Entrepreneurship: Endeavoring to Succeed

 
 

  • Business Start-Up

    Expert advisors of SAJE Montréal Centre to help you with your project and to meet your business objectives

  • Business Development

    You’ve started a business and need support to consolidate or expand your activities?

  • International Expertise

    International activities are one of the areas of strategic intervention.

  • Tourism Entrepreneurship

    SAJE Montréal Centre and the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations join forces to expand their services in the field of sustainable tourism.


  • Business Start-Up

    Expert advisors of SAJE Montréal Centre to help you with your project and to meet your business objectives

  • Business Development

    You’ve started a business and need support to consolidate or expand your activities?

  • International Expertise

    International activities are one of the areas of strategic intervention.

  • Tourism Entrepreneurship

    SAJE Montréal Centre and the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations join forces to expand their services in the field of sustainable tourism.


 

Glup Bébé

Glup entreprise lancée par le SAJE Montréal Centre

Isabelle and Alexandra Pagé are two sisters who in 2008 decided to start a business named Glup. Both mothers, one an animator, the other a television producer, they shared an idea: a baby drool bib. Seeing an opportunity in the baby products market, they decided to launch the drool bib in Quebec.

They first approached the Centre Local de Développement de Lachine for help in starting their business. They were referred to SAJE Montréal Centre where they received guidance and support in their start-up. They received a grant from the Young Promoters Program. When their project was launched, they were followed by the Business Follow-up and Development Program of SAJE Montréal Centre. They were given twenty hours of consultation per year, for four years with experts with experience in the different business functions. This allowed them to create a strategic development plan.

Glup has since made its own way. By 2013, Alexandra and Isabelle have already developed 14 products and more are to come. Glup sells on line, and has distribution in almost 125 specialty boutiques, hundreds of pharmacies in Quebec and also sells in Western Canada. Their sales double each year. The brand has had considerable success and is a guarantee of quality in the eyes of a great many parents.

What’s next? Try to maintain manageable growth in order to reconcile work and family life, continue to be involved in raising funds for the Olo Foundation, which contributes to the health of unborn babies, . . . then why not get started on the international market!