Does our organization or our business have a good vision?

I listened to a speaker this week who used an illustration for all organizations and businesses.  He told us to think about our business or group as a rope circle with all of our employees or members inside, but...

In the late 1970s, I was a farm specialist and received a call from a former client. Pat then worked for a small-town feed company that was owner and manager of a 640-sow farrow-to-finish hog operation that he wanted to sell. Being a young broker, I was really proud of...

It is hard to believe that some of us can visualize a world without television. I remember that our farm family drove to a neighbor’s farm to see their new TV set. It was about 1958; there was only one black-and-white channel and we watched professional wrestling!

When...

Recently I read Rumsfeld’s Rules by Donald Rumsfeld. One of the primary rules he learned in pilot training is that if you are in an airplane and get lost, you need to “Climb, Conserve, and Confess.” I have been thinking that this rule could easily apply to our business...

I wrote an article for the Observer in 2010 entitled “Where Have All of the Young Entrepreneurs Gone?” It identified my observation that it seemed the younger generation lacks interest in becoming entrepreneurs.

Folks, this trend has not improved. Recent headlines like...

I talk to many business people regularly. What is their perspective? What are they doing in today’s times?

Currently, in my central Nebraska area, there are many good things going on.

  1. Agriculture is having a record boom. Commodity prices are extremely high and land v...

Click on the link below to read Stephen England’s article published in the S.E.C Real Estate Observer June 2012

http://www.secobserver.com/2012/04/why-is-it-so-hard-to-ask-financial-questions/

January 27, 2012

Click on link below to read the article by Stephen R. England published for The Society of Exchange Counselors Observer website Winter 2011.

http://www.secobserver.com/2011/12/finding-transactions-in-dead-listings/

January 26, 2012

A Guide to 1031 Exchanges is designed to help you understand the many options available when considering 1031 exchange strategies for deferring taxes. After its first printing, we received such an overwhelmingly positive response from so many readers that we went to wo...