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 manage 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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hile you’re using our apps & templates to handle a variety of business projects, you may need a professional to review your work, provide additional advice, address unique circumstances, or introduce you to important contacts. Although we cannot guarantee any results, we believe them to be honest, ethical and creative on your behalf. Click to…

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hile you’re using our apps & templates to handle a variety of business projects, you may need a professional to review your work, provide additional advice, address unique circumstances, or introduce you to important contacts. Although we cannot guarantee any results, we believe them to be honest, ethical and creative on your behalf. Click to…

Regulation Crowdfunding Rules – SEC

The new Regulation Crowdfunding rules create a regulatory regime to govern equity crowdfunding. We’ve invited Sara Hanks and the CrowdCheck team to provide a guest post about the new rules. SEC Adopts Regulations Implementing “Regulation Crowdfunding” Under Section 4(a)(6) Of The Securities Act On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt “Regulation…

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

This article originally appeared in Harvard Business Review and you can link to it here. Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience? Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that…

Cryptohippie’s Guide To Online Privacy

From Paul Rosenberg of Freeman’s Perspective and his privacy guide. See also the step-by-step instructions in Quincy’s great guide. The free Internet that many of us loved has become a surveillance web, serving governments and mega-corps, while abusing the rest of us. For those whose eyes are opening to this sad fact, we have assembled…