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 weeks. 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 will be presenting 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.
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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.
Tourism: Recovery challenges and future prospects
The Quebec tourism industry is resilient but it’s being put to the test. In an exclusive interview, Liza Frulla, General Director of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) talks about the main issues facing the industry and shares some potential solutions.
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.
Costing and your business’s sound financial performance
Costing improves profitability and is therefore of paramount importance for any business, including retail businesses, manufacturers and service companies. They will need to arm themselves better than ever to stay the course and consolidate their operations in order to face the uncertainties of the coming months.
How to get your business through this new reality
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? Here are some things to consider.
Support measures for businesses
Governments and institutions have put in place a number of relief measures to support Quebec and Canadian businesses and organizations, including in the tourism industry. Visit our website to learn more about the measures applicable across the various industries.
Municipalities at the forefront of the recovery – Six aspects to be reassessed
Cities have a role to play in economic recovery. They will have to review their priorities in order to support businesses and ensure that elected officials have a long-term vision. Municipalities will be at the forefront of this recovery and will have to reassess a number of aspects.
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.
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.