Biz Blogs for Beginning Business

If you are starting a business or have just started one, there is a steep learning curve that you probably don’t have a lot of money to hire consultants to help gain traction. Economic development organizations (like HCECDA) can help, but sometimes our time resources don’t match up. Plus, since you are an entrepreneur, you tend to want to go your own way.

A great way to help ascend the learning curve is with on-line information. One source specifically designed for those in Hickman County is . Since you are reading this, you may be like me and find the concise format and diverse expertise offered by bloggers and business blogs appealing. Since I never claim this is the best blog, I would suggest checking out “The Top 50 Blogs for Startups in 2009” for (duh) 50 best biz blogs beneficial to beginning business.

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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