Start-up

Before meeting with the SADC du Suroît-Sud, here are some questions that will determine if a career in entrepreneurship is for you:

  • Do I have the knowledge, abilities and profile necessary to become an entrepreneur?
    Determine your profile.
  • Is my idea good, original and likely to succeed?
    Study of the market and competitors.
  • Is this the right time, personally and professionally, to launch a business?
    Draw up a personal and professional financial profile.

 

Start-up step one:

  • Determine whether you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur – answer the questionnaires suggested in this section.
  • Find out what your legal rights and obligations are as an entrepreneur and choose how you will legally structure your business. 
  • Prepare your business plan and financial statements (Word and Excel files available in French). If you need assistance preparing your business plan or financial statement, make an appointment with us, we can help!

 

Step two:

Make an appointment with the SADC du Suroît-Sud to discuss your next steps.

Financing available at the SADC for start-ups

Investment Fund 
Youth Strategy Fund 
 

Mentoring

Mentoring for entrepreneurs: An asset for success and growth!

Business mentoring is a relationship in which an entrepreneur is matched with an experienced business manager in order to:

  • Validate business strategies and decisions;
  • Acquire self confidence;
  • Develop managerial skills;
  • Build a business network.

 

This special relationship encourages the sharing of values, expertise and self management skills in strict confidentiality.

For further information about starting up a business:

Launching a business
(Professional workshop from the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport - available in French only)
Market Trends
(Industry Canada - Research and insignts to help you grow and compete)
Permits, licenses and certificates necessary for starting your business
(available in French only)
Legal information
(Educaloi.qc.ca)