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 68,835 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 68,835 questions for 2,919 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

Watch out for RGPD scam letters sent to entrepreneurs!

Watch out for RGPD scam letters sent to entrepreneurs! Several customers have received this letter asking them to call this company, obviously trying to sell them a file to deal with RGPD ...

By Valérie Aston · 15 Nov 2018 · 241 views

How to pay your CFE-IFER tax - Avis de cotisation CFE

You may have received an email from Direction Générale des Finances Publiques asking you to validate and pay your Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE). This is not a spam and you need to validate and pay this tax. ...

By Valérie Aston · 8 Nov 2018 · 839 views

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 · 2092 views

How does health cover work for entrepreneurs in France

Registering a business in France will entitle you to a health coverage, provided it is your main activity. A French social security number will be created for you. ...

By Valérie Aston · 6 May 2018 · 2254 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

Cotisations on Income from UK Ltd Company

Asked by PN · 13 Dec 2018
Social and financial help new

Carte Vitale expiring

Asked by Pmrpete · 11 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale open

Cheque Emploi and Micro entrepreneur

Asked by Kev · 9 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Business registration open

Getting a UK pension and starting an auto-entrepreneur business

Asked by denismedia · 8 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

EIRL conjoint collaborateur and social charges

Asked by KirstyB · 4 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

CFE Tax form -Cotisation fonciere des enterprises 2019

Asked by Pumpkin · 4 Dec 2018 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Impots

Asked by SolexRider · 3 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Can I do contract work in the UK with an auto entrepreneur?

Asked by daisy22000 · 1 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Opening an auto-entrepreneu account when overdrawn

Asked by denismedia · 1 Dec 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Is the SPI (stage préalable à l’installation) course a compulsory requirement for gite owners

Asked by jammydodger · 30 Nov 2018 · 2 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

How to change the address

Asked by Pocahontas · 30 Nov 2018 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Book keeping/banking

Asked by meintheuniverse · 28 Nov 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Paying CFE

Asked by Yeeha · 28 Nov 2018 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Completing tax forms in UK and France plus impact on Taxe d’habitation

Asked by David_s · 28 Nov 2018 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

Tva registration

Asked by mvelo · 26 Nov 2018 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

K-bis

Asked by SolexRider · 26 Nov 2018 · 3 replies
Health care and carte vitale open

Carte Européenne d’Assurance Maladie (EHIC)

Asked by Lavender · 26 Nov 2018 · 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale open

Domiciliation of EURL

Asked by Pocahontas · 26 Nov 2018 · 4 replies
General business open

Testimonials

With limited French language skills I think it would have been impossible for me to register as a micro-entrepreneur business in France without assistance. Your forms were simple to understand and with your help my business was registered within a couple of weeks. I continue to use your website to check information and your administration service was really helpful in resolving a hiccup with my carte vitale. I would recommend your services without hesitation.

-Stephanie