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Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
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 over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
- TIGER grants replaced by BUILD grants for local/regional transportation infrastructure
- Happy Economic Development Week!
- An update on Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds
- Have your quality in economic development programs recognized by your peers
- Retail Development Event for Tennessee and Kentucky
- How to ask your local government for money to promote rural tourism
- Happy Pi Day!
- 2018 IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards
- Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds – Another Economic Tool for Your Community?
- Successful Succession Planning for Business
- Opportunity Funds – A new resource for economic development investment
- Business resiliency and planning for disruption
- Helping businesses connect to customers online
- Have a wonderful life this holiday season!
- Small Business Saturday – Better than Black Friday and Cooler than Cyber Monday (Nov. 25th)
- 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development
- 2017 IEDC Annual Conference
- Dove hunting season or shooting for tourism growth
- Disaster and Disruption Planning for Communities and Companies
- I put a dollar in a change machine and I didn’t get it
- Workforce development for advanced manufacturing in the Cheatham County region
- Cheatham County May 2017 unemployment rate lowest in nearly 2 decades
- 2017 Tennessee Economic and Community Development Conference
- Tennessee Reconnect: Help for adults to go back to college
- How do you measure your workforce?
- The It’s a Wonderful Life EDO
- Why Invest in Economic Development
- Tennessee Rural Economic Development Conference
- A post with economic development tied to a haiku, it’s true!
- Right turn on LOCAL CITIZENS WHO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STREET
Category Archives: business assistance
It is that time of year, my getting around to updating and improving community economic development resources that I didn’t get to during that holiday lull that inevitably never happens. The thing this time is an update to the Resources … Continue reading
The Cheatham County Commission approved unanimously an business incentive package developed by the Industrial Development Board of Cheatham County (IDB). Developed with assistance from the Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading
The Town of Kingston Springs are hosting two forums next week. The first one, Local Realtors Forum, will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 8:00 to 9:10 a.m. at L.L. Burns Park Activity Center. The second, Area Business Community … Continue reading
The recently released job growth numbers from the United State Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) leads the nation in job growth. Cheatham County is part of the Nashville MSA and the Partnership 2020 initiative. “Nashville … Continue reading
“Small Business Tax Incentives in the Fiscal Cliff Deal” details advantagous tax benefits to small business. These includes the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that benefits employers who hire veterans and other targeted unemployed members of our labor force.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) provides technical, administrative and regulatory support for small businesses. The SBEAP staff serve as a liaison between the environmental regulatory agencies and small business. The SBEAP does not have … Continue reading
We have many U.S. military veteran owned businesses in Hickman County, Tennessee. For veterans who may be looking to become entrepreneurs and start and grow their own business, the Small Business Administration has a program called Boots to Business that … Continue reading
News and views about economic development happenings in the seven-state TVA region.
“10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012” at Entrepreneur.com lists some trends we are already seeing. My workplace certainly will be changing. If you think your workplace won’t be changing, you might be in for a surprise.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Applications now available
PHS 2012-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants Now Available January 31, 2012 The PHS 2012-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications are now … Continue reading
Sometimes, running a business isn’t very exciting. This is an example: the new IRS (Circular E) Employer’s Tax Guide for use in 2012 is out.
I spent a little of my energy updating the Energy webpage on the Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association’s Business website today. If you are looking to reduce your business’s energy costs, check it out.
Yesterday, I watched the JOBS4TN Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program webinar, which provided information on the accelerator program and the process of applying for the grant funding. Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development plans to award grant funding to help establish … Continue reading
U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Funds to Spur $3.6 Billion in New Lending to Small Businesses, Help Create Jobs
Michael Porter speaks on economic development in inner cities with Fortune magazine. Training and business development are important in cities just as they are in rural areas.
I posted about attending an Internet Marketing Workshop conducted by Joanne Steele of Rural Tourism Marketing Group on Monday. Sort of like there is no greater praise for a cook than a cleaned plate, I was informed and inspired by … Continue reading
I received a scam email targeting businesses that use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to electronically file tax payments. I am the cautious type and the misspellings really raised the alarm. Anyway, the official Internal Revenue Service website has … Continue reading
I was reading an article last night in the Nashville Business Journal titled “Passing down a family business is tricky but critical in rocky economy“. It is something we all should think about as business people — succession planning. I’d … Continue reading
With flood recovery ongoing and the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this weekend, I’m reminded that being prepared makes sense for us. SBA has a new website, www.preparemybusiness.org, that will help a business create its disaster preparedness plan.
SCORE has a free online workshop called “Running a Profitable Company“. This workshop helps you examine how to run a profitable business with a healthy margin, analyze your business’ profitability, and it provides interactive worksheets to help put it all … Continue reading
Business.gov has a page where anyone can check what licenses and permits their business needs in their specific zip code by typing in the zip code and selecting the type of business on this page, www.business.gov/register/licenses-and-permits/. They are from the … Continue reading
In today’s Wall Street Journal, it was reported that business incubators are showing signs of revival (“Start-Up Incubators Reborn“). Incubators provide entrepreneurs with support that makes starting and growing a business easier. A successful business incubator isn’t automatic, however. It … Continue reading
SCORE, which provides business counseling in association with the Small Business Administration (SBA), recently updated pages (www.score.org/veteran.html) on their website for military veterans who are or planning to be entrepreneurs. The site links to information, assistance, and financing, specifically geared … Continue reading
Region’s lenders boost small business lending, but remain conservative – Nashville Business Journal:
Region’s lenders boost small business lending, but remain conservative – Nashville Business Journal: Small business financing may be more available in our area than you might think. Hickman County banks First Farmers & Merchants and Community First are great resources … Continue reading
I have mentioned it before, but it is worth posting it again. The Small Business Administration has an informative website for its “programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed” specifically for the economic recovery.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has a publication titled OSHA Small Business Handbook that can be downloaded free to help your small business be safe and to comply with workplace safety regulations. Tennessee is one of the states … Continue reading
The article, Getting your customers to pay up, gives some tips for small business to prevent non-paying or slow-paying customers and how to deal with collecting when you don’t get paid.
I was doing some research today on a project and I was reminded of a resource that is now easier to use. The new iTunes 9 has a lot of information, much of it free, under its iTunes U section. … Continue reading
When you are tired of sitting on your great idea and ready to invest Tennessee is the place to look. The place to start, Hickman County, of course. Check out www.investTN.org for more information.