Innovation

Find out how we can help you kick-start, grow, or reinvigorate your business

Entrepreneurshipthe process of designing, launching and running a new business; an entrepreneur is an entity which has the ability to find

and act upon opportunities to translate inventions or technologies into products and services

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A major objective of the Gateway Initiative is to develop a program that will assist people of all ages who have a dream of owning or growing their own business to develop their ideas and actually launch their new endeavors.  Take a peek below at how we’re involved in our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

Start-up Coaching

Gateway has a broad network of subject matter experts in a variety of industries. If we don’t have the experience, we can connect you with the right people to guide your new venture! If you’re looking to start, build, or grow your business, call us: we’ll link you to the right partner!

Innovation PortAL (Mobile)      Hatch (Fairhope)      Co:Lab (Pensacola)

America’s Small Business Development Center Network

Find your nearest SBDC

Gateway aims to develop an incubator program and eventually a brick and mortar operation in South Baldwin county.  Several members of our team alongside local business advisors are working to develop a SCORE chapter right here in the South Baldwin service area.

Informally, the Gateway team has provided coaching and mentoring services to small, local businesses across the county, including Copper Kettle Tea Room, Wolf Bay Lodge Restaurants, Safari Club at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Plasmine Technology, Inc., and more.

Business Acceleration

If you’re already in business, but see room for improvement or aren’t quite sure how to take it to the next level, we can help with that (or can refer you to the right folks!).  Our team has designed a formal process and program to learn about your operation and recommend strategies for growth. Learn more about our services here and contact Our Team to find out exactly how we can help you.

Continuous Improvement

The ATN Continuous Improvement team’s primary focus is maximizing efficiency and product quality through process improvement, by offering training in using tools and management systems to bring about positive change within their client organizations. Learn more about how Continual Improvement can benefit your business...

Training Partners

Gateway training and educational partners can offer you a wide variety of business solutions through educational opportunities. Newly promoted staff and veterans alike will benefit from enrollment in programs such as DiSC Communication, AIDT Leadership Skills I-III, The Power of Culture, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, and many more.