Business Owners in France


Business Owners in France

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Am I legal?

Started by Ditte Jakobsen. Last reply by Ditte Jakobsen Mar 31. 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

Renting our French House

Started by Roland Gardner Aug 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Dear All,I am new to this forum so please bear with me if I am stepping on well trodden ground.My wife and I our in the process of buying a house in Lot et Garrone. Going a bit slowly due to being August and vendor is trying to sort out two non…Continue

Starting up

Started by John Alcock. Last reply by Wendy Kendall Oct 3, 2013. 18 Replies

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but here goes, back in the uk my wife ran a small cleaning business, we both came to France to retire and enjoy life but since a few people have learnt of her previous life offers have come in…Continue

function room attached to gites

Started by Jemima Winder. Last reply by Jemima Winder Jun 21, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello,We've just about finished renovating 3 gites attached to our old farmhouse in the middle of the Haut Languedoc national park which sleep up to 14 in total.  We also have a fairly large function room - well it could host modest functions if we…Continue

Business Contacts in France

Started by Chris Heron. Last reply by Chris Heron Jun 20, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello everyone,We are a couple emigrating to France in a few months and looking to establish a network of resellers or local agents for an online teaching platform.It is a resource for teaching or training online and can be used by individual…Continue

Intra communitarian number - do you need one?

Started by Lynda Racher. Last reply by Lynda Racher May 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi All,Does anyone know if itis Worth getting a TVA Inter Communitaire number?  I've been asked if I have one, but as an AE I don't charge TVA; but I may be working for an overseas company in the future.  My revenue is well Under the ceiling, and is…Continue

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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.
Comment by Sandra Hanks on February 10, 2011 at 10:36
Welcome to all new members that have joined in the past couple of weeks - over 250 members now! For anyone who has not added their business website details for the business category list, please add here

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