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France

Access to finance

Updated 12/2013

Access to EU finance

This site will help you to apply for finance supported by the European Union. To access EU finance, click on your country to locate banks or venture capital funds that provide finance supported by the EU:

Access to EU finance

National sources of finance

There are different ways of accessing finance (personal savings, vendor loans, help or subsidies for the new owner, etc.).

Public finance

Indirect support

Several tools can help with the setting-up or takeover of a business involving people in financial difficulty, e.g. deferring and then spreading of outstanding repayments.

France Initiative is a finance network offering business loans. Similarly, the Réseau Entreprendre network provides loans for new businesses.

           Finance tools  include loan and guarantee funds, the business and economic development assistance observatory, and the Entreprendre en France   portal of the chambers of commerce and industry.

Direct support

The directory of sources of government business assistance provides an access gateway to government funding assistance.

As well as government help for starting up and expanding a business, tax relief is also available.

Private finance

           France Angels   is an association fostering contacts with business angels, i.e. wealthy benefactors with experience in a particular field.

           Love Money   is an association that provides information and help for businesses wishing to attract new shareholders. It advises business owners and puts them in touch with potential subscribers.

Business support organisations can advise businesses on how to find financing.

Help & advice

Help & advice

E-mail a business organisation near you

The EU runs a network (Enterprise Europe Network) of local business organisations in most European countries that may be able to help you.

Choose your country and town and enter your enquiry below.

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