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.

Why Smart People Don’t Learn So Well

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt At a certain age, people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat. ~ William Lyon Phelps Otherwise intelligent people often unconsciously use their existing knowledge to block new ideas or facts coming in. This keeps them stuck and makes them a challenge…

We’re Full of Solutions Looking for Problems

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt A good answer evolves from many good questions. –Burke Franklin, Author, Business Black Belt If I had two hours to solve a problem, I would spend the first hour and a half asking questions and questioning assumptions—mine and those of everyone involved. I’ve found…

Simple email fix/hack regarding images

Usually, when you first open a new email the graphics do not appear.  For example, Infusionsoft uses the words, “Interesting Image” as a description placeholder, but most people never replace those words. So, when I get their email, the first thing I see is ‘Interesting Image”?!? Do most people know what to do? Recommend you…

What I told an entrepreneurship class about success

What does it take to start, build, and run a successful business? When I spoke to an Entrepreneurship Class at UC Santa Barbara, I asked them what they thought it took to be successful in business. They listed the usual words… What I realized in that moment was that these words describe what success looks…