Who are we?

Mission

Ressources Entreprises is the preferred source of business information and references for SME’s in Eastern Quebec.

Both directly and via our network of stakeholders in economic development, Ressources Entreprises offers entrepreneurs and SME’s free strategic information on available support and financing programs from governmental or private organizations. We facilitate first-hand access to specialized resources, as well as data and statistics on all local and international markets, no matter the development status of their projects.

Vision

We aim to be the preferred source of business information of SME’s and entrepreneurs in Eastern Quebec. To act as an open door on specialized expertise, and the best resources contributing to the development of a business project.

History

Brief History – 20 years of services to entrepreneurs

The Beginnings

1993: Birth of the Centre de services aux nouveaux entrepreneurs – CSNE, a product of the desire of socioeconomic partners in the Quebec area to help start-up companies.

1996: CSNE becomes Ressources Entreprises, a single-window service centre for businesses in the Quebec area.

1997: Following the signature of an agreement with Canada Economic Development (CED), Ressources Entreprises becomes the service centre for businesses in all of Eastern Quebec.

Born out of a spirit of partnership, Ressources Entreprises has, from its creation, worked with numerous private and public partners so as to offer entrepreneurs a comprehensive range of resources, information and expertise.

Timeline: Yesterday’s deeds that built today

  • 1996.  Agreement with the Ministère des relations avec les citoyens et de l’Immigration; Tailored support to immigrant entrepreneurs
  • 1998.  Opening of the Centre de documentation d’affaires
  • 1999. Mr. Paul-Arthur Fortin, “Father” of entrepreneurship in Quebec, is named 1st Honorary Member of the Board of directors
  • 2000  RE joins Carrefour Capital, a financing network by venture capital
  • 2001.  A Record Year: 9,249 Completed requests for information and 28,000 website visits
  • 2002.  Ressources Entreprises is recognized by CED as “a business concept based on ‘public-private’ alliances, a model to consider in the evolution of Canada Business Service Centres”
  • 2003.  10th  anniversary
    • Ressources Entreprises moves its offices from rue Sainte-Thérèse to rue Cyrille-Duquet, its actual place of business.
  • 2004.  Start-up of the Idée PME Project with the Quebec Network of CFDC’s: A market information research service offered to 21 CFDC’s and CBDC’s.
  • 2005.  The Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCN) Network becomes Canada Business Network
  • 2006.  Collaborative agreements with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec and the Bar of the Province of Quebec.
  • 2008.  15th  anniversary
  • 2010.  First quinquennial agreement (2010-15) between Ressources Entreprises and Canada Economic Development.
  • 2011.  Our value-added fee-based services grow: 40 fee-based market information research agreements, 21 business information workshops, new intelligence cell on funding plans
  • 2012. Ressources Entreprises welcomes Femmessor Capitale-Nationale to its place of business
  • 2013.  20th  anniversary