“We say Yes, when banks say No!”

About Us


Alternative Finance & Business Strategies is here to help small businesses that are in need of funding.  Today’s market has made it difficult for independent business owners to obtain traditional bank loans to meet their operating needs.  This hardship can cause financial strain and even business closures. Owners do not know that there are available options, if they just know where to look.  Unlike most financial lending companies, AFBS is multifaceted to meet the needs of small and middle market mainstream businesses.  We have programs that are designed to get business owners the financial solutions they need quickly and without all the hassle. 

You are important to us!

Our company is based on the belief that our customer’s needs are of the utmost importance.  This is why the AFBS team is committed to helping owners make the best decision regarding their funding options.  In the last 3 years alone, we have helped existing clients receive over $10 million in funding.  As a result, a high percentage of our client base consists of repeat clients and referrals.  With over 30 years of developing and growing businesses in various industries, we represent various funding avenues (including private equity and hedge funding) that can help grow and expand businesses in ways you never thought possible. 

“We say Yes, when banks say No!”

With access of up to $5 million in working capital and $25 million in commercial real estate funding, our application process is easier and faster than traditional bank loans.  Qualification depends on the program we determine will best fit the business need.  Simply fill out a short funding application and wait for approval.  Funding approval can generally take as little as 24 hours and receipt of funds can occur within 24 hours of final approval.  Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver your business the best service in the industry.  



AFBS was founded by Sylvester Ford.  His vision was to provide a centralized funding location for business owners needing working capital, commercial real estate purchases and refinancing, economic development funding, and /or franchise consulting.  Having worked in the housing finance industry for 15 years and as an Account Executive at Bellsouth for 10 years, Sylvester wanted to bring a more dedicated and personalized service to clients that get overlooked in the “big business” concept.  


Currently, AFBS through Sylvester Ford is a member of the following community based committees: 

  • Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Atlanta Business League
  • Council of Quality Growth
  • Forest Park Ministerial Association Executive Board
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Atlanta Airport Chamber of Commerce 
  • Franchise Broker’s Association.


C.E.O. / OWNER – Sylvester Ford

Consultant – Crystal Black Mills

Office Administrator – Moneisha Viera

Do you have additional questions about any of our programs? Are you ready to schedule your free assessment?

Our funding representatives can set up a date and time to visit your business or for you to visit us.