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 69,135 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 69,135 questions for 2,938 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

How to get ACRE social charges exoneration in 2019

Great news to start the New Year: The French Government has voted a social charges exoneration for all new businesses created in France in 2019. This means that you will benefit from lower social charges. ...

By Valérie Aston · 17 Jan 2019 · 205 views

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 · 445 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 · 1230 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 · 2516 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

Form received from Intergros OPCA

Asked by Shadowfax · 20 Jan 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

OCTA Tax d’apprentissage et CSA Form

Asked by Shadowfax · 20 Jan 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

Carte Vitale Expiration.

Asked by CHD65 · 20 Jan 2019
Health care and carte vitale new

Micro BIC and Spécial BNC

Asked by George · 19 Jan 2019
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. new

Selling Items I already Own

Asked by Art · 17 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

A simple question

Asked by SB123 · 17 Jan 2019 · 2 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte open

Registering as a micro-entreprenuer

Asked by EmilyBerry · 17 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

How to get ACRE social charges exoneration in 2019

Asked by Valerie · 17 Jan 2019
General business new

Change of Status

Asked by Nunu · 16 Jan 2019 · 4 replies
Legal structure open

Blogeur Professionnel or E-Commerce

Asked by Huddersfield boy · 15 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Business registration open

Adding gite to existing business

Asked by bouve · 14 Jan 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Auto-entrepreneur, expenses and carte de sejour

Asked by CAB · 10 Jan 2019 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

U.K. salary

Asked by Lizmacliz · 9 Jan 2019 · 4 replies
General business open

Declaration Trimestrielle De Chiffre D’Affaires Form

Asked by EmilyBerry · 9 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

CFE form completion

Asked by EmilyBerry · 9 Jan 2019 · 7 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Problem with quarterly declaration

Asked by thestudio · 9 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

What expenses can I claim with micro entrepreneur

Asked by Roger · 8 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

CFE Exemption

Asked by ClareJ · 8 Jan 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

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