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Starting a Business in France (Starting a Business - Vacation Work Pub) (Starting a Business from Home: Choosing a Business, Getting Online, Reaching Your Market & Making a) [Paperback]

Andre De Vries
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16 April 2004 Starting a Business from Home: Choosing a Business, Getting Online, Reaching Your Market & Making a
A title for all those people who dream of starting or buying and running a business in France but don't know where to begin. It gives all the information and advice needed on the practicalities and legalities of setting up or buying a business and explores the possibilities for running businesses such as guest-houses, shops and farms as well as the potential for setting yourself up as a professional craftsman. The book covers the different types of business structure available and their pros and cons, financing a business, how to buy or lease property, where to get help and advice, and more. In addition, it explains what is involved in running a business, including red tape, book-keeping, VAT, property and other taxes, pensions and insurance, employing staff and marketing and promotion.

Product details

  • Paperback: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Vacation - Work (16 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854583069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854583062
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Contains information that anyone starting a business in France should know. -- Homes Worldwide Magazine, February 2005

From the Inside Flap

The definitive guide to
Setting Up or Buying a
Business in France
Full details on…
- Businesses and trades in demand
- Sources of advice and assistance
- Procedures for starting up
- Suitable business structures
- How to buy an existing business
- Where to get loans and grants
- Tax, social security and pensions
- Finding and employing staff

…and much more

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Smith
I found the book to be full of useful, relevant information specific to France, and presented in a very easy-to-read format. Especially helpful are the procedures for starting a new business, selecting a legal structure, and navigating through the complicated French taxes and social security. I can already see that it will be an excellent reference for the future, as my business grows and my tax and financial situations change. A definite must-read for anyone (not only foreigners) thinking about starting a business in France.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Help with starting a business in France 15 April 2008
André de Vries provides a thorough introduction into what to expect and the steps to take when looking to set-up your business in France.

Of course much will depend upon your entrepreneurial skills and dedication, but the book does provide plenty of information on amongst other things, different business structures, buying an existing business and tips on working with colleagues and contacts.

There is only a little on actually marketing your business, which is the Achilles heel of many start-ups, so you will have to give some thought to this. I think some people forget just how large France is so using the same marketing techniques as in the past may not prove successful.
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