Helping Anglophone companies gain access to the 60m+ French consumer market.
It's me, a laptop, a mobile phone and a mouth that works in French and English.
There are two or three similar companies but in a business such as this it is all about 'fit' between people and relationships.
Track record, experience and energy for the task combined with attention to detail and knowledge of pitfalls.
Literally on a wing and a prayer. One good client to start with and the rest building slowly.
Selling geothermal heating systems to French construction companies.
My first client gave me the idea. A personal friend started using me for some market investigation work and it took off from there.
Getting an office out of the home. It costs money, but pays dividends, especially during school holidays.
Not getting a purchase order number before helping out on an urgent project.
A McVities Digestive - unwavering even after a good dunking.
I actually had the idea for the self-hire bikes in cities about 15 years ago and never did anything about it so I am jealous that someone else gave it a go.
Here, just cracking on. There maybe a few more of us by then.
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