Step back to improve your business

Develop your skills and those of your employees The revival of your business will certainly rely on professional competencies development and work reorganization, which the Programme actions concertées pour le maintien en emploi (PACME) of the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, offered in collaboration with the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, proposes. The program provides for direct assistance to businesses for human resources management activities or on-site, online or remote training. It seeks to maintain the employer- employee relationship, take advantage of the current pause to bolster skills development and thus prepare businesses for the economic recovery. Other training is available, for example for corporate executives, strategic workers or workers in the Québec tourism sector, such as the formation 100 % accueillant program of the Ministère du Tourisme, offered by the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec as individual online training. A final word The current exceptional situation is temporary. In the meantime, it is important to maintain efforts and steer a steady course to restore Québec, whose residents are brimming with enthusiasm and vitality and which abounds in original, creative businesses.

Take advantage of this pause to initiate the gradual adoption of management practices geared to enhancing your enterprise’s financial, environmental, social, and administrative performance. It can also be worthwhile to review the supply chain and foster buying locally or proximity shopping. Lastly, a sustainable development approach could offer your business extensive benefits. Since you are often contending with emergencies or engaging in a continuous improvement process, you rarely have time to step back and explore new options. This is the perfect time to rely on your employees to conduct research and development to improve your products, services, or processes. Reinventing a business also depends on innovation and the implementation of new projects. Do not hesitate to contact the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation or Investissement Québec to plan your projects.

• Emergency assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises • Flexibility measures respecting loans and existing loan guarantees • Concerted temporary action program for businesses (PACTE) • Support for the tourism industry To obtain additional information, please visit Qué • Investissement Québec (IQ) is offering a moratorium of up to six months on principal repayments. Visit the IQ website to obtain additional information. • The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing $4 billion to support Québec firms temporarily affected by COVID-19. Visit the CDPQ website to obtain additional information.

Take advantage of tailor-made advice L’Accompagnement-conseil stratégique MC in the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation can be useful to find solutions, rethink action plans, and obtain tailor-made advice. Experts are present in all regions of Québec to help meet the challenges that you are facing and prepare for relaunching your business. To find out more, please contact the regional office of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.

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