My French Business
A 6-step roadmap to create your business in France.
My French Business Course is a step-by-step guide to help you create your business in France. Turn your idea into a business plan, check the French regulations, choose a legal structure that makes sense, create a financial plan and finally understand French taxes.
With My French Business course, you will go from feeling lost and frustrated with the French system, to being confident about choosing the right setup for you, understanding your business taxes, while having a clear path to follow up to your business registration.
Message from Valerie - VISION
How to use this course
How to make the most of this course
Different ways to find a business idea
Business ideas workbook + 💯 business ideas
5 steps reality check
Download list of regulated activities
Your Ideal Customer
Your Product & Services
Download your business plan template
BONUS - Check availability of your trademark in France
Overview : Start here!
Summary of all legal structures
EURL /& SARL
SASU & SAS
Bonus - My personal contacts list
Financial plan - Part 1
Financial plan - Part 1 - Using the template
Financial plan - Part 2
Financial Plan - Part 2 - Using template
Download your Living Expenses template
Download your Financial Plan template
Documents needed & application process
Using France Visa & DREETS websites
Filling forms Cerfa 13473.01 form
Micro Entrepreneur PO form
Renewing visa & applying for residency
BONUS - Visa / CDS - Letter of intention template
Download your retro planning
BONUS - French invoice template
My French Business Course if for you if:
You have recently moved to France and want to start freelancing or create a small business.
You’ve been living in France for a while and have a dream project, but you're feeling overwhelmed with the lack of clear information in plain English.
You want to have a clear overview of the French legal structures and taxes, so you can make decisions that suit your situation.
You're a non-European citizen needing to prepare a business and financial plan for your business visa or carte de sejour application.
All students benefit from unlimited access to My French Business course. Students choosing the Group Access and VIP Access will also benefit from a 3 months support from Valerie with weekly group Q&As on Zoom and a private Facebook group.
Yes. Module 1 of My French Business is all about finding the right idea, brainstorming, and deciding which one you will study. You will also get a PDF with 100 business ideas from other expats in France.
It's always good to plan ahead, especially if you need to apply for a business carte de sejour or visa. My French Business explains how the French system works and will help you build your project.
Yes. Module 2 of My French Business covers specific requirements for British citizen and non-European citizen wanting to create a business in France.
Yes. You can pay over 3 months, whichever package you decide to go for: self-tuition, group access or VIP access. There is also a 30-days refund policy.
Yes. Each student joining the Group or VIP access will sign a confidentiality agreement. Any information shared for the live classes or weekly Q&As cannot be shared with someone outside the group. Valerie also commits to this rule.
Absolutely. My French Business has been designed for first-time entrepreneurs with no experience of financial planning, as well as experienced ones. Tough subjects will be covered over 3 live classes and you can ask your questions to Valerie every Friday at 2 pm (French time). Live classes and Q&As will be available in replay.
Yes. For self-tuition access, each section includes a discussion board where you can ask your questions. Valerie will come back to you within 24 to 48 hours. Group and VIP access also include de weekly live Q&A on Zoom and a private Facebook group.
I'm afraid not. Your business plan and financial plan will be 2 key elements to include in your visa request, but My French Business doesn't include a visa application process.
My French Business course has been designed to make you move forward with your project. With MFB you will:
Turn your idea into a business plan.
Ensure your project meets French rules.
Get a simple business plan and financial plan template.
Understand how French taxes work for your business.
Make informed decisions to move your project forward.