Working in France

Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Working in France
Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Virtual meetings are the perfect solution to a lot of the conundrums facing the state of the modern corporate meeting. Companies set daily meetings that end up turning into nothing more than a waste of time – and it often gets worse the higher up a person goes in the executive ladder. The CEO of […]

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4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

Written by on January 1, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Working in France
4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

France has been a world leader in tourism for years and the market for independent accommodation in popular tourist areas has boomed. Here are some tips specifically for Gite or B&B owners, or anyone considering this as a source of revenue. 1. Gites & meublés de tourisme (gites and furnished accommodation) benefit from advantageous tax […]

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Top Tips for starting a business in France

Written by on August 18, 2015 in Working in France
Top Tips for starting a business in France

Did you know that self-employed expats in France may be able to claim costs for “ongoing education” such as learning French?  Or that some town halls in France offer a sign post to help guests find your gite or rental property easily? Jo-ann Howell has built up almost two decades of experience of working with […]

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The Grass is always Greener for some expats

Written by on April 14, 2015 in My French Life, Work in France
The Grass is always Greener for some expats

The other day I interviewed an expat British couple in France. They had moved here seven years ago, took early retirement, bought a beautiful country house with a lovely garden in a pretty village in SW France. We talked about how they find life in France and it started off well. They love the food, […]

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A British Florist in France

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Expats in France, Self-employment, Working in France
A British Florist in France

Mary and Mike Devereaux used to spend all of their holidays in France with their three children. They dreamed of a day when they might be able to spend more time in the country they had fallen in love with and in 2002 bought a holiday home in Deux Sevres.  Four years later, they decided […]

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Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Culture & Language, Work in France
Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France

How would it be if you could go to France – anywhere in France – and live the life of a local? Go to the bars where the inhabitants go, find out what restaurants are favoured by the locals, see off the beaten track places that only those who live there know about. You can […]

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Integrating ERP into your business overseas

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Working in France
Integrating ERP into your business overseas

Understanding ERP:  We look at how ERP might help a business in France or an overseas business with staff in France, updating data in real time and connecting people around the world… Managing a business in one location can be a challenging enough enterprise, especially given the need to remain ultra-competitive and tuned in to […]

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Guide to outsourcing your international business

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Work in France
Guide to outsourcing your international business

These days most businesses, including international ones, are looking for ways to cut back on their costs while increasing their efficiency. Companies can easily achieve both goals by outsourcing. Outsourcing involves delegating some of a company’s duties and functions to specific service providers. These providers could either be individuals or separate organizations. With the recent […]

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How to be an au pair in France

Written by on January 9, 2014 in Work in France, Working in France
How to be an au pair in France

Fée Rêvée is a French au pair association which has been pairing students from overseas with host families for the past 9 years. The name Fée Rêvée means “dream fairy” and the association’s goal is to help au pairs to find their dream family. Based in Paris, they are a non-profit organisation which aims to […]

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House sitter in France

Written by on June 3, 2013 in Holiday Travel, Work in France
House sitter in France

  One way to have a free holiday almost anywhere in France… James Cave, an Irishman living in Scotland, decided that he’d like to live in France. The problem was, at that time he didn’t have the budget to give up work, to buy a house or even rent a house in France and as for […]

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