Business tips and advice for entrepreneurs

Business tips and advice for entrepre­neurs

Leverage our advice and financial services to take your business to the next level and achieve your goals.

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Hear from entrepreneurs as they talk about their business and their experience with our team.

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A separate business account

Having a business bank account lets you keep your personal and business expenses separate, which makes managing your day-to-day banking a breeze. Fill out your request online in under 5 minutes.

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Cooperative value

Take part in the vitality and economic development of your community with our invaluable financial assistance and support programs.

A solid network

Grow your business and build new relationships through our network in Quebec and Ontario.

Strong partnerships

Benefit from partnerships that make it easier to finance, market and manage your business as well as promote the well-being of your employees.

A unique edge

Speak with the Desjardins Capital team to expand your business with financing through equity investments or unsecured loans and get governance advice.

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"Libres échanges" podcast series (in French only)

Host Katerine-Lune Rollet interviews entrepreneurs and specialists from a variety of sectors to discuss topics related to owning a business. Tune in to hear different points of view and enjoy surprising conversations, wise advice and tried-and-true solutions.

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Latest episode

Episode 9 - Financing growth projects

December 23, 2021 - In a company's life cycle, growth is often synonymous with large expenditures. Whether it's buying more efficient equipment, acquiring a new building or investing in cutting-edge technology. Regardless of the expansion project, sound financial planning is essential to finance your purchases and, most importantly, avoid running out of cash.

Episode 8 - Business succession

December 23, 2021 - When you take over a business, the process is very similar to an acquisition. There's the financing phase, the negotiations, the transaction and the transition. But taking over an existing business also means inheriting an organization with a well-established culture, employees and processes. And that's why the human behind the transaction is of paramount importance.

Episode 7 - Acquiring a business

December 23, 2021 - Whether it's to buy a competitor, conquer other markets or increase production, acquiring a business requires meticulous preparation. To discuss this complex process, I'm speaking with 3 guests who know all about it: Mathieu Ouellet, CEO of Ressorts Liberté, which acquired a business in 2021, as well as 2 stakeholders at Desjardins Capital, Yanick Dionne, Investment Manager, and Maude Lemieux, Vice President, Investment. Together, we look at the things to consider before, during and after an acquisition.

Episode 6 - Running a business experiencing exponential growth

November 25, 2021 - When your business is expanding by leaps and bounds, it's important to have the tools to maintain healthy expansion. So how do you plan properly through these phases of growth? Katherine-Lune tries to answer these questions in an interview with Frédéric Soucy, President of Soucy Industriel, Bernard Sozio, Account Manager, Business Development and Stéphane Pageau, Vice-President, Major Accounts at Desjardins Business.

Episode 5 - Growing internationally and developing markets abroad

November 25, 2021 - When business is good, exporting products and services abroad can be both exciting and stressful. How do you know if you're ready? How do you plan for this important phase in the growth of a business? Katherine-Lune explores these questions with Vincent Stever, co-founder and CEO of TowSoft and Benoit Marcoux, Expert Advisor, International Services at Desjardins Business.

Episode 4 - Launching your business: Where to start

September 2, 2021 - Starting a business is a huge career challenge. Our host interviews 3 people who have walked the walk: Alexandre Boucher-Doddridge, Co-founder and CEO of HerbiaEra, Pascal Lareau, Development Advisor at the Desjardins Business Online Business Centre and Mylène Bruneau, Communications Advisor for Desjardins International Development.

Episode 3 - Launching a tech business: Best practices

September 2, 2021 - The technology sector plays a huge role in our economy. Katerine-Lune Rollet talks entrepreneurship in this booming industry with Louis-Philippe Poulin, Founder and President of Diffusion Solutions Intégrées, and Daniel Valois, Senior Business Advisor for Innovation and Technology at Desjardins.

Episode 2 - Women in business: Developing key skills

August 2, 2021 - Only 16% of companies were majority-owned by women in 2021. Our host chats with 2 exceptional businesswomen: Ruth Vachon, President and CEO of Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec, and Mériane Labrie, Founder and President of Madame Labriski.

Episode 1 - Agribusiness: Growth-related challenges

July 8, 2021 - Agribusinesses face numerous challenges. Katerine-Lune Rollet interviews Valérie Jutras, Director of Operations of the farm Les Cultures de chez nous, and André Massicotte, CEO and Co-owner of the farm Paul Massicotte et Fils.

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Launching a business: good support is key

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Use futures to protect against price fluctuations

See how the market can protect against price volatility.

Business value and how to maximize it

Keep these things in mind when planning your business transfer.

5 benefits of exercising sound governance in a crisis

Implement sound governance to reinforce your company's resilience.

Leveraging networking to better bounce back

Strengthen partner ties and expand your network to overcome challenges.

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