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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 (12 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 business 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

How to sell a business in France

By Valerie Lemiere · 14 September 2016

You have decided to sell your French business and are about to put up the for sale sign. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for selling your French business and having the information requested by potential buyers ...

Business incorporation tax in France to be reduced

By Valerie Lemiere · 13 September 2016

The government in France has confirmed that French incorporation tax called Impots sur les societes, also referred to as IS, will be reduced from 2017. The existing incorporation is 15% up to 38,120 euros of profit, then ...

Buy a business in France

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 September 2016

You have made a decision to move to France and are now looking at ways to make a living there. Starting a new business is an option, but it involves building a customer base from scratch. This article gives you some tips ...

Experts to help you buy a business in France

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 September 2016

Once you have started looking at existing businesses for sale in France, you will need to get some professional advice to guide you. Below is the professionals who can help you. An accountant can help you buy a business ...

How much does it cost to register a business in France?

By Valerie Lemiere · 01 July 2016

You are about to register a business in France and wonder how much it will cost you? This article gives you a summary of the setting up and running costs for French businesses. Registering a micro-entreprise should ...

Airbnb and Housetrip: What income should you declare in France?

By Valerie Lemiere · 17 December 2015

Many people with a property in France are renting out their apartment or house for a few days or weeks on sites such as Airbnb and Housetrip in order to generate extra income. However this raises taxation questions ...

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 ...

Podcasts

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. ...

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 entreprise ...

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 want a ...

Latest questions

Which business structure in France for two people?

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Carrier bags in France?

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Can an auto-entrepreneur invoice for a subcontractor?

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Do I need to change my business address in France?

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How do I close my auto-entrepreneur business offline?

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Who do I return the declaration de choix du medicine traitant to?

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Les Affiches Legales?

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Transfer of sécurité sociale and carte vitale to new regime?

Asked by JFK - 27 Sep 2016 - 1 reply
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Registering as a business in France for airbnb/booking.com?

Asked by Sue W - 26 Sep 2016 - 5 replies
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Setting up as micro-entrepreneurs as a couple?

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Business options for setting up as a translator in France?

Asked by JewelT - 26 Sep 2016 - 2 replies
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How do I set up a business to sell on Amazon?

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Health care cover for spouse of micro-entrepreneur business?

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Register as an auto-entrepreneur and charging my SAS buisness?

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Insurance for a auto-entrepreneur business swimming instructor?

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Sickness benefits for auto-entrepreneur business?

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What is an société civile de moyens (SCM)?

Asked by 531infrance - 19 Sep 2016 - 1 reply
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Can we ask for a Carte de Commerçant without having an activity yet?

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RSI declaration whilst on ACCRE?

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