Burke Franklin is known as “the man who’s helped launch a million businesses” with his best-selling business plan software, BizPlanBuilder… and creator of Business Power Tools, the company that developed an original suite of software tools to help entrepreneurs and business owners start, finance, and scale their companies with real-world best-practices and minimal BS. Burke graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in business and a minor in electrical engineering.   He took his first corporate job as a field sales rep for Texas Instruments selling electronic components. Besides working in sales and management for other high-tech companies, Burke's career also includes a position with The Sharper Image Catalog as Electronics Buyer and catalog copywriter.   Overall, Burke's marketing & management experience spans 40+ years.   With an extensive background in sales, marketing, and management, Burke brings a very practical approach to everything he does.   Since 1988, when BizPlanBuilder took off, Business Power Tools has introduced a dozen business development apps and templates, and now they are available in cloud-based versions managed on the web with a unique dashboard concept.   Burke was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business and was also nominated for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.”   Several of his ground-breaking business concepts have even been documented as case-studies for MBA students.   Today, more than 153 schools worldwide teach business using BizPlanBuilder business plan software. And more than 2 million entrepreneurs have used it!   He regularly speaks and participates in seminars, conferences, and panels, and has been interviewed on radio and television shows for entrepreneurs.

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Employee Policy for Businesses Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance for Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 We are constantly updating our business-building dashboard, software, and templates, and developed this employee policy template to include a sample policy you can edit and use for your business. If you are using our Employee Manual Builder, we recommend inserting this new policy…

4 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Big Data Project

Up to 85% of big data projects fail, often because executives don’t accurately assess the project risks at the outset. Before investing in your next big data initiative, ask these four questions to determine its chances of success. First: Is your data valuable and rare? Not all available data is useful, nor is it unique…

2020 Employment Law Updates

In case you missed it, here is a summary of the 2020 Employment Law changes. Our favorite source is the National Law Review   Business under control? Policies and procedures in place? Your secret weapons to organize, systematize, and run your company Now all of our business development tools from 30 years of successful experience…

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5 Tools to Ready Your Business for the “New Normal”

Here are 5 projects you can do now to relieve TV/Netflix burn-out and accomplish something productive for your business. Personally, I suspect foul-play behind this “pandemic” with some short-sighted, possibly ill-fated responses from our authorities. Nevertheless, while you’ve been deluged with news (real & fake), opinions, schmaltzy platitudes, silly videos, and special offers, I’ll spare…