Looking to start your own business? Check out our range of programs below that can help any new entrepreneur ensure a successful start.

Free 30 Minute Consultation

I'd like to talk one-on-one with a business professional about my business or business idea.


Choose an in-person meeting at our office, or if you have a computer equipped with a camera, speaker and microphone, we’re happy to meet with you online. Let us invest 30 minutes of our time, in your business.
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Start Smart

I'm looking for more information about starting my own business, or what the best first steps would be.


Start Smart helps you get answers to your questions about your existing business or business idea from our experts. You’ll also explore local resources, gain the tools to make your ideas a reality, and be introduced to programs and services designed to support your journey every step of the way.
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I have an idea, and want a program that will help me see it through to launch.


The CEED | SME Incubator Program will help you realize your dream. In this intensive, 6-week program you get expert guidance from CEED's experienced business professionals. You will also receive supportive feedback on your business ideas from other aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Self Employment

I'm currently on EI and want to transition into self employment by starting my own business.


In just 40 weeks, take your commitment, hard work and enthusiasm and combine it with our expertise, resources and dedication. It’s a recipe for success that has seen over 1,000 program graduates develop the skills and knowledge they need to start their own business.
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Start-Up Loans

I'm looking for financial support to help launch or support my new business.


For over 25 years, CEED has connected entrepreneurs with the resources required to help fund their ventures. CEED’s Startup & Expansion Loans lay the groundwork for you to take the next step with your idea or enterprise.
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Do you have an innovative idea you want to turn into a commercial venture?


CEED | Innovator

CEED’s Innovator program is for founders, researchers or business builders with an idea. If you have an idea that you want to turn into a business, this is the beginning of the journey.

CEED | Innovator

will help you understand, quantify, and communicate the business value of your innovation.
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CEED | LaunchPad

Do you have a business idea already planned and developed, and now you need help with a launch plan?

CEED | LaunchPad

If you’re ready to establish a business model to support commercial launch, the CEED | LaunchPad program will help you blast out of the incubator.In this intensive 20-week program (1 session every 2 weeks), you bring the ideas and CEED brings the expertise, guiding you to launch your developed concepts to commercial viability. Each of the 10 sessions provides a set of challenges that are completed to make your hypothetical business model a reality.
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Still feeling lost?

Unable to find something for you? Click below to contact us and we’ll help you find the right program to achieve your goals.