Plan to SucCEED Program

Are you really ready to start a business?

Our intensive 40 week Plan to SucCEED Program is our most comprehensive program package and is designed to help you successfully launch your business.

Our program pairs participants with a dedicated Business Advisor who provide individualized support and one-on-one coaching throughout the entire 40 weeks. Each of CEED’s Business Advisors are experienced business owners themselves and will help participants build capacity and maximize resources in order to sucCEED!

In addition to one-on-one coaching, participants will gain knowledge and skills via more than 20 interactive and engaging workshops. Our highly effective approach to learning combines peer learning and experimentation. We offer entrepreneurs innovative opportunities to start and grow their business through:

  • Collaboration With Peers
  • Experiential Learning
  • Hands-On Workshops
  • Technology To Spark Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Positive Risk Taking

The Plan To SucCEED program includes:

  • An Orientation Session
  • Our Blast Off To Business Program
  • Our Fit To SucCEED Program
  • Our Exploring & Developing Your Business Plan Program
  • Many Additional Business Skills Workshops
  • One-On-One Business Advisory Coaching and Support

Cost: $1,799

You may be eligible for funding via The Self Employment (SE) Program.

To apply, the first step is visit the Nova Scotia Works Centre in your area. They will advise you on your options, and help you with your self-employment application process by reviewing eligibility requirements, assisting you with completing CEED’s application forms, and referring you to our next Orientation Session.

Still Have Questions?

Call us at (902) 421-2333 or send us an e-mail at

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