This year, CEED has more reason than ever to celebrate at the Halifax Business Awards.
Thirty businesses have been nominated for awards this year, across six separate categories, and CEED is proud to support three graduates from our SEB (Self-Employed Benefits) program, who’ve received nominations for reputable awards; Sattva Boutique, Twirp Communications and Afishionado Fishmongers.
Twirp Communications joined CEED in 2011, they specialize in helping businesses set up their social media presence, and develop strategies to help grow an online image. Twirp is a finalist for the Small Business of the year award.
Afishionado Fishmongers joined CEED in 2015. They specialize in fresh fish, and bringing Nova Scotian traditions to light, supporting small businesses along their way. Afishionado Fishmongers have been chosen as a finalist for Innovative Business of the year.
Sattva Boutique joined CEED in 2016 and most recently celebrated the one year anniversary of their downtown Halifax boutique. The store specializes in high quality, socially aware products for women. They have been chosen as a finalist for New Business of the year.
CEED is thrilled to have more involvement with the respected event this year as sponsors because of a shared passion for progressing and supporting entrepreneurs. Look for CEED’s presence at the post reception, where we’ll be personally there to support our CEEDlings.
The prestigious awards ceremony takes place annually to highlight and give recognition to some of Halifax’s brightest business leaders and entrepreneurs. This year’s ceremony is on Jan 25, and it will be the first Gala held in the newly opened Nova Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax.
How did CEED help prepare you for where you are today?
The three resources that were found most useful, were having someone who had more experience believe in the business, and then slowing things down to form a plan. The money was also great, having the funding there, especially with a one-year-old in daycare. – Sarah Bannerman Andrews
“Being in the SEB program at CEED helped me to gain confidence in my abilities to run a business. And some of my biggest supporters and business friends I met in that program. CEED also helped me get my feet wet in training small businesses in social media, which is now such a large part of my business.” – Anita Kirkbride