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 79,955 questions for 3,209 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

How to Manage your Micro Entrepreneur Set Up Paperwork

You have recently registered a micro entrepreneur or are feeling lost with the number of letters and paperwork coming through the post. Or you registered your micro entrepreneur up to 6 months ago. ...

By Valérie Aston · 13 Jul 2020 · 834 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

Déclaration des revenus 2019 help

Asked by steppas · 16 Oct 2020
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Large purchase

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Professional registration on impots.gouv.fr: SIREN not recognised

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Auto entrepreneur questionnaire

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How to declare (in France) my UK earnings from a UK business

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Additional questions on form 751-SD

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Health cover

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We hope to buy a property for various uses, should we set up and SCI?

Asked by louiser · 10 Oct 2020 · 2 replies
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Covid 19 - Government support to small businesses in France

Asked by StevePhill · 10 Oct 2020
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Can I be an Auto-entrepreneur with this setup

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Email from CPAM

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starting a new business

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Do we have to declare a room in our house used for Airbnb

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AE Registration for non married couples

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Registration with Commerce et des Sociétés (RCS)

Asked by KM · 2 Oct 2020 · 3 replies
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Hair salon from home

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Profession liberale to gite

Asked by Leditrix · 28 Sep 2020 · 1 reply
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Declaring to urssaf and tax return

Asked by A100 · 26 Sep 2020 · 3 replies
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Testimonials

You are exceptionally efficient and organised, I really appreciate this!

-Ester