December 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!

This month is a great month to take it slow, contemplate the future of your business, or think about starting a new one! It’s Write a Business Plan month. See some tips and tricks for getting your plan off the ground from the US Small Business Administration!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | December 21

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

Upcoming events:

  • Cash Stampede – Join us as we support a small business! | Dec 7, 6 pm | Buff’s Grill, 400 US 377
  • Ribbon Cutting: Kainos Community CrossFit | Dec. 9, 9 am | 1111 Enterprise Dr
  • Ribbon Cutting: Wilcox Fitness LLC | Dec. 16, noon | 1017 US 377
  • Jingle Mingle Mixer | Dec. 21 | Lowbrows Saloon, 200 S Washington

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

WomenRISE Series

We welcome women entrepreneurs to a Center for Women Entrepreneurs monthly small business training and networking series.

Capability Statement: What is it and Why You Should Have One

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • In-Person & virtual event

Join us for the December WomenRISE: Capability Statement: What is it and Why You Should Have One with Christina Mortel, Small Business Advisor, Texas Woman’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs.

Christina will present on Building a Powerful Capability Statement.

In this workshop, you will learn the format and content required for a successful capability statement and begin 2024 with a new marketing tool for your business.

Speaker: Christina Mortel, Small Business Advisor, Texas Woman’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Christina Mortel, Small Business Advisor, is a US Army Veteran and brings corporate, state, and small business experience to her advising role at the Center for Women Entrepreneurs. She has been advising small businesses for seven years, focusing on economic development, small business ideation and expansion, government contracting, and marketing.

Register here

See descriptions and register for events here

Stoke Denton

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.

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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