They say that there are three secrets to business success: location, location, location! Take the time to pick a strategic location that will meet your needs and those of your clients. Although price is an important factor, you have to consider others, such as: visibility, layout, parking, zoning, access for clients and suppliers, the immediate commercial environment, the changes that are taking place in the area, signage, traffic, etc. Take the time to analyze the situation, visit several locations, and don’t sign a commercial lease blindly, because your business’ development could suffer.
Assistant director, Urban planning
DE – CLDG
“Anyone interested in opening a business should get a business permit from a service centre in their city. I strongly recommend that you do this before finalizing your location, because it will give you the chance to check whether the type of activity you intend to engage in is appropriate for the zoning in that sector. This way, you will not be violating any municipal by-laws.”
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You can check with neighbourhood associations around Gatineau that include businesses in order to find out about any business opportunities that might be available to you.
You can consult the Carrefour Immobilier, Web site. This network posts industrial and commercial spaces in more than 4,500 buildings, facilities and lands for sale or rent.
Visit the Chambre immobilière de l’Outaouais Web site and check out the online listings. You can also submit your requirements to a real estate agent, who can check with his or her network of contacts.
Let the people around you (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) know what you are looking for, and check with business networks.
Visit different sectors
Identify strategic sectors for your business location and visit them to determine the available business options.
Consult the classified sections in local newspapers.
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