Top 5 Tools to Run a More Efficient & Profitable Service Business

Are you spending more time running the day-to-day tasks of your business and don’t have any time left over to actually work on your business?  In this seminar, you will learn the top tools that are a must-have to saving you time and money. 

Sylvia will share tools that will help you run your business more efficiently and effectively by:

  • Decreasing the number of emails in your inbox.
  • Making it easy for clients to say “yes” to working with you.
  • Getting clients to pay their invoices faster.
  • Always having access to important files and receipts
  • Better managing the money in your business

5 Ways to Make More Money in Your Business

Do you have some months where your small business is able to pay for itself…but other months it is not?

Are you spending more time on your business, but the return hasn’t come back yet?

If you’re tired of feeling stressed about money and want to break that pattern of worrying about how to pay your bills from month-to-month, this seminar is for you.

Most small business owners only focus on one or two ways to make money in their small businesses.

In this seminar, Sylvia will share:

  • Downfall of only focusing on the most common 1 – 2 ways to make money.
  • 3 additional methods that you can start doing today to earn more money in your business…without necessarily having to work harder or longer hours!
  • How to start earning passive income.

Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make (that they don’t do with their personal finances)

In this seminar, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes that many small business owners make about their business finances, that they would never do with their personal money.

In this talk, you’ll get

  • Key actions that you can take starting now, setting yourself up for long-term success in your business.   
  • How to avoid spending more money than you expected for the business.
  • How to ensure you always have money when tax time comes around. 

2023 Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 18th at 12:00 pmSaturday, October 21st at 10:00 pm (The exact date for the speaking engagement is still being determined.) | FinCon23 | Money Nerds Unite

2021 Events:

Friday, January 8th |  8am – 9am | Triangle Business Breakfast | Biggest Financial Mistakes to Watch Out for as an Entrepreneur | Join the TBB Group

Monday, January 25th | 12pm – 1pm | The Blogger Breakthrough Summit | Biggest Financial Mistakes to Watch Out for as an Entrepreneur | Registration closed

Wednesday, February 10th |  1pm – 2pm | Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches | Top 5 Tools to Run a More Efficient & Profitable Business | Registration closed

Friday, March 19th |  11am – 12pm | Biggest Financial Mistakes to Watch Out for as an Entrepreneur | Registration closed

Tuesday, May 18th |  12pm – 1:30pm | Top 5 Tools to Run a More Efficient & Profitable Business |Registration closed

Wednesday, May 19th |  1pm – 2:30pm | Top 5 Tools to Run a More Efficient & Profitable Business | Registration closed

Wednesday, August 11th |  1pm – 2:00pm | Tory Burch Foundation | Finance 101 | Register

Thursday, September 23rd | 4:30pm CST / 5:30pm EST | FinCon | Best Tools to Run a More Efficient & Profitable Service Business | Register

Wednesday, October 27th |  1pm – 2:30pm | How to Pay Yourself and Profit | Register

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Want to book me as a speaker for your next event?  Have an idea for a co-lead workshop together? Contact me and let’s talk!  


What Participants Have Been Saying…

Gary Becker

“Sylvia Inks presents the basics of business financials in a clear, straight-forward manner. Every start-up businessperson should follow Sylvia’s advice to avoid frustrating and costly mistakes. Audience was fully engaged and asked a wide range of follow-up questions, which Sylvia was fully prepared to answer.” – Gary Becker, Director/BIC, KW Commercial

“I have seen the information that Sylvia presented in her signature talk, “7 Secrets and Tools to Achieve a Profitable Business,” before (at MBA and various management/businesses courses), but I liked how she presented it. The topics can be complex but she made it simple and easy to understand for the group. While we both know that the topics can get complicated very quickly, the amount of information she gave was just right to get people thinking about their situations and hopefully look for the answers they need.” – Dr. Jeremy G. Roberts

Jim Joyce

“Sylvia Inks is my go-to guest speaker when covering the financial topics in my Business Planning Courses at Wake Technical Community College. Her slides are professional and engaging, and her command of the subject matter is impressive – especially in the way she draws out the students to interact with her throughout the presentation. She does a great job highlighting the key steps to financial success for small business owners, including how to properly store and manage financial records.” – Jim Joyce, Sales Partners, Inc.

Catherine Davis

“I have seen Sylvia present her signature talk, “7 Secrets to Financial Success for Small Business Owners” at least five times. She always begins with a story of a small business owner which immediately captures my attention. These real life experiences with clients lead her to write the book, Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur – Blueprint for Building a Solid, Profitable Business. Each time I hear her, I am reminded of the business practices that I am doing well and others that need to change. I always learn something new by listening to the audience’s experiences and questions. Through Sylvia’s advice, I knew that I needed to make immediate changes in my photography business, including switching to a legal entity (LLC) instead of operating as a sole proprietorship and outsourcing bookkeeping to the firm that already prepares our taxes.”  Catherine Davis, Catherine Davis Photography

Additional Feedback…

The audience was highly engaged throughout Sylvia Inks’ signature presentation, ‘The 7 Secrets to Financial Success for Small Business Owners.’  She gave practical tips that existing and aspiring entrepreneurs could act on immediately.  She also gave relevant, real life examples and stories to captivate the audience and motivate them to understand the importance of each secret that she shared. She has received excellent evaluation ratings from the three SCORE workshops that she’s already completed, among the highest that I have seen in the five years that I’ve been with SCORE. Based on the positive feedback, I’ve received additional requests to have Sylvia present to other SCORE locations and partners.– Bill Wagner, Manager Workshops (Library), SCORE

“The first thing I noticed was how confident Sylvia was at the front of the room.  I was engaged through the entire presentation as Sylvia is very knowledgeable about small business financial planning and entrepreneurship.  While I have had a few small businesses over the years, I came away with new ideas that I quickly implemented.” – David L Matthews, Founder, Answers For Less

“Being that I am planning my business, I feel lucky to have Sylvia’s tips now, so I don’t have to try to backtrack and implement them retroactively.  Particularly the information regarding her recommended banks was surprising/most helpful. Sylvia made a great point about tracking business expenses, and I can see how it can easily be overlooked.  She gave great tips on taking the time to get organized, which means more money in the bank!” – Deanna Rich, aspiring entrepreneur

“I had the privilege of hosting Sylvia Inks as a speaker for my Living Well Community. Her joy of small business finances is inspiring as she leads her audience through simple steps to organize their finances, saving time and money. Taking action on even a few of her ideas has helped me streamline my attention to my own business finances, and has reduced significant stress surrounding taxes.” – Robin Thomas, Founder of Living Well Connections

Mary Kong

“Thanks a lot for the excellent speech to share with very useful Top Secrets & Tools information at NCCBA January luncheon event!” – Mary Kong, VP of NC Chinese Business Association