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 74,390 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 74,390 questions for 3,085 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

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 · 113 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 · 323 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 · 121 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

Filling in the URSSAF “DECLARATION DE CHIFFRE D’AFFAIRES”

Asked by SisypheanTasks · 21 Nov 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

Questions about setting up AE

Asked by Juan · 20 Nov 2019 · 3 replies
Business registration open

Declaring additional income as a fiction writer

Asked by LostInFrance · 20 Nov 2019 · 2 replies
General business open

Visa

Asked by happybuddy · 19 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
Business registration open

Selling a business

Asked by happybuddy · 19 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

TVA returns for an auto-entrepreneur with only non-French clients with a turnover over the limit.

Asked by StevePhill · 18 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
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TVA - B2B EU member state countries

Asked by simonc · 17 Nov 2019 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

RCS or not?

Asked by Pmrpete · 16 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Timing for setting up AE

Asked by ginny · 15 Nov 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

setting up a buying and selling business

Asked by Eco tubs · 13 Nov 2019 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Getting set up in France after being on a secondment scheme

Asked by Kateinthealps · 13 Nov 2019 · 3 replies
General business open

Can I reduce my Tax fonciére having a low pension income.

Asked by denismedia · 12 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

Starting a business that cures, smokes and sells bacon

Asked by gandr · 11 Nov 2019 · 4 replies
General business open

Can you give me some advice about becoming a middleman for a wholesaler?

Asked by bizvp · 11 Nov 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

hiring freelancers as a micro entrepreneur What do I need to know? follow-up

Asked by bizvp · 11 Nov 2019 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

VAT threshold - prorata calculation

Asked by T2-France · 8 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Do I charge TVA for an Italian client?

Asked by RSTD · 8 Nov 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Impot sur les societes AND Avis d’impot

Asked by MarPyt · 7 Nov 2019 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

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