French business startup finance is available for projects in France or elsewhere in the Eurozone.
We provide the specialist expertise to help clients systematically evaluate business potential. This includes the development of a viable 3-year business plan and the evaluation of financing options.
We have a unique blend of expertise spanning start-up planning to state-of-the-art marketing. Furthermore, we have a strong professional network and a successful track record at the Corporate and SME scale.
We deliver the essential support you need to combine the joys of French living with a new business venture.
French Business Startup Finance Services
- Impartial evaluation of your business idea using the latest Oracle Crystal Ball modelling tools to quantify and reduce risk
- Arrange French business startup finance
- Negotiate existing business acquisition
- Business planning
- Market planning
- Sales planning
- Create an effective Internet brand presence for your business
- Financial risk reduction for existing businesses
- Business finance and re-finance for existing businesses
It is usually impractical to repay start-up finance from operating income. Therefore, the most common option for a new business is to try to obtain Euro denominated risk capital.
Importantly, the most common scenarios are:
Firstly, a revolving loan facility guaranteed by tangible assets.
Secondly, equity participation with a tied financing facility.
Thirdly, venture capital, under which French business startup finance is made available against equity participation. Here, the assumption is that the financier will sell their equity within a determined period of time.
Finally, expansion of the equity base to include new investors who may become active in the business.
For most startup businesses obtaining risk capital from banks and financiers is virtually impossible. They all want to share your success but none will wish to share the risks with you.
In today’s connected Internet world crowdfunding is a solution which can provide quick start-up finance for your businesses.
If your crowdfunding appeal is relevant to potential funders, crowdfunding will typically get you the risk capital you need into your bank account in less than 90 days.
Reducing Business Risk
We can help you prepare your funding case, systemically evaluate and reduce the risk inherent in your business plan and introduce you to potential financiers if your business case meets the stringent criteria of commercial finance.
Using high performance Crystal Ball analytical software from Oracle™ it is possible to perform a complete business plan risk assessment, including the identification of the plan’s riskiest elements, very quickly (typically 2-3 days) and very cheaply (typically less than £900).
Static Business Planning | Ignoring Risk at your Peril
Most businesses have a quantitative financial business plan, usually in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. In times of business uncertainty, a single view of the future summarised in a business plan, however thoroughly prepared, leaves a business exposed to risks originating in its operating environment. These risks are typically currency fluctuations, interest rate movements, sales projection uncertainties and variations in input costs (labour, materials and components) over time to name just a few.
What-If Business Planning | Acknowledging Risk Then Worrying
In reality a static business plan is little more than a reasoned business case describing your business aspirations and is conventionally strengthened by the use of “what if” budgets covering different operating scenarios. Developing a series of parallel business plans covering different operating scenarios is very time-consuming and few business or financial managers have the time and resources to develop more than 2-4 comparative business plans.
Probabilistic Business Planning | Stress Testing and De-Risking
A much more effective way to plan and budget is open to businesses prepared to use the power of the statistical technique of Monte Carlo Simulation to help them comprehensively evaluate the risks inherent in their business plan and budget. Monte Carlo simulation is in essence a very simple. It is a technique that enables all likely combinations of values and events to be considered within a business plan. The result is a business plan which gives a reliable probability estimate of its real-world outcome: i.e. what the most likely outcome of a business plan will be.
Optimising the business plan to minimise risk and maximise success
With the probable outcome of the business plan understood an optimisation technique, called OptiQuest, can then be used to identify exactly which items within the business plan are the most significant causes of risk and so enable risk reduction strategies to be developed and applied to reduce the overall business plan risk. This approach is equally applicable to the de-risking of cashflow management and project planning.