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.

Female Founders Are Getting Nowhere With Funding? A Response to Caroline Fairchild on LinkedIn

Do you believe Female Founders are getting nowhere with funding? The reality: businesses are complicated. There are a lot of moving parts so it’s up to you to make your deal make sense to an investor. If you allow yourself to believe that they’re not investing in you because you’re female, you’ve succumbed to what…

12 Sayings that Invite Disaster

or… NLP & The Law of Attraction Burke Franklin, Creator: Business Power Tools Author: Business Black Belt “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” ~ Napoleon Hill “Neuro Linguistic Programming” Listen to those words literally – they mean…

It’s not a resolution, not a goal…

What about adopting a new perspective on something? If you really want to do something new, make a change or bring something to fruition in your life, you must also change your perspective. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Roman Emperor, Marcus…

How to Use BizPlanBuilder to Easily Write Your Book?

You already have a copy of BizPlanBuilder. (If you have any of our other Windows apps, this idea will still work!) So, I’m not trying to sell you anything here… But here’s a simple idea I’d like you to try — it will likely help: Imagine the BizPlanBuilder system WITHOUT the business plan content… You can…