Professional answers and advice on starting and running a small business in France, e.g. auto-entrepreneur SARL, EURL, SAS etc.

I've answered about 66,975 questions since 2009.

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Bonjour, I'm Valérie Aston. I’m French, live in France and work as a senior business counsellor at the national support network for entrepreneurs (BGE) and run this site independently since 2009.

I have expert knowledge and experience in all areas of small businesses in France, e.g. business set up, law, regulations, registration, costs, social charges, tax etc. From auto-entrepreneur, SARL, EURL, SAS etc., I'm able to answer all your questions and advise you on any business issues.

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  2. Helpline: This is a one to one service that covers a lot of ground. It's for when you want to get up to speed quickly, to talk through your options in-depth and fully understand the implications of your choices.
  3. Auto-entrepreneur business registration: I can register a business for you in France. You'll be registered quickly, correctly and with no errors to hold back your business. I manage the whole process.
  4. Business administration: After registering a business in France there are administration services that must be done and quite often registration problems chased and corrected. I can do this for you.

Wishing you all the best,

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Business blog

Should I come out of the auto entrepreneur regime?

The auto entrepreneur or micro-enterprise scheme allows for simplified registration. Based on your business development, you may consider switching to a different regime. ...

By Valérie Aston · 25 Jun 2018 · 462 views

Business incorporation tax reduced in France from 33% to 25%

Business incorporation tax in France called Impot sur les Sociétés will be reduced from 2018. Based on his election campaign, President Emmanuel Macron will steadily decrease the incorporation tax in France from ...

By Valérie Aston · 7 Sep 2017 · 2354 views

New measures to boost small businesses in France

The French government will be presenting its plan for small businesses in Dijon on 5th September 2017. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce key measures to boost small businesses in France. ...

By Valérie Aston · 4 Sep 2017 · 3748 views

Business owners in France: RSI to be dissolved on 1 January 2018

Regime Social des Indépendants (RSI), the body collecting and handling social charges for artisans and commerçant in France will be dissolved on 1st January 2018. This will affect business owners in France. ...

By Valérie Aston · 28 Jun 2017 · 9333 views

Business videos

How to create your business account with Net Entreprises

This video gives you a step-by-step guide to create your business account on Net-Entreprises.fr. When your account is set-up, you will be able to login within 48 hours to make your auto-entrepreneur turnover declaration. ...

By Valérie Aston · 23 Jan 2011

Business podcasts

How to set up a health cover and get a carte vitale

This podcast explains how to set up a health cover and how to get a carte vitale for entrepreneurs. Find out how your carte vitale will be issued and answers to popular questions on health cover. ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 May 2011

Adding an APE or NAF code to your business

This podcast discusses the implications of adding an extra APE or NAF activity code to your current business and how to do it. Adding an extra APE activity code can be done for an auto-entrepreneur, an entreprise ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 May 2011

Complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system

This podcast, which is 44 minutes long, will give you a complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system. It's perfect if you're starting a business in France as an auto-entrepreneur, or you're registered and want a ...

By Valérie Aston · 6 Sep 2013

Everyone's questions

TVA threshold on services to EU companies

Asked by Toby Nicholas · 20 Jul 2018
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Yearly household tax return for auto entrepreneurs

Asked by Isis · 20 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
General business open

UK Ltd sole director, living in France

Asked by Bing · 19 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

How to invoice and declare commission from uk company

Asked by Moondarra · 18 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Confusion over first declaration and payment of cotisations sociales

Asked by Pumpkin · 18 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Explanation of terminology for auto entrepreneur declarations

Asked by Isis · 17 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
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Do I need to invoice my auto-entrepreneur business in order to pay myself?

Asked by Raptor · 17 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Domiciliation Address for auto entrepreneur

Asked by mckormick · 16 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
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Personal investment for starting as auto entrepreneur

Asked by meintheuniverse · 15 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Affiliate marketing: activite commerciale or liberale?

Asked by ed1002 · 14 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
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Receipts and Invoices for auto entrepreneur

Asked by meintheuniverse · 14 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Payment schedule for social charges for declaration trimestrielle

Asked by ed1002 · 13 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
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Is this work activity regulated in France?

Asked by daisy22000 · 12 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
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Micro entrepreneur: 3rd party online payment processing (e.g. PayPal) and VAT/TVA.

Asked by Paul · 11 Jul 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Can we still declare our social charges via Net Entreprises?

Asked by ed1002 · 11 Jul 2018 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Health cover with SASU

Asked by Tiffany321 · 11 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Clarification over taxes for EURL business and a question about payslips

Asked by Mike L · 10 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Will my wife be covered under my EURL health cover

Asked by Mike L · 10 Jul 2018 · 2 replies
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