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: 18

How do I register as an auto-entrepreneur for a chambre d’hotes?

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Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Open

Recognising diplomas via Centre International d’etudes pedagogiques?

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Auto-entrepreneur Open

Can you deduct profressional development/business advising costs?

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SARL, EURL and EIRL Open

Am I obliged to reimburse a client?

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General business Answered

What does dématérialiser vos paiements mean?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do we start a tourism business in France?

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Legal structure Answered

Buying and re-selling advertising space on the internet?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Do I need to register with CNIL?

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General business Answered

Chambre de metier training compulsory for auto-entrepreneur artisans?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I become an agent commercial for an immobilier in France?

Asked 6 days ago 4 replies
Business registration Open

Should I start a an EURL or EIRL business in France?

Asked 7 days ago 7 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Open

Artisan or professional for aircraft airworthiness inspector?

Asked 7 days ago 1 reply
Business registration Answered

Is it possible for my business to purchase machinery from me personnaly?

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General business Answered

Can an auto-entrepreneur rent out furnished accommodation?

Asked 9 days ago 3 replies
Legal structure Answered

Understanding Centre de Gestion Agréé and cotisation charges?

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Legal structure Answered

Compulsory decennale insurance for auto-entrepreneurs?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Questionnaire for the Direction Generale des Finances Publiques?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

As an auto-entrepreneur, what do I need to do for the changes in 2015?

Asked 10 days ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Carte vitale from RSI or CPAM?

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Health care and carte vitale Answered

How do I register a business in France as an auto-entrepreneur?