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Start.Pivot.Grow. Small Business Referral Program

The Cynthia E. Nevels Foundation is helping small businesses with resources, education, tools and a chance to win the 2022 Pitch It! Texas grant for $10,000. You can help your favorite business by referring a small business from your community and inviting them to join the Start.Pivot.Grow. program. Each referral you share who meets the criteria helps you earn cash rewards.

Simply refer your favorite local and active small business that meets our criteria by submitting the referral form below. The business owner or founder will receive an email invitation and must register for the new Start.Pivot.Grow. program. Once they complete the first steps, you will receive a $10 cash reward for each referral up to the maximum $50 per person/ one per household. Reward program is open until program seats are filled. It's that easy. Start.Pivot.Grow. started April 17, 2022 in partnership with Dallas College and Capital One Bank.
Refer a small business for a chance to win.


Criteria for qualifying businesses:

  • Businesses must be located and operate in North Texas

  • Business owners must fully complete our online needs assessment

  • Business owners must register for, attend and complete a Start.Pivot.Grow. workshop

  • Businesses must be actively in business and open for 6 months or more 

  • Qualifying business industries include: transportation, logistics, food and beverage, hospitality, professional services, technology and engineering, maintenance and repair, consumer goods products, health and wellness

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Thank you for helping your local small business. We have received your business referral. We will contact your referral to invite them to begin.

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