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Valerie Lemiere

Bonjour, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, live in France and work as a business counsellor (10 years and counting) at the leading 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 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
Everyone's questions

Business blog

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 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.

Q&A Forum Online now: 23

Do I have to attend the 1 day RCS course?

Asked 13 hours ago
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If I part own a SARL, what am I liable and responsible for?

Asked 14 hours ago
SARL, EURL and EIRL New

Business or personal account for auto-entrepreneurs?

Asked 18 hours ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

UK or French bank account for French registered business?

Asked yesterday 1 reply
Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Answered

Can I be both an auto-entrepreneur and pigiste?

Asked yesterday
Legal structure New

APE code for a writing and editing business in France?

Asked yesterday 2 replies
Business registration Open

APE NAF Code for personal and professional development, coaching business?

Asked 2 days ago 1 reply
Business registration Answered

Is it possible to open an auto-entrepreneur business as a handyman?

Asked 2 days ago 3 replies
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Is it possible to register 2 activities as an auto-entrepreneur?

Asked 2 days ago 4 replies
Business registration Open

What is the turnover limit for auto-entrepreneur chambre d’hotes?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Answered

What is the best business structure to open a retail shop in France?

Asked 3 days ago 7 replies
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When do I have to register with the Chambre de Métiers by?

Asked 4 days ago 3 replies
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How can I login into my auto-entrepreneur dossier?

Asked 5 days ago 3 replies
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What is formulaire d’inscription from SAS Prolex?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
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Do I have to subscribe to an auto-entrepreneur pension company?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
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How do I register as artiste libre?

Asked 6 days ago 2 replies
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Can I cancel an auto-entrepreneur business after registering?

Asked 6 days ago 1 reply
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Can I ignore Info Siren?

Asked 7 days ago 1 reply
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First declaration trimestrielle turnover dates?

Asked 8 days ago 1 reply
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