Business Resources

eDev's Spring 2013 Newsletter Highlights advances in micro-enterprise training!

How to Work on Your Business Goals with eDev

Opening a business can be both exhilarating and frightening. Exhilarating when you make your first sale and accomplish tasks that you did not think were possible. Frightening when you realize that you are thousands of dollars in debt because you built a business and nobody came. We've seen both success stories and failures. By working with us, we can help you improve your odds of success and reduce your risks of failure. 

The success of every business depends on the following elements:

  • a Customer who has a problem to solve ...
  • a Product OR Service designed to solve exactly that problem ...
  • a method of delivering that problem's solution that meets or exceeds the customers expectations
  • all accomplished in ways that generate Profit

We have a number of ways of providing support for those seeking Self-Employment and those working toward a Micro-Business.  We want you to work smarter, not harder and we encourage you to contact us if you are thinking of setting up a business or are wanting to expand your existing business.

eDev's primary services fall into the following categories:

  • Learn to Earn (individual assessment, objectives, work plans, learning groups, and individual counseling)
  • Training (learning in a group setting - classes, workshops, and peer groups)
  • Technical Assistance (individual business assistance)
  • Grants and Microloans (microloans, Individual Development Account grants)
  • We also work with rural communities to help build their own economic infrastructure

The first step to engage in eDev's business services is to complete an Application.  eDev often secures grants and funding that may allow us to extend fee waivers to you - in order to be eligible for these, you must meet our eligibility requirements.  If you have any questions, please call or email Juli Brode for assistance or answers to your questions.