Support for business creation

Clermont Auvergne Métropole activates its various networks to encourage and ease the set-up of companies in its territory. Do you want to set up your business in the territory, at the heart of a dynamic, innovative ecosystem? There are several tools to make your life easy!

Every year, more than 2,000 companies are created in the 21 municipalities that make up Clermont Auvergne Métropole. This vitality is made possible thanks to the support and guidance of some thirty players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Because entrepreneurship is a factor of economic vitality, creation of value and jobs and of social links, Clermont Auvergne Métropole invites everyone who has an idea or a desire to give shape to their business creation projects.

« 77% of companies who received help from one or more networks are still in operation after three years, compared to 66% who received no support »
(source : France Stratégie)

Having support brings several advantages:

  • Benefiting from strategic and technical expertise.
  • Getting moral support; the kindness extended helps to be objective, to ask yourself the right questions, to analyze actual or potential problems and to identify the appropriate solutions.
  • Increasing the credibility of the project within the context of applications for funding, candidacy for business nurseries or business service centers, or when in front of a selection board.
  • Taking advantage of the leverage and acceleration effect provided by a network of partners.
  • And thereby bolstering the success of your project.

The support can take on various forms and be geared to the business creator’s career path.

Main stages that usually go into the launch of a project:

  • Putting together the project: clarifying the idea, formalizing and validating the project (market survey, study to identify the legal and fiscal status), testing the activity, proof of concept, training sessions
  • Project funding: study of needs and available resources, business plan, etc.
  • Search for premises: choice of location, land and real estate availability, business nurseries
  • Administrative formalities
  • Growth of the fledgling company: business strategy, business development, advertising, human resources, etc.

Clermont Auvergne Métropole guides you towards the right contact at each stage of your project and in line with your needs. of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region allows entrepreneurs to be informed about news, events and regional and local arrangements, and give access to resources by sector and department.

Le Grand Clermont welcomes project leaders and entrepreneurs who wish to settle in the territory and network them according to their needs (professional, family, social expectations).

Good to know before registering your company

  • by The Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances allows you to file an application to register your company. Once the application has been filed, the creator receives the contact details of the Centre de Formalités des Entreprises (Business Startup Centre) which is handling their application and sends it to the organizations concerned (CCI, CMA, URSSAF, Clerk’s Office of the Tribunal de Commerce, etc.) It is possible to file your application for registration directly with the organization concerned.
  • by URSSAF allows you to register your micro-enterprise free of charge..
    • A large number of portals specially designed for micro-entrepreneurs offer their registration services. These services generally charge a fee.
    • After registration, the business creator may well receive fee-paying offers of inclusion on directories or registers of newly created companies. These commercial offers are neither official nor mandatory.