If you live in France and have been offered freelance or contract projects, but don't wish to register as a business, Challenge & Co. can provide a route for you to work on your assignments simply and legally. Less worry than a self-employed structure and more of the benefits of employee status.
Working under our umbrella means you can benefit from classic employee status, avoiding the stress and time consuming administration that can accompany being self-employed in France.Created by French and British Nationals for French and British freelancers, Challenge & Co is the perfect structure for any intellectual activity as well as for many other of the services offered by Ex-pats, from Event Planners to Editors.
If you are living in France and French or foreign companies need your skills but don't wish to actually employ you, you can work as a subcontractor through Challenge & Co. Challenge & Co supply your services directly to the client who simply buys in the service as they would any other, removing the need for the client to employ you themselves. Working in this way you can continue to work for clients you had in the UK for example, and can even work on commission only arrangements. Challenge & Co are not only an attractive option for you - but also for your clients.
If you're newly resident in France and want to start a brand new business here, Challenge & Co can help remove your admin' worries - enabling you to just get on and do it ! The Portage Salarial can be used as a long-term solution or simple as a means to 'test the water' before committing to forming your own French company or taking on self-employed status. Advertise yourself, concentrate on your activity, Challenge & Co will handle all of your paperwork.
The 'Portage Salarial' or 'Société de Portage' is an umbrella company acting as your employer for the duration of your work projects - removing the worry of cotisations, company formation and administration. As your employer, Challenge & Co can undertake all of the administration part of your activity, including payment of your social charges direct from your salary as you earn (and only as you earn!), enabling you to just get on with your work. It's that simple. In addition, working through Challenge & Co as an employee means you're also working to safe-guard benefits such as retirement, unemployment and healthcare through contributions made as you earn like any other employee.
Created by French and British Nationals for French and British freelancers, Challenge & Co is the perfect structure for intellectual activities such as IT consulting, Engineering, Design and many of the other services you might want to provide as a Freelance or Contractor worker.
Once you move to France, you may find that working as a Freelance or as a Contract worker either directly or on assignments provided by your agency, seems a little more complex than in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. The beaurocracy and worry associated with running the equivalent of a Ltd company in France are well known, as are the 'cotisations' or social charges that apply as soon as you form a company, sometimes whether you make a profit or not.
Challenge & Co. is a French umbrella company that offers a service in English geared to the needs to English speaking freelancers in France and their clients. We perform a similar role to that provided by UK umbrella companies, however work to the specific legal requirements that come into force when you live in France, employing each contractor directly and paying his or her social charges directly so that all you have to do is concentrate on your project - we have everything else covered!