The Starting a Business program aims to train entrepreneurs so that they may thrive in various industries such as: professional and technical services, personal care and health care, retailing and food services, cultural sector, arts and entertainment sector, processing sector and information industry.
During every step of their business plan, entrepreneurs must complete multiple tasks such as the conceptualization and validation of their initial business project, carrying out market studies and planning human, material and financial resources in the pre-startup stage. Furthermore, during the pre-startup stage, students must promote their products or services, manage operations, ensure communication and customer service, perform administrative follow-ups and financial monitoring, develop a network of contacts as well as their entrepreneurial skills.
Sector: Administration, Commerce and Computer Technology (01)
Number of credits: 22
Length of training: 330 hours
Status: Program approved in 2019. Optional implementation in 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Mandatory in 2021-2022.
innkeeper, horticultural contractor, hotel operator, dealer – retail, restaurateur – food services
|Code||Statement of competency||Hours||Credits|
|946-501||Determine their suitability for entrepreneurship||15||1|
|946-512||Draft a business plan||30||2|
|946-523||Use technological tools||45||3|
|946-534||Conduct a market study||60||4|
|946-544||Market their products or services||60||4|
|946-555||Plan the necessary resources||75||5|
|946-563||Determine their ability to start and manage a business||45||3|