More for the students, easier on the instructor…
Teach and learn entrepreneurship using tools proven in business.
Business Power Tools has become synonymous with business success. Our flagship product, BizPlanBuilder, has been used by more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs around the world for business strategy and to raise capital. It has also been widely adopted by business schools and used by thousands of MBA students.
“I’ve been using BizPlanBuilder online for 5 semesters now and it has really succeeded in helping me to guide my students — grads & undergrads — to really understand the mechanics of starting, financing and building a business. I’ve laid out the course curriculum in Moodle and it ties in very nicely with the sections and videos built-in to the BizPlanBuilder system.”
~ Thomas DeNardin, College Professor – Entrepreneurship
Business software and templates for education
Business Power Tools’ apps are refined over 30+ years of real-world experience, sharing insights, advice, tips, and strategies from entrepreneurs, investors, lenders and active business advisers
BizPlanBuilder has been used by thousands of business students, schools and educators to teach young entrepreneurs how to turn their ideas into reality. Contact us to discover for yourself just how easy it is to write a professional business plan with Business Power Tools solutions for education.
How rigorous is it?
Admittedly we pitch our business customers on how easy it is to use, but no doubt there’s plenty to consider when you’re thinking through an entire business — whether it’s an exercise or for real, BizPlanBuilder provides the structure and content that stimulates thought on every facet of a business.
All Business Power Tools apps are collaborative, so your student teams can work together while instructors maintain oversight as well as the ability to jump in any time!
One idea is that students can build their business plans over multiple classes and continue using it and BizPlanBuilder long after they graduate.
“I had a great experience. I was able to accelerate my learning on business plans and processes while using this product during my Entrepreneurship class. I am very close to my receiving my MBA.”
See how this modern business development toolbox/dashboard leads you through the process of developing a compelling business and plan.
The business planning app recommended for students
The same real-world business plan software used to raise over $3 Billion!
Here is the unique and academically rigorous web-based business planning system that gets students going and takes them further than any other software.
- Featuring BizPlanBuilder 2021 with everything to write a business plan for Growth or to Raise Capital
- Includes 150+ sample business plan templates
- Multiple Financial Models Project Revenue, Costs, Profits, Valuation
- Customizable Excel models
- “Elevator” pitch worksheet
- Proven Investor Presentation Deck
- Funding Resources
- CRM: Advisors, Vendors, VIPs
- Tasks, Events, Promos, Proposals
- Includes Stock Options Templates
- Shareholder & Options Tracking
- Corporate, LLC Docs
- Board Minutes
- Teaching Videos Explain All Concepts
- “Handbook of Business Planning”
- $97 / yr, Cancel/Suspend Anytime
- Seamless and secure 24/7 access, collaboration, and oversight.
- Add more users for $1 / mo each — Build teams, Collaborate (Include the instructor!)
- Option: Students may subscribe directly and, if appropriate,
- Join our Revenue Share program and we will credit your dept or bookstore with 30%
- Students can continue their subscription beyond graduation to build their businesses
- BONUS! Burke Franklin, Business Power Tools CEO and BizPlanBuilder creator will speak to your class via Skype! (In addition to the video(s) below — 1/class)
We offer discounts on all of our software to students, professors and faculty higher learning institutions.
We will also create a custom tracking link for you to provide your students.
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Videos introduce what students must understand as they work through each section of their business plans
What investors and lenders look for in your business plan
For example, here is the video introducing what to think about as you edit the “Management Team” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.
Makes teaching and learning easier.
Tosupplement your in-class teaching, BizPlanBuilder creator, Burke Franklin, personally introduces each section of the business plan and explains what investors and lenders are looking for as they read each section.Access 50+ Free 1-5 minute Videos
“I picked up this software to help me with my MBA classes. We used the tool in a group project and it really helped us focus on content without arguing about sequence / direction / document stuff — we cut to the heart of the business issues of our assignment. I would bet it would be a hit with others in an MBA course venue as well. This of course led me to keep an eye on your other products, and I ended up purchasing the Employee Manual package as well.”
~ Rob Squirrell
Learn to build a credible financial model.
“Show me something I can believe.”
~ Ward Payne, Managing Partner, OSCCO Ventures, Los Altos, CA
Watch the video to see how we teach segmenting your markets and estimating penetration rates — investors often look here first.
It’s important to demonstrate clearly the magnitude of your opportunity. You as well as investors always want to know how big the “universe” of potential customers is. How big can your business become?
Build your “case” from the bottom-up
The idea here is to define your customer segments, then enter the universe of available customers into each segment. Then play “what-if?” with the penetration percentages to project unit sales.
Building upon that, you can estimate the percentage of customers who will buy at a given price… to calculate total revenue.
Most entrepreneurs guess at how many units they’ll sell, but don’t tie them to realistic market penetration numbers.
When investors ask how they arrived at their numbers, students will have reasonable answers at every step.
How to Build or Revise Your Revenue Numbers
See how credible numbers add-up.
A competitor shows how one can just drag a graph to make your numbers look good.
How can one explain their logic or walk an investor through their process?
Using BizPlanBuilder you’ll be able to easily explain and justify your projections.
Investors understand this and the BizPlanBuilder methodology builds a case they can believe.
“Having gone through all of the competitive products for business planning and marketing planning, I chose yours. For several years running now, our students have won the governor’s award for the best business plans in Virginia. I recommend regularly to all of the marketing professors in Virginia to use the combination of Business Power Tools products.”
~ Malcolm Novins PhD, Professor, George Mason University, Alexandria, VA
“I really enjoyed your talk and I did find the software super helpful. I’m not sure what career path I’m going to choose, but if nothing else I learned some very valuable business information. Also, just to note, as I was doing the market research part of the program for class, I was able to apply it to my job and find new clients for my boss. I got a promotion out of it so thank you!”
~ Matthew Wingard, ULM, Monroe, LA
“We’ve been using your financial model for financial analysis, partnering, M&A, and VC analysis here in Silicon Valley and in Europe. I have used a few other programs like MoneySoft that cost $1500+ and yours are better, more accurate and more detailed. I can trust the integrity of the BizPlanBuilder financial models.”
~ Geir Ilstad, Prudent Management, Los Altos, CA
“Now I can recommend a standardized financial proforma that all of my clients can use. BizPlanBuilder’s financial model has just the right level of detail (without too much!) in the same format every time, eliminating the crazy-making submissions from so many amateurs I used to get.”
~ Robert Steven Kramarz, Executive Director, Investor, Author, Intelliversity The Funding Academy for Innovators – Led by Investors
Bring in a seasoned entrepreneur…
by having Burke Franklin teach your class.
Request “The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan” — a 90-minute video featuring the developer of BizPlanBuilder.
- The author of Business Black Belt speaks to an audience of entrepreneurs…
- Learn about investors, hiring employees, managing and marketing…
- Why bankers want your first born child!
- Amusing anecdotes make important points stick.
- Click to Watch it Here…
“The Georgetown University grad students absolutely loved your lecture, Burke. As from last semester, your guest lecture last night was so well received and appreciated by the students:
“Best advice on starting a business!”
“Wow! He makes me believe I can start a business!”
“So real, so funny!” and
“That was incredible!” were just some of the comments.
Thank you so much for taking the time to prepare and deliver another inspiring guest lecture. Thanks again and very best,”
~ Dr. Sarah McCue, Instructor, Georgetown University, Graduate School of Business, Capstone Course, Washington, DC
Many schools use BizPlanBuilder business planning software
- All Hallows High School, Bronx, NY, 10452
- Albuquerque Tech-Voc Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
- Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, 93454
- Alvin Junior College, Alvin, TX, 77511
- American College, London, UK
“The best software I have ever seen thank you.”
~ J.B. Hanson, American College, London, UK
- American River College, Sacramento, CA, 95841
- Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 19038
- Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ, 85287
- Augusta State University, Augusta, GA, 30904
- Austin Community College, Austin, TX, 78701
- Babson College, Boston, MA
“Two nights before our business plan was due for MOB (FME equivalent for Transfer Students at Babson) I had started researching items that could help us get an advantage over our competing classmates. I came across Biz Plan Builder and found it to be the best rated from everything I could scour on the net. When I asked what his thoughts were, I discovered that my father had used it a couple years back to help create a business proposal for one of his entrepreneurial projects. With the help of this software we were able to create a clear plan of action that enabled us to clarify our thoughts and ultimately take first place. The included Excel spreadsheet financials were invaluable in answering questions for our mock investors and were far more detailed than what the other team had assembled. Recognized and approved by our professors, BizPlanBuilder isn’t cheating; it simply assists in the organization of your thoughts. I highly recommend this software if you need to write a business plan and if you have to do it with a team then you’ll love the new collaboration feature, too.”
~ Prescott Paulin, Babson College, Boston, MA Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
- Bryant Stratton, Lackawanna, NY, 14218
- BayPath Junior College, Longmeadow, MA, 01106
- Belhaven College, Jackson, MS, 39202
- Bladen Community College, Dublin, NC, 28332
- Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC, 28731
- Bryant College, Smithfield, RI, 02917
- Central York High School, York, PA, 17404
- Custom Copies Textbooks, Gainesville, FL, 32601
- California Baptist College, Riverside, CA, 92504
- California State University, San Bernardino, CA, 92407
- Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, 28144
- Citadel College, Charleston, SC, 29409
- City College of Chicago-Malcolm X, Chicago, IL, 60612
- Colby Community Jr College, Colby, KS, 67701
- College of Southern Maryland-St Mary’s, Leonardtown, MD, 20650
- College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT, 84501
- College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, 94904
- College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
- College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD, 20646
- Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 19130
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853
- Crowder College, Neosho, MO, 64850
- Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ, 08360
- Davenport University, Warren, MI, 48092
- Davis Jr College, Toledo, OH, 43623
- Dawson College, Glendive, MT, 59330
- De Paul University, Chicago, IL, 60604
- Delaware Valley College of Science, Doylestown, PA, 18901
- Durham Tech Community College, Durham, NC, 27703
- East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
“Your product represents a good idea artfully conceived and executed.”
~ Greg Brown, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ, 85552
- Erie Community College, Orchard Park, NY, 14127
- Flagler College, St Augustine, FL, 32085
- Florence-Darlington Tech College, Florence, SC, 29501
- Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
- Forsyth Technical Institute, Winston Salem, NC, 27103
- Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI, 54913
- Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO, 80030
- Ft.Berthold City College, New Town, ND, 58763
- Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC, 29606
- George Mason University, Alexandria, VA
I used BizPlanBuilder to help with my final project to earn my MA in Organizational Management through the University of Phoenix. I got an ‘A’ in the course! To develop a security company against terrorist attacks…
~ Vincent Shanks, George Mason University
- Georgetown University
- Hamilton Business College, Des Moines, IA, 50310
- Hamilton College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
- Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN, 55746
- Hocking Tech College, Nelsonville, OH, 45764
- Ivy Tech State College, Marion, IN, 46952
- Ivy Tech State College, Muncie, IN, 47307
- Ivy Tech State College Nacs, Anderson, IN, 46013
- Indiana Univ-Purdue University, Ft Wayne, IN, 46805
- Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 46953
- Kennebec Valley Tech College Nacs, Fairfield, ME, 04937
- Knox County Career Center, Mount Vernon, OH, 43050
- Kennesaw College, Kennesaw, GA, 30144
- Lac Courte Oreilles Cc, Hayward, WI, 54843
- Lake City Community College, Lake City, FL, 32025
- Lakeland College, Mattoon, IL, 61938
- Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI, 53082
- Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH, 44094
- Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, 48901
- Lasalle University, Philadelphia, PA, 19141
- Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, 62035
- Lincoln Memoria lUniversity, Harrogate, TN, 37752
- Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, MT, 59022
- Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 60626
- MBS On Line, Columbia, MO, 65203
- Marian College, Indianapolis, IN, 46222
- McLennan Community College, Waco, TX, 76708
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824
- Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI, 49931
- Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, 76308
- Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS, 39701
- Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 13501
- Montana Tech, Butte, MT, 59701
- Mountain State University, Beckley, WV, 25801
- Northwest Tech College, East Grand Forks, MN, 56721
- Northwest Tech College, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
- National University, Los Angeles, CA, 90301
- New River Community College, Dublin, VA, 24084
- North Carolina CentralUniversityDurham, NC, 27707
- Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, 18020
- Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA, 201648699
- Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA, 98226
- Northwood International University, Midland, MI
“I had a class just like this in school. Should have bought this sooner. I’m going to show my previous professor.”
~ Jeff Shook, Northwood International University, Midland, MI
- Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee, IL, 60901
- Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, 74171
- Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
- Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, 92069
- Penn State University, Middletown, PA, 17057
- Pennsylvania State University, Dubois, PA, 15801
- Pennsylvania State University, York, PA, 17403
- Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, 46323
- Remington College Annex, Maple Heights, OH, 44137
- Rincon High School, Tucson, AZ, 85711
- Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
- Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, 02809
- Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR, 97527
- Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, 12180
- Sumter High School, Sumter, SC, 29154
- SUNY – Brockport, Brockport, NY, 14420
- Seward County Community Jr College, Liberal, KS, 67901
- Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY, 82801
- Simmons College, Boston, MA, 02115
- Somerset Community College, Somerset, KY, 42501
- Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, 06515
- Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA, 70813
- Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC, 28779
- Southwestern Publishing Co., Mason, OH, 45040
- Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK, 73096
- St Joseph College, W Hartford, CT, 06117
- St Louis University St Louis, MO, 63103
- Stanford Executive MBA
“BizPlanBuilder was recommended to us in our Stanford Executive MBA course.”
- Stanley Community College, Albemarle, NC, 28001
- State University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA, 30118
- Suffolk University Boston, MA, 02108
- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, 79832
- Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843
- Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville, TN, 37210
- Trident Tech College, Charleston, SC, 29423
- Union University, Jackson, TN, 38305
- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611
- University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA — Tom Denardin, firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 33124
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
- University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
“A very useful application.”
~ Roy Alonzo, Prof., U. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
- University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 50614
- University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556
- University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
- University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL, 35470
- University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 30118
- University of Akron, Akron, OH, 44325
- University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, PA, 15601
- University of Texas, El Paso, TX, 79968
- University of Texas, Brownsville, TX, 78520
- Utica College of Syracuse Univ., Utica, NY, 13502
- Valley College of Technology, Martinsburg, WV, 25401
- Valley College of Tech, Princeton, WV, 24740
- Valley Training Centers Inc, Beckley, WV, 25801
- Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL, 35077
- Warner Pacific College, Beaverton, OR
“This is very user friendly and appropriate for some class projects in organization and administration of fitness clubs.”
~ Dr. Jim W. Morehouse, Warner Pacific College, Beaverton, OR
- Warner Southern College, Lake Wales, FL, 33853
- Wartburg College, Waverly, IA, 506770903
- Western Baptist College, Salem, OR, 97301
- Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008
- Western Washington University, Seattle, WA 98112
- Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 45207