Business Recovery & Optimization Program

4 Workshops
4 Weeks
4 Month Plan

This program is designed to help business owners create an effective plan to recover from organizational crisis.

You will work in groups of 6 non-competing business owners, collaborating to explore the root of your organizational challenges and pivoting your business model to overcome threats and embrace opportunities.

Throughout the 4 weeks, you will also receive 1 on 1 support from a Business Advisor to help answer your specific questions and provide guidance. This program includes:

  • 2 x 60 minute advisory sessions
  • 4 x 30 minute advisory sessions

Workshops dates and topics:

  • Session 1, July 15, 2020:
    Critical Assessment, understanding causes, symptoms and identifying immediate threats
  • Session 2, July 16, 2020:
    Managing Cash Flow, and identifying key actions for addressing immediate threats
  • Session 3, July 29, 2020:
    Review and adapt current action plan and business model. Stabilize your business with a 30-90 day action plan
  • Session 4, August 12, 2020:
    Optimize your 90+ day business model, future risk management and mitigation plan and Balance Score Card

All sessions take place from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Applications for this program are currently exclusive to members of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Click Here to apply.

If you are interested in this program for your business and/or organization, please contact us at

Avery Birch, 365Experience

Warna Downey, La Femme Fatale Plus Size Clothiers

“This program is exactly what I need. The small group setting works best for me. Each member has their own issues but is willing to help the others, offering advice, support, and even hands on assistance. We all have something to offer one another. I love how the program provides step by step actions on how to prepare to reopen.”
– Program Participant

CEED Programs are delivered in partnership with ACOA and the Province of Nova Scotia