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Starting a business on the Riviera

Posted by root-187816 - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by wendy-179831 - 16 years ago

Hi root

You can have a look at this site: Agence Pour la Création d'Entreprise Click on the flag for a very sound Eng-lang version.

It doesn't have all the answers, but it's a pretty good place to work out the questions.

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Posted by venkym - 16 years ago

I guess any business venture in France that really cares to satisfy the customer could do well. If only wishes were horses...

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Posted by dumbo-186130 - 16 years ago

Root,

The key to making this kind of decision, as you know, is having the right information, which you can get from the Chamber of Commerce, rather than from well-meaning, possibly incorrectly informed, friends.  Alternatively, you can go to the Chambre des Metiers (even though yours isn't a metier - it doesn't matter as the info is the same) in St Laurent du Var, sign up for a course (in French) on how to start your own business and you will be given loads of documents on how much it costs, taxes you have to pay etc (you have to pay for this course).  By the way, going on the course in no way obliges you to set up in business - it just gives you the information.

It's far from easy in France - but make sure you are really well informed before taking the plunge.  Good luck!