Latest information for small businesses in France






How to register as an Agent Commercial in France

How to register as an Agent Commercial in France

This article is for you, if you want to register as an agent commercial in order to sell houses in France, working with an estate agent called “agence immobiliere”. ...

By Valérie Aston · 22 Dec 2022


Forum membership going up 1st Jan 2023

Forum membership going up 1st Jan 2023

The Start Business In France Forum is the palace where you can ask me all your business questions for a full year. Since 2009, I have answered over 88,000 questions ...

By Valérie Aston · 14 Dec 2022



New website to register and update businesses in France

New website to register and update businesses in France

There is a new central and unique website to register new businesses in France and to update existing ones. “Portail e-procedures” and its site procedures.inpi.fr will replace other official sites from 1st Jan 2023. ...

By Valérie Aston · 30 Nov 2022


What do I need to add on a French invoice?

What do I need to add on a French invoice?

You have registered your French business and you are ready to invoice your first customer. Congratulations! But what on earth are you supposed to add to a French invoice? This article shows you the compulsory information ...

By Valérie Aston · 1 Nov 2022


Running a French business feels like a marathon

Running a French business feels like a marathon

You are one mile from the finishing line, starting to celebrate this massive achievement when you suddenly realise that there is a steep hill just after the last bend… ...

By Valérie Aston · 20 Oct 2022




Power Hours moving to the morning over the summer

Power Hours moving to the morning over the summer

Many of you are taking the opportunity to think about your future move to France. Nothing like a holiday in France to do some research on your favourite area or town ...

By Valérie Aston · 8 Jul 2022


Why do freelancers need to add EI mention

Why do freelancers need to add EI mention

A freelancer or one-person business in France is called a sole trader or enterprise individuelle. Since May 2022, they must indicate the mention "entrepreneur individuel" or the initials "EI" on their documents. Read on. ...

By Valérie Aston · 2 Jun 2022


How to create a gite in France masterclass

How to create a gite in France masterclass

Join me for a live masterclass on How to create a gite in France. We are getting closer to the summer reason and I want to make sure that you are ready to welcome your guests. ...

By Valérie Aston · 13 May 2022