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.

Find experts in your area

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6224 Saint-Hubert street

Montreal, QC H2S 2M2

514 723-0030


1350 Mazurette street

Suite 400

Montreal, QC H4N 1H2

514 858-1018


630, Sherbrooke Ouest

Suite 700

Montreal, QC H3A 1E4

514 879-0555


7305, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est

Suite 200

Montreal, QC H1E 2Z6

514 494-2606

Grand Sud-Ouest

3617 Wellington street

Montreal, QC H4G 1T9

514 765-7060


1675, Transcanadienne

Suite 301

Dorval, QC H9P 1J1

514 426-2888