Growth Management

Drive Business Expansion

How can you prepare for and manage growth so that you maximize your chances for success? Look to EDC to help you determine the processes, team members and resources you need to meet the increasingly complex demands of business expansion.

  • Operations. The EDC team includes a seasoned Operations expert who can provide insights on general operations efficiencies and production management.
  • New product development. EDC assists clients with new product development strategies and processes.
  • Team development. Nearly all businesses start and grow with unbalanced teams. EDC helps clients understand the talent needed across several disciplines and works with them to fill the gaps.
Growth Management Services
  • Inventory control implementation
  • MRP system selection
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Shipping/freight selection
  • New product and prototype development
  • Make or buy analysis and connection with applicable outsource resources
  • Assistance with developing contingency plans
  • Job description creation
  • Conduct talent searches
  • Employee training


The EDC has been an important source of support in helping Breads From Anna create a plan for growth, raise funds and develop a team. Because I have built Breads from Anna on my own, having the EDC as a team has given me the momentum needed to take this business to the next level.

Anna Sobaski, Breads from Anna

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    230 2nd St. SE, Suite 212
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    Phone: (319) 369-4955
    Fax: (319) 832-1481


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