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 72,300 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 72,300 questions for 3,011 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

Site upgrade on 30th May to 1st June

Start Business In France will go through an upgrade on 30th May to 1st June. This may impact on the availability of the forum on that day. ...

By Valérie Aston · 29 May 2019 · 109 views

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 · 4130 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 · 1887 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

Setting up a bank account for auto entrepreneur

Asked by Bookworm · 19 Jun 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

business in France services

Asked by Tony · 19 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

Micro entrepreneur conjoint SSI and social security registration

Asked by Bookworm · 19 Jun 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

Livre des Achats and multiple activities

Asked by Art · 18 Jun 2019
Auto-entrepreneur new

Turning an LMNP into a commercial activity or similar

Asked by Fudgie · 18 Jun 2019
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte new

Completing the CAF resources declaration form

Asked by Ann-Marie · 14 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
Social and financial help open

Envelope T - What do I write on the front of the envelope?

Asked by ladybahamas · 7 Jun 2019 · 3 replies
Health care and carte vitale open

Autorisation du proprietaire form

Asked by Flabington · 7 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Numero intra commuautaire de TVA

Asked by T2-France · 6 Jun 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Inheritance tax

Asked by Hammy · 5 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

déclaration sociale des indépendants

Asked by Mel · 4 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

EURL - clothing business

Asked by TrailRunner · 4 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Transfer business structure

Asked by Fj321 · 3 Jun 2019 · 3 replies
SARL, EURL, SAS etc. open

Help please - lots of questions

Asked by Supergite · 3 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
General business open

general advice chambre d’Hote , registration and tax regime

Asked by Nikki · 2 Jun 2019 · 5 replies
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte answered

Business run by spouse

Asked by T2-France · 1 Jun 2019 · 3 replies
Auto-entrepreneur open

Carte de Sejour and Kbis for Auto-Entrepreneur

Asked by RichLac · 1 Jun 2019 · 1 reply
Auto-entrepreneur open

Setting up an online subscription business

Asked by Andrew · 31 May 2019 · 7 replies
General business answered

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