November 2022 News & Notes
The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean we back down from amazing networking around town! Check out our fun organizations and what we’re thankful for this year!
City of Pilot Point
Coffee with the City Manager | November 17
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
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.
Cocktails at 6 PM | Dinner & Awards at 7 PM | Live Entertainment by Guitar George Trio.
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.
- Thanksgiving Mixer | Nov. 8 | 5-7 pm
TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings
Funding Your Business
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022
- In-Person & virtual event
Learn about Funding Your Business with Holly Burrow from Equall.com for our November WomenRISE. In this workshop, you will learn how to find the right type of funding to build your business.
After this workshop, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to prepare for funding and what types of funding are the correct alignment for your business.
Holly Burrow is the founder of EqALL Business Solutions, we support startups and the spaces that help them grow. As a partner, we build client rapport, track growth metrics and help build a narrative of reportable success.
We work on the behalf of each organization to serve early-stage founders on an at-need basis keeping operations costs low through program support and development.
As a founder focused on serving, founder, Holly is an innovative and creative solution provider, is experienced as a small business growth strategist, and has a commitment to agility for growth.
Today she focuses on growing community engagement, guiding entrepreneurs to capital and business development to open the door for new start-ups to find success. Using her experience as a founder she is committed to the growth of both entrepreneurs and their ventures.
- WomenRISE Networking | November 8
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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