Group Profile

Guiri Business Group is primarily located on LinkedIn, where we host discussions and post most of our information and tips.  Please join our LinkedIn Group for the full access:

Guiri Business LinkedIn Group

Guiri Business is designed to facilitate professional networking through the exchange of information, knowledge, contacts, jobs and opportunities.

The group mainly consists of Spanish-based, foreign professionals – many of them self-employed – that become member for business networking purposes.

Meaning, the main object is to generate work: business: jobs: !dinero! from it. That is why we always mention the key elements
– networking
– business opportunities
– jobs
in all communications.

The official language is English, but we welcome speakers of all languages; especially Spanish locals, as long as they are Guiri friendly 😉

The group is supported by monthly off-line networking events and business lunches in more and more cities around Spain. Check the discussions for calendar updates for events in your area.

The Circle of Networking:
The monthly networking events should be an opportunity for members to connect and share a personality behind their LinkedIn Profiles, but the majority of the development of business will continue on-line and in the LinkedIn Group.
We feel that in past networking events that members disconnect between monthly sessions and lose momentum. The LinkedIn group is the glue that allows people to keep their leads and information syncing until they develop into customers. The monthly sessions, on-the-other-hand, allow members to look into other members eyes and discover which leads they feel comfortable pursuing as customers without the pressure of scheduled meetings.

@GuiriBusiness is the Twitter name.

To qualify: (PLEASE READ)
– you must live in Spain or have lived in Spain
– be a Guiri, Expat, Foreign professional: Please make sure your profile reflects this
– open to network within the group, this includes the permission for the Group Manager to send monthly contact info to all members of the Group, so members can invite other members actively
– your willingness to receive infrequent newsletters by email
– knowledge of Spanglish is a +

Platform for all us GUIRIs in Spain, offer useful resources; Networking & Job Opportunities, Business drinks & Business community contacts in  Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, San Sebastian, La Curuña, Seville, Granada…

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8000+ member group, founded in 2007 by
Willem van Oort
View Willem van Oort's profile on LinkedIn
Brian Heinen
Brian Heinen
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About Guiri Business

Guiri Business : Professional network for Foreigners / Expats in Spain. Guiri Business Group is designed to facilitate professional networking through the exchange of information, knowledge, contacts, jobs and opportunities. Founder is Willem van Oort, co-Founder Brian Heinen (BCN).