What steps to follow to start a business

The creation of a company is an interesting project, but it requires certain steps. The principle is valid, whether for an individual or for a company. But you don't have to worry about it. The steps have been simplified so as not to dissuade the creators. This article helps you discover the formalities required to set up a business.

The declaration of activity and the registration, the most important step to create a company

The first step to create a company is the declaration of activity and the registration. This formality is done with the Sirene directory, the Trade and Companies Register (Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés/ RCS) if you are a business or if you plan to set up a company, c (Répertoire des Métiers/ RM) if you are a craftsman and the Special Register of Sales Agents (Registre Spécial des Agents Commerciaux/ RSAC)  if you are a commercial agent.

Get in touch with the CFE (Centre de formalités des entreprises/ Business Start-up Centre) to benefit from tailor-made support during the different phases of creation. Also remember to collaborate with the social and tax organizations.

Joining the pension fund and the approved management center

When your company is registered, you will obtain a Siren, a unique identification number. It will be useful to enter into relations with public entities and the various administrative hierarchies. You will also receive an APE activity code. This will be issued to you by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, pronounced/ INSEE).

The next step to create a company is to join the pension fund within three months after registration. The same applies to the approved management center, within five months after registration.

The CFE is your only contact for the registration of your sign. It checks the documents in your file to make sure they are correct, before sending them to the competent entities such as the tax authorities, the Urssaf, (Unions de Recouvrement des Cotisations de Sécurité Sociale et d'Allocations Familiales/ Organizations for the payment of social security and family benefit contributions) etc.

And for the creation of a company, what are the steps to follow?

Setting up a company requires a request for a creation file to the CFE. You must then draw up your articles of association. These must be signed by the manager and the partners. The first step to create a company is to deposit a capital with the bank. The drafting of a legal notice is also a mandatory step of the creation. This note must be published in an authorized newspaper. The forms issued by the CFE must be filled in properly. They must be returned with a birth certificate, a certificate of deposit of funds and a declaration of non-conviction of the manager.

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