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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Video – Writing your business plan executive summary – Legal Formation

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 “Legal Formation” 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.

The Pain and Pleasure of Constant Consciousness

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Accidents happen… when you are thinking about something else. You must pay attention to everything all the time. The world is moving too fast and mistakes are too expensive for you to allow yourself to “space out.” You must always be conscious. You can’t…

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Video: Writing your business plan – Business Structure

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 Structure” 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.

Business Black Belt – A Trick to Remember

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt I’m interested only in God’s thoughts, the rest are details. ~ Albert Einstein, physicist What if you could naturally trigger your memory at a future date or time so you would remember to do something? This is a little trick I discovered. I call…

More Than 5 Senses You Can Use

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~ Hans Margolius In addition to your five senses, many other “senses” provide quality direction—beyond the limited scope of your intellect. I was taught that…