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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 (10 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 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

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

How do I top up my medical insurance in France?

Asked by gtwa1 - 27 Jun 2016
Health care and carte vitale New

Background and initial micro-entrepreneur business setup?

Asked by rbk - 27 Jun 2016
General business New

Do I have to change my auto-entrepreneur business address?

Asked by Leopold - 26 Jun 2016
Auto-entrepreneur New

How and where does one start a EURL business?

Asked by basecamp - 26 Jun 2016
SARL, EURL and EIRL New

EURL vs SASU business?

Asked by yogafitness - 26 Jun 2016
SARL, EURL and EIRL New

IT contractor to one client, no expenses - EURL or SAS or other?

Asked by TAFrance - 26 Jun 2016 - 6 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Open

EURL/EIRL tax implications of overseas work?

Asked by dmcgui - 24 Jun 2016 - 3 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Open

Bequething my house to members of my family?

Asked by katherinewheatley - 24 Jun 2016 - 1 reply
Legal structure Answered

How long does it take to receive my SIRET number?

Asked by teacher - 24 Jun 2016 - 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I close my auto-entrepreneur business in France?

Asked by rachelt - 23 Jun 2016 - 3 replies
General business Answered

What tax/insurance will I have to pay as a EURL?

Asked by basecamp - 21 Jun 2016 - 3 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

Can I offer retired clients a tax rebate as a micro-entrepreneur?

Asked by Lozza - 19 Jun 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Classification for Auto-Entrepreneur and Loi Macron?

Asked by gtwa1 - 17 Jun 2016 - 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Opening a bank account for a French EURL business?

Asked by zmcom - 15 Jun 2016 - 3 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

How to get a Kbis?

Asked by KatieMax - 14 Jun 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

My bank is asking for proof of auto-entrepreneur status?

Asked by hollysophia - 14 Jun 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Percentage of tax and fees from portage salarial vs ME?

Asked by Ramlah - 14 Jun 2016 - 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Auto-entrepreneur or EURL?

Asked by basecamp - 13 Jun 2016 - 13 replies
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

Sub contracting tax?

Asked by KatieMax - 13 Jun 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered