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Top 10 Reasons to Attend EDC’s Annual Meeting April 13th

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, April 13th for EDC’s Annual Meeting at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Here... 

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Budgeting for Success

Just like a complete business plan allows you to project actions and reactions into the future, proper budgeting allows the... 

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International Trade Office Announces FY16 Export Trade Assistance Program

The International Trade Office is happy to announce the availability of FY16 Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) and Domestic... 

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EDC Announces New Educational Series

On Friday, March 6th, EDC will launch a new educational series, Advance in 60 in collaboration with the City of North Liberty... 

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend EDC’s Entrepreneur Showcase at Innovation EXPO on Tuesday, October 21st

Innovation EXPO is less than one week away (and is coming to Cedar Rapids for the first time). Below are just 10 reasons... 

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Five common elements of successful crowd funding campaigns

Considering Crowd Funding? Sites like kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com have generated a lot of buzz and a few high profile... 

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Do you know your influencers?

Whatever your sector, industry or interest, it is easier than ever to figure out who are the thought leaders and influencers.  
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Elevator Pitch Sentence Structure

The elevator pitch is what you use to explain your business/idea to a complete stranger.  
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Idea vs. Opportunity?

One of the most important questions an entrepreneur should ask: Idea or Opportunity?  
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Sales Training – What it is and how to do it!

Sales training at most companies, if ever offered, consists of sending sales personnel to a one / two day independent sales... 

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