Four County Business Seminar November 6, 2008

Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County Business Seminar
Coming to Linden November 6, 2008

Business owners in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties have the opportunity to hear nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Linden on Thursday, November 6. Sponsored by the Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council, Schallert will present his acclaimed business improvement session, Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business. As part of his visit to the area, Schallert will also meet with seminar attendees to answer questions and discuss his Destination principles and their specific application to the community and individual businesses.

Schallert’s sessions teach independent business owners how to turn their businesses into consumer “Destinations” that attract customers from many miles away, past other competitive outlets. Schallert’s consulting firm, The Schallert Group, Inc., is noted for providing competitive tools to independent business owners that are typically used exclusively by large corporate chains to dominate a marketplace.

“The challenge for any business today, regardless of its location and surrounding demographics, is to create such a compelling offering that it is repeatedly visited by consumers. For a business to be a true Destination, it must also be able to draw customers from other cities and towns, miles away, past other larger, more dominant competitors,” says Schallert.

Schallert has been working with independent business owners since 1983, and contributes his business strategies to national publications like the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Schallert speaks and consults with thousands of entrepreneurs annually.

Those wanting to learn more about Schallert prior to his visit are encouraged to visit his company website at Owners may subscribe to Schallert’s free “Reinvent Your Business” newsletter at this site.

“Most independent businesses that fail today would not have to close if they had adapted to easily recognizable marketplace changes and focused on becoming Consumer Destinations,” says Schallert. “It’s an oversimplification to say that all small Mom and Pop businesses are doomed because of superstores, or because of the proliferation of malls throughout the country.”

Schallert’s company is located in Longmont, Colorado. Schallert is a member of the National Speakers Association, the National Main Street Network, and the International Downtown Association.

The seminar will be held at the Perry County Community Development Center at 113 Factory St. in Linden. The seminar starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 2:30 PM. Lunch is dutch treat and will be provided on-site.

Business owners and others interested in attending may call the Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council at 931/729-2686 EXT110; FAX 931/729-5786 or email, or

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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