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CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie

Professional services and personalized advice

The professionals of the CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie support entrepreneurs as they pursue their business projects. Here is an overview of the services offered by the CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie:

• Consulting, advising and referral services;
• Help in preparing business plans, including pre-feasibility studies;
• Seeking financing;
• Financial assistance to business;
• Entrepreneurial training;
• Support and follow-up of enterprises;
• Referral to more specialized services.

For more details about the available services, please refer to the section for your type of business or organization.

Business Start-ups

• Preparation of a business plan
• Feasibility and profitability studies
• Assessment of market potential
• Acquisition of equipment and fixed assets
• Development of the financial package and seeking partners

Business Expansion

• Preparation of the business expansion plan
• Increase in working capital
• Capitalization — Investment in equipment and fixed assets
• Seeking financing

Company Consolidation

• Improving the capital structure
• Developing the consolidation or turnaround plan
• Working capital for reorganization
• Seeking financing

Transfer or Acquisition of a Company

• Succession or transition planning
• Purchase or transfer of assets
• Seeking financing

Preparation of a Business Plan

Writing a good business plan is now considered an essential step in starting or growing your business, so we offer the expertise of a professional team that will guide the entrepreneur through this process.

Working closely with the entrepreneur, we will define and establish the following:

  • the project description,
  • objectives, ownership structure,
  • description of the product(s) or service(s),
  • the market potential,
  • marketing strategy,
  • human resources,
  • costs and financing of the project,
  • a forecasted balance sheet for a three-year period.

Support for Development Projects

In collaboration with the RCM, the CLD is responsible for implementing the national policy on rurality within the territory of the RCM of the Haute-Gaspésie. The mandate is to support development activities and business undertakings leading to the realization of sustainable projects in rural communities.

In essence, the commitment made in the Pacte rural (rural development pact) of the RCM of the Haute-Gaspésie is to occupy the territory, diversify its economy, develop the natural and human resources, provide services, preserve the local identity, and foster economic vitality by carrying out projects with significant impacts for the community — and to do all of this from Cap-Chat to Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine.

A 7-year budget of $2,979,108 will be used to foster the development of innovative cornerstone projects. The CLD is responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the 2007-2014 Pacte rural throughout the RCM of the Haute-Gaspésie.

As part of the national policy on rurality, the ministry for municipal affairs (Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire) also offers a financial assistance program for specialty products. The CLD offers guidance for preparing applications for financial assistance.

Local Tourism Development

Consulting services in tourism development

The CLD de La Haute-Gaspésie works with the stakeholders in the region’s tourism industry to promote tourism in the Haute-Gaspésie. It oversees marketing activities, the creation and dissemination of promotional tools, and the representation of the region during activities and events.

The CLD also provides technical and financial support for the development and promotional activities of industry stakeholders, in addition to organizing training activities.

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