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.

Advertising: An Investment, Not an Expense!

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt Sell customers what they want, provide what they need, and deliver more than they expect. Advertising is expensive as hell. Here are a few thoughts you can use to make your investment go a little further. This is my favorite subject because so much…

Video: Writing Business Plan – Pricing Based on Cost(?)

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 “Costs” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfunding, angels, venture capital, SBA) look…

Marketing…

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt Creating an environment where sales can occur. Have your customers think it’s their idea to buy your product or service. Most people fail in marketing because they’re too bashful to market full out. If you really have confidence in your product or service, if…

Video – Writing a Business Plan – Pricing Strategy

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 “Pricing Strategy” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfunding, angels, venture capital, SBA)…

Grant Funding – Sherita Herring – Business Black Belt

Sherita Herring shares her expertise and insights into Grant Funding Since 1994 the Kreative Images Foundation has specialized in effective business strategies, nonprofit development and strengthening communities all over the world through speaking engagements, live radio broadcasts, grant writing workshops, board development, nonprofit development services. Sherita Herring is a best-selling author, renowned speaker, business strategist…