Your Roadmap to creating your business in France

By Valérie Aston on 2 February 2022 · Viewed 755 times · Questions

You're dreaming about moving to France, or you've already moved to France and now want to launch your business or start freelancing. It sounds exciting and scary at the same time, as there is no clear process to follow as a non-French resident. Until now! 

Your roadmap to creating a business in France

In order to make a plan about your future business in France, you need to, first of all, know what the process is. It might sound obvious, but the French system is sometimes so complex that it can be confusing.

Based on 13 years of working with expats creating their own freelancing activity in France, I’ve designed a simple 6-steps roadmap to follow, in order to turn your idea into a business.

With the Create your French Business Roadmap, I wanted to give you a clear idea about where you stand today and what you need to do next. See it as a "Vous êtes ici " sign. As I don’t like to be short of tips, I’m also sharing with you a checklist enabling you to assess, plan and tick your future actions to move closer to your dream business.

Checklist + extra tips

The Roadmap to creating your French Business and its checklist are packed full of small steps to take! Let’s face it, who doesn’t like to tick that box, knowing that your project is getting closer to its launch date. I certainly do!

To make it easier for you to digest the information and take action, I will also be sending you a series of 5 emails over the next 10 days, with extra tips and videos. 

Are you ready to get stuck into your business dream? Then download your Roadmap to create your French Business.

Who is this roadmap for?

The Roadmap to creating your French Business is for you if:

  • You currently live in France and want to start a business.
  • You work in France as an employee and want to create a side hustle.
  • You plan to move to France and will be freelancing.
  • You need to apply for a visa or carte de sejour before you move to France, as you plan to have a small business or freelance.
  • You are an APS student waiting to freelance.

Yes, that’s me! Send me the roadmap to creating a business in France.

Your Roadmap to creating your business in France

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.