The 2010/06/30 at 10:48
Commerce International: Why should a person opt for umbrella company services in general and for the JAM group in particular?
Christian Didier: “After my retrenchment and a fruitless job search, I boun-ced back by creating a EURL (sole proprietorship with limited liability). Solo entrepreneurship means starting off from scratch, and repositioning… all alone. Very quickly, administrative tasks become very time-consuming, little time is left to devote to efficient prospecting. Umbrella company services were the solution: I find my clients and negotiate on my services, carry out my missions and sales strategies, in full autonomy. I found out about JAM at a Parisian trade fair on business creators. JAM offers a certain number of guarantees: seniority, membership of the SNEPS (French national union for umbrella service companies), financial security, a training programme, competitive prices…”
What does belonging to the JAM group mean for you?
C.D.: “By joining JAM, I joined a group with a group spirit. My HR adviser is available and reactive. As a consultant employee at JAM, I also have access to a comprehensive training programme to consolidate my knowledge, feed new paths of reflection and exchange with other professionals in consultancy or creation and performance. It is always beneficial to see oneself through other professionals. All company leaders working alone often lack this ‘mirror effect’. Recreational and studious, JAM breakfasts are occasions to ‘network’. These ‘pluses’ participate in the development of our activity and our progress, allowing us to recharge our batteries. Another advantage is that to receive clients, I can book an office or meeting room at JAM for a very reasonable price.”
What if you had to do it all again?
C.D.: “I’d opt immediately for an umbrella service company. This is an interesting alternative to business creation. A way to ‘earn your stripes’, to test your project before launching yourself. For example, you pay no expenses when you invoice clients, a real difference compared with when you start up a business. You take less risks and make your earnings in all simplicity! In my case, once freed up from administrative procedures, I proceeded to make a sales analysis in order to hone down and widen my offer, to set myself apart on a very competitive market, and to better target my clients.”
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