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.

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…

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Raising Capital From Friends and Family

Any entrepreneur who has started a business and needed to raise capital to grow has probably received this same bit of wisdom – “You’ll need to get your friends and family to invest”. Sarcastically you reply, “Great, I never would have thought of that”. Now that your sarcasm has made you feel much better, the…

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What’s the “Right Stuff” You Need to Raise Capital?

“Around the globe, investors complain about a lack of investment readiness among their potential investees. What they want to hear is a compelling impact story based on a sound financial bottom line – preferably in a language they can easily understand.”

Selling… What happens when a customer says, “Yes”?

Two stories from my recent past illustrate how having all of your “procedures and paperwork” aligned can mean the difference between closing a sale and having a ready, willing and able customer walk right out the door. One airplane broker made buying an airplane an “impulse buy!” What can you do…?