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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 (12 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 business 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

How much does it cost to register a business in France?

By Valerie Lemiere · 01 July 2016

You are about to register a business in France and wonder how much it will cost you? This article gives you a summary of the setting up and running costs for French businesses. Cost of registering a…

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 open a shop business in France?

Asked by gail - 31 Aug 2016 - 5 replies
General business Open

What is the best business structure for my trade?

Asked by FionaB - 31 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Open

USA and France company setup?

Asked by Frend - 30 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Open

Which legal structure for my business in France?

Asked by HL - 29 Aug 2016 - 3 replies
Legal structure Open

Visa requirement to own a business in France?

Asked by Australia123 - 29 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Open

How do I add language teaching to my current auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked by la tuilerie gites - 27 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What is avis amiable from RSI?

Asked by jillythepink - 26 Aug 2016 - 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Déclaration trimestrielle de recettes for an auto-entrepreneur?

Asked by gtwa1 - 25 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Refund form for CIPAV payments?

Asked by Ding Dong - 25 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What it covered by auto-entrepreneur health?

Asked by hollysophia - 24 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale Answered

What form of business registration is suitable for online selling?

Asked by ed1001 - 23 Aug 2016 - 8 replies
Business registration Open

Period of no salary for the manager, gérant, owner or associates?

Asked by gin12593 - 21 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Answered

Which expert comptable services to use in France?

Asked by gin12593 - 21 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Answered

Questions about TVA to a business registered in France?

Asked by gin12593 - 21 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
General business Answered

What do these special business terms mean?

Asked by gin12593 - 18 Aug 2016 - 3 replies
Legal structure Answered

When will my carte vitale arrive?

Asked by Zoecc - 18 Aug 2016 - 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Working in France and switzerland?

Asked by SmartSearchSolutions - 17 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How to I declare employment taxation of 2015?

Asked by hasaph - 17 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
SARL, EURL and EIRL Answered

Has my auto-entrepreneur business been registered?

Asked by teacher - 17 Aug 2016 - 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered