French find-a-tradesman site on track

A French online company which links artisans and other professionals with clients is holding its own against internet giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook.

StarOfService now employs around 100 people from its base near Paris after launching with €10million in start-up funding in 2013. It says it is on track to make a profit this year.

Its founders came up with the idea after being unable to find a tree surgeon to deal with a tree which was brushing against an electric wire, causing interference to their television service.

When they eventually found one locally, he was expensive and cut the electric wire along with the tree.

Lucas Lambertini ( ...

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