months, is that BcnIn is the professional community within which to build new business opportunities in Barcelona. Its full development will depend only on our imagination and your initiative.