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Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Bonjour, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, live in France and work as a business counsellor (10 years and counting) at the national support network for entrepreneurs (BGE).

I have detailed knowledge in all areas of French business regimes, rules, regulations, registration, costs, social charges, taxes, tva etc. From auto-entrepreneur to SARL etc., I'm able to answer all your questions and advise you on any issues.

For example, I can help you:

  • Choose the best legal and financial business structure
  • Understand and compare the options available to you
  • Calculate and minimise business taxes and social charges
  • Understand business regulations, TVA and financing
  • Solve issues with RSI, URSSAF, Chambre de Metiers etc.
  • Register, update or change your business activities
  • Make sense of health care, carte vitale and maternity

BUSINESS BLOG

VIDEOS

Auto-entrepreneur overview video

By Valerie Lemiere · 25 June, 2013

This video 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 better…

How to register as an auto-entrepreneur online

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 April, 2013

A step-by-step video explaining exactly how to register a business as an auto entrepreneur online. Watch the video and understand the impact of all the choices you will make.You may also be interested in my

How to register online as an auto-entrepreneur artisan

By Valerie Lemiere · 03 April, 2013

The auto-entrepreneur artisan video gives you both an overview of the activities considered as artisanales in France and a detailed step-by-step guide on how to register. It also explains which type of…

PODCASTS

Complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system part 1

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 September, 2013

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…

Adding an APE or NAF code to your business

By Valerie Lemiere · 10 May, 2011

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…

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

By Valerie Lemiere · 10 May, 2011

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.

EVERYONE'S QUESTIONS

Is there an overseas / out of the country phone number to contact URSSAF?

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RSI requesting my birth certificate and residence permit?

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Agreement between co-founders for creating a SAS business?

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Carte de sejour et projet statut entreprise?

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Dedicated bank account for auto-entrepreneur business?

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Working part-time next to the main job in portage salarial

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Residency and healthcare via a business in France?

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Auto-entrepreneur general labourer?

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What is the best way to set up as a freelancer in Paris?

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Next steps after registration of SASU business in France?

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Is it better to register as an Independent Agent or an Agent Commercial?

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When will we receive our TVA numbers?

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Can I claim micro-entrepreneur profession liberale expenses?

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TAX/TVA rules of SAS startup in France?

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Do I need to register a business here in France and when?

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SCI to pay incorporation tax or not?

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Choosing between profession liberal and commercial?

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Can I register as a counsellor in France?

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When does auto-entrepreneur health insurance start?

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