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Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Bonjour, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, live in France and work as a business counsellor (12 years and counting) at the national support network for entrepreneurs (BGE).

I have detailed knowledge in all areas of French business regimes, rules, regulations, registration, costs, social charges, taxes, tva etc. From auto-entrepreneur to SARL etc., I'm able to answer all your questions and advise you on any business issues.

For example, I can help you:

  • Choose the best legal and financial business structure
  • Understand and compare the options available to you
  • Calculate and minimise business taxes and social charges
  • Understand business regulations, TVA and financing
  • 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

How much does it cost to register a business in France?

By Valerie Lemiere · 01 July, 2016

You are about to register a business in France and wonder how much it will cost you? This article gives you a summary of the setting up and running costs for French businesses. Cost of registering a…

Videos

Auto-entrepreneur overview video

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 a business as an auto entrepreneur online. Watch the video and understand the impact of all the choices you will make. You may also be interested in my

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.

Everyone's questions

Setting up a short term mobile catering business in France?

Asked by secretchef - 30 Jul 2016
General business New

How do I pay my declaration trimestrielle de recettes online?

Asked by hippiedigital - 29 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Taking UK work into account when calculating pension?

Asked by pearsonbrown - 29 Jul 2016
Auto-entrepreneur New

Continuing a business in France after retirement?

Asked by pearsonbrown - 29 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Open

How do I set up a primary and secondary business here in France?

Asked by LeChatel - 27 Jul 2016 - 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Regulation for people operating a simple bed and breakfast business?

Asked by LeChatel - 27 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Open

How do I claim on my business training allowance?

Asked by Stevec - 26 Jul 2016 - 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Business letters received - what action do I take?

Asked by Zoecc - 25 Jul 2016 - 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I change my business to a regulated trade in France?

Asked by Jojo24 - 24 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How does a profession liberale micro-entrepreneur add a second NAF or APE?

Asked by cassoulet - 22 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Does a micro-entrepreneur profession liberale need to charge TVA?

Asked by cassoulet - 22 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I complete declaration trimestrielle each quarter?

Asked by jillythepink - 22 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

When to start my micro-enterprise business?

Asked by basecamp - 21 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I find out how my business in France is set up?

Asked by padcool - 20 Jul 2016 - 8 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Does a profession liberalé auto-entrepreneur need to register with RCS?

Asked by hollysophia - 19 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What type of self employment when earning in Zurich and living in France?

Asked by Eggely - 19 Jul 2016 - 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What is Attestation Fiscale de Domiciliation?

Asked by Eggely - 19 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Secondary income as auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked by wakeman - 18 Jul 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Société civile immobilière for my property?

Asked by serris - 18 Jul 2016 - 5 replies
Legal structure Answered