Wed
Jun 28
2017

Marketing and Advertising | Social Media 101

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LocationThe Catalyst
Cost$25 Member | $35 Non-Member | $35 At the Door

Unlock the secrets to staying on the leading edge of social media marketing and obtain real business results. This interactive workshop covers basic fundamentals for social media engagement, allowing you to gain the desired visibility you are seeking and capture the attention of your ideal customer.

Wed
Jul 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.

Tue
Jul 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.

Wed
Jul 19
2017

Excel for Small Business Series - Level 2

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.

Wed
Jul 19
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.

Fri
Jul 21
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.

Wed
Jul 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.

Tue
Aug 1
2017

Networking with Gov’t Contractors: Breakfast with NASA Primes

7:30am – 10:45am
LocationThe Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Drive, Huntsvile, AL 35806
Cost$45 in advance; $55 at the door

Breakfast with NASA Primes is a great opportunity to receive an update on the Marshall Space Flight Program, and an overview of the NASA Mentor Protégé Program. The briefing will be followed by a panel of NASA 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 NASA Primes.

 

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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