Frequently Asked Questions

The CLD

Brossard, Longueuil (Old Longueuil, St. Hubert, Greenfield Park, Lemoyne), Boucherville, St. Bruno and St. Lambert. The headquarters of your company (in a local or at home) must therefore be in one or the other of these cities to do business with us.

The CLD intervenes at the following stages:
– Start-up (the entrepreneur must have an idea of ​​his business project).
– Succession / Redemption
– Expansion

Value-added services or products that create wealth and jobs in the territory and that target businesses (B to B).

The priority sectors are:
– Manufacturing (design / transformation)
– Technological innovation (aerospace, software, software package, applications, etc.)
– Agribusiness

This list is not exhaustive, in case of doubt, we invite you to check with the agent for information and the development of entrepreneurship.

The services of the Longueuil agglomeration’s CLD are offered to people with a business start-up project (traditional and social economy), people wishing to take over or buy a business, and existing businesses with growth projects. . Note that the head office of the company must be located on the territory of the agglomeration of Longueuil, in one of the following cities: Brossard, Longueuil (Old Longueuil, Saint-Hubert, Greenfield Park, Lemoyne), Boucherville , Saint-Bruno and Saint-Lambert.

The CLD of the Longueuil agglomeration offers a range of services that meet your needs.
– Accompagnement of business for the validation of your project.
– Support for the writing of your business opportunity file.
– Training.
– Financial support (under certain conditions) and support in the search for financing among the partners of the territory.
– Referrals and referrals to specialized services or other organizations.

Start up

The agglomeration’s CLD offers the Jeunes Promoteurs Fund, which consists of non-refundable financial allowances (under conditions) to young people under 35 who wish to start their business.

In addition, in collaboration with Emploi-Québec, the CLD offers start-up promoters Self-Employment Support. These are weekly financial allowances offered by Emploi-Québec so that the promoter can start his business while supporting his needs. The prerequisites: to be on employment insurance (or to have been in the last 3 years), to be on employment assistance. Conditions: have a start-up project that fits in the priority sectors of the territory.

Then, the CLD offers the possibility of a start-up loan thanks to the collaboration with FuturPreneur.

To verify your eligibility for these various financial aids, do not hesitate to contact us.

The information session is offered every Friday morning of each week, unless something unexpected happens. Anyone with a business idea can attend. However, you must book your place by phone, email or register online.

For start-up: Young Promoters Fund, Junior Achievement Fund, Support for Self-Employment, Social Economy Enterprises Fund (financial assistance granted by the CLD).

There are also other types of financing (ACERS, Ready to Undertake, Créavenir, Futurpreneur, etc). CLD counselors can guide you in finding funding.

In addition, you can consult Info-entrepreneurs for other sources of funding.

A business opportunity file is similar to a business plan. The big difference that you will have to report on your field validations, the relationships you have built with your potential customers, your suppliers and your partners, before even focusing on writing. Thus, your business opportunity record will show concretely that you control the risks and uncertainties related to your project. You will be convinced and convincing, you will not only present a hypothesis, but a real business opportunity.

The opportunity business approach was developed in 2009 in collaboration with Mr. Claude Ananou, teaching professor at HEC Montréal and entrepreneur.

The goal of A 2 O coaching is to move the client from REFLECTION to DECISION and ACTION.

At the CLD of Greater Longueuil, the advisor will accompany you in the validation steps leading to the writing of a business opportunity file. However, be aware that all financial institutions offer their guide online. Do not hesitate to inquire at your own institution.

Expansion

We can assist you in the development of your projects with the A 2 O approach and support you in your search for financing from partners in the territory. We also have financial support at attractive rates that are complementary: FLI-FLS, FEIE.

Succession

Succès-Relève is a 21-hour training consisting of 7 modules that take you through all stages of succession / buyout of a company.

Each module is presented by experts in their field. For a better work-family balance, this training is offered evening (from 6 pm to 9 pm) over a period ranging from 5 to 7 weeks.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Michel Dufresne, Business Development Consultant A2O.