Tue
Apr 25
2017

Technology Transfer & Commercialization: Doing Business Abroad

9:00am – 11:30am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$60 in advance; $70 at the door

TechRich has collaborated with the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) to explore International Technology Transfer, with a particular emphasis on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARs), Export Administration Regulations (EARs), military versus commercial products, honoring patents and trademarks, and market assistance abroad.

Wed
Apr 26
2017

Excel for Small Business Series - Level 3

8:30am – 11:30am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$60 per session in advance; $70 per class at the door
SAVE - $150 for the entire series

Do you use Excel but always feel like you are "faking it" or just getting by? Do you know how to do basic functions but want to know how to use Excel like a pro? Do you want to learn from an expert and a patient teacher in a hands-on environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for our three-part Excel program. We start with the basics and build our way up. You will be surprised to learn how much you "don't know" and how easy it really is.


Excel Level 1 | Wed, Apr 12

  • Entering Data
  • Entering Basic Formulas
  • Selecting Cells/Format Functions
  • Printing Functions

Excel Level 2 | Wed, Apr 19

  • Advanced Formula Functions
  • Shortcuts
  • Advanced Formatting
  • Advanced Printing Functions

Excel Level 1 | Wed, Apr 26

  • Understanding Charts with Data
  • Creating Chart Worksheets
  • Creating Combination Charts
  • Simple Pivot Tables

Did we mention: We provide the computer and you just show up, attendance is limited, which means personal one-on-one instruction, and you have the flexibility to ask any questions you have along the way.

Mon
May 1
2017

Entrepreneur Boot Camp: FastTrac® NewVenture ™

Monday Nights: 5pm – 8pm
LocationThe Catalyst, 515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Cost$350 for 8-Week Series ($700 Value)

This program is designed to introduce you to the key elements of successful entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive series with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. The Catalyst teaches the series in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas.

Tue
May 2
2017

Government Contractors Update: Preparing and Financing Your Business for Growth

11:00am-1:00pm
LocationCampus 805, 2610 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805
Cost$25, includes lunch
Immediately follows Breakfast with AMCOM Express. This workshop is designed to provide your small business necessary updates and guidance as you develop your strategy for growth. Topics include: • Implications of SBA’s “similarly situated” rule • Advantages of the small business mentor-protégé program • Staying in compliance while forming joint ventures • Evaluating your business growth: organic or inorganic? • Financing options to match your growth strategy
Tue
May 2
2017

Understanding Business Financials

11:00am – 1:00pm
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$25 in advance; $35 at the door; Best Value: sign up for all 5 and get 1 free

Schedule for Understanding Business Financials (Finance U) Series

  • Tues May 2 - Financial Overview
  • Tues May 9 - Bookkeeping Basics
  • Tues May 16 - Financial Statements
  • Tues May 23 - Cash Flow
  • Tues May 30 - Preparing to Access Capital

Do you understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business?

Having a successful business means understanding the financial side of your business. In this series, you will learn to read AND understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business, how to prepare for future loan needs, how your credit can affect you, the importance of recordkeeping, and much more.

Tue
May 2
2017

Understanding Business Financials | Financial Overview

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$25 in advance; $35 at the door; Best Value: sign up for all 5 and get 1 free

Do you understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business?

Having a successful business means understanding the financial side of your business. In this series, you will learn to read AND understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business, how to prepare for future loan needs, how your credit can affect you, the importance of recordkeeping, and much more.

Tue
May 2
2017

Breakfast with AMCOM Express

7:00am-11:00am
LocationCampus 805, 2610 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805
Cost$25 Early Bird Pricing, $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Breakfast with AMCOM EXPRESS Primes is a great opportunity to receive an overview of the new EXPRESS Evergreen program directly from the AMCOM Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). Attendees will gain insight about the new Evergreen program, and learn how to take advantage of the special exceptions from affiliation while staying compliant with the program's myriad of rules and requirements. This briefing will be followed by a panel of EXPRESS Primes, who will present on what they are looking for in small business subcontractors, and conclude with an hour of networking and informal matchmaking with local AMCOM EXPRESS Primes.
Wed
May 3
2017

Quality Management for your Business ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100D

9:00am – 12:00pm
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$25 in advance; $35 at the door

ISO 9001:2015 is a quality management standard that can be used by any business to drive quality and continual improvement. Your potential customers may require certification to this standard for supplier qualification. Find out more about implementing this standard and its related aerospace version, AS9100D.

Thu
May 4
2017

Mompreneur Monthly Meetup

12:00pm – 1:00pm (Brownbag Lunch)
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$10 in advance; $20 at the door

A mom is a mom, but a mom who is an entrepreneur is a mompreneur. Are you a full-fledged mompreneur or are you striving to be one? Are you looking for a more flexible way to stay in the workforce while raising a family? Do you work from home and feel secluded and without a network? Join us at the Mompreneur Monthly Meetup to take some time out just for you.

Each month, hear from a successful mompreneur while networking with other mompreneurs just like you. As a result, you will not only take an hour to work ON your business, versus IN your business, and you will:

  • Get Inspired
  • Build Stronger Relationships
  • Get Advice on How to Juggle it All
  • Let Go of the Mom Guilt – and Start Focusing on Your Business
  • Network, Network, Network
Fri
May 5
2017

Engage in Entrepreneurship: Orientation

11:00am – 12:00pm
LocationThe Catalyst
CostFREE

As an entrepreneur, you may discover you have more questions than answers, but you may not know where to turn.  Come learn how The Catalyst and our Engage  in Entrepreneurship program can assist you with every step of your small business – from idea to reality. In addition, learn what local resources are available through the entrepreneurial ecosystem, gain successful tips for growth, and build your support system.

Click here to learn more about all the steps in our Engage in Entrepreneurship Program.

Mon
May 8
2017

Entrepreneur Boot Camp: FastTrac® NewVenture ™

Monday Nights: 5pm – 8pm
LocationThe Catalyst, 515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Cost$350 for 8-Week Series ($700 Value)

This program is designed to introduce you to the key elements of successful entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive series with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. The Catalyst teaches the series in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas.

Mon
May 8
2017

Power Hour: Ask Questions. Get Answers.

11:00am – 12:00pm (Brownbag Lunch)
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$10 in advance; $20 at the door

As an entrepreneur, the temptation to do everything yourself is strong. In reality, you cannot be an expert at everything and you do not have enough time in the day to do it all. You need people, and we have got you covered through Power Hour.

Join this group coaching session with subject matter experts and topics ranging from finance and marketing to legal and government contracting and everything in between.

Tue
May 9
2017

Understanding Business Financials | Bookkeeping Basics

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Do you understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business?

Having a successful business means understanding the financial side of your business. In this series, you will learn to read AND understand what your financial statements say about the health of your business, how to prepare for future loan needs, how your credit can affect you, the importance of recordkeeping, and much more.

Thu
May 11
2017

Government Contracting Credentials: Introduction to Doing Business with the Government

9:00 am – 11:00 am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$50 in advance; $60 at the door; Best Value: sign up for all 6 and get 1 free

You know you want to do business with the Government, but what do you do next?

This introductory workshop is a procedural step-by-step process that will enhance your potential for success when doing business with the government.  Learning from experienced professionals can be advantageous as you navigate through a highly competitive industry.  Gain industry-relevant knowledge, practical skills, identify best methods, and avoid risk as you are instructed by professionals who have already successfully mastered the world of government contracting.

Thu
May 11
2017

Government Contracting Credentials: Level 1 For Beginners

9:00am – 11:00am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$50 per module in advance; $60 per module in advance

Best Value: Sign up for all 6 and get 1 free


Schedule for Government Contracting Credentials Level 1

  • Thu May 11 - Introduction to Doing Business with the Government
  • Thu May 18 - Small Business Certifications 
  • Thu May 25 - Government Contracting Accounting Introduction
  • Thu June 1 - Strategic Planning
  • Thu June 8 - Importance of Teaming
  • Thu June 15 - Capabilities Statement

You know you want to do business with the Government, but what do you do next?

This introductory workshop is a procedural step-by-step process that will enhance your potential for success when doing business with the government. Learning from experienced professionals can be advantageous as you navigate through a highly competitive industry. Gain industry-relevant knowledge, practical skills, identify best methods, and avoid risk as you are instructed by professionals who have already successfully mastered the world of government contracting.

Learn more about Services offered to Government Contractors
 

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours before the event. If you are unable to attend and do not cancel by the deadline, you will not be eligible for a refund. All Catalyst and SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Accommodations will be provided to clients with limited English proficiency when requested at least two weeks in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. If you have a complaint or EEO-related questions, please contact Joanne Randolph, Catalyst President & CEO, at 256-428-8190.

Get in Touch


The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
515 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816

Phone: 256-428-8190
Email: info@catalystcenter.org