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.

Business planning: Tips for Writing a Mission Statement for your Business Plan

A while back I was shopping for a new car. In the show room one dealer had a plaque over their door that read,”Our mission is to become the most profitable [brand] dealer in Northern California.”  Uh oh! What does that tell you? ( I wonder if they are charging too much.)  That ‘mission statement’…

Business Planning: Adding more products and services to your business plan?

Quite frequently, BizPlanBuilder users will write-in to ask how they can add more products, more profit centers, or more SKUs to their business plan. It seems to be very exciting to think you can dazzle an investor or lender with lots of products. Actually, the opposite maybe true. BizPlanBuilder includes enough space to add up…

Your business plan presentation to investors

Much has been said and written about investor presentations. The “PowerPoint presentation” may seem like the all-important (and sometimes, harrowing) opportunity to make your pitch for capital, but it shouldn’t be a surprise introduction for investors. Investors will often request a copy of your PowerPoint deck prior to meeting with you. Send it to them.…

Business Planning – Sequencing your presentation for capital

Building a business requires more than just an idea and a plan. For a moment (and you may need to refer to this moment often), put yourself in an investor’s position… What would YOU want to know about a business before you invested in it? We often recommend investing an amount of money in a…

The Academy Awards – World-class expressions of appreciation… and attraction

(Keep reading and I will teach you a secret to success by reversing the Do, Have, Be cycle) Academy Award® winners are people at the top of their game — receiving an award for being the best. I couldn’t help but notice that these were indeed world-class expressions of appreciation. Some seemed surprised and unprepared,…