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.

Will Your Executive Summary Make a Powerful Impression on Investors?

For the past twenty years, I have spoken to hundreds, if not thousands of investors. From each conversation I try and walk away with at least one insight that I can pass along to our Biz Plan Builder business planning software customers. One bit of knowledge that I have received consistently from investors relates to…

Take Action Now Before It’s Too Late

The ability to analyze a situation, make a decision and then take action is a common trait you will find of most successful entrepreneurs. Whether they decide yes or no, and then act accordingly, these entrepreneurs understand that the key is to actually do something.  Procrastination or relying upon the excuse of “we are waiting…

What Is The Best Source of Capital for Your Business?

I am often asked by our business plan software customers to assist them in determining their best options for raising capital.  Having been down that path many times, I always try and impart whatever knowledge or wisdom I can to help them smooth the road ahead. Raising capital is not easy.  It takes time, energy…