Professional advice on running a small business in France

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

Bonjour, I'm Valérie Aston, a French business advisor. I help English speakers create and manage their freelancing or small business in France, so they can concentrate on developing their activity.

Moving to France is exciting: new home, new work, new culture! But having to grasp the business rules can be overwhelming, especially if you don't master the language yet.

How I can help you:

  1. Private forum: Ask me anything about your business for a year. Avoid sleepless nights and get reliable answers. I've answered about 82,945 questions for 3,270 members since 2009!
  2. Power Hour: Book a one-to-one call for advice on your business project. Get up to speed quickly, talk through your options and understand the implications of your choices.
  3. Auto-entrepreneur registration: Let me handle your business registration in France. I'll manage the whole process for you, while sending you a useful factsheet and tips to guide you with the paperwork.
  4. Online courses: How to freelance as a micro-entrepreneur, how to manage your auto-entrepreneur set-up paperwork or how to create a gite in France.
  5. Business administration: Something is wrong with your business set up (taxes, health cover, paperwork) and you are getting in a pickle. Let me find out where the problem comes from and fix it.

Business blog

My French Business Course

In this course, you will go from feeling lost with the lack of clear information, to feeling confident, as you learn which set up works for you and follow the 6-step roadmap to create your dream business. ...

By Valérie Aston · 19 Apr 2021 · 5 views

5 tips to get your French business visa

You live in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia or India and you have decided to move to France and create your business. Here are my 5 tips to get ready for your business visa application. ...

By Valérie Aston · 2 Apr 2021 · 117 views

Resources

100 Business ideas to Freelance in France
How to Freelance in France as a Micro Entrepreneur
How to Create a Gite, Chambres or Table d’Hôtes in France
How to Manage your Micro Entrepreneur Set Up Paperwork

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

Do I need a Kbis?

Asked by xendo · 19 Apr 2021 · 2 replies
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How to register for TVA and declare each month

Asked by Translator · 19 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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Income Tax 2020 Automatic Declaration

Asked by thanos · 18 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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Tax question

Asked by MDC · 18 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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UK & French state pensions

Asked by Pmrpete · 18 Apr 2021 · 3 replies
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Expiration of CPF hours

Asked by RobynSM · 16 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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Social security number obtained by company

Asked by blavatsky · 16 Apr 2021 · 3 replies
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Do I need to register as a micro entrepreneur?

Asked by Edwina · 14 Apr 2021 · 4 replies
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Income Tax 2020

Asked by Nirtak · 14 Apr 2021 · 2 replies
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Revnue Declaration - Form 2042 & Form 2042C Pro

Asked by consultant · 13 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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Replying to a questionnaire from SIE

Asked by Translator · 13 Apr 2021 · 2 replies
Auto-entrepreneur answered

Finding a suitable property for gite and events business.

Asked by HME · 8 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
Gîte, chambre et table d’hôte open

Fonds de solidarité January - March 2021

Asked by Marion044 · 8 Apr 2021 · 2 replies
Social and financial help open

how do I get a refund of overpaid social contributions to URSSAF

Asked by Marion044 · 8 Apr 2021 · 2 replies
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new system of reduction of personal social contributions is implemented*? URSSAF

Asked by Marion044 · 8 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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English classes - requirements

Asked by English Teacher · 6 Apr 2021 · 3 replies
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Changed address, can’t access URSSAF anymore

Asked by naturelover · 6 Apr 2021 · 7 replies
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Tax accountant services recommendation

Asked by Sylvie · 5 Apr 2021 · 1 reply
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