Step 4: And once you’ve set up in business?

Setting up a business in France goes well beyond the administrative formalities. You’ll need to find your place in the local ecosystem within your sector—but also within the region as a whole. Those steps are vital for your success and future growth. Which means our relationship doesn’t end once all the administrative documents have been signed and sealed. On the contrary: once your business is up and running, our relationship with you will deliver a new kind of value.

Step 4: And once you’ve set up in business?

Setting up a business in France goes well beyond the administrative formalities. You’ll need to find your place in the local ecosystem within your sector—but also within the region as a whole. Those steps are vital for your success and future growth. Which means our relationship doesn’t end once all the administrative documents have been signed and sealed. On the contrary: once your business is up and running, our relationship with you will deliver a new kind of value.

Becoming part of the local business community

Throughout the set-up process, you’ll have had the opportunity to meet local players—so you’re off to a strong start. But those preliminary contacts are only the first step towards growing your business. This is where our huge regional network comes in: Nord France Invest can help you expand your address book and find your place as a full-fledged member of the local business community.

How? We put you in direct touch with people and institutions linked to your core business and development needs:

  • training centres
  • centres of excellence for your industry
  • recruitment agencies
  • financial and legal advisers
  • research labs and universities
  • and more

But we don’t stop there. A successful business venture also means your own individual and personal integration into local life. So whenever we can, we make a point of introducing you to entrepreneurs from your own country who are also doing business in Hauts-de-France, through special events or networking, social media and so on.

Expanding or creating a new site in Hauts-de-France

Now let’s assume that you’ve been doing business in Hauts-de-France for years.

  • If your board is happy with your results and your parent company is considering an expansion, Nord France Invest can support your business project by supplying regional data and meeting your leadership in your home country.
  • If, on the contrary, your company is experiencing difficulties and considering site closures, we can deliver the support you need to defend existing operations in Hauts-de-France.

Your success is our success—including over the long term. Which is one reason why we’re keen to remain in regular contact. We’re always available to:

  • Put you in touch with particular individuals or entities if you haven’t yet managed to make the right contact
  • Help you find new partners
  • Help you obtain specific permits and authorisations
  • Answer any questions about business development
  • Help you locate new sites or potential acquisitions should you want to expand
  • Provide any assistance required to support your long-term presence in our region

Whether or not we provided assistance when you first set up in Hauts-de-France, our experts are a valuable resource when you’re ready to expand or create a new site for your business here.