July News & Notes

Who’s ready to make this month an amazing one for economic development? Check out the news and notes for business owners!

Small Business Administration

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Registration for the SBA application portal is now open. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon ET. See How to apply for more detail.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program was established in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16.2 billion in economic relief to target industries. This SVOG portal is now open to receive applications.

Details here

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

The Pilot Point Chamber is back to having in-person events!

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

9 Proven Strategies To Profitably and Powerfully Scale Your Business

Did you start your business to gain more freedom in your life, only to quickly learn that freedom in business comes down to two precious currencies — time and money? If you find yourself working harder than ever with less to show for it, then this free session is for you! Leslie Hassler of Your Biz Rules will share how to position your business to create growth and scalability profitably, sustainably and make it easier than you ever thought it could be.

  • Learn the crucial difference between growth and scalability that most business owners miss;
  • Understand the ‘musts’ to scale your business and how to focus on what your business needs;
  • Be better prepared to handle any market and any economic conditions so that you can successfully and confidently achieve your goals.

Leslie Hassler, Small Business Scaling Strategist Leslie Hassler is a dynamic author, speaker, and business strategist guiding women-owned, service-based businesses into more profits, cash flow, and success. Business owners come to Leslie seeking a way to strategically scale their businesses richly, stop the money leaks, and get back in control with confidence. Using her more than 12 years of experience in business, finance, mindset, and more, Leslie takes multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses from cash-strapped and struggling to profitable and thriving with her unique Scaling Rich™ Method. Her genius has also been featured on stages, podcasts and publications around the United States.

Register here


  • WomenRISE Networking | July 13

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Events

  • How To be a Good Teammate and a Good Person | July 14
  • 12 “Musts” of a Website that Converts | July 20
  • Money Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs | July 20
  • The Key to Success: Improving Relationships with People, All People | July 21
  • Networking Online and Offline: Beyond the Pandemic | August 3

See more info here