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.

Update: May 19, 2021

We are glad to announce that UMSLI loans are once again available for businesses experiencing challenges through COVID-19. Please see our UMSLI loans page through the box below to learn more about the details and how to apply.

As the provincial pandemic situation continues to ebb and flow, we at CEED want to play our part in minimizing community spread while also maintaining a safe work environment for our staff. To that end, the CEED office will be closed until further notice.

Staff will be working remotely and available to assist you via email. We will continue to monitor the situation to evaluate the extent of the closure, but in the interim, please feel free to reach us at Stay safe, everyone!

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.


I'm looking for a loan to support my business through the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Recognizing that Covid-19 continues to create significant challenges for small, locally owned urban businesses, CEED is proud to announce that the Urban Main Street Loan Initiative (UMSLI) is once again available to assist eligible entrepreneurs during these challenging times.
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Recovery & Optimization

My business is underperforming or at risk of failure, and I'd like a program to help me recover the business.

CEED | Recovery & Optimization

If your business has been underperforming, and you feel as if you’re reacting to effects, rather than addressing underlying causes, the CEED | Recovery and Optimization program is here to help you adapt and reorient your enterprise.
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Free 30 Minute Consultation

I'd like to talk one-on-one with a business professional about my specific business.


Choose an in-person meeting at our office, or if you have a computer equipped with a camera, speaker and microphone, we’re happy to meet with you online. Let us invest 30 minutes of our time, in your business.
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We’d be glad to help. Send us an e-mail at or call us at (902) 421-2333.