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 60,545 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

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 · 188 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 · 802 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 · 3752 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 · 1560 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

Immatriculation de société étrangère en France - Bureau de liaison

Asked by ? · 20 Sep 2017 · 2 replies
Business registration open

Where to register a services à domicile business in France

Asked by SeanP · 20 Sep 2017 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Expenses incurred as auto-entrepreneur

Asked by Chevalier · 19 Sep 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Should I receive an Avis appel de cotisation from RSI

Asked by DebbieB · 18 Sep 2017 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Auto-entrepreneur in 2018 versus entreprise individuelle régime réel simplifié

Asked by Vigipharma · 18 Sep 2017 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Creating a personal account with RAM to declare doctor

Asked by DebbieB · 18 Sep 2017 · 2 replies
Health care and carte vitale answered

Employment options for a part time training/teaching work

Asked by Broadwood · 16 Sep 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Paying taxes as an auto-entrepreneur in France

Asked by Muni · 16 Sep 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Which official document proves you have an auto-entrepreneur

Asked by Muni · 16 Sep 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

What kind of professional insurance do I need for business in France?

Asked by Muni · 15 Sep 2017 · 1 reply
General business open

Which regime enables to deduct expenses and subcontractors

Asked by naughtyyak2 · 15 Sep 2017 · 5 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Being paid by a non profit association in France

Asked by Moonstone · 15 Sep 2017 · 8 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Starting and Online only Business In France

Asked by ErvLemand · 14 Sep 2017 · 3 replies
General business open

Auto-entrepreneur and option for impot liberatoire

Asked by Vigipharma · 14 Sep 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Auto-entrepreneur settled in France and providing services for clients outside France

Asked by Vigipharma · 14 Sep 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Advantages of auto entrepreneur versus SASU with new 2018 changes

Asked by Joanna · 13 Sep 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Going from profession liberale to artisan or artist in France

Asked by Trance · 13 Sep 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Which business to start a business in France with several people?

Asked by Molly · 13 Sep 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

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