Start up a business

Start up a business

Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Go into business and build your own company with resources to help you get your project off the ground.

Ace your startup

Starting a business takes serious time and preparation. We've put together some start-up guidance to help you learn how to create, finance and launch your business. Make your dreams a reality with the right partners and tools at your disposal.

Create your business

Bring your business idea to life and explore the ins and outs of entrepreneurship to get started on the right foot. Then write your business plan and choose a legal structure to carry your project to fruition.

Inspiration for your project

Develop your company idea and participate in a team challenge with Cooperathon, the largest open innovation competition in Canada.

Learn more about Cooperathon

Resources for your startup

Get ready to create your business with a wealth of resources provided by Startup Montréal

Explore resources - provided by Startup Montréal

Planning your project

Carry out market research to determine your target audience and product or service. Use our interactive tool to draw up your business plan and simplify the startup process with the guides and chat advice from La Trousse de l'Entrepreneur (in French only).

Legal form for your business

Decide on a legal form for your business and determine what paperwork is required through official government sites.

Legal documents

Get online, personalized help and legal documents through Scripta Legal.

Finance your business

Once you've solidified your business idea, you can outline your financing strategy and look into the various options available to find what best suits your needs.

Learn more about financing

Some financing options

Government programs and grants

Find grants and other sources of funding for your business using the Fundica search tool.

Learn more about Fundica

Crowdfunding

Raise money with the La Ruche crowdfunding platform.

Learn more about La Ruche

Solidarity-based financing programs finance programs

Get financial support—even if you don't have access to conventional financing—with the Créavenir and Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses programs.

Visa Business Freedom Solutions package

Finance your small or very small business with a package tailored specifically to your needs.

See the Visa Business Freedom Solutions package

Support and financing for tech companies

We're here to advise you and help you find financing solutions that fit your needs. Our specialized team understands your industry and will support you at every stage of your tech company's life cycle.

Plus, we have financing options that fit different recurring revenue business models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS).

Launch your business

To ensure success for your startup, seize opportunities to get guidance from experienced individuals, expand your network and drive your business forward. Also be sure to secure solutions that let you effectively manage your business.

Mentoring

Tap into Réseau mentorat's services or participate in the Adopt Inc. contest to get support as you embark on your entrepreneurial adventure.

Building your network

Register for the Expo Entrepreneurs event and the OSEntreprendre Challenge to grow your network and put your new business out there.

Growing your business

Use the Info Entrepreneurs directory or the MAIN (Mouvement des accélérateurs d'innovation du Québec) network to find an incubator or accelerator to help you meet your growth objectives.

Managing your business

AccèsD Affaires

Manage your business finances easily, 24/7 with AccèsD Affaires.

Learn more about AccèsD Affaires

Payment solutions with Global Payments

Enjoy innovative and personalized solutions for accepting customer payments.

Learn more  - about payment solutions from Global Payments

Solutions for employers

Take care of your employees and effectively manage human resources with flexible and affordable solutions.

See our solutions - for employers

Open a business account

Get your entrepreneurial project off to a good start by opening a dedicated business account. Fill out your request online in just 5 minutes and we'll help you pick the right account.

Open a business account

Tips and resources to help you build your business

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