At France Active, we stimulate business development by giving entrepreneurs the means to bring new projects to fruition, seize new opportunities or consolidate existing business.
This pact is for socially-committed entrepreneurs :
They aim to have a positive social or environmental impact, work for the benefit of their region, or integrate community involvement into their structure (for example, an NGO or a cooperative). The growth of the company will create or secure jobs.
The Development Pact allows the entrepreneur to :
The France Active adviser offers the entrepreneur :
Depending on location, the France Active advisor can also offer a local support programme (Dispositif local d’accompagnement). How it works : The project is evaluated on certain specific issues, such as the business model, governance and management of human resources. An expert is then assigned to support the entrepreneur.
The adviser helps the entrepreneur to complete their financing plan, combining solutions proposed by France Active and other finance-providers, including their bank. To obtain a bank loan, the adviser offers the entrepreneur a guarantee solution that provides the bank with security and limits the need for personal guarantees. The entrepreneur can then concentrate on growing their project knowing they are well protected.
With France Active, entrepreneurs can benefit from tailored financing solutions, depending on the nature of their project. There are extra guarantees for projects in rural regeneration areas and high-priority suburbs as well as loans specifically for SSE structures.
The France Active adviser can point the entrepreneur towards relevant actors in their region that can help their project succeed, such as banks, local authorities and entrepreneur groups.