August News & Notes

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

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

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

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Launching, Promoting and Monetizing your Podcast

August 10 | 7:30-9:30 am

April and Kim will share lessons learned while launching Big Girls Pants Podcast, and offer key takeaways on what to do and what not to do. Launching a podcast can seem overwhelming in the beginning, this workshop will offer a step-by-step process on how to get your podcast off the ground from recording software, necessary equipment, editing, and hosting; how to increase downloads each week; and how to find sponsors.

Kimberly Shapiro is the Managing Partner of Sage Search Partners, a staffing and search firm in the Dallas metro area, a public speaker, and co-host of Big Girl Pants Podcast. She lives in Plano, TX, is married with two grown children, and one grandchild. She holds a BA in Organizational Leadership, and an MS in Organizational Learning and Technology.

April Melton is a Business Development Manager at PRG — a staffing and recruiting company in DFW, a mother, podcast co-host, and fitness enthusiast. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband Matt, Daughter Chloe and Puppy Lucy. She is a high school dropout, with her GED, about 21 credit hours — but that didn’t stop her from chasing all of her dreams.

Register here


  • WomenRISE Networking | August 10

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Events

  • Networking Online and Offline: Beyond the Pandemic | August 3

  • What is Copy and Why You Need it to Grow | August 11
  • How to Manage Your Social Media Strategy on a Busy Schedule | August 17
  • Money Smart – Start-up Businesses, Part 1 | August 17
  • Top 10 Mistakes Hackers Want You to Make | August 18
  • Money Smart – Start-up Businesses, Part 2 | August 24
  • How to Get Knock Out Testimonials | August 25
  • Money Smart – Start-up Businesses, Part 3 | August 31

See more info here

Small Business Administration

DYK? SBA is a leader in helping small businesses achieve their goals.

If you’re still struggling from the effects of COVID-19 on your business, see the SBA’s resources page for details on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Paycheck Protection Program and more.

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