Business Services

CDEM offers a wide range of services to Francophone and Francophile business people who wish to take advantage of bilingualism as a value-added in Manitoba's growing economy.

CDEM's business advisors have the expertise to help you complete all the necessary steps that are involved in creating and operating a business. Whether it's a new product or a service, you can call on the CDEM as soon as a business idea pops into your head. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions.


Access to capital is paramount for a business that is starting out, expanding or wanting to start an export division.


CDEM offers a variety of training to hone your skills in the areas of finances, taxation, marketing, import and export laws. Business Start workshops have helped many get their businesses up and running.


CDEM offers a mentoring program in partnership with CDEA and Réseau M to help budding entrepreneurs succeed and hopefully hit their 5 year mark.

Self-Employment Benefit Program (SE)

The Self-Employment Benefit Program (SE) is managed by Education, Training and Youth Manitoba which mandates organizations such as CDEM to effect delivery. CDEM offers this program in French in bilingual municipalities.

La Fosse aux lions

You want to grow your business? You have an original product or service you'd like to launch? La Fosse aux lions was created to help get you on your way.