MONTREAL, Feb. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - With business succession posing a
growing challenge for Québec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ (the "Fonds")
is proud to present Opération Relève Québec 2011 to provide owners ready to hand over the reins and those interested in
taking over with the tools required to make the transition.
Beginning this month and continuing through the year, a series of
one-day succession workshop-conferences will take place in 13 cities
across Québec. Each session will begin with a morning workshop for
owners ready to pass the mantle. A luncheon conference will follow for
both owners and potential successors, where a debate will be held on
the challenges of business transfers and on strategies for success. The
luncheon theme will be Entretenons l'espoir! Des moyens pour appuyer notre relève en affaires. The afternoon will be devoted to future successors, with workshops
designed to demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of taking over
an existing business.
"The continuity of Québec enterprises has always been a big concern for
the Fonds," said Gaétan Morin, Executive Vice-President of investments
at the Fonds. "A new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders is today
being called upon to take over the reins at an unprecedented rate. We
are therefore proud to offer our expertise in this field and share
examples of business transfers completed by the Fonds and its regional
network. This is precisely what Gabriel Nadon, the manager of our
business transfer portfolio and resident expert, will do as a speaker
at these workshop-conferences."
A successful business transfer requires good planning to ensure proper
management of the financial and legal aspects. However, the human
dimension must also be considered as this is often one of the main
obstacles facing owners. The experts at Opération Relève Québec 2011 will explore all the facets of business transfers with the participants
to ensure a successful transition.
The workshop-conference series will begin on February 23 in Dorval and
end on October 4 in Sherbrooke. Gabriel Nadon has set up a blog on the
subject (http://bloguereleve.fondsftq.com/), which will be updated throughout the series. For the details,
speakers and schedule, visit http://www.lesaffaires.com/evenements/operation-releve/operation-releve-quebec-2011/523576.
About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ helps drive our economy. With net assets of $7.7 billion as at November 30, 2010, the Fund is a
development capital investment fund that channels the savings of
Quebecers into investments in all sectors of the economy to help
further Québec's economic growth. The Fund is a partner, either
directly or through its network members, in 2,052 companies. With its
577,511 owner-shareholders, it has helped, on its own or with other
financial partners, to create, maintain and protect 150,133 jobs. For
more information, visit www.fondsftq.com.
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For further information:
Note: The telephone number provided below is only for the press and other media representatives.
|Sources: ||Josée Lagacé|
| ||Senior Advisor, Press Relations and Communications|
| ||Fonds de solidarité FTQ|
|514 850-4835 |