This is the book students are required to buy for the Adjunct Faculty Course Alvord Teaches.
I do also find it illuminating that we have some glaring hypocrisy on AB5 from Mr. Alvord. It appears that his unadvanced development concepts company is reliant almost exclusively on Contract Labor. I wonder what LaMills Garrett, Gina Garbolino and the unions that are supporting Alvord would say about this?
Using independent contractors to skirt labor law? Or perhaps your intrepid blogger’s assertion about only having one team member is the correct answer.
Even more interesting as we unravel the web surrounding the Alvord biography is this about the “publishing company”:
Quoting the site: “We’re an active member of the Author Awards Program through the National Authors Council. We can help you prepare your winning application for this very cool awards program.”
Allow your intrepid blogger to translate: you write a book, create a publishing company, publish the book, create a national organization, join the organization, create a awards program, then help your authors complete a winning application…..
If you think the idea is original, think again. He must have bought this book at Walmart:
As with most everything Scott Alvord, it runs in a circle back onto itself.
Remember the revelations from your intrepid blogger about Scott’s campaign finances??? They appear to be part of a larger pattern of sloppy and unethical financial behavior that permeates his “businesses” as well:
Lets look at Advanced Business RoundTable.
According to their website (www.abroundtable.com) Scott was an original founder, gifted his ownership to his partner, then resumed leadership responsibilities in 2017. This timing matches the renaming of the group’s public Facebook page that was renamed on 10/18/2017 and the group’s private Facebook Group, with 36 members, that was renamed on Octoer 5, 2017.
A review of the Facebook page shows the business actively conducting business, hosting seminars, promoting members, inviting others to join, and collecting dues throughout this time. Note I said business. Advanced Business RoundTable is not an IRS designated nonprofit membership organization, or civic organization. According to the website, it is a for-profit business. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT, and I’ll give credit where credit is due: Scott finally found a way to make money from a networking group.
Professor Alvord should know that owning a business comes the responsibility of filing the proper paperwork. While Scott did get a business license, he failed to file a Fictitious Business Name until 1/7/2020. If January 2020 sounds familiar to you, that’s the month he finally filed several years of late campaign finance reports. Was Scott Alvord seeking to clean up messes from years of ignoring the same rules the rest of us have to live by?
Note the presence of the National Author’s Council. Again, this is proof of my assertions that the “successful businesses” are a pile of paper created by Scott Alvord to present a false image.
While I was looking at these filings, I stumbled across another failure to file by Mr. Alvord.
There are no active Fictitious Business Name filings for Scott’s highly touted Advanced Publishing Concepts, or Advanced Programming Concepts, or the National Authors Council (?) That’s right those filings expired on 11/20/2019! We do know he’s at least still in the publishing business, since he posted about it here in response to one of our blogs. In essence, Scott Alvord has been operating with an expired license for a year.
“Professor” Scott Alvord, the Business Consultant has a clear tack record of doing business without filing Fictitious Business Name statements as required by law. They are required for transparency purposes so the average person can see who is running a company. Just like those pesky campaign finance reports are required for transparency purposes so the average person can see what is being raised and spent to get politicians in office.
This sort of behavior lends credence to many stories we’ve heard about his lack of business acumen (more coming soon) and how several in the community do not hold him in high regard. I still find it absurd he is adjunct staff at William Jessup University.
Scott Alvord is not who he says he is and he is should take his own advice and fire himself.