Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Marks Ten Years as a Successful Business
March 14, 2014
In March, ALCS reached its official ten-year mark as a business. "I am proud to say that we survived the 2008 economic crash, which has lingered on til this very moment, it is not really over," says Josh First, ALCS president.
"For a small firm, since our inception, we neither have a lot of overhead, which can drag down a business, nor do we have an enormous client base or investment portfolio, which would provide a larger safety net.
However, I believe we have hit the right mix of client consulting and our own investments, as our goal has been since 2004 to actually stay small, simple, flexible, efficient, and opportunity-driven," says First.
"Ten years ago, I started a small business based on my extensive and broad resume as a leader in government and non-profit groups, with the goal of running a successful enterprise that would also be family-friendly. I know I have succeeded at that, because my wife and children tell me that," says First.
Appalachian Land & Conservation Services, or ALCS, is a small business aimed at providing boutique real estate services across a surprisingly diverse range of business sectors, as well as making investments that explore the private market monetization of natural resources for the purpose of permanent land conservation.