Burke Franklin is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who is best known for founding Business Power Tools, a software company that provides business planning and 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. In addition to his work with Business Power Tools, Burke Franklin is also the author of several books, including "Business Black Belt: Mastering the Art of Success," 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.

Components of a Business Plan (Part 2)

Written by Burke Franklin, Founder and CEO, JIAN We talked last week about the beginning sections of your business plan. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to catch up. This is part 2 of 3, so make sure to check back with us soon. 7. Company Overview– Give readers the basic information on…

Components of a Business Plan (Part 1)

Written by Burke Franklin, CEO and founder, JIAN “The plan is nothing. The planning is everything.”      – Dwight D. Eisenhower There may have been a day when people read business plans cover to cover. Not anymore. When they get close to giving you money, they might, but first you have to grab their interest and…

What Investors Want to Know… (Cont’d)

When you’re writing your business plan, you want to make sure to highlight what sets you apart from other businesses.  A good way to do this was put forward by Scott Miller, co-founder of Core Strategy Group, small business coach and co-author of the books ‘The Underdog Advantage’ and ‘Building Brandwidth.’  When writing your plan,…

What Investors Want to Know…

by Burke Franklin, Founder and CEO, Business Power Tools For a moment, put yourself in an investor’s position (actually, do this throughout the plan writing process). What would YOU want to know about a business before you invested in it? Think about investing money in a friend’s business to get the mental, physical, emotional and…

What is a Business Plan?

A business plan is a written document used to describe your business. The sections of a business plan are fairly standard, so you can find lots of help from those that have gone before you. Each section in a business plan has a specific purpose.  Certain sections can be as short as one page.  For…