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.

Ya Gotta Get Your Hands Dirty

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Success comes before work only in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon, hair designer We’re led to believe that most businesses were built with less effort than they really were. Someone has got to do the actual work of your business. I remember when I…

One Day You’ll Get Lucky. . . (Or, you can just flip the switch now!)

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt I want to be different… Like everyone else. What’s it like to spar with a Black Belt? You have to do it to know how much practice you’ll need. There’s really only so much preparing you can do before you go for it. It’s…

Get Your Life Off the Roller Coaster… and Into a Steady Climb

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Should you quit while you’re ahead? What if you did everything you need do to turn your life around—when it’s at the bottom—and then continued these efforts when everything is good? You would continue on an upward trend. The Roller Coaster Whoever said “You…

Focus on Your Goal… Not on How You’ll Get There

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Don’t tell me something’s impossible. Tell me what it would take to make it possible. After we figure out what we want, we immediately start to figure out how to get it. We can achieve the same result in many ways. Don’t get too…

KARMA: Your Cosmic Credit Report

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt It takes about 10 years to become an overnight sensation. What goes around, comes around. It starts with you—even if nobody is looking. These days credit is on everyone’s mind. A poor credit report stays with you for 7-10 years no matter how good…