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08 May 2011 00:00 by simond1972 Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

Hi everyone my name is simon and I want to move to spain. I am a barber back here in the uk and a business in Benalmadena Pueblo has come up. I am seriously considering buying it. Any advice on the area and prospects in spain at the moment will be greatly received. Many thanks simon



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09 May 2011 10:34 by Costachris Star rating in Yorkshire and Arroyo.... 40 posts Send private message

Hi Simon,

You'll find lots of threads on here relating to businesses and their current viability. However, relating to Benalmadena Pueblo specifically, I don't know if you know the area but Benalmadena is split into Benalmadena Costa, Arroyo de la Miel (the main shopping/town area) and Benalmadena Pueblo which is the old whitewashed centre of the municipality half-way up the mountainside. It's a very pretty place with white walled houses and narrow streets.

The Pueblo has quite a lot of tourists and ex-pats who prefer to be away from the bustle of Benalamdena Costa and Arroyo de la Miel. There are quite a few ex-pat businesses mixed in with the Spanish ones however, this is not the centre of commerce for the area.

In relation to business generally, then from talking to my friends here who are in business things are as bad as they've seen. Tourists, particularly British tourists are down in number but I guess you'd be looking for a more stable ex-pat customer base. However, theexchange rate and what seems like soaring inflation has hit hard and they are looking at ways of saving money. I was talking to a friend who has a removals business who is doing very well but only by relocating UK ex-pats to the UK.

As ever, it's a decision you need to make but when looking at the books have a good comparison from the last few years to the very recent past. With 20%+ unemployment it'll be very worth your while to do a lot odf research.

Good luck whatever you decide to do.





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09 May 2011 17:30 by fultond Star rating in Haywards Heath & Tor.... 248 posts Send private message

Simon, you should visit the area before you even start to consider the proposition. Check out how many Peluquerias there are around the Pueblo, Arroyo and the Costa. It's not something I've specifically looked for, but I'm pretty sure there is a fairly high concentration. Could be difficult to make a living..... But you should really go and have a look for yourself.

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09 May 2011 18:27 by Team GB Star rating. 691 posts Send private message

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I would agree totally with the last two posters, however if you can Identify the shop, go and have your haircut there unannounced and spend the day surveying the business incognito, remember it's a cash only business so the books may be understated

 



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