Starting a Business in France

Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Starting a Business in France, your indispensable on-line resource to the formalities of starting and running a French business.

The guide includes information on French taxation and French social security contributions for a business.

We also consider other business structures, and the formalities of business registration in France.

Many expatriates choose to establish a micro-entreprise, which we also consider briefly in this guide, but there is also a more substantive, dedicated guide at [Micro-Entrepreneur Business in France].(/guides/france/working-in-france/micro-entrepreneur-business-france/)


  1. Introduction
  2. Top Tips
  3. Getting Start-Up Advice
  4. Business Professions and Activities
  5. Business Structures
  6. Registering Your Business
  7. Business Premises
  8. Banking, Accounting & Insurance
  9. Taxation of Business Profits
  10. Other Business Taxes
  11. Social Security Contributions
  12. Financial Assistance












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