Entrepreneurship Services

Your business is our business. We provide province-wide entrepreneurship support.

Got a business idea? Want to grow and scale your venture? Whatever stage you’re at in your business, whatever your age, our expert entrepreneurship team can help you. With one-on-one business coaching and a wide range of workshops, we’ll help you forge your path as an entrepreneur.

*To gain access to our entrepreneurship services for a full year, including coaching, Business Bootcamp, Legal Information and Accounting clinics, there is an annual membership fee of $30. Sign up now!

Find a business coach

Get one-on-one support with your business venture from one of our experienced business coaches. Whatever challenges you’re facing with your business, you don’t have to face them alone!

Attend workshops & events

Sharpen your entrepreneurship skills with our Business Bootcamp, [email protected]unch series, Entrepreneurship Speaker Series panels, webinars, and more!

Access entrepreneurship resources

Our goal is to help you make smart business decisions and effectively manage risk. Make your move and thrive in Quebec’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Find a Mentor

Having access to a mentor is like having access to a library of real people to give you insight and advice on your path to success.

“The best part about YES was the personal growth that I experienced from learning how to handle everyday problems.

I felt like I was the only one going through the struggle and with YES, I found a friend, a mentor, and the opportunity to talk to fellow entrepreneurs along with the realization that the hard problems of today are just a stepping stone towards a brighter future.

YES gives you the tools to put in your toolbelt so that you can tackle any problem that comes your way.”

Wilfred Valenta
Silofit

Book an initial business coaching consultation

Whatever challenges you’re facing with your business, you don’t have to face them alone! Book your free one-on-one consultation with one of our business coaches to discuss your needs or receive insight on a current business challenge or opportunity. We’ll identify what options will be best suited to your situation and help you make informed decisions.  

Please contact Jayna Patel [email protected], 514-878-9788 ext 316 to book your free consultation today!

*By appointment only. To gain access to our entrepreneurship services for a full year, including coaching, Business Bootcamp, Legal Information and Accounting clinics, there is an annual membership fee of $30. Sign up now!

On-site consultation

Have an existing business that you want to grow? Let YES come to you!

Have a YES Employment + Entrepreneurship Business Coach come to your existing place of business for a total of four hours over a period of eight weeks. Our business coach can identify opportunities for improvement and provide you with information and tips on how to grow your business. Businesses must be operational and located on the Island of Montreal.

For more information please call 514-878-9788 ext. 316.

YES Entrepreneurship Services in your Region

We’ve partnered with local community organizations to offer in-person business coaching appointments and workshops in select regions within Quebec.

Contact the participating community partners in your area to find out when we’ll be coming to your region. **Please note that during COVID-19, all of our coaching appointments take place online.**

To request an in-person appointment at one of the community partner’s locations, please contact the organization directly and they will inform you on our next service visit. To book an online coaching appointment, contact Jayna Patel [email protected], 514-878-9788 ext 316.

Local community partners

The Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA)
168 Gerard D. Levesque Blvd,
New Carlisle, QC G0C 1Z0 or
122 Perron Blvd. West,
New Richmond, QC G0C 2B0
Phone: (418) 752-5995
Email: [email protected]
Contact person: Cindy Carney

Gesgapegiag Band Council
100 Perron Blvd,
Gesgapegiag, QC G0C 1Y0
Phone: (418) 759-3742
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Roberta Billingsley

Laval
Contact YES Employment + Entrepreneurship to book appointments in Laval at:
Phone: 514-878-9788
Email: [email protected]

Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda
139 rue Murdoch,
Rouyn-Noranda, QC, J9X 5A9
Phone: (819) 762-0882
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Sharleen Sullivan

The North Shore Community Association (NSCA)
39 Marquette – Local 314,
Baie-Comeau, QC G4Z 1K4
Phone: (418) 296-1545
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Jody Lessard

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ)
181, rue principale Unit A-11,
Gatineau (Aylmer), QC J9H 6A6
Phone: (819) 682-9602
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Jeanne Nivischiuk

South Shore
Contact YES Employment + Entrepreneurship to book appointments:
Phone: 514-878-9788
Email: [email protected]

Townshippers’ Association
3355 College
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0B8
Phone: (819) 566-5717
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Cathy Turner

584 Knowlton Road
Lac Brome – Knowlton, QC J0E 1V0
Phone: (450) 242-4421
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Maggie Severs

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ)
1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Suite 2141,
Jeffery Hale Pavilion,
Quebec, QC G1S 2M4
Phone: (418) 683-2366 ext. 225
Email: newcomers[email protected]
Contact Person: María Castro

Legal questions keeping you up at night?

Take advantage of our free, weekly legal information clinics for entrepreneurs. 

The last thing you will want to encounter is legal issues so it makes sense to understand your legal risks and options. Our Legal Information Officer is available to provide information and answer your questions related to business issues such as business structures, contract law, taxation, and intellectual property.  

Please note that the Legal Information Officer can only provide general information and cannot provide anything that constitutes legal advice.  

Speaker: Danielle Maor, Legal Information Officer

Please contact Jayna Patel [email protected], 514-878-9788 ext 316 to book your appointment today!

Tuesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Please Note: A YES Business Coach referral is required.

*To gain access to our entrepreneurship services for a full year, including coaching, Business Bootcamp, Legal Information and Accounting clinics, there is an annual membership fee of $30. Sign up now!

Accounting Clinics

Get advice on accounting issues such as record keeping, business valuations, financial statements, and business taxes.

In this monthly clinic, professional accountants from MC.CPA are available to provide you with one-on-one information and answer any accounting questions you may have. This is your opportunity to get free* advice on accounting issues such as record keeping, business valuations, financial statements, and business taxes. A referral from a YES Business Coach is required.

Please contact Jayna Patel [email protected], 514-878-9788 ext 316 to book your appointment today!

*To gain access to our entrepreneurship services for a full year, including coaching, Business Bootcamp, Legal Information and Accounting clinics, there is an annual membership fee of $30. Sign up now!

Featured workshops

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Jump Start Your Business

Ready to move forward with your business idea? We will walk you through the steps you need to take and the different types of financing options that are available to get your new or existing venture funded.

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Business Bootcamp

The Business Bootcamp is a one-month accelerated course consisting of four, 2-hour interactive modules in a group setting. During the course, you will define your business’s value proposition, what market needs your business solves, and options for revenue streams and cost structuring.

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Registering Your Business

Find out all the specifics of what it takes to register a business in Quebec in this free workshop. A Legal Information Officer will show you step-by-step how to register your business with the Quebec government, providing a legal framework to help you through the process. You’ll also learn about the different legal structures so you can decide which one is right for your business.