Burke Franklin is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who is best known for creating BizPlanBuilder business plan software and founding Business Power Tools, the company behind a massive collection of management tools for entrepreneurs, business owners and their advisors. He has over 40 years of experience in business and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Burke is also the author of several books, including "Business Black Belt" which provides practical advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to build successful businesses. He is also a popular speaker and has given talks on entrepreneurship, business planning, and marketing at conferences and events around the world. Burke Franklin is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and believes that anyone can start and grow a successful business with the right tools and mindset. He is committed to helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals and has dedicated his career to providing the resources and support they need to succeed.

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Video – Writing Your Business Plan:
Describing Your “Present Situation” or “Traction”

What to think about as you edit the “Present Situation” (traction) section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company. (What have you accomplished so far? Where do you stand right now?)

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Video – How to Write a Business Plan:
Describing Your “Products and Services”

VIDEO – What to think about as you edit the “Products & Services” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfunding, angels, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

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Video – How to Write a Business Plan:
Your “Market Size” Matters

VIDEO – What investors and lenders look for in your business and in your plan — What to think about as you edit the “Market Size” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

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Video – Writing Your Executive Summary:
Your “Business Description”

VIDEO – What investors and lenders look for in your business plan! In this brief video, Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin coaches on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Business Description” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

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How Conscious Choices of Words Influence Successful Leadership

What we say creates pictures and emotions in our audiences. Are we motivating or scaring them? Self-defeating words, phrases and concepts derail our presentations to customers, investors, employees and each other! The dangers of double-negatives and other dumb things we say and how they create our world… Click to watch this brief TED talk-like video.