Hickman County Starting a Business Workshop — TONIGHT!!

Learn more about business! TONIGHT!!

Considering starting a business? Do you have a business that you are ready to grow to the next step? You may want to check this out. There will be an Entrepreneurship class informational session at the Hickman County Career Center on January 21st from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. If we have at least 10 to enroll, the class will begin the following week and meet two nights a week for a total of eleven sessions. If you decide to enroll for the entire program, the cost will be $30 to partially cover the cost of book and materials, which you will get to keep. Columbia State Community College is conducting the class with support from South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance and Hickmam County Economic & Community Development Assn.

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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