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10 common misconceptions :
I have the right to receive subsidies!
There are no guarantees that you will obtain subsidies
Only big businesses can apply for French subsidies!
All companies can apply for French subsidies, irrespective of type and size.
Only groups can receive European grants!
In same way as French subsidies, all companies are eligible to receiveEuropean grants.
Almost all subsidies are awarded to big companies!
80 % of all subsidies are obtained by small and medium businesses.
I can apply for a subsidy at any time!
The application needs to be well anticipated, as it needs to be made before any investment.
Subsidies are granted in a short period of time!
The average wait is about 6 months.
A subsidy can be used in order to avoid financial crisis or to help with critical cash flow problems!
Every single subsidy must be granted after investment.
Only the R&D departments of companies are concerned by subsidies!
Every single department and company project can receive subsidies
Only fast growing companies have are eligible for subsidies!
Companies can apply for subsidies at all stages of their development, from it’s creation to it’s international expansion.
Subsidies mean tax investigation!
Receiving subsidies does not increase the risk of tax investigation as everything is justified.