Thu
Mar 23
2017

Hands-on QuickBooks Online

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LocationThe Catalyst, 515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Cost$75 per class or $200 for series

Hands-On QuickBooks Online is a crash-course on how to manage your finances learning basic usage to more in-depth features. We will cater to your QuickBooks Online proficiency level and focus on areas relevant to your needs, including automatic send and schedule transactions, attaching documents using your mobile device, or uploads on your computer, relabeling your customers if you call them something else, and find out how your bank transactions download automatically each night. Spending just a few hours enhancing your skills can give you a large return on your investment

Thu
Mar 30
2017

Hands-on QuickBooks Online: Level 2

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
LocationThe Catalyst, 515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Cost$75 per class or $200 for series

Hands-On QuickBooks Online is a crash-course on how to manage your finances learning basic usage to more in-depth features. We will cater to your QuickBooks Online proficiency level and focus on areas relevant to your needs, including automatic send and schedule transactions, attaching documents using your mobile device, or uploads on your computer, relabeling your customers if you call them something else, and find out how your bank transactions download automatically each night. Spending just a few hours enhancing your skills can give you a large return on your investment

Fri
Mar 31
2017

Engage in Entrepreneurship: Assessment

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

After completing the Engage Orientation, bring your ideas, questions, and business goals to the Engage Assessment. Surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will complete your personal business assessment. In the Assessment, you will work to perfect your business vision, value proposition, properly define your customer segments, identity potential revenue streams, and more. The work you complete in the Engage Assessment builds your business roadmap and prepares you for our one-on-one coaching. 

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

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Tue
Apr 4
2017

Technology Transfer & Commercialization: New Venture Creation

9:00am – 11:30am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$50 in advance; $60 at the door; Best Value: Buy all 6 get 1 free

Are you ready to turn your idea or technology into a promising business that can attract investors?

 

Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship, whether forming a tech start-up, or growing a small business.  However, risk is greatly reduced when you are equipped with the proper tools to create, identify, assess, and shape opportunities related to new venture creation.  Those attending the New Venture Creation workshop will study both the theory, and practical application behind venture creation.  Attendees will receive the knowledge necessary to transform ideas into sustainable businesses.  This course covers basic start-up business modules, team formation principles, and the pitfalls of startup.  Attend and learn how to build a solid business or organization around the idea you developed in today’s competitive environment.

Thu
Apr 6
2017

Hands-on QuickBooks Online: Level 3

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
LocationThe Catalyst, 515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Cost$75 per class or $200 for series

Hands-On QuickBooks Online is a crash-course on how to manage your finances learning basic usage to more in-depth features. We will cater to your QuickBooks Online proficiency level and focus on areas relevant to your needs, including automatic send and schedule transactions, attaching documents using your mobile device, or uploads on your computer, relabeling your customers if you call them something else, and find out how your bank transactions download automatically each night. Spending just a few hours enhancing your skills can give you a large return on your investment

Thu
Apr 6
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
Apr 6
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 Apr 6 - Introduction to Doing Business with the Government
  • Thu Apr 13 - Small Business Certifications 
  • Thu Apr 20 - Government Contracting Accounting Introduction
  • Thu Apr 27 - Capabilities Statement
  • Thu May 4 - Importance of Teaming
  • Thu May 11 - Strategic Planning

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
Thu
Apr 6
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
Wed
Apr 12
2017

Excel for Small Business Series: Level 1

8:30am - 11:30am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$60 per session in advance ; $70 per session

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 the answer is yes to any of these questions, join us for our Excel for Small Business Level 1.  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.

Wed
Apr 12
2017

Excel for Small Business Series

8:30am – 11:30am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$60 per session in advance ; $70 per session
Best Value: Sign up for all 3 save $30

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 3 | 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.

Thu
Apr 13
2017

Government Contracting Credentials: Small Business Certification

9:00am – 11:00am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$50 in advance; $60 at the door

Are you leaving money on the table?

Each year millions of dollars in small business set-asides go unclaimed, because businesses do not know that they qualify, or that these opportunities exist. In this training, you’ll learn about certifications, how to apply, the pitfalls of the application process, NAICS codes, ORCA, SAM, and other resources available. Understand how to gain access to capital and become more marketable to the government and primes by attending this training.

Fri
Apr 14
2017

Engage in Entrepreneurship: Assessment

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

After completing the Engage Orientation, bring your ideas, questions, and business goals to the Engage Assessment. Surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will complete your personal business assessment. In the Assessment, you will work to perfect your business vision, value proposition, properly define your customer segments, identity potential revenue streams, and more. The work you complete in the Engage Assessment builds your business roadmap and prepares you for our one-on-one coaching. 

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

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Tue
Apr 18
2017

Boots to Business

8:00am – 5:00pm (both days)
LocationRedstone Arsenal One-Stop Bldg., 3494, Honest John Rd., Huntsville, AL 35808
CostFREE to transitioning military and/or their dependents

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as an elective track within the Department of Defense's revised Transition Assistance Program called Transition Goals, Plans, Success (Transition GPS). The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning service members exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. Participants are also introduced to SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

Tue
Apr 18
2017

Technology Transfer & Commercialization: Free IP- Doing Business with the Government

9:00 am - 11:30 am
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$50 in advance; $60 at the door

How do you turn shelved technology into capital?

 

The government has currently invested billions of dollars on research and development, much of which is conducted at universities and federal laboratories.  Learn how to access the storehouse of research technology and accelerate intellectual property into promising technologies in the commercial marketplace.

 

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Tuesday mornings at 8am | WTKI 92.9 FM/1450AM

 

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