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Valerie Lemiere

Bonjour, I'm Valerie Lemiere. I’m French, live in France and work as a business counsellor (10 years and counting) at the leading 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
Everyone's questions

Business blog

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 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.

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How can I arrange maternity leave to be covered by my unemployed status?

Asked yesterday 2 replies
Social and financial help Answered

How do I register a market trader business and also sell from home?

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Business registration Open

Which business for a real estate consultant in France?

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Legal structure Open

Can I have two business bank accounts?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

New requirement for professional insurance?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

What is the auto-entrepreneur TVA registration threshold?

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Is printing photographs ventes de marchandises or prestation de services?

Asked 3 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How to comply with the new TVA rules for B2C digital services?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Do I need to contact Group Malakoff Mederic?

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Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Rules, regulations, licences and taxes when setting up a chambre d’hôtes?

Asked 3 days ago 2 replies
Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Open

Adding activities to my auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked 4 days ago 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Open

Auto-entrepreneur dedicated bank account?

Asked 5 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Should I be getting bills from RSI and CIPAV?

Asked 5 days ago 7 replies
General business Open

What is the best way to set up a gite business in France?

Asked 6 days ago 9 replies
Gîtes, chambres et tables d’hôtes Answered

Can I work without decennial insurance?

Asked 6 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Can I run a gite business as a secondary auto-entrepreneur activity?

Asked 6 days ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Can I keep my auto-entrepreneur business and be registered in another country?

Asked 6 days ago 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

Is auto-entrepreneur the best option for registering a gite in France?

Asked 7 days ago 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur Answered

How do I add property management to my existing business?

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Business registration Answered