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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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When do I have to register with the Chambre de Métiers by?

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How can I login into my auto-entrepreneur dossier?

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What is formulaire d’inscription from SAS Prolex?

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Do I have to subscribe to an auto-entrepreneur pension company?

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How do I register as artiste libre?

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Can I cancel an auto-entrepreneur business after registering?

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Can I ignore Info Siren?

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First declaration trimestrielle turnover dates?

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What costs can be offset against profits in an SCI?

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Do I have to be an auto-entrepreneur?

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Will I be taxed on the proceeds of sales by auction?

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How to fill out URSSAF form or how to declare online?

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What exchange rate do I use on invoices?

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Is it OK to have my married name on my bank account?

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Can I create an estate agency in France?

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How do I register my business in France with the Registre du Commerce?

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Best way to structure multiple business activities in France?

Asked 6 days ago 4 replies
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Do I need a dedicated UK bank account for my auto-entrepreneur business?

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Changing from commercante to artisan and teaching?

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