120,000 auto entrepreneurs registered by 31st March 2009

By Valérie Aston on 20 April 2009 · Viewed 3378 times · Questions

Cities leading the way for AE registration include Paris 5.5%, Marseille 5%, Nice 3.8% and Toulon 2.6%. The five most represented activities are:

  • Business adviser “Conseil pour les affaires et autres conseils de gestion”
  • Various services for individuals “Autres services personnels’‘
  • Market stalls ‘‘autres commerces de details sur eventaires et marches’‘
  • IT programmers “Programmation informatique”
  • E-commerce “Vente a distance sur catalogue specialise’‘

This fits in with the profile of people using the Start Business in France forum and blog, although I am quite surprised by IT programmers making it to the top five.

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.