Here are featured mentions and interviews in press releases, podcasts, and blogs.
Zack Arnold, the founder of Optimize Yourself, helps ambitious creative professional and entrepreneurs overcome procrastination, depression, and creative burnout.
I met Zack through Ramit Sethi’s Zero to Launch program. As an award-winning Hollywood film editor who was also working on the side to create his own business, Zack shared with me that he hated dealing with the money, finances, bills, and paperwork. While he acknowledged the “necessary evils of finances,” he felt like he was wasting time when instead he could be creating. He had a closet full of paperwork and receipts that he only dealt with once a year…during his “week of pain” right before taxes were due.
In this podcast interview, I shared with Zack and his listeners the key tips to organizing your finance and how to outsource those piles of receipts to a company called ShoeBoxed. Listen to the podcast.
Businessese was founded with one goal in mind – to make it easier for you to run your small business, and to be the one-stop shop for business forms and contract templates.
I spoke on the Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast to share the business expenses that many entrepreneurs overlook, how to form a financial plan when transitioning from a full-time job to running your own business, how much you should save in case of emergency or a slow season, and when it makes sense to take on debt to start your business. Listen to the podcast.
Paychecks & Balances is a podcast dedicated to helping millennials increase their paychecks and decrease their balances. I had a blast on this interview with podcast hosts Rich & Marcus. I share how to properly pay yourself when owning your own business, why you need to hire a CPA as soon as you have a business idea, and how one client quickly realized that the direct sales company that she had signed up for was causing her to go into even more debt…and what happened when she asked for her money back and started her own side business. Listen to Podcast.
Elaine Rau started ladybossblogger.com as a platform for female entrepreneurs to be seen and heard. She wants to connect women from all over the world, build strong relationships, and create a network that fosters sharing insight and expertise. Elaine was great to work with as she interviewed me on why and how I started my financial coaching business. I share advice, favorite business tools, and recent good book that I’ve read that has helped me both personally and professionally. Read the blog post.
Shoeboxed is a Durham-based company that has an expense and receipt tracking app that helps people get reimbursed quickly, maximize tax deductions, and save time and hassle when doing their accounting. Michael Hourigan interviewed Sylvia to find out the what are the common rules of do’s and don’ts to save seasoned business owners a lot of stress come tax time. Find out what happens when you don’t correctly separate your personal from business finances. Read the blog post.
Sylvia Inks, Small Business Finance Coach, reaches Number 1 Amazon best seller list with her first book, “Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur.”
Authority Presswire, an online news distribution, announced that “Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur” by small business finance coach, Sylvia Inks, garnered three #1 best seller spots tied to starting a business and small business bookkeeping the day of official release on Amazon. Sylvia shares why she wrote the book and how it’s different than other finance books. One book reviewer reported that “the book covers a whole range of areas that are often overlooked or poorly managed by the creative entrepreneur.” Read the press release.
Jack Mize, the host of Influencers Radio, is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and professionals position themselves as authority in their field. He interviews educators and advocates in various fields including business, finance, fitness, psychology and more. He talked with Sylvia about her bestselling book and asked her to share some of the biggest mistakes that aspiring and experienced business owners make and how this can have a huge impact on their success and even survival of their business. Listen to radio interview.
The Suit Magazine provides an in-depth look at the success of corporate executives, business owners, and professionals, along with trends and insights within the Middle Market. Sylvia was asked to share her perspective on the growing demand of the financial coaching industry and how financial literacy is lacking in the education system. Read article.
Alice Osborn is a poet, writing coach, and musician who has hosted many book events. She shares her knowledge with first-time and experienced authors on her blog, Write From the Inside Out. Learn how Alice inspired Sylvia to host her first book launch party and share the lessons learned. Read the blog post.
Shannon McLay started her company The Financial Gym to focus on helping individuals in their 20s and 30s get and stay financially fit. She had Sylvia join as a guest on her fun and informative Martinis and Your Money podcast to talk about top money mistakes and the best-selling book, Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur. Listen to podcast.
Tom Hunt, founder and CEO of Virtual Valley, connects business owners with virtual assistants to give more hours back to entrepreneurs. He interviews Sylvia on the $0-4 Million podcast to share her success in using a virtual assistant through Virtual Valley to help her achieve #1 Amazon Best Seller and #1 Hot New Releases in three categories with her latest book, Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur. Listen to podcast.
His and Her Money is a podcast hosted by two high school sweethearts who fell in love, got married, but were total opposites when it came to handling their finances. Talaat and Tai share how they climbed their way out of debt together (twice) and help others see that while opposites attract, working together as a couple is crucial when facing financial challenges. Sylvia had a great time chatting with America’s #1 Money Couple about the things you need to consider before, during, and after starting up a small business. Find out why every entrepreneur needs a cash cushion and why a legal entity for your business is crucial from the very beginning. Listen to the podcast.
Alice Osborn, author, freelance writer, editor, and writing coach, provides many resources to help current and aspiring authors. She asked Sylvia to provide advice to make tax day less stressful for authors. While many entrepreneurs may have CPAs, they may not know all the right questions to ask or realize the importance of selecting the best invoicing and payment system for their business. Find out the top lessons learned that all authors need to know before and after their book launch. Read the blog post.
Jim Enright, host of Planet BoomerVille, asked Sylvia to share with his baby boomer audience what to do if they’ve never started a business before. Sylvia shares how to protect, what to plan for, and other pitfalls to avoid to protect the business and your retirement. Listen to podcast.
Elle Martinez, host of the popular Couple Money, podcast interviews Sylvia to discuss the biggest mistakes small business owners make (and how to avoid them), creating a system to make taxes much easier, and a tool to cut down on the back and forth of emails. Listen to podcast.
Sylvia Inks delivered her signature talk sharing “7 Secrets to Financial Success for Small Business Owners” to the NC Chinese Business Association. A journalist from the World Journal (a Chinese publication) wrote an article summarizing the key tips and tools that Sylvia shared with these aspiring and existing business owners. Read the article.