Since the start of the pandemic, there seems to be a consensus that we should buy local whenever possible. This is not a new idea but it has become more significant in recent months. This new paradigm is a key aspect of the new economic that’s shaping up.
When you buy local, you’re supporting local businesses. You build stronger relationships with the community and contribute to improving the quality of the environment and our health. When you buy local, you’re aiding local talent and discovering unique colours and tastes from the regions you go through.
We want to showcase the hidden treasures of Québec. Throughout the summer, we have presented some of our top picks on our social media. Join us in promoting local businesses by sharing your finds using the hashtag #AchatLocal or #BuyLocal.
In addition, always on the lookout for the latest developments, our experts provide advice and present the resources and support measures available to help businesses during their recovery and throughout their path to achieving their goals.
Advice and support measures
Here you will find useful information for business recovery, such as advice, available support measures and resources on local purchasing and on the tourism industry.
We know that local businesses have shown tremendous resilience in being quick to adapt to new standards and changing client needs. In an effort to always offer you the best support, our experts are keeping a close eye on the latest developments and recommend you the best resources, advice and strategies.
Business financing and treasury management
Sensitive to your needs and aware of the financial issues at stake, our experts are on the lookout for all support measures offered to your industry. Moreover, they suggest solutions to support you during this turbulent period.
PME en action: financial support for your development
Aimed at for-profit businesses, cooperatives and social economy enterprises, the government’s PME en action program supports businesses in their development. It has two components: support for the implementation of investment projects and support for SME productivity.
Aligning your value proposition with new economy
Your clients’ consumer habits have changed since the start of the pandemic and they will continue to evolve. In this context, is your business model still relevant? Consider new consumer trends and highlight what makes you different.
Is your organization prepared for the ups and downs of the recovery?
To cope with this new reality and weather the ups and downs, organizations must review their activities and processes to put in place the best solutions. Even if the industry is likely to see a great deal of uncertainty in the coming months, you can gain new momentum.
The New Reality for Municipalities: Issues in Tourism, Leisure and Culture
In past few months, municipalities have been working hard to develop economic reopening plans. And it’s interesting to see how certain issues are constantly emerging in these plans, such as: downtown centres, buy-local initiatives, cultural and sports scene vitality, green spaces and mobility.
Le Panier Bleu
The Quebec government has launched a digital platform to help consumers find what they need locally. Merchants that meet the eligible criteria can add their business online.
The Quebec government has injected additional funds to promote the regions via programs such as Explore Québec on the Road and Attractions Passport.
Aliments du Québec
In an effort to promote local businesses in the food industry, Aliments du Québec certifications can help consumers make informed decisions.
Meuble du Québec
Created by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association, the Meuble du Québec (Québec Furniture) signature is used to identify furniture manufactured by a company registered in Québec’s Enterprise Register.
Did you know that...
Quebec government has set up the Stratégie nationale d’achat d’aliments québécois to promote the purchase of food produced or processed in Québec. Under this strategy, 85% of Quebec government institutions involved will set targets by 2023. Several programs will support this initiative.
Répertoire des aliments québécois
Aimed at supply managers, chefs and nutritionists in institutions, this directory makes it easier to find bio-food products offered by local businesses.
Aliments du Québec au menu
This is a recognition program for restaurants and institutions that promote Quebec products on their menus. Consumers can also find a list of participating restaurants and institutions.
Did you know that...
Our firm is a member of the Regroupement des Firmes de Services Professionnels Indépendantes (RFSPI). Our ambition is to contribute to the Québec’s recovery and to promote local purchasing of professional services. Let us be proud of our people and rely on local businesses. To learn more about the Regroupement’s initiative, visit the site.