Professional answers and advice on starting and running a small business in France, e.g. auto-entrepreneur SARL, EURL, SAS etc.
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Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Bonjour, I'm Valérie Aston. I’m French, live in France and work as a senior business counsellor at the national support network for entrepreneurs (BGE) and run this site independently since 2009.

I have expert knowledge and experience in all areas of small businesses in France, e.g. set up, law, regulations, registration, costs, social charges, tax etc. From auto-entrepreneur to SARL etc., I'm able to answer all your questions and advise you on any business issues.

How I can help you:

1. Everyone's questions - I've answered about 57,670 questions for 2,685 members. Membership is for a year and you can be 100% sure of getting all the answers, options and information you need.

2. Helpline - This is a one to one service that covers a lot of ground. It's for when you want to get up to speed quickly, to talk through your options in-depth and fully understand the implications.

3. Auto-entrepreneur business registration - I can register a business for you in France. You'll be registered quickly, correctly and with no errors to hold you back. I manage the whole process.

4. Business administration - After registering a business in France there are administration services that must be done and quite often registration problems corrected. I can do this for you.

Wishing you all the best,

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Business blog

Advantages of starting a SARL business in France

Société A Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) is an incorporate business or limited company in France. This type of business has its own legal entity, called personne morale. This means that the business has its own entity ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 Dec 2016 · 1074 views

Business videos

How to create your business account with Net Entreprises

This video gives you a step-by-step guide to create your business account on Net-Entreprises.fr. When your account is set-up, you will be able to login within 48 hours to make your auto-entrepreneur turnover declaration. ...

By Valérie Aston · 23 Jan 2011

Business podcasts

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

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. ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 May 2011

Adding an APE or NAF code to your business

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 entreprise ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 May 2011

Complete overview of the auto-entrepreneur system

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 want a ...

By Valérie Aston · 6 Sep 2013

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Everyone's questions

Can I work for a company in France and have my own SARL business?

Asked by Corian Dave · 22 Mar 2017 · 2 replies
Social and financial help open

Registering with net enterprises fr?

Asked by helenyoga · 21 Mar 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

How to calculate earnings as an auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked by Roger · 21 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Do I need to pay tax to a cleaner in France?

Asked by Zoecc · 18 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
General business open

EU grants/payments for agriculture, land preservation in France?

Asked by NAD · 18 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
General business open

How do I go about paying my business income tax in France?

Asked by sommecourt · 18 Mar 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Gite - essential to be primary source of income for auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked by Lozza · 18 Mar 2017 · 9 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

CNE - is it a business scam in France?

Asked by trevor30 · 14 Mar 2017 · 2 replies
Business registration answered

Declaring French tax bill on an old auto-entrepreneur business account?

Asked by Jennifer · 14 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Documents for the US social security?

Asked by Jennifer · 13 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

What are options if director refuses rupture conventionelle?

Asked by Cheekypeeky · 9 Mar 2017 · 3 replies
General business answered

Can I sell cakes in a tea room in France?

Asked by sommecourt · 9 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

SAS or SARL business in France?

Asked by UKContractor · 9 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

SAS business redundancy and sick pay?

Asked by UKContractor · 9 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Slightly different business insurance numbers?

Asked by Bobe · 8 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

I needed to set up a caution bancaire in favour of the immobiliers?

Asked by WaveyDavey · 8 Mar 2017 · 3 replies
General business answered

Presentation of EURL information on business documents?

Asked by WaveyDavey · 8 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

When do I need to declare the annual Impot for 2016?

Asked by SmartSearchSolutions · 8 Mar 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered