The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 North Thompson Street Richmond, VA 23221


About Business Beyond Banking

C&F Bank's ‘Business Beyond Banking’ Speaker Series is a monthly breakfast program designed to provide small business owners access to information and education outside of the realm of banking. Each month will feature a different expert from various fields relating to small business support and resources, including branding, succession planning, organization, networking, and more!

Structure: BBB Breakfasts take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month and are free for anyone to attend -- simply RSVP in advance. Check-in and breakfast start at 8:00am, with the speaker presenting at 8:30 and concluding by 9:15. Stay and continue to ask questions and mingle, or head out to start your morning!

About the Speaker

Derrick L. Alford, RFC-Registered Financial Consultant

A Pennsylvania native & Virginia resident for over 30 years, Derrick Alford is the Founder & CEO of Fiscal Fitness Tax & Financial Services, Inc. where the goal is to help the client(s) become financially stronger by maximizing their money thru innovative tax & wealth accumulation strategies. Derrick is also the managing partner of Alford Development, LLC a real estate development firm.

Derrick holds a MBA-Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management from Corllins University & successfully completed the MBE Executive Management Program at the University of Richmond. Derrick is an Alumnus of Howard University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. The former U.S. government compliance officer has been providing a full range of tax & financial products and services to individuals and businesses for over 30 years. In addition to his multiple years of financial/business experience, Derrick Alford is also a member of the Better Business Bureau, and the Metropolitan Business League. Since 2004, Derrick provided his services to the Junior Achievement of Central Virginia Inc. as a volunteer business principles instructor. Derrick has facilitated numerous financial and business seminars for several churches, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He serves as a member on the Advisory Board(s) at Bryant & Stratton College & VUU Virginia Union University Small Business Development Center. Derrick also is an Elections Officer for Chesterfield County, VA. - Board of elections. Derrick has coached Upward Basketball and I9 Flag Football Leagues teams. Derrick has been a guest financial expert on several radio & T.V. shows.

Derrick has been happily married to the former Angela Carter for over 27 years and is the father of daughter-Ariel and son-Alexander.

Business motto: “We Don’t Succeed Unless You Succeed.”


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