We interview reader Nigel Fletcher, an artist who lives in the Limousin, painting en plein air and teaching others how to capture the charming châteaux, villages and markets in watercolour.
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Whilst living in France, did you know that you can teach people how to speak English and get paid to do it? The best thing is there’s no need for any prior teaching experience and it’s really easy to get…
Many families don’t realise that they may be entitled to CAF benefits in France. Even for fluent French speakers the system can be difficult to understand and stressful.
Starting on January 1st, 2015, auto-entrepreneur businesses must have a dedicated bank account for their financial accounting separate from their personal bank account.
Our property finder business model has been proven over the last five years and we are confident that you can be successful. …
The weekend that followed was relaxing because I knew at last I had a job that suited and although I was now close to the end of my overdraft, I’d just about be able to dig myself out of debt.…
The French auto-entrepreneur scheme is aimed at simplifying the administrative formalities for a small business or the self-employed in France.
Offering guest accomodation can be an effective way to supplement your income, respecting certain conditions.
Julie Kilgallon is a qualified interior designer based on the French Riviera. She grew up in Manchester and was inspired by her mother’s soft furnishing business to pursue a career in interior design.
Work in a French company and it might come as a shock when you realise that the structures of most businesses are conceived to maintain a clear hierarchy.
It was June 2008 & it was after a couple of afternoons of frantic work in order to create something to display in the gallery at the Hotel Le Grézalide in Grezes, that the idea for ‘La Semaine Créative’ (creative week) was born.
David Low, a decorative wrought ironworker, along with Frédéric Grousset, a wood turner, had frequently collaborated on projects
In my experience the French Police and Courts are cracking down on people who illegally employ workers (who, more often than not, are foreigners). This might be done through blissful ignorance – but the Courts do not always accept ignorance as a defence plea.
Sarah Andrews had been an artisan tiler in the UK but it took her a lot of time and patience to become registered in France….
Sally Stone and her husband, Mervyn, planned to have a holiday home in France. Then he was diagnosed with cancer and, a little later, she was made redundant, and they were forced to completely changed their plans. Here’s their story
Image not found.Looking for a special gift, some new furnishings or interior design ideas for your home? Look no further than Cabane et Castel a wonderful treasure-trove of special objects in Castelnau Montratier. Caroline and Charlie will be delighted to meet you and discuss your requirements…
Image not found.This month we feature an interview with Jason and Michelle Aplin creators and owners of Evolution Motorhomes – a motorhome rental business, based in the Lot et Garonne. After two years of research and careful planning they now have a thriving family business…
Despite having to battle red tape and high charges, builder Stephen Fishlock’s business is growing fast – as is his turnover and ultimately the money he makes
Once you have an address in the area, the first task to complete is to register with the ANPE (agence national pour l’emploi), it is the French equivalent of the job centre.
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Image not found.Despite technology leaps and the need to recycle our paper, French residents are still required to save in hard copy a whole stack of papers and documents – some for a relatively short time, others for a lifetime…