Virtually overnight throughout town inside the windows of most small businesses, these flyers appeared.
My french is not good enough to fully understanding what the petition is all about, so I took a few pictures and with the generous help of Google Translate it became clear that the flyer is about the tax burden on small business here in France.
The different Chambers of Commerce (this is France, one Chamber is not enough for all the fonctionnaires....) banded together in an attempt to save small businesses across the countries from over taxation and regulation.
A well worth effort, since these micro enterprises do make up a small town's life in France.
Sarkozy, the previous big boss of France initiated a business scheme called Auto Entrepreneur, basically a one man business show, to create a less regulated and less taxed pro business idea.
When the socialists came to power, one of the first things they did was to cap income and time limits on that popular scheme. Shit storm followed. Rightfully so, maybe, maybe not. Apparently that new scheme took a lot of business away from established small businesses (with their own Chambers and civil servants to support?).
If you are passionate about your business and willing to work at it, no matter what it is and where it's located, you will succeed.
If you open a shoe store and your inventory is from the 1980's, no petition will save your butt.
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