Support Programme for the Self-employed


Support Programme for the Self-employed
Self-employed workers are a key sector in the economic structure of Ejea and surrounding villages. The dual status of employer and employee gives the autonomous individual certain peculiarities.

Training is essential to ensure the success of a new company; so SOFEJEA advises on the training, for both employer and employees, to be included in the Business Plan.

Therefore, Ejea Town Council, through SOFEJEA, launched a strategy to support them. It was called the Local Self-Employed Workers Plan, which was developed in stages. The first ran from 2009 to 2011, and the second is now running for the period 2012-2015.

The II Local Plan for the Self-Employed in Ejea and its villages (2013-2015) aims to continue the municipal support to this sector. There are two strategic objectives: to promote the status of the self-employed, and ensure they are given the consideration they deserve in Ejea. It is hoped this will provide the awareness of the importance that self-employment has in Ejea and its villages.

Municipal Company Start-Up Scheme

Municipal Company Start-Up Scheme
Self-employed workers can also use the Municipal Company Start-Up Scheme, which has 8 business premises and offices with subsidised rents, continuous advice and access to programmes and grants.

In one of the best industrial estates in Aragon, next to its Business Centre, near the Aula Dei Foundation Technical Office, in the Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre, with high technology and R&D companies nearby.

Business Ideas Bank

The main objectives of this project are to identify viable ideas in the municipality; provide a tool to guide any entrepreneur in establishing a company in Ejea or surrounding villages; and encourage entrepreneurship adapted to the territory to ensure its sustainability, by developing and diversifying local production and enhancing job creation for both company employees and the self-employed.

The Business Ideas Bank allows each potential entrepreneur to find out about potentially successful projects and identify the key aspects considered for specific development.

To find out about businesses, products and services, business sheets with key information from each of the following ideas have been prepared: