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.

Video Coaching: Writing your business plan – Risk

What investors & lenders look for in your business plan Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Risk” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look…

Video: Writing your business plan – Management Team

What investors & lenders look for in your business plan Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Management Team” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA)…

Choosing the Right Investors for Your Business

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. Perhaps the single biggest obstacle to raising capital for your business is the idea that investors will be forever breathing down your back… they’ll own you… your entrepreneurial venture, your freedom as you know it… will be over forever. So, the debate rages within…

Editors, Writers, & Reporters – Successfully Managing the Media

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. Guns are always loaded. . . Everything is on the record. Your approach to a PR interview will make a world of difference in what appears in print or how you come across on camera. When I had my first golden opportunity for an…

Video: Writing Your Business Plan – Operations

What investors & lenders look for in your business plan Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Operations” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look…