December 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

While there are no in-person events during the holidays, there’s great ways to support Chamber members this holiday season! See their listing of local businesses for a place to #supportlocal!

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

It’s More than a Plan, it’s a Strategy

December 14 | 7:30-9:30 am

Join Darlisa Diltz, Managing Director, North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center as she shares about business planning.

In this workshop, Darlisa will discuss the high-level importance of planning your business in the form of strategy development.

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

  • The importance of business planning
  • Establishing the framework of a strategic plan
  • The business GPS

Best known in the community for her Eco-systematic approach to entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and professional empowerment, Darlisa has blazed the trail of entrepreneurship with passion and force. Owner of the first for-profit business service organization in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a focus on Entrepreneur Education, Darlisa serves as the Managing Director for the North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center and recently opened the 1st flexible workspace and business center in North Richland Hills called The Center NTX. In 2021, Darlisa was named Startup Evangilist of the year by the Dallas Entrepreneur Network. With over 850 Entrepreneurs served, 102 program graduates and 65 supported startups, Darlisa is looking forward to 2022 and the opportunity to connect and grow in the Entrepreneur Community.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | December 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.


  • How to Connect with your Target Audience and Grow Your Business | Part 1: December 7 | Part 2: December 14
  • Sell Your Value, Don’t Defend Your Price | December 8
  • Selling in Style | December 9
  • How to Replace the Competition: December 14

Register hereSee more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

The Importance of Business Planning | December 9, 1 pm

As we begin National Write a Business Plan Month, this live presentation will provide critical information for outlining business goals, whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing one. Danny Brewer, Business Coach and Trainer with the City of Austin Small Business Division, will present on this crucial component for business success. The webinar will highlight key resources for aspiring entrepreneurs to help small businesses start with a purpose. Join us for a live Q&A session with our subject-matter expert!

Event details 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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It’s Write a Business Plan month! See tips from SBA on where to start.