French Business Advice Testimonials

Business start up FranceBusiness start-up procedures are quite different in France but in the past we have successfully helped clients from the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Germany to establish businesses here. This service is our speciality too - we offer a range of services from initial consultation through to business disposals - all within the French rules and regulations.

There can be more than just language barriers standing in the way of would-be entrepreneurs coming to France but Augefi have extensive experience of creating the link between your home country and France. Our ability to communicate in French, English, Italian, Spanish and Romanian combined with our in-depth knowledge of the relevant International rules and a firm understanding of the French fiscal systems, helps our foreign clients to get off to the right start and continue to thrive in France.


Motorhome HireCompany: DIRECTION FRANCE SARL
Partners: Phillip and Hannah SPURGE
Location: Loiret (45)
Business: Motorhome Hire

"We were introduced to Sebastien Giordano by a business contact and only wish we had met him years earlier. I now realise that in the first 6-8 years of running a business in France, we were virtually clueless and badly misinformed about the complexity of Accountancy practices here. In recent years, Sebastien and his helpful team have been great at helping us to smooth out our financial affairs and making sure we meet all our legal requirements whilst offering sound advice on future proofing the business from a tax point of view too. Our relationship is now very sound - I respect their advice and feel we get prompt, accurate and above all, reliable advice from them all."


Partners: Louisa and Roger GRONOW
Location: Pézénas (34)
Business: Barging cruises

"We were recommended to Augefi by our employer when we decided to start our own business. Augefi not only provided a reliable and sound business plan based on our estimates but were also able to advise us on bank loans and eventually introduced us to our bank manager! Although we never had any language barrier as we both speak fluent French, neither of us had any experience in running a business so we relied heavily on our accountant. They have steered us clear through France's change of government and the international crisis."


Partners: Ann and David HORROCKS
Location: Cap d'Agde (34)
Business: Estate agency

"When we decided to open an office in France for our holiday rental business we were recommended to contact Augefi. They assisted us in setting up the company and guiding us through the many forms and legal requirements needed to establish our company as an Immobiliere.

We have now been trading for 10 years in France and have found the continued help from Sebastian Giordano and his team very helpful, with Sebastian's speaking excellent English and his dealing with other English companies a bonus."


Partners: Dawn and Jason ASHCROFT
Location: Saint Jean de Losne (71)
Business: Barging cruises

"Running a business in France is all about fine accountancy, we learnt the hard way with a poor accountant before we switched to Augefi, Mr Giordano has done more for us in one year than our last company did in ten! A real expert who leads you confidently through the mine field that is French tax law, unveiling the mysteries and giving you honest concise advice to help your company flourish and grow."


Company: Julian FARRANT Individual Company
Partners: Julian and Danielle FARRANT
Location: Argeliers (11)
Business: Barging cruises

"We approached AUGEFI in 2006 when we first bought our hotel barge, Athos. Augefi gave detailed and relevant information on the process of buying our barge and how it would affect our company in the long term. Augefi are always prompt to respond to our ongoing and specific enquiries. We have full confidence with the very thorough job they do with all of our book-keeping, payroll, and company taxation. I have since recommended them to numerous colleagues and friends."


Company: Aprés Tout SARL
Partners: Caroline and Rory MacRae
Location: Chalon sur Saéne (71)
Business: Barging cruises

"Starting a business in France can be a daunting task and I would strongly recommend anybody intending to start a business to seek professional guidance.

I started my company two years ago and was recommended by a friend to use accountants Augefi.

Sebastian and his team are the ultimate professionals, they guided me through all aspects of legislation, legalities and registration etc.; they took care of everything, leaving me to concentrate on my business.

I highly recommend Sebastian and his team at Augefi."