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Who Is Burke Franklin?

Burke Franklin is the creator of Business Power Tools. In 1988 he introduced BizPlanBuilder®, the business planning software that revolutionized how entrepreneurs prepare strategic business plans for funding and/or growth. To date, Business Power Tools has sold more than 2,000,000 subscriptions worldwide, and, while from the clients who have contacted us, we’ve learned that they’ve leveraged our tools to raise more than $3.0 BILLION through angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA, bank, and alternative financing.

Over the past 27+ years, Burke has spoken to and worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, consultants, and thought leaders who have unselfishly shared their expertise and insights into building great businesses. Burke’s goal is to share with you much of the actionable information he’s learned from these experts through written articles, as well as audio and video interviews and tutorials. Burke also weaves in many of the lessons and knowledge he’s gained over the years managing and growing Business Power Tools. We hope you will join us as we work together to help you build your great business!