For over 25 years, CEED has connected entrepreneurs with the resources required to help fund their ventures. CEED’s Startup & Expansion Loans lay the groundwork for you to take the next step with your idea or enterprise. 

These loans are for small and medium-sized businesses run by entrepreneurs of all ages. Recipients get support to develop their business knowledge and skills in marketing, accounting, human resources and business planning.

General details:

  • Businesses registered within the Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford boundaries are eligible to apply
  • Loans range from $5,000 to $25,000 and include:
    • Low interest rate of prime + 2%
    • Low principal repayments
    • No penalty for early repayment
    • No interest for 6 months on $5,000 loans
  • Up to $60,000 of additional funding is available through CEED’s community partners
  • Our experienced CEED loan advisor can help you:
    • Explore options to help finance your business
    • Provide guidance and templates for your business plan and financial projections
    • Provide information on business resources
    • Connect you with business skills development opportunities
These loans are more than just a cheque. Startup and Expansion Loans are a lifeline providing ongoing support and wisdom throughout your business journey.


Questions regarding our Startup and Expansion Financing options? Please email us at with any further inquiries.

How to apply:

Please apply through the Impact Atlantic form below.

Where to start?

Unsure where to start? Click below to find the right program for your entrepreneurial needs.

Get In Touch

Phone: 902.421.2333
Fax: 902.482.0291

Our Location

Bayers Road Centre
Suite 225
7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 2C2

Firsthand Impact:

Lindsay MacPhee – The Floatation Centre

“If someone is thinking of starting their own business, I would tell them to go to CEED. They have a wealth of information to pass on, free courses, and it was an incredible experience.”

Connie Mcinnes – Rio & Rogue Studios

“I was young, I didn’t have resources. The loan was critical for my business. It was seamless… I was able to create beyond what I thought I was going to create.”