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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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Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

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