Starting A Business in France

Running a business in France

Starting A Business in France

Could We? Yes we can!

Starting a business in France is not as complicated as it first appears.  The same as starting a new business in the UK, there are steps to complete to have a legal and functioning business.  Here is a list of the most prominent areas.

  • A business plan.  The main use is obvious but in France, the banks and account managers are much closer to clients than the UK.  This will act as a portfolio to present to the bank manager when you application goes into the bank.
  • The type of business.  In the UK for example, we have Limited, LLC, Sole-trader etc, in France there is a similar structure.
  • Register your new company.  This can be done with a lawyer or a registered company formation agent.
  • Arrange a meeting with a French bank to open a Business Account.  Arrive with all your new business information and plan.  Be aware there is a minimum amount to open a Business Account
  • Final parts include publishing an announcement in an authorised news paper, receiving your tax code and certificate of corporation and finally, get an authorised French Accountant.
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