While many may have been taught to mind their own business, Benita Tyler makes it her business to mind the business of others—literally. Named as one of the top five people to watch in small businesses by the Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute, Tyler coaches entrepreneurs worldwide in financial growth and tax strategies. From business plans and bookkeeping to financial analysis and forecasting, her financial expertise has catapulted her to a money mogul.

Serving as the CEO of TBS USA and Founder of Enterprising Women Seminars, Tyler assists businesses with maintaining healthy cash flow and developing tax planning strategies. In her debut book, The Five Finance Essentials for Enterprising Women, she encourages every woman to not only build a business—but an enterprise—and she gives them the financial wisdom to do it. Whether she’s writing articles on fiscal money management for training manuals, online magazines, or blogging, Tyler offers sound advice to the enterprising start-up as well as the seasoned corporation.

With her 20 plus years of experience, combined with an MBA in Corporate Taxation, it’s no surprise that her work has yielded honorable recognition. In 2005, Tyler was one of four recipients for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute. In addition, she received the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurship, among many other local honors and awards.

Tyler currently serves as a member of the National Society of Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Acting also as president of the BEC Foundation, vice president of Expand Your Horizons Youth Center, and treasurer of the board for Helping Individuals Succeed Agency, one can only wonder when she finds time to sleep.

In business, if it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense. Benita Tyler is much more than your average business and tax adviser. With over 100 published articles, 1,000 individual and business tax returns and over 10,000 hours of counsel to small business owners, it’s clear that her mission is not to simply build a database or monetary gain—but to build relationships.