Business Owners in France


Business Owners in France

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Sole trader in France

Started by Jemima Winder. Last reply by Tracy Thurling Dec 2, 2014. 2 Replies

My AE status was taken away when I exceeded the turnover limit in my first year (I didn't realise it was calculated pro-rata).  I am now micro-entreprise but it has the same limit (32900 euros) so I am now turning away business until the end of this…Continue

Dodgy Invoice Scam Warning

Started by Steve YATES. Last reply by Kwashie Konu Oct 24, 2014. 1 Reply

Just received an invoice by email. Apart from the fact that the email doesn't say which company the invoice is from, what made me suspicious is that the attached file is a Word document which no-one would ever send out if it was genuine. Knowing…Continue

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Mobile Catering

Started by Jo Blick Jun 9, 2014. 0 Replies

hello, I wonder if anyone knows if UK hygiene certificates are accepted to handle food commercially in France?I ask because it costs about £80 to do a level 5 certificate in the UK and 349 euro to do a level 1 here.Or, does anyone know of a…Continue

Domiciliation d'entreprise

Started by Tracy Thurling. Last reply by Tracy Thurling Jun 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Has anyone any experience of using one of these and roughly what should it cost please?Continue

CSG deductible

Started by Tracy Thurling. Last reply by Tracy Thurling Jun 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi, have been very efficient and already done my tax return (on the basis that I knew I would be due a refund) but today I received an attestation from RSI telling me the amount of CSG to deduct.  The problem is that I don't know where to deduct it…Continue

Am I legal?

Started by Ditte Jakobsen. Last reply by Ditte Jakobsen Mar 31, 2014. 6 Replies

I have lost myself in rules and regulations and would like to hear of any of you have some input and ideas to help me.I have a small business that I've been running with a partner, but we are changing the set-up between us. This is what I would like…Continue

Changing from AE to Entreprise independant

Started by Tracy Thurling. Last reply by Janet Horsley Dec 12, 2013. 1 Reply

During the course of this year I have become a fully fledged business and have also changed from profession liberale to artisan.  This has involved a fair amount of difficulties but have now been accepted by RSI but have just noticed they have…Continue

LYDIA - accept payments on your mobile

Started by Tracy Thurling. Last reply by Jason Plant Dec 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Has anyone used or come across LYDIA yetIt is being…Continue

We operate a chambre d Hote under A/E

Started by barbara deane Oct 1, 2013. 0 Replies

Good morning.Can anyone tell me what is the max you can take whilst operating achambre d hote under the A and E scheme.When does the tax level change?Continue

Starting Up As Auto Entrepreneur

Started by Mary Mills-Brown. Last reply by Sheila Walshe-Blackmore Aug 14, 2013. 1 Reply

Not sure where to start.   Living in the Civray area 86400 of Vienne and husband wants to start up a general house/garden maintenance company.  He has good all round DIY skills and is a qualified plumber (but not that keen on pursuing that side of…Continue

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Comment by Sandra Hanks on March 30, 2011 at 9:29
Welcome to all new members and apologies for not being around for a while. I have not forgotten about you all and will update the website category lists in due course and catch up with what has been going on in the group, so please keep adding those websites and discussions! Enjoy the rest of your week, Sandra
Comment by Claudia Graf on March 9, 2011 at 14:00
Ah, yes - my "responsable" mentioned both credit et decouvert....
Comment by Imre Takacs on March 9, 2011 at 13:44
All banks in France operate under the same rules... the credit line is called an account "avec découvert" (overdraft?) - 16 000 Euros line cost 6.19 Euros per month.
Comment by Claudia Graf on March 9, 2011 at 13:39
Thank you for your quick answer. I am not sure what a credit line is. But I do not want to change necessarily my bank...
Comment by Imre Takacs on March 9, 2011 at 13:32
Claudia, can you do this with a credit line? Credit Agricole at least offered a 16K line with the business account, for some small monthly fee.
Comment by Claudia Graf on March 9, 2011 at 13:23
I just came back from my bank, asking for a very small business loan. Answer: we are only allowed to give loans if the chiffre d'affaire is of a certain amount (which mine obviously isn't). Isn't it in their interest to see my business do well, since there would be consequential success for them too, increased income for example for cc transactions.
Is there any organisation in this country that does support small businesses? Anyone got any ideas?

Comment by James Higginson on March 8, 2011 at 12:47
A quick heads up for all the business owners. We are now selling advertising space (Full banner size 468 x 60) within each of the specialist interest groups on Survive France Network. You can see an example of what you get here in the business owners group. ('Whype' banner at top of page)

These placements are just €30 per month per group. If you need artwork preparing that can also be arranged for an additional €30.

Contact me via email if you would like to know more on


James (Survive France Network)
Comment by Sandra Hanks on February 27, 2011 at 9:20
Welcome to all new members that have joined during the past couple of weeks. My property management season has started, so I have been busy with garden spring clean ups. I will be updating the business website category list today. Enjoy your Sunday.
Comment by Sandra Hanks on February 13, 2011 at 9:53
A big welcome to all new members who have joined in the past week. Any members wanting to exchange reciprocal website links, add their website to the business category list - you will find these discussions above. They have been featured, so will appear at the top of the list which is easier to find. Please do not start a new discussion on these topics, otherwise they will be deleted. Thank you.
Comment by Sandra Hanks on February 10, 2011 at 15:44
The business owners website category list has just been updated and you can view it here.

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