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%
  • Flexible re-payment terms
  • Connecting entrepreneurs with CEED’s community partners, Futurpreneur and BDC, to apply for a further $45,000

An experienced CEED Advisor can:

  • Explore options to help finance your business
  • Provide guidance with your business plan and financial projections
  • Provide information on business resources
  • Share business planning and financial projection templates
  • 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

“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