Really? Not so fast… If I had a buck for every time I’ve heard this… But wait, every time I’ve heard it, in fact, the most frequent times I hear it, is when I’m at some pitchfest / event where the person on stage wants to sell me their thing. Now. Go ahead, make the…
US CEOs flip flop and decide corporations aren’t only accountable to shareholders from The Hustle August 20, 2019, 181 American CEOs in the Business Roundtable (BRT) issued a statement that changed “the Purpose of a Corporation” from simply providing value to shareholders to instead benefiting many stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. Sorry, did…
What I learned from my first business plan success.
Why mine are different and better.
And how it evolved into BizPlanBuilder software
Have you heard that investors don’t read business plans? Not true. Before they’re going to click OK on a wire transfer of $50,000 to $50,000,000, they’ll have a lot of questions. Wouldn’t you?!? Your business plan is your proxy in front of many supporting characters—with specialties, expertise, biases, perspectives, contacts, money… It’s like a movie…
Missionaries want to save the world… Mercenaries want money… Which one are you and what difference does it make to investors?!?
Video 5/4/17 – Business FAQs with Burke Franklin — More about being a good recommender, choosing your words for best effect, priority management
Further discussion on being a good “recommender”
Presenting your product/service in your business plan and investor presentation
A mini-preview of my forthcoming TEDx talk on “Verbal Awareness” – How what we say creates our world
A handy hack on time management => priority management (and my low-tech device for managing them…)