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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: Starting a business
Business.gov tweeted me on Twitter a reminder this morning that anyone can check what licenses and permits a business needs in their specific zip code by typing in the zip code and selecting the type of business on this page, … Continue reading
“How to Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You” from The Wall Street Journal offers another tool for someone who wants to start a business. For other tools, check out other entries on this blog or the www.business.hickmantn.org site.
A great article in the Wall Street Journal blog, “Can You Open a Restaurant with No Money?“. Some of the points can be used for starting any business. When you get to the part that says, “Craft a well-written business … Continue reading
In a post on The Rural Blog this week, there is another report that entrepreneurship is on the rise. In thie post, “Self-employment rises in depopulating rural areas “, a sociologist from the University of Nebraska reports that entrepreneurship is … Continue reading
The entrepreneurship workshop series is ongoing in Hickman County. Last night, our second session on small business featured Scott Powers who spoke about accounting concerns of small business — from maintaining records to tax issues. Last week, Tennessee Business Resource … Continue reading
I was reading the recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine this morning and noted an article, “Laid off in 2008? Start a Business in 2009“, that reminded me how adversity can often be turned into opportunity. It offers advice relevant to … Continue reading
There was enough interest in the workshop series on starting a business and becoming an entreprenuer that it is in the works! The first of eight sessions has been tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 10th in … Continue reading
Okay, it is now 2009 — time for new starts and New Year’s Resolutions…. If you resolve to make more money, be your own boss, etc., maybe starting a business is something to consider. Check out http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ for this. If … Continue reading
As part of HCECDA’s new and improved economic development website that I am building, the Hickman County Business Information website is up (let’s call it a work-in-process, ‘beta’ version for the moment). It includes starting, operating, and growing a business … Continue reading