Launching your business

Before you start

Before you start a new business, it’s a good idea to consider your entrepreneurial potential and to evaluate what kind of business would suit you best.

Tools for budding entrepreneurs:

Training for entrepreneurs

It’s essential that you keep developing your entrepreneurial skills. Many different organizations offer training tailored to your real needs, whether your business is for profit or in the social economy.

Taxes and different registrations

Many tools are available to help you with tax matters. See these guides, web pages and training workshops:

Information required when applying for financing

When applying for financing from PME MTL, you will need a complete business plan and current or forecast financial statements and any other supporting documentation deemed relevant.

Guide to preparing a business plan

Forecast financial statements

Competition and awards

Enter your business plan in a competition or for an award and you could win prizes, get excellent visibility and expand your network.

There are many competitions just for entrepreneurs: 

Organizations that support entrepreneurship

Support from specialized resources greatly increases start-ups’ survival rate while reducing risks for young businesses.
Consult these Montréal organizations that offer services tailored to entrepreneurs’ needs:

Technology start-ups

Montréal is fertile ground for technology “seedlings." Many organizations help fertilize this entrepreneurial garden, with specialized support, customized office space and investments.

Social enterprises

Businesses with a social impact and social economy enterprises can call on a vast network of organizations and partners ready to support them as they start out or grow.

Female entrepreneurs

Thanks to several well-known organizations in Montréal, female entrepreneurs can obtain specific services tailored to their needs: consulting, training and financing programs.

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3617 Wellington street

Montreal, QC H4G 1T9

514 765-7060
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