Useful information to start

Brief guides to undertake

Here you can consult the necessary procedures to create a company, register as a self-employed person or the telematic constitution of limited companies. For online processing, we put at your disposal the PAE (Entrepreneurship Service Points) of the Single Window for Entrepreneurs and the Madrid Emprende network of business incubators.

Guide procedures for the constitution of companies

Company constitution

From the Madrid City Council we want to help you and accompany you in your first steps towards entrepreneurship, providing you with the necessary resources and tools so that you can launch your project.

Here we leave the information that every person who wants to get started in the entrepreneurial world should know:

Legal forms

Table with the legal forms and the list of tax obligations of each one

Law Create and Grow

The Law 18/2022, of September 28, on the creation and growth of companies, hereinafter “Create and Grow Law”, aims to promote business agility and growth, reduce obstacles and promote transparency in payments, with specific measures that impact the creation of companies, the fight against late payment, the liberalization of the trade and strengthening business financing.

Among its main novelties are:

Business creation facilitation:

  • The constitution of limited companies with a minimum share capital of 1 euro is permitted.
  • The electronic creation of companies is promoted through the single window of the electronic system called CIRCE, reducing deadlines and lowering costs

Fight against late payment:

  • The creation of a State Observatory of Private Delinquency is promoted to promote transparency in payments and the promotion of good practices.
  • The electronic invoice is established as an instrument to reduce transaction costs in commercial traffic and improve access to information on payment terms.

Measures to comply with payment deadlines:

Trade liberalization:

Market unit:

  • Law 20/2013 guaranteeing market unity is adjusted with clarifications based on accumulated experience and reinforces the protection of operators. These modifications, contemplated in article 6 of Law 18/2022, expand the legitimation capacity, improve transparency and strengthen inter-administrative cooperation mechanisms.

Reinforcement of financing:

  • Measures are introduced to improve financing instruments for business growth, including adaptations to the regulation of the crowdfunding.

Other provisions:

Additional regulatory deployment:

  • Deadlines are established for the adaptation of the standard ordinance for retail commercial activities, among other measures.
business plan
  • Manual for the development of the business plan. Base guide for the preparation of the business plan that the Madrid City Council makes available to entrepreneurs. It is complemented by the Simulator.
  • Business plan simulator. Complementary tool to the Business Plan Manual so that you can enter your project data in the Excel format that is displayed and obtain the final document in PDF format.
  • Tool to prepare the business plan. Tool developed by the General Directorate of Industrial Strategy and SMEs (DGEPYME), of the Ministry of Industry and Tourism, which helps prepare the business plan through the Internet, requiring registration. Others are also enabled digital tools to complete the business plan, very useful for entrepreneurs and information on ways of financing.
Creation/dissolution of companies

For the creation of companies:

For the dissolution There are two forms of companies depending on the type of legal form:

Read more:

All this information will help you launch your entrepreneurial project, as well as have the necessary tools to achieve success.

Grants and subsidies

Here you will find information on some of the grants and subsidies that may be of interest.

Aid for self-employed workers, entrepreneurs and social economy entities

  • Aid for the promotion of CSR and work-life balance
  • Aid to workers who are self-employed
  • Extension of the flat rate for freelancers
  • Program for the promotion of collective entrepreneurship
  • Single payment of the contributory benefit
  • Help for the payment of Social Security contributions, after capitalizing the unemployment benefit


More information: Portal of the Community of Madrid

Innovation Check Program of the Community of Madrid

It is about facilitating the access of small and medium-sized companies to technology and innovation, through the direct granting of aid, in the form of subsidies, aimed at SMEs and, with special preference, those belonging to non-traditional sectors. commercial, financial or real estate and whose business model is not based on the generation or development of technological innovations. Thus, it is about promoting the implementation of innovation and the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge by small and medium-sized companies, as an added value and as an instrument for increasing their productivity.

More information in the next link: Innovation Check Program

Dynamic aid and incentive guide

Complete and updated guide to grants and incentives with an open application period

This guide from the General Directorate for Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises includes all the aid and incentives for companies, granted and called by the general administration of the State, regional administrations, local administrations and other public bodies.

More information: Dynamic Guides and SME platform

Venues for entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur and you are looking for a place to develop your business project or activity, the Social Housing Agency of the Community of Madrid makes available to Madrid entrepreneurs, an offer of premises for lease, under very advantageous conditions.

Here you have all the information about the premises for entrepreneurs: characteristics, location, rental advantages…..

Support in the search for financing

In addition to aid and subsidies for SMEs and the self-employed in Madrid, various financial institutions have financing lines for entrepreneurial projects

More links of interest


Microbank social microcredits

With the aim of promoting self-employment and encouraging entrepreneurial activity, the Madrid City Council has signed an agreement with the financial institution Microbank to support access to financing for the establishment, consolidation or expansion of micro-enterprises, self-employed businesses and self-employment projects .

In addition, especially, a financing line is established aimed at business projects of an innovative nature.

To access these lines of financing it is necessary to provide a business plan and get a favorable feasibility report of the project prepared by Madrid Emprende, as a MicroBank collaborating entity.

Interested entrepreneurs can contact us requesting appointment.

For more information consult the conditions in  micro bank


Other financing lines

ICO Companies and Entrepreneurs Lines

What does it finance?

  • Investment projects, business activities and/or need for liquidity or expenses.
  • Digitization projects and, in particular, those aimed at promoting teleworking solutions included in the program Accelerate SMEs.
  • Rehabilitation of houses and buildings.

For whom?

  1. For freelancers and entrepreneurs.
  2. Individuals and communities of owners.

More information and other possible lines of financing at:

Summary infographic of the ICO plan

ENISA lines

ENISA actively participates in the financing of business projects feasible and innovative. Have 5 lines:

  1. Young Entrepreneurs. Aimed at young entrepreneurs who want to create companies. Objective: to provide the necessary financial resources to recently established SMEs, created by young people, so that they can undertake the investments required by the project in its initial phase.
  2. Entrepreneurs. Aimed at entrepreneurs who want to create companies with a clear competitive advantage. Objective: to financially support SMEs promoted by entrepreneurs, without age limits, in the early stages of life, so that they undertake the necessary investments and carry out their project.
  3. Increase. Aimed at supporting the business projects of companies interested in expanding their business or achieving competitive improvement.
  4. AgroInnpulse. Aimed at promoting the digital transformation of companies in the agri-food sector and the rural environment. 
  5. Digital Entrepreneurss. Aimed at promoting female digital entrepreneurship.


ENISA Infographic


Financing for SMEs and the self-employed.



Madrid Endorsement Infographic

Business Angels

The Business Angels or private investor are natural persons with extensive knowledge of certain sectors and with investment capacity, who promote the development of business projects with high growth potential in its early stages of life, providing capital and added value to management.

Private investors help cover the lack of financing faced by entrepreneurs in the early stages (associated with high levels of risk and lack of liquidity); they differ from traditional investors and venture capital, in their involvement in the management of the company.

Like venture capital entities, these are investors who are committed to a business project, without getting involved in the day-to-day, but providing added value. In addition to capital availability, these private investors tend to have a high level of knowledge in the sectors in which they invest. This knowledge, its management capacity and its network of contacts are very valuable for promoting the development of business projects that have high growth potential, in exchange for medium-term profitability.

As a legal form, they usually adopt that of a limited company. These investors usually organize themselves by forming networks. In some cases with the aim of converting in others as a form of cooperation in general.

Main features:

  • They invest their own money
  • It is invested in the initial stage of the life of a company
  • Your investment decisions may be other than strictly financial motivations (job satisfaction, etc.)
  • They invest in areas close to their place of residence
  • The amounts invested are much lower than the average dedicated by venture capital entities in each operation
  • Profitability is generally lower than that obtained by venture capital entities

Main networks operating in Madrid

Innovative SME Seal

The Innovative SME Seal is created by virtue of the Order ECC/1087/2015, of June 5, which regulates obtaining the Small and Medium-sized Innovative Company seal and creates and regulates the Registry of Small and Medium-sized Innovative Companies (BOE of June 11, 2015).

It is a recognition that is granted to small and medium-sized companies that have a great character innovative so that these SMEs can take advantage of and combine tax incentives which, without this seal, are incompatible.

The objective is the development of an environment favorable to the R&D in SMEs so that innovation is systematically incorporated into the production model of our SMEs.

This new certification aims to expand the bonuses and tax benefits to these small and medium-sized companies, as well as to bring them closer to public procurement more easily.

How to get the stamp?

The application for the Seal can be made by SMEs that are in any of the following circumstances:

  • Have received public funding in the last 3 years (without revocation) through:
    • Public calls for the VI National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation or the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation.
    • Grants for carrying out CDTI R&D projects
    • Aid from the 7th R&D&I Framework Program or the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Union.
  • Having demonstrated its innovative character with its activity:
    • Because it has its own patent in exploitation for less than 5 years
    • Because you have obtained in the last 3 years a Motivated Binding Report or IMV favorable
  • Have demonstrated their capacity for innovation with one of these certifications:
    • Young Innovative Company (JEI), (AENOR EA0043)
    • Innovative small or micro-enterprise, (AENOR EA0047)
    • R&D&i management systems, (UNE 166.002 Standard)

A Registry is created in which all innovative SMEs will be recorded. Registration will be carried out at the request of the interested SME, carrying out the procedures electronically. These are: declaration as SME; not having had total revocation of justified public financial aid; be up to date with the Administration (Treasury and SS) and justification of the condition of innovator.

Advantages: what is the seal for?

With the Seal, SMEs can obtain better tax advantages for their investment in R&D&i, such as:

  1. Match incentives that are not compatible for the rest of the companies:
  2. Do use of the Seal for advertising and commercial purposes, since it improves the image of the brand
  3. Access to certain aid, financing or mechanisms for which the seal is necessary, such as participation in tenders for Public Purchase of Innovation, or the ICO financing facility.

How to get the Innovative SME Seal

The registration request as it is done from the website of the Ministry of Innovation, electronically and free of charge. The company must be registered in the RUS (Unified Registry of Applicants) to start the application for the seal.

During the application process we will be asked for information:

  1. Company data
  2. Data of the applicant
  3. Company information: number of employees, turnover, annual balance
  4. Provide the document that proves that you are an Innovative SME, as we have seen in the requirements section, for example:
    • documentation on the granting of public aid
    • the own patent in exploitation
    • a copy of the resolution of the positive binding reasoned report
    • or the copy of the official certification recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
  5. Electronic signature

Then we must wait for the resolution of the Ministry, which can take from a week to 4 months. If you do not get any response within this time, it is most likely that your request has been accepted and you can now download the stamp.

The Seal expires at 3 years and you can renew it as long as you continue to meet the requirements.

Accelerate SME Plan

Accelerate SME is a key initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation aimed at forging the reference ecosystem in the digital transformation of small and medium-sized companies.

This project, implemented by, an entity attached to the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, is integrated into the ambitious SME Digitalization Plan 2021-2025.

At the heart of this initiative is the purpose of promoting the digitization and modernization of small and medium-sized businesses in the national business fabric and the program incorporates a series of actions detailed below.

What objectives does the plan pursue?

Accelera SME has the following main objectives:

  1. Start personalized advice and training to promote the digital transformation of Spanish SMEs.
  2. Establish a platform that foster the creation of a digital ecosystem and a national community around digital transformation, serving as a central point that connects all interest groups and unifies capabilities.
  3. Provide high value services in order to promote digital transformationl of a greater number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  4. Promote other priority or strategic objectives of the Government such as promoting entrepreneurship, achieving sustainable development goals or the promotion of strategic sectors.

The actions of Acelera SME

  • digital-kit

This initiative represents a firm step towards the digitalization of SMEs within the SME Digitalization Plan 2021-2025. Your goal is subsidize the adoption of digital solutions available on the market, provided by agents specialized in digitalization. This program seeks to facilitate the digitalization of small businesses, microbusinesses and self-employed entrepreneurs by subsidizing digital solutions offered by the digitizing agents participating in the program.

If you want to know more about the Digital Kit you can access here.

  • Accelera SME Platform

This portal was created with the intention of promoting the digital transformation of SMEs and the self-employed, promoting their growth and improving their competitiveness. To achieve this, provide access to new analysis tools and content that allow SMEs to advance in their development and in the technological transformation of their processes.

Valuable resources can be found to boost the digitalization of an SME. These include, as success stories, real examples of digital transformation in various sectors, interviews with experts who share their extensive experience in aspects related to the digitalization of SMEs, detailed reports to delve into specific topics on digitalization, as well as infographics and audiovisual pieces that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge by users.

  • Accelerate SME Offices

These spaces, both physical and virtual, are dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for SMEs and the self-employed, offering information on the advantages and innovative methodologies to optimize the operation of their businesses by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICT) into their processes. The activities cover both the digital field and in-person support and advice. Since 2021, a robust network of Acelera SME offices (OAPs) has been established that supports the digital transformation of SMEs, self-employed workers and entrepreneurs throughout Spain.

Among the services offered by the OAPs are:

  1. In-person attention for advice and resolution of queries about the new digital transformation processes.
  2. Remote care to address issues related to the digital transformation of SMEs.
  3. Technical seminars that address issues related to digital transformation.
  4. Practical workshops on the incorporation of ICT in the production processes of SMEs.
  5. Technological and infrastructure services: certification and validation of products, processes and developments, etc.
  6. Stimulation of relationships between the various actors in the ecosystem.
  7. Information about him access to financing both public and private.


Discover in the following link your nearest office.


In summary, the program Accelerate SME focuses on providing digital solutions for SMEs and the self-employed, ensuring the continuity of its activities.

It values and highlights relevant projects in the digital transformation, both public and private, and, in turn, seeks to create connections between national and international actors in the digital transformation and promote collaboration through events throughout the Spanish territory.

This comprehensive approach drives innovation, strengthens digital market position and contributes to sustainable economic growth.

Simulator and business plan manual

business plan

Here you will find two useful tools that will allow you to develop your business idea.

through the Business plan manual (PDF) We show you the basic steps to launch a business idea. It is recommended to read the manual as a previous step to use the simulator.

Business plan simulator

It is an excel document to download, which is completed as an example to serve as a guide for the entrepreneur, these data must be replaced by those of your own project.

Download the Business plan simulator (excel). When opening the sheet, the question “Enable macros?” to which you must answer affirmatively to be able to enter your own data.

Fill in the different sheets of the excel document, you only have to fill in the boxes or fields that appear in yellow; when you print them you will obtain your business plan layout.

* Instructions to follow for the introduction of images in the marketing plan sheet, to replace the location map and photo of the example: place the cursor on the image or the location map, when activated press the left button of the mouse, it will appear a window for you to select the new image file to replace the one in the example.

Startup certification

Since the entry into force in 2022 of the Law 28/2022, to promote the ecosystem of emerging companies, better known as the law of startup, entrepreneurs have been given a new opportunity to obtain benefits and visibility of their innovative and scalable project through the certification of your startup, granted by the certifying company ENISA, dependent on the Ministry of Industry and Tourism and which carries out the procedure in a manner free.

In order to provide a single window, accreditation (unavoidable in order to benefit from the tax and social benefits established in this law) will be effective against all public administrations and entities that must recognize them.

This certification attests that the business model meets the standards established in the law of startups, focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the capacity for scalability and expansion that results in job creation and social well-being.

The certificate of startup granted by ENISA thus becomes a strategic tool for those emerging companies that aspire to enhance their growth in a sustainable way and contribute to the development of the ecosystem that surrounds them.

Who can receive certification as startup?

The certification of startup It is aimed at small and medium-sized Spanish companies with innovative, scalable projects that are viable in the market. This recognition is obtained after passing the process of certification, explained in detail in the certification guide, which entails a rigorous analysis and validation process by the ENISA technical team.

What requirements must be met by the company that wishes to be certified as startup?

Is considered emerging company or startup any legal entity that meets, among others, the following requirements:

  • Be a newly created company or a maximum of 5 years since its incorporation and 7 years in the case of the biotechnology, energy or industrial sector, among others.
  • Have registered office or permanent establishment in Spain.
  • Have a majority percentage of the workforce with a contract in Spain.
  • Develop an innovative and scalable entrepreneurship project.
  • Not achieve a business volume of more than ten million euros.

To be considered as startup, a company must be newly created or be less than 5 years old since its registration in the commercial registry, have not distributed dividends, not be listed on a regulated market and have a presence in Spain.

In addition, you must have an innovative and scalable project, as well as meet specific labor and financial requirements. It is essential to comply with environmental regulations and not be founded or directed by people disqualified for specific crimes.

What are the benefits of obtaining certification?

The startup certified can access various benefits as they are:

  • Reduction of the corporate tax rate to 15%.
  • Deferrals of tax debts.
  • Exemption from making installment payments of corporate tax.
  • Elimination of certain registration fees for the incorporation of a new company.
  • Exemption from the obligation to obtain the NIE in the case of non-resident foreign investors.
  • Reduction, for three years, of Social Security contributions in favor of self-employed entrepreneurs who also work for others.
  • Extension of the amount of the exemption, up to 50,000 euros per year, in the case of delivery of stock options to the employees.
  • Increase in the deduction for investment in newly created companies, increasing the rate to 50% and the maximum base up to 100,000 euros.
  • Promote the creation and development of controlled testing environments to validate the viability and impact of new models in regulated activities.
  • Facilities for the provision of guarantees or payments on account in the case of granting subsidies.

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