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 Online now: 12

How do I close my auto-entrepreneur business?

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Auto-entrepreneur Open

How do I check if I have paid my online declaration?

Asked 2 days ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Proof of address to register auto-entrepreneur business in France?

Asked 2 days ago 1 reply
Business registration Answered

Age limit for carte vitale under the auto-entrepreneur system?

Asked 2 days ago 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale Answered

Must I have a separate bank account for my auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How should I register a business in France as a beauty therapist?

Asked 3 days ago 5 replies
Legal structure Answered

How does an auto-entrepreneur register multiple activities?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Is a graphic designer artisan or profession liberale?

Asked 4 days ago 3 replies
Business registration Open

Auto-entrepreneur registration with multiple activities?

Asked 4 days ago 3 replies
Business registration Open

Rupture conventionelle and assedic entitlement?

Asked 4 days ago 1 reply
General business Answered

EIRL legal documents for personal and professional assets?

Asked 4 days ago 1 reply
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

Time limit for auto-entrepreneur scheme?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Self-employed and working in the UK and France?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Writer - auto-entrepreneur or SARL?

Asked 5 days ago 5 replies
Legal structure Answered

I’m from Croatia, how do I register as an auto-entrepreneur?

Asked 6 days ago 5 replies
Business registration Answered

Can you advise me on a business plan?

Asked 6 days ago 1 reply
General business Answered

How do I register a business or trading name?

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General business Answered

French based consultancy business structure trading through UK

Asked 6 days ago 3 replies
Legal structure Open

Cheque emploi and auto-entrepreneur?

Asked 6 days ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Legal structure for renovation of chambre d’hotes?