Going into business as a cooperative

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Are you thinking of starting a business? Did you know that doing business as a cooperative offers several advantages? Get all the information and how you and your community can benefit from it by subscribing.


A cooperative, a viable and sustainable project

Cooperatives have an above average survival rate. 62% of cooperatives are still in business after five years versus 35% for other types of organizations in Quebec. This is explained by the compounding effect of pooling of resources and expertise of its members.

“Going into business as a cooperative” is a free webinar and an opportunity to ask all the questions about your start-up. After our training, you will be able to fully realize that with the cooperative business model, it is the strength of the group that makes the difference

During the webinar several topics will be addressed, including:

  • What is a cooperative?
  • The principles of cooperation
  • Why choosint the cooperative model for your business
  • The types of cooperatives
  • The start-up process and how the CDRQ can support your project


Target audience

Anyone interested in entrepreneurship or with a business idea.



Réseau de Développement Régional / Regional Development Network


CDRQ webinars

All of the training and webinars offered by the CDRQ are designed BY and FOR collective enterprises. Our team will advise you on the best practices to adopt. You will therefore have in your hands specialized and diversified content on all aspects of your collective enterprise.


Your trainer

This webinar is presented by Viviana Fernandez. Viviana’s focus has been on medium and large non publicly traded businesses and their financial needs. Besides from being a banker for over 10 years, she enjoys learning about all businesses directly from its stakeholders / founders. She graduated in 2019 from the HEC Montreal School of Business with a M.Sc. in accounting.

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