Founder and CEO of Say Yes To Profits and the Say Yes To Profits Academy, Octavia is a Bestselling Author, Accountant and Professional Speaker. She also well known as America’s Leading Profit Maximizer for Small Businesses.
But she is not your average accountant. In fact, Octavia has never been able to do anything average. After spending 14 years in corporate America, leading multi-million dollar corporations as their “go-to numbers person” she figured why not do the same for herself and other small business owners.
After months of prayer, in October of 2011, Octavia stepped out on faith and launched Say Yes To Profits, a virtual CFO and outsourced accounting firm. Excited to embark on this new journey, she made the same mistake over 85% of entrepreneurs make when starting a business – operating with passion but no plan.
With no real sense of what it toke to become a successful CEO, during the early years of business Octavia struggled hard. There were many sleepless nights, unpaid bills and crying days filled with financial stress and worry. Octavia came really close to being in the 85% of entrepreneurs that fail within the first five years of business according to the SBA.
Having to take a big step back and study successful entrepreneurs, Octavia realized that without a plan, focus, accountability and a reliable cash flow system her business would soon fade away.
She made a pivotal decision to put on her “big girl pants” and revamped and rebranded her accounting firm from the ground up. Learning from her mistakes and the mistakes of others, she created a plan that enabled her to earn and keep more money in her business immediately. In fact, within the first year, her business grew over 127%.
Instead of operating as a traditional accounting firm, she added a dose of fun to teaching, empowering and educating small business owners on money management, business streamlining, and profit maximizing.
Today Octavia uses her signature P.R.O.F.I.T. Maximizer System to help small businesses remove the stress of financial management and become fiscally responsible while maximizing their bottom line faster, smarter and consistently. Through the use of cloud-based technology, Octavia, and the Say Yes To Profits team provide accounting, business advisory, accountability and support to clients throughout the US.
Over the years, Octavia has been recognized as a leader in the modern accounting world and has been featured in Atlanta Business Chronicles, YFS Magazine, Women Creating Wealth Magazine, Smart Hustle Magazine and much more.
Octavia details her entrepreneur journey in her book Say YES To Profits: 3 Methods For Building The Profitable Business Of Your Dreams.
If you would like to work with Octavia and the Say YES To Profits team, request a Discovery Session today.