Guichet Unique: One-stop shop for business creation opens on 1st January 2010

By Valérie Aston on 30 December 2009 · Viewed 5676 times · Questions

The inauguration of a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs is planned for 1st January 2010. The Guichet Unique will centralise all the paperwork required to start any type of business: commerçants, artisans, professions liberales, entreprises individuelles or limited companies (SARL and EURL).

Accessible from the Internet ( live on 1/01/10) but also physically through the Centre de Formalites des Entreprises (CFE at Chambre de Metiers, Chambre de Commerce and URSSAF), the guichet will provide:

  • Information on how to start a business and the administrative process to complete, 
  • an up-dated record of where your business registration stands,
  • plus feedback on administrative requests for some professions such as artisans.

Would be entrepreneurs will be able to follow the progress of their business registration. Florent Tournois, technical advisor to Herve Novelli, explained “The Guichet Unique is creating a real guide in the administrative labyrinth”. Theoretically, the government committed to delivering results with deadlines while dealing with the business registrations, however not all functionalities will be ready by the 1st January.

Other administrative websites dedicated to business registration, such as will remain. Entrepreneurs will therefore have two different portals to register their business.

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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.