Entrepreneurship Workshops Underway in Hickman County

The entrepreneurship workshop series is ongoing in Hickman County. Last night, our second session on small business featured Scott Powers who spoke about accounting concerns of small business — from maintaining records to tax issues. Last week, Tennessee Business Resource Office (BERO) Specialist Wisty Pender kicked off the series with presenting ideas on researching and choosing the right business to start. The session was featured in today’s Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development’s ECD Hot Sheet. Thanks to Columbia State Community College and the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance for bringing the series to our community and all the expert presenters like Ron Beck of Columbia State, Wisty Pender, Scott Powers, that the other expert presenters lined up for the next six weeks.

For more information on starting a business in Tennessee, check out Tennessee BERO. For starting or growing a business in Hickman County, check out http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ .

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.
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