What services does the EDC provide?
EDC provides business acceleration services for start-up entrepreneurs as well as those with long established businesses. From hands-on help with a full-blown business plan to simply directing an entrepreneur to the appropriate attorney or financial contact, the EDC offers a broad range of services designed to maximize a business' potential for success and take it to the next level. For more on how to work with the EDC, visit our Get Started page.
EDC provides guided professional direction, as well as hands-on support, through its team of seasoned entrepreneurial professionals. This provides our clients with real "been there, done that" mentoring to help guide their businesses successfully; improving growth rates and avoiding costly mistakes. Over 80% of EDC's annual resources are focused on this critical service.
With a constantly evolving database of highly qualified people and services, the EDC is positioned to assist entrepreneurs in making timely and effective vendor and support program decisions. Visit our Resources page for more information.
Access to Capital Services
Raising capital can be a complicated process. The EDC has well-connected and experienced professionals on staff to assist you with your business' financial needs. We help entrepreneurs navigate government and private funding sources. We also maintain connections with regional/national early and late stage seed and venture investors. Visit our Resources page for more information.
The EDC sponsors networking and educational events designed to expand entrepreneur peer and resource pools. Events include business/social exchange programs with guest speakers and targeted networking invitees, as well as venues for entrepreneurs to present their business models for funding. See the Events section for upcoming networking and educational opportunities.
Events and services are focused on improving overall entrepreneurial knowledge:
- CEO / CFO roundtable events
- Educational speakers at bi-monthly membership meetings
- Educational materials & guidance
- Electronic newsletters
- Executive entrepreneur forums
To find out more about working with the EDC or how to take advantage of EDC's assistance, visit our Get Started page.
"The introductions that EDC has made for us have been invaluable. From our accounting firm and business attorney to industry subject matter experts, their network is a who's who of top technical talent in the state."
Owner, Fire Farm Lighting