THERE was a great response from small business owners in France keen to offer up special deals for potential customers.
New business start-ups also took the chance to get their websites off to a strong start and if you want to take part in next week's round-up drop me a line.
So here are details of the offers and deals from businesses in France.
Moulin de Pierretoune - riverside holiday chalets near Biarritz
A 10% discount on a two week booking placed before the end of January 2012 and also a four night stay during the Easter period at the price of just €225 rather than €275 including welcome basket of local produce.
Writer's Block Admin Services
Jo offers Virtual Assistant services to English speaking small businesses and sole traders; Jo can help with administration of all kinds as well as social media management. As a special offer Jo is offering new clients a 30 minute free trial worth £10.
New arrival to France, Alistair Pope has started face-to-face guitar lessons in Saint-Sozy (Lot-Dordogne region), and others further afield may wish to have guitar lessons via Skype.
Talk this way!
A new online language school. We teach French for all levels and purposes through Skype or on our site, mention This French Life and enjoy 12 lessons for the price of 10 for bookings throughout 2012. We also offer 1 to 1 classes all over France (prices to be discussed) with packs starting from €99.
Bed & Breakfast Carcassonne
In the heart of the Renaissance Bastide of Carcassonne, nestling in the foothills of the Pyrenees of Southern France, is No.11, a comfortable B&B currently offering four nights for the price of three.
Phoenix Trading greeting cards
Norida Midavaine has recently started as a distributor of Phoenix Trading greeting cards, a company based in the UK that has a growing presence in France.
And remember if you run a small business in France and have an offer or deal then get in touch, there is no fee for this service, I just know how difficult it is to promote a business and hopefully this will help you get off on the right foot.
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