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The Catalyst Center
for Business & Entrepreneurship

The Catalyst Center serves entrepreneurs and small business owners in every stage of business. We aim to provide best-in-class coaching, in-demand services, and relevant programs to foster small businesses’ success.

As a project of The Catalyst, the mission of the Government Contracting Center is to find, filter, and facilitate business opportunities by fueling collaboration, innovation, technology transfer, commercialization, and contracting opportunities among technology businesses.

As a project of The Catalyst, the mission of the Women’s Business Center is to help women start and grow small businesses in Alabama. The goal is to enable and empower women in all business stages by providing the support and resources to succeed.

The REACH Women’s Business Center (Regional Economic Assistance Communicating Hope) located in Clanton, Alabama exists to empower, train, and equip entrepreneurs and encourage small business, to strengthen communities and stimulate business growth throughout Alabama.


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The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has served as a driver for economic growth and job creation in North Alabama since 2003. The Catalyst currently serves as the host organization for The Women’s Business Center serving North Alabama, The REACH Women’s Business Center serving Central and South Alabama and the Government Contracting Center serving Technology & Innovation businesses, Government Contracting, Veterans as well as the SBA Empower to Grow Program.

We provide quality programming, personalized one-on-one coaching, and networking opportunities that build valuable business relationships. The Catalyst provides the tools and training needed for start-ups and established businesses to successfully navigate their business journeys. Since our inception we have served thousands of clients who have built successful businesses and created hundreds of new jobs.  We treasure the relationship we have with each one of our clients – who span all races, genders, and socioeconomic classes. The Catalyst prides itself on adhering to the highest standards of ethics and excellence as a nonprofit. In 2020 we underwent the arduous application process for Accreditation and achieved a SEAL of EXCELLENCE from the Standards for Excellence Institute.

our values

  • Complete client confidentiality
  • Responsiveness to our clients’ needs
  • Sincere and constructive feedback to our clients
  • Fair and equal treatment for all clients
  • Respect for clients and their entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards of conduct

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