There really is a Bucksnort exit on the information superhighway

Maybe this post says it better, but I think I’ve said a lot of this before: “Getting rural businesses to see Internet value”  I have seen much improvement on rural technology utilization, but it is still a challenge to make the leap from seeing the value in Internet utilization to ascendng the learning curve of actually integrating technology into the operations and marketing of a small business. The training that we have helped bring to the area has helped empower some to test the waters. Facebook and other social media have become a low-impact way to take the Internet for a spin. Find what works, what doesn’t and don’t be afraid to ask (or Google!) questions along the way.

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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