January 2024 News & Notes

Have you set those New Year’s Resolutions yet? As we skid in 2024, think about how you’re going to take your business to new heights this year!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | January 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 | December 11, 5:30 pm & December 25, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (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.

See details on how to join here

Upcoming events:

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: Pilot Point Post-Signal Editor Abigail Allen| January 24, 8 am

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.

Mastering Business Communication: Essential Strategies for Success
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • In-Person & virtual event

Kick-off 2024 at our January WomenRISE: Mastering Business Communication: Essential Strategies for Success with Leah Frazier, Think Three Media @TheLeahFrazier

This interactive session will equip participants with the essential skills needed to provide basic professional communication.

From mastering the art of clear and concise messaging to navigating business storytelling basics, participants will gain insights into various communication styles and learn to tailor their approach to their different business scenarios.

Through practical examples and engaging discussion, attendees will leave with essential strategies to enhance their communication skills, build strong professional relationships, and ultimately drive success in their business endeavors and interactions.

After this presentation, you will walk away with the following:

  • How to communicate concisely and with clarity
  • How to tell a compelling story related to their business with brevity and impact
  • How to adapt a number of communication styles to different audiences (i.e. employees, client, stakeholders, partners, etc.)
Speaker: Leah Frazier, Think Three Media

Leah Frazier is an Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur, attorney, and best-selling author. She was named one of the top 10 inspiring black women in Marketing and Communications to follow in the U.S. and one of DCEO Magazine’s most powerful leaders in North Texas.

She is the CEO of Think Three Media, which provides marketing and communications services for innovative businesses and brands. Her work has been highlighted both locally and nationally as a go-to source.

In 2022, Leah was recognized by the Public Relations Society of America’s Dallas Chapter as a top 40-Under-40 Honoree in public relations and communications. In her free time, Leah is also a certified meditation instructor and can be found leading classes at Breathe Meditation and Wellness in Highland Park.

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.
See the full guide on How to Start a Business in Texas

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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