Stephen B. specializes in business writing that can persuade readers to take recommended action in a timely fashion. Steve particularly enjoys helping individuals with difficult problems by communicating a practical problem-solving process that is transferable to a number of common situations.
For over 30 years Steve has specialized in providing practical, candid and effective business advice. Whenever possible he strives to include appropriate images and video content that often appeal to a wider audience.
Stephen B. enjoys an eclectic array of special interests that includes travel, reading, hiking and photography in addition to an ongoing connection with the business world. He grew up on a farm and currently lives with his wife in a rural area of southwestern Ohio. Steve's future plans include relocation and more business writing.
Stephen B. was awarded a full scholarship in the Naval ROTC program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps upon graduation (June 1970).
After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1974, Stephen B. attended the UCLA Graduate School of Management (The Anderson School) as a full-time student with G.I. Bill Educational Assistance.
Paid consulting projects for Stephen B. typically involved specialized writing such as business proposals and training documentation. On a professional basis Steve has also spent thousands of hours over the years maintaining several business websites and writing financial articles and business blogs. He has both broad and deep industry experience that involves the military, business consulting, agriculture, banking, real estate, securities, insurance, mortgage companies, government consulting, and housing.
Paid finance consulting projects for Stephen B. typically involved specialized writing such as financial training documentation and business proposals in support of business financing. On a professional basis he has also spent thousands of hours during his lengthy career writing financial articles and blogs while maintaining several business finance websites. Steve has extensive and varied financial industry experience that involves banking, securities, nonprofit organizations, consulting, insurance, real estate, government agencies, and mortgage companies.
Paid real estate consulting projects for Stephen B. typically involved specialized writing such as real estate financing proposals. On a professional basis Steve has also spent thousands of hours during his lengthy career writing real estate articles while maintaining several real estate finance websites and blogs. He has extensive real estate experience that involves development partnerships, banking, nonprofit organizations, mortgage companies, securities firms, consulting, and government agencies. Stephen obtained his MBA in Management and Real Estate Finance from UCLA. He was previously licensed as a Real Estate Broker in California and has completed several advanced training courses with the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
Paid career training projects for Stephen B. typically involved specialized training and writing such as training documentation. On a professional basis Steve has spent thousands of hours during his lengthy career writing financial and business career development articles while maintaining several business websites and blogs. He has extensive career planning and training experience that involves preparing individuals to serve in small business finance consulting positions. At an early point in his professional career, Stephen taught adult classes in the San Diego Community College District. Steve currently focuses most of his career education efforts in a specialized career training program that he provides for military personnel as they transition from military service to small business careers.
Paid bank consulting projects for Stephen B. typically involved business finance negotiating with bankers and specialized writing such as commercial loan proposals on behalf of small businesses. On a professional basis Steve has also spent thousands of hours during his lengthy career writing banking articles while maintaining several commercial bank finance websites and blogs. He has extensive banking experience that involves investment banking, nonprofit organizations, mortgage banking, securities firms, and financial consulting. Stephen obtained his MBA in Management and Real Estate Finance from UCLA.
Stephen B. has regularly helped businesses with the proposal writing process. In many situations he was responsible for writing the entire proposal. In a smaller number of cases, Steve was hired to train and facilitate company employees so that they could perform as much of the proposal writing as possible. This experience involved three different types of proposals as shown below:
(1) Solicited proposals based upon a formal Request for Proposal (RFP)
(2) Unsolicited proposals
(3) Business financing proposals from a company to one or more commercial lenders