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.

The million dollar question… which startups are going to make you money?

There are thousands of startups trying to raise money, and it is hard to know which ones will make you money. The whole point of venture investing is to identify startups that have high-growth potential early on and invest before they actually take off. By doing this, you assume more risk, but you will be rewarded…

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Video – How Conscious Language Leads to Business Success – Business FAQs with Burke Franklin

Self-defeating words, phrases and concepts that derail our sales / investor presentations to customers, investors, employees and each other! The dangers of double-negatives and other dumb things we say and how they create our world… Click to watch this brief TED talk-like video.