Website Redesign Request for Proposal

CEED is Starting the New Year with Exciting Change!

CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development is undergoing some transformation by working towards an advanced website redesign. However, we are in need of some quality, professional assistance for the project. Thus, we are putting out a call for proposals from those with expertise in site development and design.

For more information, click here: RFP PDF


CEED Welcomes New President and CEO: Craig MacMullin

CEED will be kicking off 2017 with an exciting change of faces as Craig MacMullin makes his debut as President and CEO. Along with an infectious attitude, Craig brings many years of widespread experience and looks forward to making the most out of the his time with CEED.

As a native Cape Bretoner, Craig is always making an effort in getting to know the people around him. This outgoing attitude was reflected as he sought out to form a relationship with each and every employee. In the short span of time he has been here, Craig has displayed his strong leadership skills remarkably well.

Leading his first staff meeting, Craig encouraged everyone to participate in finding and suggesting solutions for various challenges that the organization faces. By welcoming this collaboration, employees feel their opinion is valued and that each person plays a vital role in the organization’s overall success. Craig is effectively working toward a good-humored work environment structured upon a foundation of teamwork.

Craig believes in having his team share their perspectives on issues. He believes this is the best way for him to see a situation from every angle thereby allowing him to make the best decision and thus the right strategic move.

A system based on accountability is another aspect Craig wishes to bring to the table and put forward into CEED’s work environment. By helping facilitate an individual’s ability to hold himself accountable, Craig encourages said individual to learn from their mistakes. Craig believes that failure isn’t viewed as the end, but rather an opportunity to learn from your mistake to go forward. Viewing failure as a learning mechanism to re-evaluate what and how you are doing something and devise a new strategy to reach your goals is what the entrepreneurial spirit is all about.

CEED is enthusiastic to welcome Craig MacMullin as our new President and CEO. We are eager to be a part of his vision for CEED and excited to continue encouraging members of our community to have the courage to chase after their entrepreneurial aspirations!

Larger Than Life

Although many small business owners strive to keep the “little guy” in mind, Large Lad Clothing creator, James Weir, is trying to do just the opposite.

As a bigger guy, James Weir has had his share of challenges trying to find stylish clothes that fit. He recalls experiencing a shopping trip in late 2014 when he yet again failed to find decent wardrobe options, as the moment when decided to create Large Lad Clothing. With the encouragement of his wife, and the Self Employment Benefits Program at CEED, he went on to establish a quality clothing company, tailored exclusively to larger men.

From a Food Truck in Fall River to a Restaurant in Antigonish

blog photo 1In 2014 Fernando Maceira opened Fernando’s Grill, a food truck with a semi-permanent location in Fall River. He served Portuguese and Canadian Specialties and, according to my taste buds and the comments on Facebook, very good ones.

After two seasons it was sad to see the space empty. But I knew there was more to come.

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp!

After last year’s successful pilot, CEED is excited to announce that we will be hosting another interactive and fun-filled summer day camp for youth grades four to seven!

Participants will grow solid roots within the world of entrepreneurship during the CEED Entrepreneurship Summer Camp – they will experience problem solving, creative thinking, teamwork and risk taking, and walk away with the ability to apply these skills in their daily lives and future business endeavors!

CEED wins RBC’s Community Partner Award, presented by Futurpreneur Canada

TORONTO (May 31, 2016) At today’s Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit in Toronto, Futurpreneur Canada and RBC announced the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) as the RBC Community Partner Award winner. This award recognizes one of Futurpreneur Canada’s partner organizations for making a significant impact on entrepreneurs.

The Mindset Project

Calling all entrepreneurs – this is your chance to take part in innovative research that is looking into the mental health of entrepreneurs!

The Mindset Project is a privately-led national research project looking deeper into the mental health impacts of entrepreneurship in order to develop stronger supports for business owners. The Project was initiated by Michael Devenney, President of Bluteau Devenney, who has recently begun sharing his journey with anxiety and depression throughout a successful career as an entrepreneur.