Expert help is at hand if one of your new year’s resolutions will be to start your own business in France. It’s a great time to be making plans, but even if you run your own business in the UK, dealing with an unfamiliar language and systems can be daunting. The same goes for being self-employed. How best to go about it? Having helpful French contacts can make all the difference, and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce should be your first port of call.
“Setting up a business here can be a fairly simple process,” says Roger Haigh, who runs the Chamber for the Dordogne. “The most important thing is to get the right information and follow the right steps. That’s where we can help.” This includes start-ups, export assistance, French lessons for €3 per hour, networking opportunities, free training courses.
Drop Roger a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org