12 Jun 2017

Planning a business’s transfer is a key step. According to Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and National Leader of Business Succession, “It’s important that the process be carried out under a well-thought out succession plan over five to eight years.” Managing a business is often presented as an attractive project, but you need to know what the challenges are and make sure that the person taking over the business has the right profile and knows how to get support from the right people.

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Surprisingly, 90% of entrepreneurs who are about to transfer their business don’t have a transfer plan! Such a plan is essential and should be based on five key components, such as the successors, financing, strategic planning, etc.

For more information on business transfers, read the article published in Le Soleil on May 12, 2017, Conseils de Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the National Bank website blog Reprendre l’entreprise de ses parents, un défi possible à relever.

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02 Jun 2017

According to the Les affaires ranking of the 500 largest enterprises in Quebec (May 2017), Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton remains in the 67th spot thanks to its 2,328 professionals present in more than 100 offices throughout the province.

First in accounting firms in Quebec

Let’s not also forget that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton still ranks first among the Top 25 accounting firms in Quebec according to Les affaires (May 6, 2017), in addition to being the most admired accounting firm in Quebec (March 25, 2017), again based on findings published in Les affaires.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be a leader in the market and partner of choice to guide organizations both here and abroad!

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02 Jun 2017
Chantal Lessard
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Chantal Lessard, Assurance Partner with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is the co-founder of the La Ruche crowdfunding platform introduced in Sherbrooke.

“I’m very proud to be associated with this project that brings regional business people and promoters with creative ideas together! La Ruche proposes a different financing approach, supported by a solid regional business network,” our expert added.

La Ruche is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage the emergence of projects stimulating the influence and vitality of a given area. Through its proximity crowdfunding platform, La Ruche actively contributes to the development of new projects in the province of Quebec. La Ruche is innovative through its non-profit organization structure, the personalized guidance provided and the concept of regional proximity it promotes.

To learn more, listen to the interview on ICI Radio-Canada Première and read the La Ruche press release (in French).

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01 Jun 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

On May 23, 2017, the new integrated accounting-consulting services offering for SMEs was finally officially unveiled during the launch of operiō. The event, held at the magnificent Mont-Royal chalet in Montréal, brought together more than 500 guests, including dignitaries, important business figures and of course, SME owners and operators.

The evening, hosted by Simon Durivage who acted as the Emcee for the occasion, began with speeches from the main operiō team members, followed by a few enthusiastic words from Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

As it was the perfect opportunity, Serge Beauchemin, angel investor and renowned Dragon, presented a one-year membership to operiō to the two winners of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton prize, offered in connection with Dans l’œil du dragon.

The many entrepreneurs in attendance were able to meet with the operiō representatives onsite to obtain further details about this innovative service, or plan a more formal meeting in the near future. Magnificent kiosks in the operiō colours enabled viewers to discover the user-friendly aspect of this leading-edge technology on electronic tablets.

Kim Rusk, the official reporter for this event on social media, captured several moments of the evening live on Facebook. You can view her interviews on the operiō Facebook page.

Pierre Garant, Partner, National Assurance Leader and President of operiō, Annie Dupont, Manager, Sales & Marketing for operiō et Adel Mabrouk, General Manager of operiō


Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development


The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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