Getting Your Finances in Shape


Minority Business Series presented by KeyBank


This webinar took place on May 18th, 2021. Watch the replay below.
Over the last year, many businesses were able to sustain themselves through PPE or EIDL loans provided through the CARES Act. At the same time, other business owners who did not have the required financial documentation could not access those funds and continued to take a loss. In this session, a panel of experts discusses the critical importance of documentation and record-keeping and ways to get your books and finances in order to seize any financial opportunity that may come your way.

Session Panel & Speakers


Kiahna W. Davis

Mind Your Business Accounting and Consulting

KiahnaW. Davis is a finance and operations professional, author, community activist, speaker, and philanthropist. She is currently the CEO of Mind Your Business Accounting and Consulting, where she specializes in finance, accounting, and tax strategies for her clients. Before pursuing her entrepreneurial dream, Kiahna served in CFO and COO capacities for two regional companies in Central Indiana. Kiahna also has almost two decades of experience in the manufacturing and banking industries with companies such as Motorola, Textron/Hawker-Beechcraft, and Irwin Union Bank. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in Finance and her Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion.


Lois Thomas

CEO, and Owner of ELT Accounting Services

LLC ELT Accounting & Tax Services Firm is an Indiana State Certified MBE/WBE was established to provide accounting, budgeting, controllership oversight, Lottery Draw Witness services, financial statement analysis, payroll services, business, and individual income tax compliance and preparation services, accounting software solutions, and other tax-related services. ELT Accounting also provides best business practice solutions and management consulting services for small to medium-size businesses, not-for-profit entities, and religious organizations. Ms. Lois Thomas, a CPA since 1984, is currently a member of the Indiana CPA Society and Accounting Director of UNCF. She has served in numerous positions on the boards of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) and Indiana Black Expo, Inc.


Tammy Butler Robinson

Managing Principal, Engaging Solutions, LLC

Tammy Butler Robinson is a proven leader with a strong background in housing and community development, expertise in public finance and management, and a deep commitment to improving communities and the lives of women in Indiana. As a Managing Principal with Engaging Solutions, she has successfully led and managed the company’s call center business and co-managed the firm’s planning and community outreach sector. Prior to that, Tammy spent over a decade in State government as a fiscal analyst for the Indiana House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee; Assistant Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency; Director of Claims Management for the Family and Social Services Agency; and Data Director for the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. Tammy’s passion for improving the lives of women and families in Indiana extends beyond her corporate life.


Courtney Richey-Chipol

Regional Director for the West Central ISBDC.

With over fifteen years of experience in hospitality management, Courtney’s passion is to help small businesses provide an unparalleled customer service experience for their patrons without disregard the bottom line. With professional expertise in strategic planning, marketing, digital media, and relationship building she enjoys working with businesses to think outside of the box and aim for innovation. In addition to her full-time position, Courtney continues to be engaged in the community serving on the board of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, FSA Counseling Center, Purdue Extension, and an active volunteer with the United Way of the Wabash Valley and Terre Haute Young Leaders. She received her Bachelors of Marketing and Master of Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and her Master of Business Administration from Indiana State University and holds certifications in Technology Commercialization and Export Development.

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