Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business
Today, approximately 80 people from the Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County area attended a workshop, Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business, facilitated by nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert of the The Schallert Group, Inc. headquartered in Longmont, Colorado.
Sponsored by the Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council with assistance from USDA Rural Development, this workshop was just the latest endeavor by our area economic development organizations in our local small business retention and expansion efforts.
A West Tennessee business owner who had attended an earlier session by Mr. Schallert in Dyersburg reported that she had used the techniques taught by Mr. Schallert and increased sales by approximately 200%.
I am sure that those local business people who attended gained knowledge that will help them become a destination to more customers. Stay tuned for more information on small business workshops in the area sponsored by Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association and/or our economic development partners. Until then, check out our business website, http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ or contact me.
About Daryl Phillips, CEcD
I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS).
Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.