SBSI (SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT INITIATIVE PROGRAM)
To give small businesses access to specialized expertise in 4 areas of activity considered to be major issues in Quebec's economy in order to increase their productivity and profitability and ensure their sustainability. The issues are:
Clearly difine a business' innovation needs
Foster a culture of innovaiton in the business
Develop a sustainable innovation strategy in the business
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT :
Prepare a sustainable development plan
Identify the most effective and relevant technologies and procedures
Carry out projects to reduce pollution
BUSINESS SUCCESSION AND TRANSFERT :
Identify successors and help them with acquisition
Encourage potential sellers to begin the transfer process
Identify needs for assistance in the transfer process
INTEGRATION OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (e-commerce) :
Identify relevant technologies
Develop an online marketin strategy
Use social networks effectively
Set up a sustainable e-commerce site
The non refundable contribution paid by the SADC is used to cover costs of intervention by specialized resources, in a business. Deliverables will take the form of business projects aimed at producing diagnoses and action plans as well as implementing certain special activities.
Allowable expenses are thos directly linked to a business project in one of the 4 areas of activity:
Purchase of documentation;
Travel expenses of SADC representatives and the consultant.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM
From April 1st 2016 to March 31 2019.