Start a Business

Financing is a crucial element of start-up businesses. For more than 20 years, CEED has been connecting entrepreneurs with a wide range of resources to help fund their ventures.

The CEED Impact loan helps foster small and medium-sized businesses. Entrepreneurs of all ages can apply for a business start-up loan. Low-interest loans of up to $25,000 are available, with flexible repayment terms and no penalty for early repayment of the principal. The application process is fast and straightforward so entrepreneurs can reach their goals more quickly and take their business to the next level.

Focus on your brilliant business idea, while CEED’s Impact Loan equips you for success. More than just a loan, CEED Impact Loan clients are connected to business skills development opportunities, allowing them to gain essential knowledge to help them as a business owner. Learning topics ranging from marketing strategy and human resources, to accounting and planning.

With a simple application process and flexible repayment options, CEED Impact loans give you the freedom to make your business into what you want, the way you want. More adventurous than a traditional bank loan, CEED Impact loans can work with varied credit histories or unusual business ideas. A CEED Impact Loan is more than just a cheque, it’s also a lifeline, where you’ll find on-going business support and advice throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

Businesses registered within the Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford boundaries are eligible to apply.

  • 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 Impact Loan 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;
  • Connect you with business skills development opportunities.

Get in touch and let us help you find your custom financing solution or click here to apply today!

Call us at 902-421-2333 or send us an email at info@ceed.ca.

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