Video – Thoughts on Image & Branding for Your Company

Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Image & Branding” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your startup or…

Video – Some Things to Think About As You Start a Business

Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Marketing Strategy” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your startup or growing…

Selling for a Change

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink… Try salting the oats. ~ Anonymous Selling is often not just convincing someone to buy your product or service but to change what they already have or what they are doing…

Selling 3.0

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. What if your customers already want to buy? Your job then, as a good salesperson, is to engineer the deal. Sales techniques we learned in the past are appalling and ineffective, yet many are still in use — let’s revisit the sales process to…

How Right is Your Price?

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt If 10% of your customers don’t complain that your price is too high, then your price is too low. ~ Anonymous Pricing is a touchy subject, but to a good sales and marketing person, it can be a useful tool rather than a subject…