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  1. PREMIER INTERNATIONAL INC., (A Division of M/s Primestar International Business Group, MNC) Business Opportunities at France Exploring France

  2. Introduction • Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have experience in starting or managing a business of any size? Do you have a heart for ministry in the workplace? Why not start business in abroad? • As the pace of globalization quickens so does the race into new markets—with the promise of large, wealthy emerging markets too attractive to ignore. • But success in this race does not necessarily go to the swiftest. Rather, it goes to companies that make the right moves at the right times. Location is still important, but timing is the name of this retail game.

  3. What is International Business • Any firm that engages in International trade or Investment. • A business that is primarily based in a single country but acquires some meaningful share of its resources or revenues (or both) from other countries • International business refers to business activities that involve the transfer of resources, goods, services, knowledge, skills, or information across national boundaries.When business can do this, it can achieve a very good return on investment and useful global operations.

  4. Why International Business? • The company is responding to demand its discover in another location • It sees it competitors going to a particular place • Regulations - environmental/work safety may be “easier” in overseas • Cost of production at home force it to cheaper areas • Chance of occurrence

  5. Advantages of International Business • Professional Guidance • Extend Support & Services to the client companies through PIBG • Personal Relationship with the potential customer • Future Opportunities • Sampling

  6. Advantages of International Business • Potential Customer can be perused frequently to try the product and hence the Entry is made possible even in the established Supply Chain. • Competitor’s information and Trend analysis and updated Product Information, which are currently available in the market, can be made available to the Client on Demand. Local offices located at the Destination, provides good Moral Support to Consumers and Customers when it comes to after Sales Service or complications

  7. Why Delegation • Everyone knows about delegation. Most managers hear about it in the cradle as mother talks earnestly to the baby-sitter: "just enjoy the television ... this is what you do if ... if there is any trouble call me at ..."; people have been writing about it for nearly half a millennium; yet few actually understand it. • Delegation underpins a style of management which allows your staff to use and develop their skills and knowledge to the full potential. Without delegation, you lose their full value. • Delegation is primarily about entrusting your authority to others. This means that they can act and initiate independently; and that they assume responsibility with you for certain tasks. If something goes wrong, you remain responsible since you are the manager; the trick is to delegate in such a way that things get done but do not go (badly) wrong.

  8. Objective: • The objective of delegation is to get the job done by someone else. Not just the simple tasks of reading instructions and turning a lever, but also the decision making and changes which depend upon new information. With delegation, your staff have the authority to react to situations without referring back to you. • To enable someone else to do the job for you, you must ensure that: • They know what you want • They have the authority to achieve it • They know how to do it. • These all depend upon communicating clearly the nature of the task, the extent of their discretion, and the sources of relevant information and knowledge.

  9. What to delegate • There is always the question of what to delegate and what to do yourself, and you must take a long term view on this: you want to delegate as much as possible to develop you staff to be as good as you are now. • Once you have delegated everything, what do you do then? • You still need to monitor the tasks you have delegated and to continue the development of your staff to help them exercise their authority well.

  10. There are managerial functions which you should never delegate - these are the personal/personnel ones which are often the most obvious additions to your responsibilities as you assume a managerial role. Specifically, they include: motivation, training, team-building, organization, praising, reprimanding, performance reviews, promotion. • As a manager, you have a responsibility to represent and to develop the effectiveness of your group within the company; these are tasks you can expand to fill your available time - delegation is a mechanism for creating that opportunity.

  11. Why France

  12. Capital Paris Population 59.5 million Area 543,965 sq km Currency Euro ($1=1.08) Literacy 99% Languages French and regional dialect Climate Cool winters and mild summers About France

  13. France’s Economic Statistics Budget:  Revenues:  $210 billion expenditures:  $240 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2000 est.) Industries:  Machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism Industrial production growth rate:  3.5% (2000 est.) Electricity - exports:  68.7 billion kWh (1999) Electricity - imports:  5 billion kWh (1999) Agriculture - products:  Wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish

  14. Exports:  $325 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.) Exports - commodities:  Machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages. Exports - partners:  EU 63% (Germany 16%, UK 10%, Spain 9%, Italy 9%, Belgium-Luxembourg 8%), US 8% (1999) Imports:  $320 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.) Imports - commodities:  Machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals Imports - partners:  EU 62% (Germany 16%, Belgium-Luxembourg 11%, Italy 9%, UK 8%), US 7% (2000 est.)

  15. Major Cities: • Top 6 Tourism spots: Paris Bordeaux Cannes Lyon Marseille Nice • Top six fast cities : Marseille Lyon Toulouse Nice Nantes Strasbourg

  16. Major Malls: • Top six Malls: Au bon marche mall Galeries Lafayette in Paris Grand magasins Printemps BHV La Samaritaine • Top six Malls in Paris: Champs Elysées Le Forum des Halles Samaritaine Printemps Carrousel du Louvre Sephora

  17. Top Reasons to Invest in France Over the past 20 years, France has become ever more closely integrated in what is now a truly global market, where the constraints of time and place are increasingly irrelevant to knowledge, business, capital, production, technology and research. And there can be no denying France's successes in this — fifth worldwide by GDP, the number-three exporter of services and the number-two source of foreign direct investment, second only to the US, France is an economic power to be reckoned with, benefiting from its central position in Europe, the world's largest market.

  18. Top 7 Reasons to Invest in France 1) At the heart of the world's largest market 2) The world's fifth largest economy 3) Among the world's top fourth investment destinations 4) Home to businesses and entrepreneurs 5) A Prime site for innovation and R&D 6) A highly skilled and productive labor force 7) A business-friendly environment

  19. Doing Business in France Setting up: Setting up in France Employment: French labor law Expatriate: Expatriate staff in France Taxation: France corporate tax system Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance to companies

  20. Setting up a Business • In principle, there are no administrative restrictions on foreign investment in France. • International companies may open locations in France under a variety of forms, depending on investors' development strategies. • Short-term and long-term options can all be implemented with absolutely no legal risks and investors are free to amend their plans once they have been submitted, subject to some simple and inexpensive procedures.

  21. Employment France is an industrial economy where labor laws are designed to protect the interests of employees and yet are suited to the economic priorities of business. Labor relations are governed by the Labor Code and by industry-specific collective bargaining agreements that reflect the practices of each industry. Employee profit-sharing and share-ownership plans are encouraged though income tax and payroll tax exemptions. Flexible working hours and manning levels are designed to suit production constraints.

  22. French labor law • Labor relations • Employee profit sharing • Flexible working hours • Health coverage and social security

  23. Expatriate staff in France • Foreign companies often assign staff from other countries to their locations in France. • The administrative formalities have been streamlined to make it easier for these expatriate employees and their families to enter the country. • While tax and social measures have also been implemented to enable them to offset the cost of living abroad

  24. Taxation • France's corporate tax system is designed to promote business investment, regional development and international expansion. • Tax rules for groups also testify to France's commitment to equal tax treatment. • France has signed tax treaties with more than one hundred countries and provides foreign investors with outstanding protection against double taxation.

  25. Financial assistance to companies • A wide range of assistance is available to companies in France for many types of projects. The type of assistance on offer varies according to the project characteristics (production capacity, job creation, innovation, training, etc.), locations (priority development areas, etc.) and type of company involved (large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, etc.). • The Invest in France help you draw up a detailed list of government financial assistance available for your project and then assist you with preparing applications for support.

  26. All of the assistance available in France is subject to European Union Regulations on maximum levels, eligible expenditures and aggregate assistance limits. These European Union rules apply in all Member States without exception and in the countries applying for accession to the EU.

  27. Why Paris? • Paris is the capital and largest city of France • The city of Paris is also widely referred to as the “Most Romantic City In The World”. • Paris has grown into a significant centre of international trade with ever growing modern business districts. In addition to the head offices of nearly half of all France's companies and the offices of many major international firms, Paris hosts the headquarters of many international trade and social organizations.

  28. Why Paris? • The city of Paris within its administrative limits has an estimated 2004 population of 2,144,700, but over the last century the city has grown well beyond its administrative boundaries, so that the population of Paris urban area is estimated at 9.9 million in 2005 and the population of Paris metropolitan area is estimated at 11.6 million people in 2006. • Paris produces over a quarter of France's wealth, with a GDP of nearly €450 billion. • Because of its financial, business, political, and tourism activities, Paris today is one of the world's major transport destinations. It is often listed as one of the four major global cities.

  29. Living in France • Housing: Accommodations, insurance, infrastructure • Education: French education system : kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, higher education, bilingual schools • Health: French healthcare system: physicians, pharmacies, hospitals • Transportation: Transportation: airports, railway, roads • Leisure: Sports and leisure : culture, hobbies, holidays

  30. Global Retailing Retailers are improving their image by assuming greatersocial responsibility. In doing so, they’re meeting the needs of society as a whole, rather than just focusing on maximizing profits. They provide their facilities for art exhibits, forums and community activities. Executives lead fund-raising drives that benefit the community, underwrite programs, sponsor events, and mentor students. Being a business owner provides opportunities for you to be involved in issues that matter to you and your customers.

  31. Benefits of Retailing • Every retailer and supplier wants to find the perfect investment opportunity. • While each company will define this differently, according to its strategic aims and existing portfolio, Premier International believes that there are a series of criteria that all investors are likely to consider favorable when assessing the potential of new or existing markets.

  32. These includes: • High political and economic stability • Good quality infrastructure • Low level of retailer competition • Size of the food retail market and food retail spend per capita • The potential for future growth in both foods

  33. While many markets display a large number of these criteria, none have them all and Premier’s International believe there is no such thing as ‘the perfect market opportunity’. • For example: The United States benefits from a high level of political and economic stability, a good quality infrastructure and a considerable food retail market. However, it is a highly competitive market and while it is likely to be attractive to some investors, it would require a large-scale investment or acquisition for a retailer to enter the market.

  34. Why us: • Mission Statement: Our mission is to help our clients find the most profitable and competitive solution for their business in Europe. • Our solution program includes: Finding the most competitive location in France for your European subsidiary. Assessing the most valuable resources available locally for your project. Optimizing a financial package to facilitate the startup of your activity in France

  35. J.T. Battenberg, III Chairman of the Board, C.E.O. & President Delphi Automotive Systems, March 2001   says «We want to be in France: we like it there.Business is good, productivity is good. We invest in 40 countries, but at the end of the day France wins.France is very pro-business.»

  36. Why Retailers comes to us: • If you are an Entrepreneur or an organization who believes that you have Products (or) Services that shall meet Global Standards, contact Premier’s International Inc., one of the leading members of the Multinational Business Comrade M/s Primestar International Business Group, MNC. • Because, we have Valuable knowledge, Respectable Commitment, Tangible Infrastructure, Admirable Professionals, Adorable Business Plans, Indelible Experience and Affordable Costing for any Enterprise (or) Business House, which desires to establish their physical outfit in countries where we have our Group Companies / Network / Contact / Establishment / Influence and Business well established.

  37. Many Businessmen and Business Houses are under the Impression that establishing an OUTLET or Physical presence abroad means, Investing Millions of Dollars in Foreign Exchange. • They have to be one of the ‘Richest people in the world’.  And when they become the ‘Strategic Partners’ of ‘PREMIER INTERNATIONAL’, they feel why they shouldn’t establish their Physical Presence in all the 24 Countries where we have our Business Presence. • Because, at Premier’s the Entire focus, Planning, Strategy & Execution would be on ‘How to create, Develop & Establish the Desire Outlet’ with the ‘AFFORDABLE BUDGET OF OUR CLIENTS’

  38. Business Module Retailers Premier International Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Represents Identification finalization of the companies of potential client business opportunity

  39. Phase 1: > Launch the company and product. > Spread awareness about the company and product. > Liaison on behalf of companies. • Phase 2: > Business development on behalf of company. > Identification of potential client. > Strategy to attract. • Phase 3: > Strategy to convert potential into business. > Facilitating in handling the issues of logistic in delivery. > Expansion of market by making chennai as regional hub .

  40. Why Premier International? • Entrepreneurs to explore the International Markets • End-to-End process of International Business • Higher trust and confidence • Total Market Information 1. Location 2. Market 3. Economic 4. Political 5. Demographic Details

  41. Why Premier International? • Market study or Competitor’s Analysis • Market Penetration • Client Assistance 1. Governmental Rules 2. Regulations and Formalities • Client Support 1. Subsidies 2. Duty Drawbacks • Financial Support • Mutual Benefits.

  42. Conclusion: This Uniqueness in our ‘BUSINESS MODULE’, make every organization (whether a Bakery shop, or a Cinema theatre or a Garment store or a Petrol Pumping Station or a Health Clinic or a Multiplex or a Manufacturer) to establish physical outlet in their own Business line in Countries of their Choice and Desire. What makes this Business Group so unique, is their thoughts and concern for the society at large. “We don’t want just Business, we want Business that shall bring-in an indelible benefit to the society at large”.