Running a Business in France

Running a Business in FranceWelcome to our guide to running a business in France. Here you can find tips and advice on making a business plan, setting up and running your business, business opportunities, inspirational real life stories, plus much more.

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Setting up your business

Here you can find useful advice about starting your business.

Business Opportunities

Want to start your own business in France? Use our handy resources to help you .

 

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Everyone’s Cup of Tea

Three years ago, Tina Sharpe fell in love with a quirky teapot-shaped shed and embarked on the barmy mission to ship it from Scotland to rural France and turn it into a successful café. Alice Phillpott meets the plucky entrepreneur

Celebrating Provence

  Voice-over artist and wedding celebrant Celia Ford Drummond relocated with her American husband, Trent, to the Provençal village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens in 2004   Why did you choose your village? We already had a holiday home near the Provençal coast,

Buying into Burgundy

Former hotel-barge operators Eleanor Garvin and Dennis Sherman abandoned ship three years ago to restore a tired pile in Burgundy’s verdant vignobles. The proud hoteliers invite FrenchEntrée behind the scenes at the luxury Domaine de Cromey.   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to France?

Mission impossible – in search of the dream hamlet

  Marion Sauvebois meets a Finnish-French couple who clocked in 25,000km across 15 départements in search of their dream…hamlet   FrenchEntrée Magazine: What drew you to Tarn-et-Garonne? Suska Karjalainen & Nicolas Prevot: After roughly four months of house-hunting, viewing 100 houses (including farms, castles, mills, ruins, you

Business opportunities for expats

If you are planning to relocate to France and are still at the age where you need an income you may be dreaming of setting up your own business. Perhaps you know exactly what it is you want to do, or are looking for a business opportunity in France. Read our Practical Guide

10 Top Tips For Starting a Business in France

1. Choose your location carefully. Don’t isolate yourself. If you do, it will hamper the networking which is an essential part of any new business. To have peace and quiet you don’t have to be miles away from neighbours – the

Business as usual! – Despite Brexit

  It’s been fascinating for me to see the changes over the last fifteen years of the demographics of people wanting to relocate to France. I’ve pretty much seen it all – keeping a straight face when people explain what