September 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!

  • Ribbon Cutting: JM2 Designs| Date TBA

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

StartHER GrantOpens Sept. 24

Looking for help to start your own business? Want to expand an existing business and need resources to do so?

The CWE’s StartHER Grant Program helps women business owners—current or aspiring—to undertake new and innovative projects. A total of 25 business owners will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant.

Grant Guidelines

Human Resource Blueprint for Small Business

September 14 | 7:30-9:30 am

Are you ready to hire your first employee? Or do you already have employees but not sure if you are doing everything correctly? This presentation will provide you with the basics that business owners need to know. Whether your business has one employee or several, the laws and regulations are changing constantly.

A few takeaways you will walk away with after the workshop:

  • Key items that new employees should receive upon hire
  • What is the lifecycle of an employee?
  • How to create a company where employees would want to work
  • What resources are the most helpful for small business owners

Lisa Locke and Wendi Lehr have over 25 years’ experience working in Human Resource and Payroll . In 2017, they joined together to form Human Resource Solutions, LLC with a focus on helping small businesses. Their expertise is in employee benefits, payroll, employee relations, policy development, and compliance.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | September 14

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Events

Join fellow business people for informative programs and opportunities to network with other businesses. A variety of business topics are presented periodically to give interaction time and provide training to grow your business.

Creating a Bankable Loan Proposal Series

Borrowing money has gotten a lot harder due to COVID-19. Lenders everywhere are not only working with borrowers struggling with cash flow but dealing with an unprecedented amount of loan activity from government loan programs. To get your proposal processed quickly, it is important that it be well thought out, containing critical elements required by the lending institution.

  • Session 1: Standard Loan Documentation | Sept. 7 | 2 pm
  • Session 2: Budgets and Cash Flow Projections | Sept. 14 | 2 pm
  • Session 3: Structuring your Loan Package | Sept. 28 | 2 pm

Making Amazing Presentations Series

Presentations are part of daily life for most. Do you realize that any time you are presenting news or information in front of people, you are making a presentation?

  • Session 1: What Makes a Presentation Effective? Five Must-Dos | Sept. 15 | 10 am
  • Session 2: Designing Your Presentation – a Six-Step Formula to a Solid Repeatable Structure | Sept. 29 | 10 am

Other webinars

  • How To Maximize Your Content Marketing | Sept. 22 | 10 am

Register hereSee more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

September 1 | 1-2 pm

Join the Governor’s Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss workforce challenges faced by small businesses across the state. The webinar will highlight key sources of information for entrepreneurs and resources to help small businesses succeed.

Save your space 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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