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Innovative company creation from France

France isn’t exactly known for it’s innovative attitude towards business. It is mostly seen as a country where paperwork and pride of traditions keep it from making significant progress. However even the biggest France critics will have to admit that they came up with something fantastic now. As of the first of January 2009 the French government put in place a law that allows people to more easily start a company.

  1. You subscribe fast and easy on the internet, you can stop it anytime you want. Both for free!
  2. You don’t pay any taxes if your turnover stays under 32.000 (services) or 80.000 (products) euros
  3. For administration you just hand in 2 lists: one with spending’s and one with income and you’re ready. So you don’t have to spend half of you’re income on accountants.

Especially the latter is quite revolutionary I guess, most of the administrative moves in this country come with a lot of paperwork. I don’t know if similar things are being done in other countries. Either way I think this is a great idea for stimulating economy and employment ratings.

An end to the roaming bill nightmare?

Slowly, very slowly we see our cellphones evolving and where phone producers need help from computer producers to innovate their products the phone networks keep on limiting their services to make sure they squeeze every penny out of their customers.

Especially for people that travel a lot calling is very expensive and even if the EU is trying to put some boundaries to this madness you can still expect a huge bill when you take your cellphone abroad.

There seems to be a solution for the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France since the creation of Transatel. The company has one offer for the four countries which should allow you to save plenty of money even though they are not the cheapest. Interesting for managers traveling to these countries regularly I would imagine.