Included in this course

  • Handle Your Admin

    Learn to sort out your initial business postal mail and forms. Prepare your 1st invoice and know what is expected of you in terms of French bookkeeping.

  • Online accounts

    Follow the video guides to create your online accounts with URSSAF, Impots, Ameli. Complete your first turnover declaration with confidence.

  • Live classes

    Join fortnightly live classes. Ask your questions to Valerie for live Q&As and attend three "Meet the Expert" sessions to develop your business.

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Pricing options

Choose between a one-off payment or 3 instalments.

Learn to manage your French business

Manage Your Micro EntrepreneurCourse is a step-by-step guide to help you get control over your French business. It can be daunting having to handle lots of paperwork in a foreign language, not knowing what is important from what isn't.

With Manage your Micro Entrepreneur, you will go from feeling lost and frustrated with the French system, to being confident about handling your business papers, bookkeeping, and turnover declarations. Leaving you more time to focus on your business development.

Course curriculum

    1. A message from the instructor

    2. How to use this course

    3. Before we begin...

    4. Course Roadmap

    5. Live Meet Up session 24/10 - Replay

    6. New - Community on Thinkific - For your questions

    1. Recap post registration process

    2. Business folders

    3. Sorting out postal mail

    4. BONUS - Micro Entrepreneur Setup Checklist

    1. Bank account & payment gateways

    2. Send your 1st invoice

    3. Tools for bookkeeping

    4. Insurance & top up health cover

    5. BONUS - Invoice template

    1. Tour of forms you may receive

    2. Handling your CFE 1447 C SD form

    3. Malakoff, Audiens, AG2R

    4. Sacem Spre - Gites B&B Shops

    5. ACRE form

    6. BONUS - Scams list

    7. Live Q&A with Valerie - 7/11 - Replay

    1. Difference between business & personal taxes

    2. Social charges explained

    3. Income tax explained

    4. VAT & other tiny taxes

    5. Checking & paying CFE tax

    6. Micro Entrepreneur Factsheet 2023-2025

    1. Meet the Expert - Coach Clem - Balance in Business to Grow Sustainably

About this course

  • €360,00
  • 50 lessons
  • 15.5 hours of video content

Who is it for?

Manage Your Micro Entrepreneur is for you:

  • You've registered a Micro Entrepreneur within the last 0-8 months.

  • You are just about to register your Micro Entrepreneur.

  • You feel lost with the French system and sheer amount of paperwork.

  • You want to get things done the right way from the start.

  • You want to be shown how to manage your Micro Entrepreneur.

About your instructor

Valerie Aston

Valerie is a business advisor specialised in small businesses in France. She worked as a business advisor to French entrepreneurs for 10 years, helping them work on their business and financial plans to secure bank loans and successfully launch their businesses. From one-to-one coaching to group training she helped build hundreds of business plans. Since 2009, Valerie has been helping English speakers create and develop their business In France, so they can concentrate on running their activity and enjoy their new French lifestyle.


  • How long does the course last for?

    Manage Your Micro Entrepreneur lasts for 4 months as a group. After this period, you will keep lifetime access to the course. You will be able to come back to it at any time, for instance when you are about to become VAT registered or ready to come of out of the Micro Entrepreneur.

  • I haven't registered my Micro Entrepreneur yet, can I join?

    I only recommend joining, if you are just about to register your business within 30 days. Otherwise, it will be too much. You'll be able to do a self-tuition version in June and a group in February and October 2023.

  • I'm planning to come out of the Micro Entrepreneur in 2023, is it worth it?

    Manage your Micro Entrepreneur can help you prepare for 2023, as we will cover the topic of becoming VAT registered and coming out of the ME.

  • I've already had a business abroad before, will it help me?

    Manage Your Micro Entrepreneur will show you how to manage a French business, which is very different from a business in the UK, the US or any other European country.

  • I have an EURL/SARL, SAS/SASU can I join?

    I'm afraid that this course isn't for you.

  • Which kind of activities does it apply to?

    Manage Your Micro Entrepreneur is designed for all types of activities. Whether you are providing some services, working as a coach, programmer or consultant, selling some products online, running a gite and B&B or providing manual services.

  • How long do I need to go through the course

    I recommend booking 1 hour per week to watch the modules released in the week/fortnight and see how it applies to your business. Add an extra hour of fortnightly live Q&A or Meet the Expert session on Fridays at 2 pm (French time).

  • I'm not interested in a group session, is this for me?

    Manage Your Micro Entrepreneur is released on your personal space, so you can go through it at your own rhythm. If you don't enjoy taking part to live classes (or are busy at that time), you will be able to watch the replay. It will be added in the course the day after.

  • How I will get answers to my questions?

    You can ask your questions for the live Q&As of via the private Facebook group.


By the end of this course you will:

  • Have set up all your business online accounts.

  • Know how to complete your turnover declaration.

  • Have a monthly bookkeeping checklist to follow.

  • Understand your taxes & know what to expect.


Get extra bonuses for joining this group course.

  • Meet the Experts

    €500 value

    Valerie has organised 4 live sessions with experts from her professional network: a business coach, money mindset coach, VA to get organised and an English-speaking understandable accountant.

  • ME Checklist + Invoice template

    €100 value

    Get your Micro Entrepreneur (ME) setup checklist to tick key documents as they arrive. Follow your monthly bookkeeping checklist, saving you time. Use the invoice template to check the legal information you need to add.

  • Monthly live calls

    Invaluable !

    Join Valerie for a monthly live Q&A call. Ask your questions for extra tips and get feedback for other new micro-entrepreneurs.