Do you or any of your clients need help turning a business around?
This economy has devastated many small businesses, and they need help fast— like, yesterday!
Allen Bostrom’s second book, Red to Black: A Small Business Accountant’s Guide to Quick Turnarounds, details the steps necessary in quickly transforming a financially troubled business into a profitable venture.
The history of Universal Accounting
Over 50 years ago, Allen’s father, Alf Bostrom, earned the title of ‘The Turn-Around King.’ As the owner of a management firm called the Metropolitan Business Bureau, Alf was able to save countless failing businesses, some of which were threatening bankruptcy.
Alf went on to launch Universal Training Systems in 1979, which later became the successful Universal Accounting Center, but not before he taught his son the powerful management principles he used to bring businesses from red to black. In fact, as a young man, Allen often accompanied his father to work where he observed these principles in play—principles which Allen believes are even more important today than they were thirty-five years ago due to increased competitive pressures.
Allen has since gone on to become the president and CEO of Universal Accounting Center, enjoying tremendous success. Universal has ranked in the top 100 fastest growing businesses in Utah since 2004 and has secured a spot on Inc. 500’s list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for 5 consecutive years. There’s no doubt Alf had more than a few good ideas.
But Alf Bostrom’s legacy didn’t stop there.
Allen went on to write his first book, In the Black: Nine Principles to Make Your Business More Profitable, which includes many strategies that he first learned from his father. It has been on Amazon Japan’s bestseller list and is currently in its fourth printing.
Since then, Allen has realized that many business owners are not just looking to become more profitable, but rather, they’re looking to save failing businesses. Red to Black is designed as a practical how-to guide in helping small-business accountants manage quick and successful turnarounds. Reminiscent of those principles that made Alf ‘The Turn-Around King,’ this book is designed to rescue failing companies, finding solid footing ‘in the black.’
Whether you’re a struggling business owner or a financial professional, Red to Black in 30 Days will be an invaluable resource for your business, helping you turn failing companies around and achieve true success and profitability. And as a contract accountant, bookkeeper, and/or tax preparer, you’ll find this knowledge increases your expertise and appeal exponentially.
Alf would be proud!