SMEs in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region should focus on industries other than aluminum or forestry. Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, believes that businesses would benefit from investing in sectors such as the food industry, tourism or national defense, which have unsuspected returns for the region.
Éric said: “At the start of this year, I’d like to emphasize that culture needs to change. We need to focus the spotlight on niches that are more significant that we think: the food industry, electronics, the Canadian Armed Forces base in Bagotville and knowledge technologies… These are but a few niches that business owners should turn their attention to”.
Our partner and business transfer leader calls for decision-makers to diversify their client sources in order to limit the adverse effects of economic downturns. Éric adds: “To survive over time, a business must have relationships with more than one client”.
For more information on this topic, read the interview (in French) our expert granted to Informe affaires on January 28, 2018.
05 Feb 2018 | Written by :