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    Choosing the legal structure for your business, protecting your business name, aids to businesses, etc.

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One single service to start a business

The guichet-entreprises.fr online service promotes business creation in France by enabling citizens to complete the required administrative procedures to start a business activity (registration, authorisation applications, etc.). Guichet-entreprises.fr is the government’s official website for starting a business, modifying the information about a business or ceasing a business activity. This service is operated by the National institute of industrial property (INPI).

Simplifying administrative procedures is to promote entrepreneurial spirit!


Businesses were created in 2019 in France, a 18% increase compared to 2018 (INSEE)


Applications were sent to centres for business formalities (CFEs) in 2019 via guichet-entreprises.fr


Fact sheets about regulated activities in France are available online


More than 2,000 state aids can help you start or grow your business

Are you ready to start?

The guichet-entreprises.fr service makes administrative procedures easy for you by providing you with clear information and a personalised pathway.

The service records your applications and sends them on to the relevant centre for business formalities (CCI, CMA, URSSAF, Clerks of the Commercial Courts or Chambers of Agriculture). All the authorities involved in business creation (business tax service, URSSAF, INSEE, etc.) will be informed by the centres for business formalities (CFEs). Later on, you will receive a SIREN number (business identification number), an APE code (business sector identification code), a VAT number, etc.

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Why choose guichet-entreprises.fr?

The online Guichet Entreprises service has been designed to make business creation formalities easy for you. All you need to do is answer the questions about your business project, attach the supporting documents and pay the fees that may be required for the procedure. Your registration application is then directly sent on to the relevant authority for processing.

Figures about guichet-entreprises.fr:

6.4/10 : Overall satisfaction score in 2018.
77 % : Satisfaction score regarding the website’s user-friendliness in 2018.
(Survey carried out among 37,230 business entrepreneurs between November 12 2019 and January 6d 2020)
1-day turnaround on average (Doing Business report 2019)

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Manage the application(s) you created on the website, postpone the completion of your dossier and save it, etc.

Secure service

Complete your procedures online on a secure platform from home.

Online payment

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Our partners

Centre for business formalities (CFEs), INSEE, business tax services, URSSAF, etc.

Become an entrepreneur in France and in Europe

Are you a European Union or a European Economic Area national?

We promote business creation and job mobility in France and throughout Europe.

Guichet-entreprises.fr is the French point of single contact for business creation. It is a member of the EUGO network which was created by the European Commission. The website provides the information you need on the conditions you need to fulfill in order to start a service activity. And if you need to get your professional qualifications recognised, just visit the guichet-qualifications.fr website!