Advance in 60


Practical, expert advice shared to advance businesses and entrepreneurs 60 minutes at a time

Sponsored in Partnership by North Liberty CoLab, City of North Liberty, EDC, Inc., Great Western Bank and University of Iowa JPEC

The series is provided free for Corridor area entrepreneurs seeking to advance their knowledge in areas critical for scaling their businesses. The series is designed to be for entrepreneurs by experts and entrepreneurs. Each session will focus on a key topic and provide best practices on that topic from the expert and examples of best practices at work by an area entrepreneur. Time will be available at the end of each session for Q&A and networking.

The goal of the series is to provide actionable insights to area entrepreneurs who are trying to scale their businesses and need to be able to walk away with new knowledge that they can apply immediately in their own businesses. Click here to sign up for email invitations and information. Click here to register for the current session. Past topics have included:

  • Building a Strong Brand
  • Managing Customer Acquisition Costs
  • Maximizing Web Sales
  • Managing eCommerce Website
  • Google Analytics: Making the Most of this Powerful Tool
  • Customer Advocacy
  • Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Generating National PR on an Entrepreneurial Budget
  • Social Media as a Marketing Tool
  • Sales Best Practices
  • Tradeshow Best Practices
  • SEO Strategies to Make Your Website Visible
  • David Sells Goliath: How to Find Your First/Next Big Sale
  • Unlocking Facebook Advertising



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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