LeWeb 2013: Good Barber Warns Of Start-Up Trouble In France

Peter Judge has been involved with tech B2B publishing in the UK for many years, working at Ziff-Davis, ZDNet, IDG and Reed. His main interests are networking security, mobility and cloud

Jerome Granados of Corsican-based app shop Good Barber, warns that President Hollande may stifle startups

France, under President Francois Hollande, might become an increasingly hostile environment for businesses in the coming years. As yet unfulfilled promises of higher corporate tax rates are worrying many, whilst the UK is telling start-ups to come to Britain, which is becoming an increasingly attractive place to set up a business. 

Good Barber is an app shop based out of Corsica, which has some autonomy but is still governed by French law. The company tells us it will move if the environment becomes too difficult for it to achieve the growth it wants

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