Montreal Business Kit is a lot about our commercial streets and about all kinds of information about their respective retail outlets, gourmet stores, coffee shops, wine bars, restaurants, hotels and, of course, our SMEs.
Montreal is the second French speaking city in the world after Paris and the largest in the province of Quebec. Its economy comes second after the city of Toronto. Montreal is also the coldest big city in the world, colder than Moscow and many of our local shops and stores profit from our winter season.
We are culturally different from the rest of Canada mostly because we speak French since the 17th century and English since the 18th century. As a result, Montreal and Montrealers have this unique European sophistication combined to a North American openness and practicality.
According to some, Montreal has a decent and affordable public transit, but some disagree because our Montreal Metro is rather old (1966) and current renovations can be annoying.
When commuting, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians tend to bend the rules.Turning right at a red light is not allowed on the entire Island of Montreal, speed limits are not always respected, pedestrians do not always wait for the green light and finding a parking place is often difficult and unpleasant.
Then again, our City is only an 8 hour-drive away from New York, Boston and Toronto, 2 hours away from Ottawa, and a 3 hour-drive to Quebec City. The geographic location of the City of Montreal, along with its international transportation system both provide a direct access to the rest of Canada and to most if not all the American and European cities and markets.
From astute health research, to innovations in aerospace, to creative cultural activities, the City of Montreal was and still is a strategic choice for companies from all over the world.
Companies involved in our key business sectors as well as in our primary business sector (extraction of raw materials), our secondary business sector (manufacturing) and our tertiary business sector (servicing consumers).
The island of Montreal as a whole promotes our international environment, facilitates all types of business exchange with companies located in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver who wish to buy or to sell products and services in Eastern Canada.
Business entrepreneurs from all over the world who can easily become part of a very satisfying and very rewarding world business done on an exclusive and bilingual Island surrounded by no less than 28 bridges although the number varies depending on the source. I'll have to count them myself!
Montreal Business Kit and Montrealers do have unique advantages to offer, along with a few disadvantages. Advantages such as low business operational costs and multiculturalism and disadvantages such as language barriers and problems with some of our infrastructures.
Montreal Kits as a whole and Montreal Business Kit in particular is dedicated to telling you everything we can about our construction businesses, distribution businesses, employment businesses, franchise businesses, recreation businesses, services businesses, transportation businesses and all the others businesses we can think of.
Or, you may be looking for a franchise business opportunity, an import export business, an internet marketing business, a business card printer or, you could be specifically interested in our green technology.
One of our many business opportunity leads could take you to writing a business plan, building a business marketing plan, preparing a business proposal, asking for a business line of credit and choosing a business card design.
Or, it could lead you to looking into our top business education available in any of our business schools and to checking their respective programs, admission requirements and deadlines.
If you are an experienced business entrepreneur, if you are involved in any of our B2C or B2B business or, if you are a business opportunity seeker, fundamental local facts do need to be mastered.
You are bound to succeed if you are well informed and knowledgeable. Evasive answers are never viewed positively, It is also important that you avoid exaggerating the strengths of your company or the benefits of your products or services.
Montrealers and Montreal Business Kit can help you master many if not all the important business facts and realities that need to be mastered when business is done in our very cosmopolitan and very multicultural North American city.
Becoming familiar with the world business we have built for ourselves during the last 378 years (Montreal was founded in 1642) and learning as much as you can about our world business culture is certainly useful for everyone involved.
Montreal BUSINESS Kit by Rachel Louise Barry
"Cities are the fundamental building blocks of prosperity" Marc Weiss