November 2023 News & Notes
And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Get ready to shop local and don’t forget to network with your peers this holiday season!
City of Pilot Point
Coffee with the City Manager | November 16
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.
See details on how to join 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.
PointBank will not be holding Business Breakfasts in November – December due to the holidays. Breakfasts will resume in January!
TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings
We welcome women entrepreneurs to a Center for Women Entrepreneurs monthly small business training and networking series.
Business Funding: Fact or Fiction
- Tuesday, November 14, 2023
- virtual event only
Join us for our November WomenRISE: Business Funding: Fact or Fiction with Darlisa Diltz, Foundations Entrepreneur Development Program, formally North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training.
In this session, we will discuss the current opportunities available for Entrepreneurs and dispel some common mistruths.
Participants of this session will walk away with:
- a key understanding of securing funding for your startup operation
- a list of potential resources that can assist them along their journey
- a new perspective on approaching capital infusion for their business
Speaker: Darlisa Diltz, Foundations Entrepreneur Development Program
Darlisa has blazed the trail of entrepreneurship with passion and force and is educated with a double bachelor’s in Marketing Management and Sports Entertainment Management, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology. She has played a vital role in the development of several entrepreneur ecosystems around the world. Seasoned with entrepreneur education and a community development foundation, Darlisa has provided access to close to 1,000 aspiring Entrepreneurs and small businesses through her efforts.
She started her journey in St. Louis, Missouri, where she played an integral part in the development of the Cortex Innovation District tactical development team and developed the 1st non-school-based youth entrepreneurship program, granting her the honor of receiving the St. Louis Regional Business Council’s prestigious Business Woman of the Year award in 2014.
After a family move to the great state of Texas in 2018, Darlisa opened the North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center; the first for-profit business service organization focused on Entrepreneur education and development here in the metroplex.
Darlisa leads various economic and entrepreneur impact initiatives globally and has one of the top five entrepreneur development programs in Dallas, Fort Worth.
See descriptions and register for events here
Work better at Stoke, Denton’s coworking space and entrepreneur hub where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to positively impact our community come together. Stoke provides workspace, office amenities and a supportive, resourceful community for startups, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies.
November is National Entrepreneurship Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster the American economy. For one week each November, we also recognize the American spirit of entrepreneurship abroad by celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. See the events Stoke has going the week of November 13!
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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