Professional answers and advice on starting and running a small business in France, e.g. auto-entrepreneur SARL, EURL, SAS etc.

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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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  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

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 · 174 views

Will I get a health cover with my business in France?

Many English speakers in France wonder how the French health system works and whether registering a business in France will entitled them to a health cover and carte vitale ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 May 2017 · 338 views

Auto-entrepreneur pro rata turnover business issue in year one

The auto-entrepreneur, also called micro-entreprise, is a great legal structure for a first business in France. But this pay-as-you-go system has a limited turnover for your first year in business ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 Apr 2017 · 585 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

Representative office - tax for legal representative/employee?

Asked by DavidZee · 26 May 2017 · 1 reply
Business registration open

What business entity and foreign partner here in France?

Asked by DavidZee · 23 May 2017 · 1 reply
Legal structure answered

Social charges for printed merchandise?

Asked by JimmyE · 23 May 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Auto-entrepreneur online account with autoentrepreneur.fr?

Asked by chaz1957 · 22 May 2017 · 6 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Is it possible to modify a registration for an auto-entrepreneur / conjoint collaborateur business?

Asked by mat24 · 20 May 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Registering a micro-entrepreneur business for printed merchandise and selling ceramics?

Asked by JimmyE · 19 May 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

What are Kbis, SIRET, Gestion Numbers?

Asked by WaveyDavey · 18 May 2017 · 5 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Can conjoint collaborateur social charges be changed online?

Asked by mat24 · 17 May 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Is there a limit to how many APE codes can be associated with a business in France?

Asked by mat24 · 16 May 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Best tax arrangement for gite business in France?

Asked by ddjj · 13 May 2017 · 1 reply
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Classification on RSI form?

Asked by Galtezza · 13 May 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

What is best way to set up a foreign shareholder/partner, taxes etc. in France?

Asked by DavidZee · 12 May 2017 · 3 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Déclaration des revenus for 2016?

Asked by Hiphopopotamus · 11 May 2017 · 7 replies
General business answered

Which tax form do I declare my micro-entrepreneur business turnover in?

Asked by HaydnJules · 10 May 2017 · 4 replies
General business answered

How do I register as an entreprise individuelle (sole trader) in France?

Asked by tsand · 10 May 2017 · 1 reply
General business answered

When do I complete the Declaration de Revenus form?

Asked by ddjj · 10 May 2017 · 1 reply
Social and financial help answered

Tax thresholds for auto-entrepreneurs?

Asked by Hiphopopotamus · 9 May 2017 · 1 reply
General business answered

Tax declaration of airbnb income in France?

Asked by birdaberry · 8 May 2017 · 3 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

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