Connect with Customers

At EDC, we assist our clients with determining their true “fit” in the marketplace. We often help in developing marketing plans, and work with clients to execute on those plans—further helping them aim their businesses and connect with both existing and new customers.

  • Market fit analysis. Who needs your product? Why? How intense is the need for the product? Most businesses start / re-start, or try to grow without being able to answer these crucial questions.
  • Market research. EDC assists clients with conducting customer satisfaction, competitive analysis, best practices and lost customer research to help them better target their marketing and sales efforts.
  • Marketing plan development. EDC’s team of seasoned marketing veterans can develop a marketing plan that defines your brand and aims your business, while adhering to your budget.
Marketing Services
  • Market research/analysis
  • Marketing plan development
  • Website analysis
  • Website requirements documentation
  • Social media
  • Marketing vendor management
  • Brand strategy development
  • Collateral development
  • Trade shows
  • Press release writing/distribution


The counseling and support we received from the EDC team during our start-up years had a huge impact on our success. And now, we continue to benefit from our EDC relationship with ongoing business and sales coaching and the connections that are helping us grow much faster than the rest of our industry. The Creative Corridor is blessed to have such a strong force for spawning new business.

Jeff Quint, Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery

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


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