August 2022 News & Notes

The summer heat is setting in. Cool off with some fun networking with local business owners. See what’s happening this month in webinars and networking opportunities!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | July 18

Britt Lusk invites you to have a cup of joe with him the third Thursday of every month, between 7am-9am at the Coffee House.
Britt welcomes questions, ideas, or just casual conversation and plans to offer Coffee with the City Manager on a regular basis.

Board and Council Meetings

  • City Council | July 11 & July 25, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | July 9 (Agendas)

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a non-profit organization composed of businesses and individuals who wish to see Pilot Point grow and flourish. By pooling their resources, Chamber members are able to exert a positive influence on the community. Our main goal is to find ways to showcase what Pilot Point has to offer.

August events:

  • Networking Luncheon featuring Denco 9-1-1 | Thursday, Aug. 18, 11:30 am | Register 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.
  • Speaker: Todd Southard, Pilot Point ISD Superintendent | August 24 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

The importance of a women-owned business certification with Bliss Coulter, Women’s Business Council-Southwest.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:30 am

The Women’s Business Council-Southwest certifies women-owned businesses with the WBENC certification which is the most widely recognized and respected national certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S.

This certification helps women gain access to a vast network of support, including targeted business opportunities for certified women-owned firms, increased visibility in corporate and government supply chains, education and development programs to spur growth and increase capacity, and networking and mentorship opportunities with thousands of women entrepreneurs and those who support them.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to get certified
  • The importance of certification and leveraging the WBCS network
  • How to engage with WBCS to expand your business
  • Be prepared to work with major corporations
  • How to navigate the supplier diversity space


For the past fifteen years, Bliss Coulter has been helping to improve operations and drive company growth and sustainability for companies both large and small. A Texas native, Bliss is a dynamic, achievement-driven executive dedicated to helping women advance in their careers.

She brings extensive leadership experience, with proven results, in organizational growth, strategic vision, program design and implementation, diversifying and expanding revenue streams as well building collaborative partnerships.

Bliss is known as the “Connectinator”, finding ways to link people with opportunities. She is a champion of women in business, with a mission to create opportunities and advancement for all.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | August 9

See descriptions and register for events here

AccelerateHER Program with Stoke Denton

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University and Stoke will soon select the third cohort of women entrepreneurs participating in AccelerateHER, an incubator program specifically for women-owned start-ups — the first of its kind in Denton.

The program helps early-stage companies develop and test ideas to grow their businesses with a hands-on focus by the program manager, mentors and partner networks.

Through AccelerateHER, women-owned businesses will be selected to receive work space at Stoke, a coworking facility in Denton serving entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies. In addition, participants will receive intensive business development training, access to funders and mentorship, and networking opportunities. Participants of the program must show proof that a minimum of 51% of the business is owned by a woman.

Register by August 22 | See more details here

NCTC Small Business Development Center

Just getting off the ground with your small business? The SBDC offers individual advising at no cost in such areas as new business feasibility and start-up, business plan preparation, financial management, and general management strategies for small businesses engaged in retail, service manufacturing and wholesale industries.

Miss out on some of the previous webinars, including more help with QuickBooks Online, learning how to build a successful email list and more? See their YouTube channel for past webinars!

See more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

All of the Governor’s Small Business Webinar series are available to watch after the fact in the Resource Library.

Need extra help?

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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