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…

The Art of Buying Royalties

As with other forms of investment, successful investing is an art and not a science. Successful investing, doing better than the average returns of professionally managed portfolio having objectives similar to those of the investor and available for investment by the public, requires intelligence, experience and discipline. Intelligence is required to identify objects, which are…