Expert answers & advice on starting / running a small business in France.

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Valerie Lemiere

Bonjour, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, I live in France and work as a business advisor (9 years and counting) for a national support network for entrepreneurs (BGE). I have extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of French business regimes, rules, regulations, registration, costs, cotisations, taxes, tva etc.

I can help you:

  • Choose the right legal and financial business structure
  • Understand and compare the options available to you
  • Calculate and minimise business taxes and social charges
  • Understand TVA, financing and business regulations
  • Solve issues with RSI, URSSAF, Chambre de Metiers etc
  • Register, update or change your business activities
  • Make sense of health care, carte vitale and maternity

Business blog

What is the Declaration Sociale des Independants 2013?

By Valerie Lemiere · 05 June, 2014

It's come up several times in the forum the past few weeks, so I thought I'd answer it here as well.Could you confirm please that an auto-entrepreneur does not have to complete the Declaration Sociale Des…

Pension rights for auto-entrepreneurs in France

By Valerie Lemiere · 04 May, 2014

We're all concerned about our pension and as a auto-entrepreneur you're entitled to one as well. However, you need to meet certain turnover thresholds.Here's a question about auto-entrepreneur pensions that…

Auto-entrepreneur Videos

Auto-entrepreneur overview

By Valerie Lemiere · 25 June, 2013

This video 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 better…

How to register as an auto-entrepreneur online

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 April, 2013

A step-by-step video explaining exactly how to register your business as an auto entrepreneur online. Watch the video and understand the impact of all the choices you will make.What will you learn:Which…

How to register online as an auto-entrepreneur artisan

By Valerie Lemiere · 03 April, 2013

The auto-entrepreneur artisan video gives you both an overview of the activities considered as artisanales in France and a detailed step-by-step guide on how to register. It also explains which type of…

Podcasts

Complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system part 1

By Valerie Lemiere · 06 September, 2013

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…

Adding an APE or NAF code to your business

By Valerie Lemiere · 10 May, 2011

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…

How to set up a health cover and get a carte vitale

By Valerie Lemiere · 10 May, 2011

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.

Q&A Forum

Auto-entrepreneur and number of clients?

Asked 21 hours ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What is the turnover limit for auto-entrepreneurs?

Asked yesterday 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Are auto-entrepreneur sales outside France taxed?

Asked yesterday 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Open

When does health insurance start from?

Asked yesterday 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale Answered

What terms and conditions should be put on an invoice?

Asked 2 days ago 1 reply
General business Answered

Does an auto-entrepreneur have a company name?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Any tax benefit in moving my UK pension to France?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Social and financial help Answered

How do I start a pop-up shop business in France?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
Legal structure Open

Change from auto-entrepreneur to EURL or EIRL or SARL?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
SARL, EURL and EIRL Open

Plusses and minuses of opening an affiliate company in France?

Asked 6 days ago 1 reply
Legal structure Answered

Is auto-entrepreneur right for property management?

Asked 6 days ago 3 replies
Legal structure Answered

Can an auto-entrepreneur claim TVA on imported goods?

Asked 6 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Tax Implications on moving to France?

Asked 7 days ago 1 reply
Social and financial help Answered

How do I employ people as part of my auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked 8 days ago 11 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Auto-entrepreneur categories for writing and editing work?

Asked 10 days ago 6 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I start a second SARL as an import export business?

Asked 10 days ago 3 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

Can I add my family to my auto-entrepreneur health cover?

Asked 10 days ago 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale Answered

What do I legally need to provide to sell a property?

Asked 10 days ago 1 reply
General business Answered

How do I add online selling as a second activity to auto-entrepreneur?

Asked 11 days ago 3 replies
Business registration Answered

Reselling items bought at vide greniers on ebay?