Video: Writing a Business Plan – Market Trends

What investors & lenders look for in your business plan 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 “Market Trends” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfunding, angels, venture capital, SBA)…

Video: Writing a Business Plan – SWOT Analysis

What investors & lenders look for in your business strategy 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 “SWOT Analysis” (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) section of your business plan and what investors and lenders…

Hiring the Right People

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. ~ Elbert Hubbard, writer Before you hire anyone just to get some more things done, take some time to plan what you…

Management by Centrifugal Force

Excerpted from the book on enlightened business, Business Black Belt “Come to the edge,” he said. “We are afraid,” they said. “Come to the edge,” he said. They came… He pushed them …and they flew. Here’s a possible way to think of your business structure, regardless of the structure you actually have, and have what…

Leadership?

Excerpted from the book on enlightened business, Business Black Belt You better know where you’re going because sooner or later, you could be out in front. How will you lead your business and how will your business lead your industry? There are thousands of books on leadership—and few of them seem to agree on what…