Top Black Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 5000
Tabatha Turman, Founder and CEO
Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS)
2011 Revenue: $4.1 million
Three-Year Growth: 501%
A former financial officer in the military, Tabatha Turman always envisioned herself as her own boss and became a consultant right after her service. She took the next big step in 2007 when she launched IFAS, which uses finance and accounting strategies to help companies build business models. She has commercial and government clients, including the U.S. Air force. "I needed to do what the army had trained me to do," says Turman. "Provide services to the war fighter and the federal government."