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

I've answered about 59,040 questions since 2009.

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.

How I can help you:

  1. Everyone's questions: I've answered about 59,040 questions for 2,718 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 of your choices.
  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 back your business. 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 chased and corrected. I can do this for you.

Wishing you all the best,

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Business blog

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 · 529 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 · 536 views

Auto-entrepreneur pro rata turnover business issue in year one

The auto-entrepreneur, also called micro-entreprise, is a great legal structure for a first business in France. But this pay-as-you-go system has a limited turnover for your first year in business ...

By Valérie Aston · 5 Apr 2017 · 758 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

Which assurance is suitable for micro-entrepreur commerçant?

Asked by ed1001 · 23 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Do we need professional liability insurance in France?

Asked by DavidZee · 20 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Which is the best structure for a chomeur wanting to launch a business in France?

Asked by Donnainparis · 20 Jun 2017 · 3 replies
Legal structure open

Inheritance of shares in a SARL/SAS in France?

Asked by Causses · 20 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

New business in France - household decorative items, cosmetic jewellery, brand leather goods?

Asked by Chevalier · 19 Jun 2017 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

How can we transfer back to CPAM from RAM after becoming a micro-entrepreneur?

Asked by DrRogerRam · 17 Jun 2017 · 5 replies
Social and financial help open

How do I register a gite business online in France?

Asked by Kathryn · 16 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Choosing between SAS and SARL business in France?

Asked by Causses · 16 Jun 2017 · 3 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Moving from auto-entrepreneur to EIRL business in France?

Asked by arstewart · 12 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. answered

Risks with buying a leasehold business in France (Bail commercial)?

Asked by Causses · 11 Jun 2017 · 3 replies
General business answered

How do I add my wife to a Carte Vitale in France?

Asked by SmartSearchSolutions · 8 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Health care and carte vitale answered

How to take the profit from an auto-entrepreneur business?

Asked by Jolly · 7 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Attestation CSG/CRDS?

Asked by jammydodger · 6 Jun 2017 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Vehicle expenses with regime reel for apartment rental (LMNP) activity?

Asked by PhilRos · 5 Jun 2017 · 3 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

French taxes on auto-entrepreneur income 2042 CK pro?

Asked by twowave · 5 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Attestation Fiscale 2016?

Asked by amsbc · 4 Jun 2017 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Registration category in France for giving cooking lessons?

Asked by MaggieO · 4 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Can I register as an auto-entrepreneur business before residence in France?

Asked by CandJ · 3 Jun 2017 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur answered

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