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Entrepreneurial Contests: Entreprendre Sherbrooke Ouest

PME MTL Centre-Ville, in collaboration with the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, is launching the very first edition of its Entrepreneurial Contests, Entreprendre Queen-Mary and Entreprendre Rue Sherbrooke Ouest. These Contests are part of the dynamization of Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (from the border of Westmount to boulevard Cavendish) and Chemin Queen Mary (from rue Lemieux to avenue Clanranald) and are intended to encourage the establishment of new retail businesses and the diversification of the commercial offer for existing businesses.
The Entreprendre Queen-Mary and Entreprendre Rue Sherbrooke Ouest Contests are intended for entrepreneurs who stand apart because of their distinctive and innovative product and service offers, which must meet the needs of the targeted neighbourhoods and those of Montréalers.

Objectives of the Contests

• Encourage the emergence of a diversified and superior-quality commercial offer
• Promote the attractiveness and contribute to the dynamization of these commercial arteries by recruiting new retail businesses while filling vacant spaces along these corridors
• Enhance the reputation of the targeted commercial arteries among entrepreneurs as a preferred commercial destination
• Increase the life span and economic outreach of the winning businesses by combining grants with personalized support services

Important dates

• October 5, 2022: Launch of the Contests and opening of registration
• November 1, 2022: Information session (webinar) in French
• November 3, 2022: Information session (webinar) in English
• March 31, 2023: Deadline for submitting applications
• April and May 2023: Application Evaluation Committee
• May 2023: Announcement of winners

Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
(Border of Westmount to boulevard Cavendish)

The section of Rue Sherbrooke Ouest targeted by the Entreprendre Sherbrooke Ouest Contest offers an attractive lifestyle thanks to its parks and its many local retail businesses and restaurants.
The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce BizNDG business association will also help promote the Entreprendre Sherbrooke Ouest Contest and maintain the list of vacant spaces within the Contest territory.
For admission criteria and how to apply, click here.

Past programs

NDG Business Training Program

The program is designed to assist NDG merchants who would like one-on-one coaching on a variety of topics to address challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In collaboration with Détail Formation, a leading company in convenience stores and businesses in Quebec, the training program is composed of the following elements:

Part 1: Personalized coaching

This is a one-on-one coaching program on five topics: entrepreneurial support, strategic planning, human resources, digital shift and marketing. The coaching is free for BizNDG members.
Component #1 Personalized support
BizNDG offers a customized coaching program on five topics: entrepreneurial support, strategic planning, human resources, digital shift and marketing. Coaching is free for BizNDG members.
Each intervention will be done over the phone, by email, in the form of distance coaching, or even in person if necessary, while respecting the governmental sanitary measures in effect.
The coaching will be provided by Détail Formation, a leading company in the field of convenience stores and businesses in Quebec.
If you are interested, we ask that you submit complete contact information (owner’s name, company name, contact information and if possible the NEQ). We will promptly contact Détail Formation to clarify your needs and assign you the best available consultant according to your requirements.
Depending on the situation, personalized support or coaching can take different forms:
• Support for entrepreneurs
• Strategic planning
• Human resources
• Digital transition
•Marketing

Part 2: Online Workshops

More than a dozen free workshops await you on the Détail Formation website. The purpose of these workshops is to support businesses during this difficult period due to COVID-19 and to address the challenges of the retail sector.

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