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Tracy’s Top Tips

LBS celebrates 6 years in business but is the grass always greener?

Believe in yourself and your value
If you don’t believe in your product, service and value, then you will never convince anyone to buy from you. You may have days when you doubt yourself but start each day in your ‘magic chair’ and visualize what you will do to move your business forward that day. Deliver on what you promise and always celebrate your wins.Read More

Moving to France : How big is your dream?

They say Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, right? So showing up in Antibes – a place we had visited a handful of times – in January 2018 with our three children under 6, having sold our 4 bedroom house in the UK, and with no fixed plan except a 2 month Airbnb booking, that must really be living! Either that, or it was phenomenally gutsy but stupid.Read More

TAX TIME …. 2042 – 2042 C Pro – 2044 – 2047

2042, 2042C Pro, 2044, 2047—if you’re hearing all these numbers and you’re starting to get a bit stressed, it’s normal, it’s tax time and tax time in France means lots of different numbers on lots of different forms. Obviously there’s a huge amount of information, lots of documents that you can use……. but let’s demystify these a little for you so you can get along with your declaration.Read More

Around the World in 60 Days- The Pay It Forward Series

I Last year we invited women from around the world to try something new, we invited them to join us for our annual “Around the World in 60 Days” as women joined forces to pay forward our book in as many countries as they could, and wow they didn’t let us down. Join us ….
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BREXIT – Preparing your footpath for a no deal

On the final run up to Brexit date on 29th March, one cannot help but being affected by the ongoing Brexit crisis and the impact it has had and is continuing to have on everyone’s lives. Since the vote in June 2016, the negotiations have been under way but just how do you prepare for Brexit if you are living in France?Read More

HEALTHCARE & SICKNESS BENEFITS : Auto Entrepreneur & Salaried

I help people deal with their health care paperwork pretty much every week. Why? Well, this is one of the processes that takes the longest and is one of the most important. Having difficulty knowing where to start? This is where we come in. As many of you may know, I’m very passionate about helping people with their seamless transition to France. Read More

Avis d’imposition – Income Tax

TAX – don’t we just love this word !
So we are in the summer season and all is great but in the back of everyone’s mind is ‘la rentrée’.. September and October are interesting months in France due the different taxes that need to be paid: income tax, taxe d’habitation, taxe fonciere etc. Read More

WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE JUMP?

Having set up many businesses for many women (and men too of course) I do find myself looking as some of the key frustrations that hold people back from stepping into their zone of genius. This is what I have found some of the questions you ask before starting out, all of them are valid fears so just how can you overcome them? Read moreRead More

APE Codes, INSEE, SSI: Business Jargon in France

If things like APE codes and SSI and the INSEE are words which are confusing, or that really you’re just not quite sure what they’re about, then this is the place to be. I really want to take a little look at some of the different jargon we can get when we have a business in France.Read More

No plan…..No business

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN….. MAKE THE TIME

For those of you that know me, I have been living and working in France for many years and know that I am passionate about helping people, whether

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