October 2022 News & Notes

We’re ready to FALL into those networking opportunities! Who’s with us?

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | October 20

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 | Oct. 13 | Oct. 27, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | Oct. 4 (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.

September events:

  • Networking Breakfast featuring State Rep. Jared Patterson | Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 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: Abigail Allen | October 26 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Succession Planning or How to Increase the Value of Your Business

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022  |  7:30 am  |  In-Person & virtual event

Though it might not have occurred to you when establishing your company, preparing for instances when you aren’t available to provide leadership is a critical part of business ownership and its value. Whether in setting the stage for the next generation of management or in the face of a catastrophic event, having a plan in place strengthens your organization as a whole.

For business owners to succeed in their venture, it is essential to have a plan in place to ensure changes in ownership and direction are as seamless as possible. You will learn more about establishing a long-term strategy for your business when you aren’t part of daily operations

What is Succession/Exit Planning? Why is it important to my business? How will it improve the Value of my Business? When should I start Succession Planning?


Anne Salick works with business owners and their executives, and families to help them take positive financial action in their lives. She advises how to manage and minimize risks while providing greater opportunities for financial freedom and peace of mind.

She is a CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) to assist small to medium businesses in their exit and succession planning needs. She is also a CPFA (Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor) to help Business Owners set up and manage Retirement Plans.

Anne has been selected five times in The Texas Monthly Magazine Five Star Wealth Managers for 2015, 2017-2019 and 2022.

Register here

StartHER Grant

This grant is open to Texas new or to be formed 51% or more women-owned businesses with less than 5 employees. The owner must identify as female, be 18 or older, live in Texas and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. The 2022 StartHER Grant Application process runs from Sept. 22 through Oct. 22.

More details here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | October 11

See descriptions and register for events 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

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 22 – 25, 2022. These loans are available to residents and businesses located in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Applicants can apply online via this website https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. In addition, two Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Centers have been setup to assist anyone interested in applying for these SBA loans.

The deadline to apply for these SBA loans is Nov. 14, 2022.

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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