Help! I’d like to start a business in France.

A friend and I were talking tonight, over a couple of artsy films, about starting a website aimed at the American community in France. Not another “How to…” blah blah crap pot that everyone’s already read a million times, but real news, real opinions, real issues affecting Americans in France. Commentary on French news and how it relates to America, commentary on American news and how it relates to France. The good stuff, ya know? But then the real question came… how do we do it?

Looking on a few websites, the options are there but depressing. Oh, the thousands of euros we would have to shell out to get this thing going. And then, how do you register a business in France that consists of only a website, with no tangible creation to speak of? I suppose websites are the way of the world these days and many of us can work from anywhere on the planet thanks to our virtual businesses, but surely these websites must be registered somewhere?

I come to you, dear readers (okay fine, “friends and family”) for advice. Do you know anything about this or where to turn? The internet is a goldmine, for sure, but to believe everything I read would be turning my back on what I do for a living…

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2 responses to “Help! I’d like to start a business in France.

  1. Because my sister is a high school French teacher and has a good income, I have an idea, Don’t laugh.

    I believe you should lean on you strengths. Writing , teaching , working with children and the french language are your strengths and you want to live in France.

    So, Did you ever think about working for the Department of Defence. ? Yes , the DOD needs school teachers . Pre-K thru 12 grade. American military dependents.

    I attended an American high school on the French-German border in Germany and close to Metz. France. Currently, the DOD has over 100 American schools across the border from France. I was looking on the website of Ramstein American High school. http://www.rams-hs.ed.dodea.edu/ and I noticed they teach French 1 thru 6 and French literature. The DOD website is http://www.eu.dodea.edu/schools/
    I believe the DOD school HQ is in Heidelburg

    All the schools look as if you were in the USA. Look at a few school websites.

    If you ask and receive permission, you may want to visit . Homeland Security rules apply.
    Go to Paris Gare de L’est and buy a ticket on the LGV EST to Sarrebruck . The french name for Saarbrucken. The train is high speed and the time is an hour and 1/2 The train will stop in Metz before Sarrebruck. on the French- German border. Baumholder American High School is a short car drive above Saarbrucken/Sarrebruck. You can rent a car in Saarbrucken.

    With your qualifications, you may go to the top of the list when you apply.

  2. Ping me an email, it really isn’t too difficult.

    You’ve cracked the hard part and that’s the writing.

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