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COVID-19: programs, measures, general information and resources

Consult our factsheet where we gather information on the programs and resources available to entrepreneurs from the various levels of government, economic development organizations and certain private sector players; it will be updated on a regular basis as the offer evolves.
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Government services and other resources

Consult these resources to fully control all aspects of launching, managing and growing your business.
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Selling to governments

Do you want to sell your goods or services to governments? Find out about the public tender process and get access to online requests for proposal.
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Selling your business

Find out which points to consider and what steps to follow for a successful transfer of your business.
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Selling products on consignment

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of using consignment selling to conquer new markets or increase your market share.
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Technological and strategic intelligence

Learn what intelligence is, how to implement it in your business and what resources are available to help you.
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BidSettle – Legal Information

On this site, you will find information on a variety of topics including collection of unpaid bills, small claims, demand letters, out-of-court settlements and mediation.
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Protect your business from theft

Learn about the steps you can take to protect your assets and minimize opportunities for both internal and external theft.
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Business structure: which one is right for you?

Examine the four types of business structures in order to choose the one that best suits your needs.
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Managing a family owned business

Learn about the common problems that can occur in a family owned business and how to resolve them.
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Franchising

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business.
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Le financement participatif – Législation (in French only)

There are two types of crowdfunding. Find out about the legislation governing each of them.
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Checklist for profit watching

Use these questions and comments to analyze your profits, their sufficiency and trend, and determine how each product or service is profitable.
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Marketing plan outline

Learn what to include in your marketing plan.
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Increase sales

Find out about the different options available to you to increase your sales.
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Buying a business

Find out how to buy the right type of business and pay a fair price for it.
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Buy a business or start your own

Compare the benefits and challenges related to starting a business and buying an existing business.
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List of references - import/export

Find contact information for organizations that can help you achieve your import or export project.
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Points to consider before exporting

Before you make the decision to export, think about the resources and knowledge necessary for your project.
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Setting up a pay system

Learn how to develop and install a pay plan.
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Home-based business

Consider the many factors involved to be sure that working from home is the best choice for you.
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Considerations before expanding your business

Take time to consider these personal and operational issues before undertaking an expansion project.
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Developing a company brochure

Learn how to work with printing or graphic design suppliers.
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Choosing and setting up a location

Learn about the many things to consider before choosing the location of your business and organizing your office, store or facility.
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Advertising tips

Consult this list of helpful tips to keep in mind when you are developing an advertising campaign for your business.
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Understanding your business lease

Learn about the different types of commercial leases, and your rights and obligations as a tenant.
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Critical assessment factors for new products

You have invented or are considering developing a new product? See what critical factors you should consider first.
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Developing your ideas

Find out how to evaluate your business idea and implement your project.
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Determining your profit

Learn how to determine your income and expenses and calculate your profit.
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Product licensing

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a license from a company to manufacture and sell one or more of its products.
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Introduction to market research

Learn how to get accurate and specific information about your customers and competitors.
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Employment standards

Learn about the federal and provincial employment standards with which you must comply.
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Naming your business

Consider these important factors before choosing the name of your company.
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Negotiations

Learn how to negotiate with suppliers, distributors and customers.
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Ways to promote your product or service

Explore the various print and electronic promotional media to choose those that best suit your business.
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Tariff information by country

Find out about the tariffs that apply to each country's imports to determine how much duty your foreign customers need to pay.
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Closing a GST/HST account

Find out when and how to close your GST/HST account and the ensuing obligations.
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Report on Hirings

If you hire often, you could help maintain the integrity of the Employment Insurance program by submitting monthly information to the government.
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Supply arrangements

Become a pre-qualified supplier for the Government of Canada for certain goods and services.
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Standing offers

Register for a standing offer with the Government of Canada to get a chance to sell your goods or services to government departments.
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NEQ — Quebec Enterprise Number

Simplify and speed up your dealings with the various Quebec government departments and organizations by registering with the Registraire des entreprises [Quebec enterprise registrar].
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National Bank — My Business Model

If you are starting or growing a business, use this business model tool to help with your planning process.
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How to evaluate a proposed business acquisition

What is a fair price to pay for a business? Read this article to learn how to estimate the value of a business.
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What's in a name? Using trademarks as a business tool

A trademark helps identify your company and your products. Find out how to use a trademark to protect your business name.
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Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs

Is your business prepared to handle any situation? Find out how to create and implement your emergency preparedness plan.
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What the government buys

From airplanes to paper clips, the Government of Canada buys many products and services. Learn more about what you can sell to the Government of Canada.
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Commercial leases (in French only)

Find out about the legal requirements governing the signature of commercial leases in Quebec.
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Vacation entitlement and pay

Learn about your responsibilities regarding the granting of vacation time to your Quebec employees.
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7 low-cost marketing strategies to implement now

Learn how to get the most impact from your marketing dollars and how to promote your business on a small budget.
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Constitute a Quebec business corporation

Learn the steps to constitute your business corporation in Quebec, especially the forms to be filled out and the application process.
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