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 71,890 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 71,890 questions for 3,000 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

French income tax declaration: deadlines for 2019

The French tax office has started posting Impot sur le revenu forms from 29th March to French tax residents. Don’t worry if you have not received your copy yet, as it takes a couple of weeks to arrive. ...

By Valérie Aston · 10 Apr 2019 · 2674 views

How to get ACRE social charges exoneration in 2019

Great news to start the New Year: The French Government has voted a social charges exoneration for all new businesses created in France in 2019. This means that you will benefit from lower social charges. ...

By Valérie Aston · 17 Jan 2019 · 1616 views

Watch out for RGPD scam letters sent to entrepreneurs!

Watch out for RGPD scam letters sent to entrepreneurs! Several customers have received this letter asking them to call this company, obviously trying to sell them a file to deal with RGPD ...

By Valérie Aston · 15 Nov 2018 · 911 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

Nom commercial for A-E

Asked by T2-France · 20 May 2019
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entering income from a gite on tax form

Asked by bouve · 20 May 2019
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte new

Getting CD distribution with FNAC

Asked by Mulipo · 20 May 2019
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Do I need to have a professional tax account as an auto-entrepreneur

Asked by Raptor · 18 May 2019 · 3 replies
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CCI say I’m paying too much social security?

Asked by louiser · 17 May 2019 · 2 replies
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2042K Declaration Preremplie Revenus 2018

Asked by Matthew · 15 May 2019 · 1 reply
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Temporary help

Asked by T2-France · 14 May 2019 · 1 reply
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Interest and dividends

Asked by SolexRider · 13 May 2019 · 1 reply
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Tax ID and associated issues

Asked by Rubberist · 11 May 2019 · 1 reply
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SSI assurance maladie - not sure what to do next.

Asked by Rubberist · 11 May 2019 · 2 replies
Health care and carte vitale open

Opt out of PFU

Asked by SolexRider · 10 May 2019 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

Income tax paid at source

Asked by Pumpkin · 9 May 2019 · 1 reply
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Tax declaration forms

Asked by Glampers · 9 May 2019 · 4 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Cheque Emploi CESU

Asked by Kev · 9 May 2019 · 3 replies
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Which boxes to tick

Asked by SolexRider · 8 May 2019 · 5 replies
Social and financial help answered

form 2042 C Pro for micro entrepeneur

Asked by pjs · 8 May 2019 · 5 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

SARL vs A-E

Asked by T2-France · 8 May 2019 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Second temporary social security number

Asked by Flabington · 8 May 2019 · 3 replies
Social and financial help open

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