Start a Business

You already know that financing is a crucial element to your business plan. For more than 20 years, CEED has been connecting entrepreneurs with a wide range of resources to help fund their ventures.

Businesses registered within the Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford boundaries can apply for financing with CEED:

  • Loans Available From $5,000 to $25,000
  • Low Interest Rate of Prime + 2%
  • Low Principal Payments
  • No Penalty for Early Repayment
  • All $5,000 Loans are Interest Free for 6 Months
  • Up to $60,000 of Additional Funding Available Through CEED’s Community Partners

An experienced CEED advisor can:

  • Explore Options to Help Finance Your Business
  • Provide Guidance and Templates for Your Business Plan and Financial Projections
  • Provide Information on Business Resources
  • Discuss the Availability of CEED’s ‘Business Skills Training Fund’

Get in touch and let us help you find your custom financing solution.
Call us at 902-421-2333 or send us an email at

Rio and Rogue Studio’s experience with CEED and Impact Loans

“CEED staff helped me turn my hobby into a business. It’s scary, unsettling and nerve-wracking searching for your next paycheque. However, it is incredibly rewarding to be doing something that makes me happy and setting my own rules. CEED introduced me to Futurpreneur loans which allowed me to finance my workspace and get the ball rolling. I am incredibly thankful for CEED and what they offer.”
-Josh Denaro – Southpaw Woodworking

Our Community Partners in Financing

CEED Programs are delivered in partnership with ACOA and the Province of Nova Scotia