A tested and effective approach
CEED’s Self-Employment Program team, in addition to having extensive business experience, have a passion for helping program participants build their abilities and make the most of their resources to succeed as entrepreneurs. In other words, they are there to support you each step of the way.
Our well-tested and highly effective approach to learning also gives participants an opportunity to test out different ideas and learn from each other.
The program starts off with a full day of orientation that includes a roadmap for the 40 weeks ahead.
Next, there are 15 workshops in which you learn essential business skills.
You’ll be paired with an expert business advisor who will provide individualized support and one-on-one coaching throughout the program.
Guess what? You actually start your business within the first 20 weeks of the program. That means you get to apply the knowledge and skills you’ve developed in the first weeks of the program to the real-world experience of owning your own business—all with the support of your advisor and peers.