November 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!

Also, don’t miss your chance to buy tickets for the Chamber’s gun raffle, which will be at the gala. Details here

PointBank Business Breakfast

Every month, PointBank invites members of the business community to their monthly Business Breakfast, hosted at the Pilot Point Branch Community Center (739 E Liberty St). Bringing insightful business tips to the small business owners in Denton County.
  • Due to the holidays, the next PointBank business breakfast will be January 26 at 8 am.

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

TX Women-Owned Incubator Program

The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the TX Women Owned Incubator Program in partnership with The Slate.

This incubator program is specifically for women-owned start-ups in the Dallas area and will provide early-stage entrepreneurs with resources and education to fast-track their start-ups into scalable and successful businesses.

Six Dallas-area woman owned businesses will be selected for an intensive program that is co-facilitated by The Slate and the TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs.

  • Applications open Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • Applications close 5 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Winners announced Friday, December 17, 2021


What’s Your Story?

November 9 | 7:30-9:30 am

In a world of endless documents, non-stop facts, and PowerPoints, stories always win. Storytelling is a leadership tool that motivates behavior. Mastering this skill creates an impact that sticks. Shelly will explain how to define, enhance, and build an effective communication strategy. Data persuades people, but stories make them act.

After this workshop you will walk away with:

  • Defining your six-word point
  • Utilizing the elements of storytelling to make an impact
  • Communicating your message in a way that sticks

Nationally recognized journalist Shelly Slater has twenty years of experience getting to the point. As a multi Emmy Award-winning news anchor and reporter, she knows how to engage an audience. Her career has taken her from live breaking news to interviews with everyone from President George W. Bush to Jimmy Kimmel and Amal Clooney. Shelly now runs her own company to help corporations win business & trust by delivering a message that sticks. From lawyers to CEOs, and real estate groups, Shelly crafts stories that break through in a distracted world. Shelly has extensive experience in public speaking and presentation trainings to help both individuals and teams deliver a message that sticks. Shelly also co-founded The Slate, a new coworking space and production studio in the Dallas Design District.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | November 9

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.


  • Financial Negotiations Workshops | November 8, November 15 | 2 pm
  • Telling Stories: Everything You Need to Know | November 10-11
  • Mission Success: Veteran Business Training | November 11 | 2 pm
  • Delivery: How to Perform Like a Pro | November 17 | 10 am
  • Driving Business with Email Marketing | November 18 | 2 pm
  • How to Write Eye-Catching Product Descriptions that Sell | November 30 | 10 am

Register hereSee more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

Updates to the EIDL

November 4 | 1-2 pm

This Governor’s Small Business Webinar will provide an update on the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Our panel of experts will provide up-to-date details on the EIDL application process and information on the increased debt limit, the extended deferment period and the simplified requirements to qualify. The virtual event will also feature a live Q&A with our expert panel, including senior executives from the SBA and Small Business Development Centers.

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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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