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Accelerate My Woman-Owned Business

As a female entrepreneur, you have overcome obstacles, you have mastered the multitask,  you’re the scrappy, never stop fighting, whatever it takes kind of person! When you’re looking to take your business to the next level, you deserve expert support from people that care about your success as much as you do – and that’s where The Catalyst comes in.

At the The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, we connect entrepreneurs like yourself with the resources they need to grow their business and thrive.At The Catalyst, we focus on opportunities for women in business and entrepreneurship to collaborate, network with, and learn from like-minded individuals.From building a business plan, to elevating your brand, or growing your business – you can realize your path forward at The Catalyst.

Encouraging, Nurturing, and supporting women in business and entrepreneurship

The Catalyst’s Women’s Business Centers serve as a premier source for information and resources, offering in-depth business coaching, entrepreneurial training, small business development, and networking opportunities to help women start, expand, and successfully manage their businesses.

We hold many events to specifically support the Women Business Owner- Check one out!

  • Begin building your idea.
  • Build your business foundation.
  • Build your community of support.

Learn from an “Espresso-monial”: A shot of inspiration from a local business leader who shares her 15 – 20-minute story of how she launched her business, overcame a challenge, or how she climbed the corporate ladder to where she is today. Network and connect with other strong, resourceful, and highly-productive businesswomen and experts.
A mompreneur is a female business owner who actively balances the roles of mother and of entrepreneur. Join in this small intimate environment where moms can learn, connect, grow, and be inspired by each other.
This Annual Women’s Conference covers many topics facing the female entrepreneur. It includes topics for the The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program that was implemented with the goal of expanding the number of industries where WOSBs can compete for business with the federal government as well as for the General business owner and the mompreneur.
The annual BIG Marketing & PR Event focuses on BIG ideas for small budgets, strategic public relations planning, marketing trends, and how to leverage today’s technologies to grow your business or organization. This event includes small business owners, marketing & PR professionals, and non-profit organizations from all over the Tennessee valley. This event is also centered around specific, usable and strategy-driven takeaways that will help you in your day-to-day role in marketing and public relations.
Each year, The Catalyst celebrates the courage and determination and perseverance it takes to be an entrepreneur in North Alabama. Unlike anything else in the region, the Entrepreneur Awards focuses strictly on the accomplishments of an entrepreneur in several categories- Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year: Creative Entrepreneur of the Year: Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year: Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Non-Profit Entrepreneur of the Year: and of course THE Entrepreneur of the Year.