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[AFTER BREXIT] Start or adapt your business in France
The end of free movement between the UK and the EU raises several questions, especially for British companies. What are the main risk factors? What are the implications for your business? And what changes can you implement to turn it into a business opportunity?
Why choose Hauts-de-France to set up your agri-food business?
Logistics capacity, transportation infrastructure, availability and quality of labor, sites suitable for agri-food projects. Discover all the advantages of the Hauts-de-France region for your development project in the food industry.
What is a joint venture? Definition, advantages, features
When and why to opt for a joint venture? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this form of collaboration?You will find all the answers to your questions about the joint venture here.
How to value a business? Methods, Steps and Advise
Why and how to value a company? What are the criteria to be taken into account, and by which calculations to estimate the value of a company?Discover the answers to these questions in this article!
Short Straits Users Forum: helping UK companies continue to access European markets
Discuss the issues you are facing and find out what solutions you can consider. Nord France Invest tells you how this can help you.
Leveraged buy out: what is it and how does it works?
How does a leveraged buyout (LBO) work, what are its advantages and disadvantages? Find out more in this article!
Everything you need to know about taking over a company
Discover in this article everything about companies takeover under the specific legal regime of collective procedures.
Everything you need to know about Absorption Merger
What is absorption merger? How does it work and what are its advantages? All the answers to your questions are in this article!
Merger and Acqusitions: Definition, Strategies & Stakes
The purpose of this guide will be to discuss the different forms of mergers and acquisitions, the strategies behind them, as well as the successive stages in their implementation.
Finding the right region for your new business venture: Why it pays to be methodical
Planning to set up a new venture in Europe? Before you start looking for the ideal site, you need a shortlist of the most promising region(s)—but what’s the best way to develop it? What criteria should you consider? Get advice from our experts and download our qualitative decision matrix.
How can you optimize your logistics in the agrifood industry?
Logistics are a central criterion in deciding how to set up your agrifood project, and they can be optimized in different ways. You can internalize or outsource your logistics or opt for a hybrid model. Whatever your choice may be, the Hauts-de-France Region has suitable solutions.
How the agrifood industry in France has coped with the Covid crisis
As a strategic sector during the crisis, the agrifood industry was strongly mobilized to respond to the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The « Made in France” label, a competitive advantage for your agrifood project
Popular with French consumers and also associated with an image of quality on the international market, the « made in France” label is very advantageous for companies that want to develop in France or take advantage of its export benefits.
5 good reasons to expand in the French agrifood market
Is France the right choice for your agrifood development project? Favored by its geographical location at the crossroads of European markets, its dense and dynamic agri-food ecosystem, and its internationally recognized « made in France » label, France has many advantages, especially since recent efforts to reduce taxes and simplify procedures have made it even more attractive.
5 Agrifood Trends to Watch
The popularity of organic food products, the importance of « made in France” labels, the focus on nutritional qualities, the growth of CSR, and the rise of the vegan and vegetarian markets: See how new market expectations are shaping the agrifood industry of tomorrow.
15 key points about the transition from CE to UKCA marking
Amongst the substantial changes that Brexit implies, the one that causes the most concern is the transition from CE to UKCA marking. Nord France Invest answers your most frequently asked questions on this topic.
VAT alert: new EU rules from 1st July 2021 – are you ready?
The European Union launched a very important reform of VAT rules that apply to B to C e-commerce, which will come into force on 1st July 2021. Few people have heard of this reform, but its impact will be extremely wide-ranging on retailers and e-commerce, and even more so for British companies selling to EU clients, since they are now outside the Single European Market.
[INTERVIEW] Exploring the new EU VAT rules in a post-Brexit market
The EU VAT reform to e-commerce will directly impact non-EU countries exports to European customers. As such, UK companies need to adapt as soon as possible. Check out our article featuring a short video on the topic !
Setting up a company: 7 appealing aspects of the French market
Could France be the right place to set up your business? Read our article on seven good reasons you should set up your business in France.
5 good reasons to download our location specifications
The specification is key to the success of your development project. It allows you to set out your in-house vision and share it with local partners. To save you precious time and ensure you don’t overlook anything, our teams have created the first ever location specification template, based on our experience in project support.
Site selection process: 6 steps to find the right business location
Ready to grow your business internationally? Your site selection process can make or break your new venture. To get it right, learn from the pros. These 5 (+1) steps will guide you to the ideal site—and lay the groundwork for long-term success.
Setting up a business abroad : 5 common mistakes and how to avoid them
Want to grow your business successfully on international markets? Learn about these 5 common site selection mistakes and how to avoid them.
The impact of Brexit on Fashion industry : The battle of cost
5 tips for drafting sound site selection specifications
Site selection specifications are critical to the success of your international business development project. By documenting your needs in detail, you’ll save precious time as you work with your local partners to find your ideal site. Follow these 5 tips for effective, well-crafted specifications.
Your site selection study: 28 qualitative criteria for success
To find the best site for your new business venture, don’t limit your analysis to financial data. As you evaluate potential destinations, be sure to include qualitative criteria. In this article, we’ll discuss 28 factors that can make your project a success.
What are the risks of choosing the wrong business location?
Choosing the right location for your international business development project can make the difference between success and failure. What happens when your site selection process goes wrong? More importantly—how do you get it right? In this article, we’ll help you identify the risks that can undermine your project.
Logistics : The direct impact of Brexit on businesses
Since the UK left the EU, new controls and procedures have made exports more difficult by causing transport delays and rising shipping costs. This will require from UK companies to adapt and rethink their supply chain.
After Brexit: how will « rules of origin » impact your business?
You witness the economic effects of Brexit, and wonder how it can affect your business? Can your company work in Europe after Brexit? Most of the answers to these questions probably lie in the cryptic expression, « rules of origin. »
[TEMPLATE] How business location specifications can make or break your new venture
If you’re searching for the ideal site to begin—or continue—growing your business internationally, you need specifications. Done right, they’ll document your needs, sketch the broad outlines of your project and save you valuable time.
Finding the ideal location for growing your business: Dos and don’ts
How to choose the right location for your business
Finding the ideal site is critical to growing your business in France and on other international markets.You can avoid disappointment by identifying risk factors very early in your selection process. In this article, we’ll show you how to find your ideal site in 3 steps.
Electric vehicles: Why the French market is the place for you
While the French auto industry has been hit by the Covid-19 crisis, the electric vehicle (EV) segment is thriving. Electric cars accounted for nearly 18% of new-car registrations in the first seven months of 2020. Is France the new Promised Land for electric vehicles? And what can the French market offer you?
Socio-economic impact of the customer relations sector in Hauts-de-France
Yann Pitollet and Olivier Charras discuss the impact of the Customer Relationship sector in Hauts-de-France—France's leading region for customer contact centers.
Diversification—a strategic solution in time of crisis?
The Covid-19 crisis has hit businesses hard. Today leaders must do what it takes to secure the long-term future of their company. Is diversification one way forward?
When distance is dangerous: 3 pitfalls of offshoring
[THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY] 8 myths debunked: why it makes sense to invest in France
“French labour costs are too high.” “The French don’t work enough.” “High taxes are a killer for companies based in France.” Discover in 8 key points what prevents you from taking advantage of France’s potential to develop your business.
[True/False] The real story on productivity in Europe
How much do you know about productivity in Europe—from GDP to time off to hours worked? Take our quiz. The results might surprise you.