With over 500 million consumers, the European Union and its 28 Member States is the world's largest market economy. France’s economy is itself the fifth largest in the world and represents around one fifth of the Eurozone’s gross domestic product (GDP). France is ranked #1 among European countries for venture capital investments. Its pivotal location on the European continent also makes it a perfect springboard for companies looking to expand in other countries of the E.U.
Are you a startup looking to expand into the E.U.? In this mini-guide for entrepreneurs and startups I outline some of the key differentiators of the French market for startups, and I decipher the legal and regulatory landscape associated with doing business in France.
The objective of this mini-guide is to assist foreign-based entrepreneurs and startups in preparing their strategy for expanding into the French and European market. It outlines in an objective and practical manner some of the challenges and the many opportunities associated with doing business in France, helping its readers adapt their growth strategy to minimize risk while optimizing their business prospects.