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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. business set up, law, regulations, registration, costs, social charges, tax etc. From auto-entrepreneur, SARL, EURL, SAS etc., I'm able to answer all your questions and advise you on any business issues.

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Wishing you all the best,

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Business blog

Business owners in France: RSI to be dissolved on 1 January 2018

Regime Social des Indépendants (RSI), the body collecting and handling social charges for artisans and commerçant in France will be dissolved on 1st January 2018. This will affect business owners in France. ...

By Valérie Aston · 28 Jun 2017 · 3090 views

Do I need a visa to start a business in France?

The good news is that members of the European Union do not require any visa or titre de sejour in order to start a business in France. Things are slightly different for non European members ...

By Valérie Aston · 18 May 2017 · 845 views

Will I get a health cover with my business in France?

Many English speakers in France wonder how the French health system works and whether registering a business in France will entitled them to a health cover and carte vitale ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 May 2017 · 786 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

Everyone's questions

Time needed to receive registration papers for a business in France?

Asked by adrianfd · 24 Jul 2017 · 2 replies
Business registration open

Timing of auto-entrepreneur registration over summer?

Asked by DavidZee · 20 Jul 2017 · 3 replies
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I will be changing my job - do I need to change the auto-entrepreneur details?

Asked by Zoecc · 19 Jul 2017 · 3 replies
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Working for a UK company, acting as a sales agent - auto-entrepreneur or portage salarial?

Asked by RobynChloe · 19 Jul 2017 · 4 replies
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Avis d’Imposition for Bank Account?

Asked by AndreVitorio · 18 Jul 2017 · 1 reply
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Establishing a new business in France?

Asked by Christoff · 17 Jul 2017 · 5 replies
General business open

Micro-Entrepreneur declaration trimestrielle de chiffre d’affaires?

Asked by ed1001 · 13 Jul 2017 · 2 replies
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Auto-entrepreneur commission only?

Asked by bizvp · 12 Jul 2017 · 1 reply
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Changing from auto-entrepreneur to a business?

Asked by SmartSearchSolutions · 11 Jul 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Can micro-entrepreneur use “nom commercial” along with legal name in newsletter email?

Asked by ed1001 · 11 Jul 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Changing from entreprise individuelle to auto-entrepreneur?

Asked by Barbaraanne06 · 9 Jul 2017 · 5 replies
Legal structure answered

Negative revenue returns for RSI?

Asked by Galtezza · 9 Jul 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Carte vitale helpline?

Asked by helenyoga · 8 Jul 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Registering a business in France?

Asked by Beatrice · 8 Jul 2017 · 7 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Micro-enterprise - is it the right one for me?

Asked by TMM · 7 Jul 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

The most tax efficient system for the non-resident gite owner?

Asked by RebeccaDublin · 7 Jul 2017 · 1 reply
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Sharing a space with other micro-entrepreneurs?

Asked by thestudio · 5 Jul 2017 · 3 replies
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Wage from micro-enterprise?

Asked by CharleyT · 5 Jul 2017 · 1 reply
Social and financial help answered

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