Centre for Enterprises in difficulty (CEd)

The Brussels-Capital Region preventively helps entrepreneurs in difficulty through its Center for Enterprises in difficulty (CEd).

The Ced informs, advises and guides company directors and self-employed workers encountering professional difficulties. The purpose of the centre, which operates through BECI, is to help self-employed workers and company directors assess their professional situation and develop new solutions to the problems they face (good understanding between partners, business conflicts, payment problems, personal concerns, etc.).

This free support is offered in the form of individual meetings at the centre where self-employed workers and directors of SMEs can receive expert advice in the following areas:

  • Accounting: free advice from an accountant.
  • Legal: free advice from a lawyer.
  • Social: free advice in collaboration with Partena (social secretariat) on issues such as exemption from social security contributions and other possible exemptions, possible repayment plans in case of payment difficulties, bankruptcy insurance, etc.

You can also get detailed information on the different measures taken by the public authorities to help struggling companies.

The Ced is hosted by BECI. An appointment can be made over the phone or a form can be completed on the centre's website (FR).

The Ced's advice line is available 24/7 : 0800 99 978 (free call)

Updated 14/09/2018
Additional information / Who can help?


call 1819

Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and Tue from 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Service free of charge except call costs at local rate

infopoint 1819

Mon-Fri from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ch. de Charleroi 110, 1060 Brussels


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