Your SADC Pontiac Community Futures Development Corporation works with business, industry and local communities to help create local employment, to support economic growth and to encourage business development.
Our team of professionals are highly experienced in community development, finance, business marketing and management.
PONTIAC BUSINESS CHARACTERIZATION STUDY
Campbell’s Bay, January 16, 2018— Study results were unveiled at a soirée held in Fort-Coulonge on January 11th.
The study, commissioned by the SADC, the MRC Pontiac and Emploi Québec, and conducted by the firm Zins Beauchesne et associés, helped identify the typical profile of Pontiac businesses.
Out of 645 businesses in the MRC Pontiac and the Municipality of Pontiac, 244 participated in the survey between May and July 2017. Some highlights include:
- 45% of the entrepreneur-owners are women;
- The average age of owner-entrepreneurs is 54 and they have been working in their business for 19 years on average;
- 36% of entrepreneur-owners have a high school diploma;
- 8% plan to leave their position in the next five years;
- Businesses are primarily small businesses, and 53.6% of them generate less than
$ 250,000 in annual revenues;;
- 59% serve predominantly a local market.
The study results will help the MRC Pontiac, SADC and Emploi Quebec, better plan their service offering and actions to respond to the needs and challenges expressed by the businesses.
The report is available for download here and from the MRC Pontiac website at mrcpontiac.qc.ca under Documentation / Development.
Les caisses Desjardins de l’Outaouais investiront 300 000$ au cours des trois prochaines années, dans le cadre du programme CRÉAVENIR , qui a pour but de faciliter l’accompagnement des entrepreneurs de 18 à 35 ans à toutes les étapes de leur parcours entrepreneurial.
L’argent, remis sous forme de prêts sans garantie et de subvention, servira à fournir une aide financière aux jeunes entrepreneurs pour afin de leur permettre d’avoir accès à la fois au financement et à l’encadrement nécessaires dans les étapes entourant le démarrage ou la consolidation de nouvelles entreprises.
Contacter votre Caisse locale, SADC Pontiac ou MRC Pontiac pour plus d’information.
SADCs are the best help for businesses
A fifth study from Statistics Canada reaffirms that SADCs and CAEs propel businesses
Québec, February 4, 2016 – Businesses that work with SADCs or CAEs in Quebec have better survival rates, create many more jobs, and more rapidly increase their payroll and sales, even during periods of economic crisis. This is confirmed by the fifth study from Statistics Canada on the performance of the Community Futures Program (CFP), delivered by SADCs and CAEs in Quebec.
Daniel Dumas, President of the Réseau des SADC et CAE, is proud of the consistency of the results: “The data shows that our organizations improve business performance. Personalized and professional support from SADC and CAE professionals, combined with financing, encourages the development of strong and sustainable businesses in Quebec’s regions and, as a result, creates jobs.”
Several entrepreneurs testify to the importance of SADCs or CAEs in the success of their projects. One of them is Matthieu Girard, owner of the computer service business MJS Inc., from Saint-Hilarion: “The SADC Charlevoix, Côte-de-Beaupré, Île-d’Orléans enabled us to double our sales. SADCs are the best help for businesses. They help entrepreneurs set their ideas in motion, create high-quality jobs and be much more competitive.”
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