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It is not easy to start as an entrepreneur , because it represents a cost. Fortunately, both for the creation and the takeover of a business, certain measures can support you financially to help you get your business off to a good start.

Published on 13/01/2009 at 19h48

While ACRE (Help for Business Creators and Buyers) constitutes a partial or total exemption from the social security contributions due by the entrepreneur the first year, the ARCE (Return Assistance or Business Creation) and the ARE (Return to Employment Assistance) are financial aid directly supported by employment center.

What is ACRE?

The recovery or the business creation generates substantial costs and social security contributions are only added. The ACRE allows the reduction, or even the exemption of these social contributions due according to the remuneration or the income of the beneficiary. The advantage being that this assistance with business creation does not require any action when you are not self-employed, it is automatic. The self-employed entrepreneur must, for his part, send an application file to his CFE, at the latest within 45 days following the creation or resumption of activity.


The creation or takeover of a business frequently rhymes with job application. In this case, you may be entitled to financial aid to compensate for a lack of income and thus encourage you to embark on your project more serenely.