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 61,005 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.

How I can help you:

  1. Everyone's questions: I've answered about 61,005 questions for 2,772 members. Membership is for a year and you can be 100% sure of getting all the answers, options and information you need.
  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

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 · 364 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 · 1099 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 · 4130 views

Do I need a visa to start a business in France?

The good news is that members of the European Union do not require any visa or titre de sejour in order to start a business in France. Things are slightly different for non European members ...

By Valérie Aston · 18 May 2017 · 1889 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

Closing down as an auto-entrepreneur & URSSAF declarations

Asked by mojobeans · 20 Oct 2017
Auto-entrepreneur new

Can a proofreader come under the auto entrepreneur system?

Asked by TMH · 20 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Auto-entrepreneur registration

Asked by Corian Dave · 20 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Starting a micro entrepreneur in France

Asked by Vignou37 · 18 Oct 2017 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Close down auto-entrepreneur status after moving abroad

Asked by amsbc · 18 Oct 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Compulsory Chambre de Metiers Training for Aide De Domicile

Asked by SeanP · 17 Oct 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Starting a hotel business in France

Asked by Donna Hambleton · 16 Oct 2017 · 6 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Additional activity and new SIRET number

Asked by Conseil de Communication · 13 Oct 2017 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Formulaires fiscaux - where do I send them off?

Asked by Joanna · 13 Oct 2017 · 2 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Health coverage - change from CDI contract to auto entrepreneur status during the year

Asked by Vigipharma · 12 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale open

Taxe d’habitation versus Professional Tax for Gites and Chambre d’hotes

Asked by Sam · 11 Oct 2017 · 3 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Registering a gite and chambre d’hotes with A1 form

Asked by Sam · 11 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

English Language Teaching in France

Asked by Sam · 11 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
General business answered

P2-P4 Change of Address Form

Asked by wendylouise · 11 Oct 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Registering a gite business as a couple in France

Asked by Sam · 11 Oct 2017 · 3 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Tax return in France - micro entrepreneur

Asked by Conseil de Communication · 11 Oct 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Clarification about business activity code

Asked by Chezgaz · 10 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Can I hold a UK Director and French auto-entrepreneur position at the same time?

Asked by Roger · 10 Oct 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Testimonials

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