“I want my French business to be a real success.”

Are you living the dream but want more from your French business?

You’re loving life in France. But you want more from your business. Maybe more income or just more satisfaction?

Running a business in your home country is tough. Running a business as an expat in France is even tougher. Dealing with unfamiliar legislation as well as tax and accounting in a foreign language is incredibly challenging. So is getting enough clients.

If you know your business can be a real success, but are struggling to make it happen, I can help. And the great news is, as a French-registered business owner, you can more than likely get that help for FREE.

In France there’s a pot of cash available to help businesses like yours succeed. Many expats (and indeed many French business owners) aren’t aware of this. If you haven’t claimed the support you’re entitled to, now’s the time to take action. Don’t miss out.

There’s a reported €33billion available to help new and growing businesses like yours.

Unlock your right to help

In France there’s a reported €33 billion available to help businesses like yours succeed. It’s also reported that each year, the majority of the funding available is unclaimed. If you have a French registered business you are more than likely entitled to support. If you haven’t claimed any, now’s the time to take action so you don’t miss out.

Help for new businesses

According to smallbiztrends, only 18% of first time entrepreneurs will succeed. That means 82% of startups will fail. But it doesn’t need to be that way. With the right idea, the right planning and the right approach, you can be one of the success stories.  And this support plays a key part in that, which is a great reason not to miss out.

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Help for existing businesses

Most business owners feel as if they could do better.  The right marketing is key to doing better, particularly in France where your customers might be local, hundreds of miles away, or even in another country.  I can help you make your business more successful by working smarter, so you get noticed and more people buy from you.

Find out if you qualify for help.

Finding out if you qualify for funding costs nothing.

The majority of French registered small business owners qualify for between €600 and €1400 of funded support each year.  By clicking the button you can download a step-by-step guide to find out if you’re entitled to support AND if so, how much.  It’s straightforward enough, but if you’re struggling, reach out (email me: suzie@suzielarcombe.com) and we can hop on a call and I’ll help you.  There’s no need to give up your name or email address, simply download the guide to find out if you qualify and how much you’re entitled to.  It couldn’t be simpler.

Here’s how Claire used her funding.

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Read Claire's story...

Claire’s story

Meet Claire Laborde of Personal Best Coaching.

Claire has been a Coach and Therapist for 10 years. She works with English speaking and French individuals, couples and families in Bordeaux, Langon and Bergerac.

Why Claire asked me for help
Claire contacted me because she had decided to give up one of her regular revenue streams. This left her feeling excited and worried in equal measure. She knew the time was right to make this change but worried that she mightn’t be able to find enough clients to replace the regular income she was giving up.

The solution
We created a training programme that would enable Claire to attract new clients by:

  • Identifying WHO her best suited clients are.
  • Establishing exactly WHERE they hang out.
  • Drilling down on WHAT they want from her.
  • Matching her offer to their needs.
  • Creating messages that she could use across all her communication material.

Claire is Profession Libérale and is entitled to funded training each year to help her business succeed and grow. We applied for her funding online and got approval within a couple of weeks.

The outcome
At the end of the work we did together, Claire has a clear understanding of exactly what value she brings and to WHO. She also knows WHY they come to her and WHERE they hang out. She now knows WHERE she needs to be seen. She is clear on what marketing material she needs, she knows why she needs it, how much it will cost and where she needs to put it. In short, Claire’s now firmly in the driving seat when it comes to finding new clients.

Here’s what Claire has to say about her training:
I found the work with Suzie extremely useful in giving me a clearer picture of my uniqueness and added value; how my approach and personal experience differs from other Coaches and therapists, and therefore how to personalise my services. Basically, who I am makes me my best work tool. Consequently, choosing the most adapted method of online and offline visibility became less daunting for me.

How to make the most of your support.

There are many different ways you can use the annual funding you’re entitled to. The most important thing is that you use it wisely to help you grow your business. Maybe you need more clients? If that’s the case, I can help you.  Just email me on suzie@suzielarcombe.com

Here are just some of the ways I can help you

Decide what sort of support you need.

Learning anything new or perfecting a skill always takes time and patience.  That’s why it’s important to be fully signed up to the idea of making the most of the opportunity before you finalise your request for funding.  Working out exactly what sort of support your business needs isn’t complicated, but it’s better done in conjunction with someone on the outside who can see the ‘big picture’😉. 

To decide what sort of support you would most benefit from, we will have a call on Skype/WhatsApp/FaceTime or using my conference call facility.  It’s up to you if you want a video call or audio only.  I’m cool either way.  During our call, we’ll explore where your business is now; where you want it to be, and what’s standing in your way of getting there.  I’ll then send you a short report explaining the sort of support I think you need and why.  Whether you go any further is up to you.

BOOST your startup - online and off.

If you’re like most startup owners, your focus will be on getting your product/service right and not so much on HOW you’re going to get out to your target audience. If that’s the case, you (like most startup owners) are missing a trick. At the end of the day, you can have the best product/service in the world, but if you don’t get the message out to your target audience, no one can ever buy it.

I’ll show you how to get up close and personal with your target audience and speak to them in a way that’ll make them think you’re psychic. Together we’ll work out where they hang out and how you can reach them. After this, you’ll know exactly what you need to have, say and do to get your target audience to notice you and move closer to buying from you.

BOOST your existing business - online and off.

You’re good at what you do. Great in fact. Your business is doing OK. But you know it can do better. People are buying what you sell. You just need to cast your net wider so more of them buy from you. If you’re running a business that has plateaued, it’s probably time to get an outside point of view to see where you could/should go next. If this sounds like you, I’ll work with you to re-visit your business model; drill down on your best customers and what you need to do to get more of them to notice you. We’ll also work on where you need to be hanging out and what you need to be saying to who and when. Together we’ll create a strategy that fits your schedule, your budget and your goals.

Use Social Media to get your business noticed.

Social media is a hugely powerful tool, but most business owners really struggle with it. They struggle with it for a whole host of reasons. That’s why getting individual, tailor-made support is essential if you’re going to harness the power of this modern-day tool. I can help you decide which social media platform/s would work best for you; work with you on your brand ‘voice’ and plan a social media strategy that fits you and the time you have available.

Set up and use Google My Business to attract local and passing trade.

Google My Business is a really powerful tool for attracting local and passing trade. You know because you use it yourself whenever you search for “X,Y,Z near me”. The really confusing thing about Google My Business is that if you don’t put your listing up, Google will. They mightn’t have done it yet, but in time they will. This can be hugely problematic. I’ve had clients where Google has said that they’re “Permanently Closed” (which they weren’t) and another where they’d invested a fortune in a new hairdressing salon and Google were still showing the field they built the salon on 😳 This support is particularly worthwhile for any business who wants to get found by either local people or passing trade.

Finding out if you qualify for funding costs nothing.

The majority of French registered small business owners qualify for between €600 and €1400 of funded support each year.  By clicking the button you can download a step-by-step guide to find out if you’re entitled to support AND if so, how much.  It’s straightforward enough, but if you’re struggling, reach out (email me: suzie@suzielarcombe.com) and we can hop on a call and I’ll help you.  There’s no need to give up your name or email address, simply download the guide to find out if you qualify and how much you’re entitled to.  It couldn’t be simpler.

Why choose me to help you?

First and foremost, I’m in the same boat as you.  I’m an English speaker running a business in France (and have been doing so for the last 13 years).  I’m living my dream and can help you live yours too.

I speak your language and will help you access support that you mightn’t have even heard about before.  There are no catches, no nasty surprises, just the support you need, when you need it.

I also provide FREE online strategy sessions, FREE face-to-face business clinics in Riscle (32) and can come FREE to provide support to groups of business owners who’re further afield.

If you want to know about my qualifications, experience, professional bodies and all that “big pic” stuff, check out my Home Page.

 

Let’s Chat

WhatsApp/FaceTime/Mobile: 0033 618 74 0098