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.