One of the most popular approaches to setting up a business in France is as a micro-entreprise or auto-entrepreneur.
Their popularity is generally because the formalities of business registration are easy to accomplish and the tax and accounting rules are less painful than other forms of business status.
Since 2016, for new business-start-ups these two business statutes have been merged, and they are now referred to officially as micro-entrepreneur.
What then is a micro-entrepreneur? For more info, click here.