Derrick Alford is a seasoned CEO, Business and Financial Consultant, and is now sharing experiences and wisdom gained from actively participating in the game of small business ownership in his new book The Intangibles of Business Success.
The book is an insightful guide full of practical examples and time-tested tools for any entrepreneurial endeavor.
Even before the global pandemic struck in 2020, many small business owners struggled to thrive or survive beyond the first few years. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs can benefit from Derrick Alford’s wisdom, business survival tips, and success strategies derived from experiences and interactions with clients, employees, entrepreneurs, and various community members. The book is a testament of Alford’s resilience in business which was acknowledged and celebrated by President Barack H. Obama when he issued Alford a congratulatory letter upon the 25th anniversary of his business Fiscal Fitness Tax & Financial Services, Inc. President Obama’s acknowledgement along with former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s accolades for Alford’s business success is featured in the book.
“In this book Derrick draws upon his almost three decades of stellar business experience to offer insights and proven best practices to small business owners, start-up founders, entrepreneurs, C-Suite executives, and managers that are likely to improve an individual’s leadership and managerial skills. This book serves as a toolkit of ideas for all so that we may internalize and master the skills for ourselves.” – D.A. Abrams, Past Chief Diversity Officer of the USTA-United States Tennis Association
About the Author – Derrick L. Alford is the founder and CEO of Fiscal Fitness Tax & Financial Services, Inc., a well-regarded company that has provided comprehensive business, financial, and tax services to families and businesses for over 30 years. He is a native of Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia, PA, and has been a Virginia resident for over 35 years. Alford has acquired an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from Corllins University, an MBE-Executive Management Program certificate from the University of Richmond, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University.
The rationale behind the writing of this book is to increase the reader’s awareness and capabilities, by sharing time-proven, battle-tested, practical, and usable principles that are sometimes overlooked (“Intangibles”), as well as real-life business scenarios and examples that will give guidance to small businesses seeking to become more resilient and thrive for the long haul. The goal is to help create more long term successful entrepreneurial ventures which will lead to stronger communities!
The Intangibles of Business Success is a powerful concise dose of 69 pages of reality and encouragement for entrepreneurs and small business owners and is available now in eBook and print versions on Amazon.