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.

Bankruptcy… Behind the Scenes

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. New meaning for the term, “Go for broke.” Bankruptcy may seem like an easy way out of paying your bills, but it can leave you open to losing a lot more—and it’s an opportunity for shrewd takeovers. Here’s a story that looks at a…

Write it how you would say it.

Excerpted from, Business Black Belt, “The Enlightened Entrepreneur’s Manifesto” It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. ~ Albert Einstein, physicist We can learn much to improve our everyday written communications by studying the techniques used by advertising copywriters. In school, some of us “BSed” our way through certain essays…

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…