The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the economy, social enterprises, small businesses, and entrepreneurs around the globe. In these times of uncertainty, it is important to focus on what is within your control. CEED can help.

Our office is currently operating with limited access to the public. We request that anyone coming to CEED make an appointment with one of our staff prior to arriving. If you have traveled from outside Atlantic Canada into Nova Scotia within the past 2 weeks, have been in close contact to someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms yourself, please stay home and contact us to change your appointment.

Helping your business through COVID-19

Entrepreneurs are facing a new normal. CEED currently offers multiple programs and services that can help your business through these unprecedented times, and all of our workshops and programming are being delivered virtually. If your business requires support, please see if any of our resources are right for you.


Is your business underperforming or struggling?



Does it feel like you are reacting to effects, rather than addressing the causes? Are you unsure about how to fix the underlying problems of your business? CEED | Business Recovery & Optimization is a 6-week program has been designed to help you as the business owner put your business on an actionable path of recovery and optimization.
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Could your business benefit from additional funding to help it through COVID-19?



The Urban Main Street Loan Initiative (UMSLI) is to be used to finance the everyday operations of a business such as sales and marketing, product development, wages, and other activities for businesses such as retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, etc., and businesses of strategic importance to the community.
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