CEDEC Uncovers Bilingual Experts to Present the Cooperative Business Model to Local Entrepreneurs

CEDEC Uncovers Bilingual Experts to Present the Cooperative Business Model to Local Entrepreneurs

QUÉBEC CITY, September, 2012 – CEDEC Small Business Support Network (SBSN) is partnering with Coopérative de développement régional (CDR) Québec-Appalaches and the Coopérative Les Grands Rangs to present “Go Co-Op for Your Business Model”, a workshop taking place on Wednesday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Coopérative Les Grands Rangs, located at 199 rue St-Joseph Est in Québec City.
Réal Chabot, CEDEC SBSN Promotion and Awareness Agent, says that the co-op business model is a viable option for Quebec entrepreneurs who have sustainable development in mind. “By attending this session, our region’s entrepreneurs will be well-informed of the opportunities a co-op business model can present,” explains Chabot.
The workshop, which will be given in English. will be facilitated by Anabelle Perron and Anne-Julie Poirier of CDR Québec Appalaches, along with Amélie Tendland from Épicerie-Cantine Les Grands Rangs. The key topics to be covered include:
• Co-op fundamentals
• Different co-op models
• Support and resources available to co-ops
Those interested in attending can register online at http://cedecsbsn-gocoop-qca.eventbrite.com/.

The cost of the workshop is $10 for members of CEDEC SBSN and $15 for non-members. To become a member of CEDEC SBSN, business owners can visit www.cedec.ca/sbsn. Membership is free. For more information about the workshop or how to become a member, contact Réal Chabot at (418) 681-2345 or real.chabot@cedec.ca.
About Coopérative de développement régional Québec-Appalaches and Coopérative Les Grands Rangs
Since its creation in 1983, CDR Québec-Appalaches (http://cdrqa.coop/) has helped to establish over 300 cooperatives that have generated some 4000 jobs in the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions.
The Coopérative Les Grands Rangs (www.lesgrandsrangs.com) supports various independent agripreneurs and foresters from the greater Quebec region, enabling them to effectively transform and market their products in a sustainable, structured way.
About CEDEC Small Business Support Network (SBSN)
CEDEC SBSN is an initiative of the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC). CEDEC SBSN supports communities across Quebec by providing personalized business development services in English.
CEDEC’s “Love Your Local Business” Contest
From August 23 to September 28, 2012, CEDEC SBSN is promoting its Quebec-wide “Love Your Local Business” contest with the support of CBC Quebec. By entering the contest, small businesses across the province have a chance of being featured in a TV commercial on CBC Television for an entire month. To know more about the contest, visit www.loveyourlocalbusiness.ca.


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