Author Archives : Alexandra

It is your turn to be President

Congratulations. It is your turn, your turn to be the President, your turn to run the show, … your turn to serve. To serve your neighbours and be of service to your community.  That’s what being a President is about. It is not about power and having it your way….

Who will win the next elections? I can almost guarantee you my predictions

On May 25, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,OCM Software,Tips for homeowners, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Who will win the next elections? I can almost guarantee you my predictions

It is election times again, not just in UK or Spain, but also very soon in the USA and with all the presidential campaigns; I cannot help but think of communities of properties. In fact communities of properties are pretty much the same. They have annual general meetings and elections….

How Smart is Your Community?

On May 20, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,Life in Spain,OCM Software, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on How Smart is Your Community?

Today every other word you hear is Smart. Smart cars, Smart Watches and Smart Phones. So how Smart is your community? Is it really smart? Does such a thing as a Smart Community exists?

Are you ready to spice up and give LIFE to your Sunday 17th of May?!

On May 8, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Are you ready to spice up and give LIFE to your Sunday 17th of May?!

A few weeks ago, I met with Rocio Torres,  who is the manager of Communication & Fund Raising at Cudeca.  Our objective and aim of the meeting was how can we help Cudeca and one thing we know well that we have lots of expat clients and communities who use our

The Importance of Attending Community Meetings and giving your Proxy votes

On April 8, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,OCM Software, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Importance of Attending Community Meetings and giving your Proxy votes

I recently sent an email asking all our members to give us their stories.  Among these stories was a very interesting story of how a community went practically bankrupt in less than one year.

What’s love got to do with it?

On February 21, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,, , With Comments Off on What’s love got to do with it?

This was the title of today’s CB Insight, a weekly newsletter that I get from (cbinsights.com).  While their article was about falling out of love with a project after an entrepreneur took an early lump sum reward, my story is about those who haven’t.

Print your own house

On February 21, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Print your own house

Less than a few months ago I read an article in the Financial Times, “Ink outside the box”.  The title is not exactly what you think, but it won’t take you long before you get the gist of the article.  3D technology is advancing at a rapid pace and it…

New Colaboration Agreement for Debt Collection and Purchase

On January 30, 2015, Posted by , In Community Issues,Costa del Sol News,News from Urbytus, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on New Colaboration Agreement for Debt Collection and Purchase

On the 6ht of January Urbytus signed a colaboration agreement with Eurofees to help with debt collection and also debt purchase in communities across the Costa de Sol and Spain. This agreement is unique in the sense that it turns Urbytus into the only company that can

Encuentro Emprendedores / Entrepreneurs meet up event.

On January 18, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, With Comments Off on Encuentro Emprendedores / Entrepreneurs meet up event.

Join us for a beer and some crisps.  We are a bunch of entrepreneurs, who want to meet up and share expertise, ideas and help each other when and if we can.  If anyone has anything to say and share we will allow for a 10 to 15 presentation but…

Did we all turn mechanics at the turn of the Industrial age? And do we all need to become coders?

On January 4, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Did we all turn mechanics at the turn of the Industrial age? And do we all need to become coders?

I have just managed to read the article of Zach Sims, Cofounder of Codecademy in FT Weekend issue ½ November 2014. I was kind of surprised to read that so many people believe that coding is so important. As a programmer, I don’t think coding is the important part, but…