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

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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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  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

Review of online banks for entrepreneurs in France

In this article, I am reviewing several of the online banks available for small entrepreneurs. Get an overview of N26, MonaBanq, Boursorama, Qonto and TransferWise. ...

By Valérie Aston · 19 Nov 2019 · 332 views

How to check and pay your 2019 CFE tax

Contribution Fonciere des Entreprises (CFE) is a small tax to be paid to local authorities from your second year in business. Here is how to check, validate and plan its payment. ...

By Valérie Aston · 15 Nov 2019 · 765 views

How to get your personal French tax number

You have recently moved to France and are wondering how to get your personal tax number. Here is how to get your numero fiscal.  ...

By Valérie Aston · 14 Nov 2019 · 339 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

Selling some products on my market stall

Asked by denismedia · 8 Dec 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

Non-professional status - what does it mean and where are the lines drawn?

Asked by Donna Farmhouse · 8 Dec 2019
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte new

As a ME, who uses home for admin and office based work, do I need to pay Cotisation Fonciere?

Asked by CCL · 7 Dec 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

EURL - Invoicing work done for U.S. and German offices of a U.S. based company

Asked by jhm · 7 Dec 2019
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. new

EURL - Startup obligations, TVA

Asked by jhm · 7 Dec 2019
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. new

TVA - second year prorata calculation

Asked by simonc · 6 Dec 2019 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Property taxes on LMNP

Asked by Fudgie · 6 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

registering an online account for URSSAF / Paying via cheque

Asked by Charlotte · 5 Dec 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Driving guests who are staying in my B&B

Asked by BoroughMatt · 5 Dec 2019 · 2 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte open

UK tax and Auto - entrepreneur tax

Asked by AndyB · 5 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Change of SIRET number & declarations

Asked by BoroughMatt · 5 Dec 2019 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Prélèvement à la source

Asked by Fudgie · 4 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Creation d’une micro entreprise

Asked by Mia · 4 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Consultancy business setup

Asked by GotNoIdea · 4 Dec 2019 · 2 replies
Business registration open

Disabled son - dependent

Asked by GotNoIdea · 4 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

Cortisation Foncirere des entreprises 2020 1447-c-k form filling

Asked by Mylly · 4 Dec 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Help filling in form 1447-C-K COTISATION FONCIERE DES ENTREPRISES 2020

Asked by SisypheanTasks · 3 Dec 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Do I have to charge a non-EU company TVA ?

Asked by Franceypants · 2 Dec 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

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