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. 500/5000’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.
Allen wrote this book for the many business owners, or their accountants or consultants where saving a failing business must precede increasing profitability. Red to Black is designed as a practical how-to guide in helping small-business accountants and consultants manage quick and successful turnarounds. Reminiscent of those principles that made Alf ‘The Turn-Around King,’ this book is designed to rescue failing companies, regaining solid footing ‘in the black.’