About the French business helpline service

Auto-entrepreneur helpliine in English

Summary: 100's of people have used my helpline to discuss, fully understand and improve their business in France.

The helpline is a one to one service that covers a lot of ground. It's for when you want to get up to speed quickly, to talk through your options in-depth and fully understand the implications of your choices.

How the business helpline works

Prior to the call I'll ask for an email summary of your situation and of the areas you want to discuss. During the call (phone or skype) we'll discuss your situation, I'll answer all your questions and cover any issues or concerns that come up.

Example topics covered in a business helpline call

  1. Business Plan

    You want an external point of view on your business project or want to check how the French rules and regulations may impact on you.

  2. Choosing a legal structure

    Auto-entrepreneur, entreprise individuelle, EURL, SARL, SAS…You are unsure which legal structure is best for your business, what the implications are in terms of liability and social charges.

  3. Cost and taxes of starting a business in France

    You are worried about how much your French business will cost you and do not understand how social charges work.

  4. French health care cover

    You are wondering whether your business will provide you and your family with a health cover and how the French healthcare system works for entrepreneurs.

  5. Developing your business

    Your business activity is increasing, great news! You started with an auto-entrepreneur and now want to move to something else to pay less taxes, or you want to protect your assets or work with a business partner.

  6. Closing your business down

    You want to close your business down and are wondering how to do so.

Why I can help your business in France

I have been helping small business owners in France for over 10 years with BGE and Start Business in France. My day to day job involves helping English and French speaking entrepreneurs to work on their business plan, financial plan, look for finances, market and develop their activity.

Availability and cost

I'm available for calls week days and can often schedule a call within a couple of days. A call (up to one hour) costs 120 euros.

Not included

I'm sure you'll understand I have to set limits and expectations, so not included are writing reports of any kind, making calls on your behalf and follow-up emails.