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SBDC counselors serve more clients. Easily


We so much appreciate your years of experience and expertise — we want to make your job easier as well as expand the gratification you feel when you help each and every entrepreneur who walks through your door.

“Of the businesses that failed…
60% had no business plan.”
~ SBA Study


When You Work with Entrepreneurs & Business Owners…

sbdc consultant business plan software templateWe realize that Small Business Development Centers are here to help entrepreneurs.

You can further leverage your business practices and help even more entrepreneurs when you offer Business Power Tools professional-grade software tools, you send entrepreneurs home with pages full of notes from your sessions together, plus access to an online business planning system to make sure they complete the task.

The Business Power Tools dashboard enables easy collaboration and oversight of the entire project.


“While I was with the Wharton Small Business Development Center, I wrote 70 or 80 business plans over a 4-5 year period using your Biz Plan Builder (all of our clients bought copies). Most business owners knew how to make products, but didn’t know how to really run a business. Mainly, we introduced them to budgeting, got them to profitability sooner and enabled them to be more effective and efficient in their business practices. Also, we did lots of ‘what if’ to help them to expand their marketing areas… and that was all with the older version of Biz Plan Builder! This new version is quite a bit more powerful. The new financials give you a lot more flexibility—a lot of nice stuff in there!”
~ William Parsons, Philadelphia, PA


Immediate help with business planning

Learn more about the new collaborative BizPlanBuilder | Online. Enables 5+ users to work together on a business plan — anywhere anytime.

  • Assist more entrepreneurs
  • Engage clients to participate in the business planning process
  • More efficient — counselors can go to the source of what clients are doing
  • SBDC counselors’ work can be more meaningful because clients can continue to build on their own


“I teach a class for Score on how to prepare a business plan. You will be pleased to know that most of our counselors recommend Biz Plan Builder to our clients. Thank you!”
~ Terry Little


Easier to help clients succeed

Keeping your clients in business as well as helping them build their companies is good for business — all businesses in America. These proven and popular business tools teach best business practices as well as provide the templates for doing it right. Best of all, they cost you nothing and only make your job easier!


“I have used both Business Plan Pro and Biz Plan Builder in my past management positions. With all the so-called sample plans in Business Plan Pro, it’s easy to think you have the final product. You really don’t—it’s not really that user friendly especially if you are not comfortable writing the narrative. Instead, with Business Power Tools’ BizPlanBuilder, it’s much easier for me to help a client develop a professional business plan that I don’t have to entirely rewrite.”

~ Sajata Strong, Area Director, Clark Atlanta University SBDC, School of Business Administration, Atlanta, GA


SBDC Director

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“Please accept my thanks and appreciation for such an excellent product. It was very good when I started using it years ago, and it has improved from there. I am an adjunct instructor at Chemeketa Community College (Small Business Development Center) in Salem, Oregon. I have used several business plan applications and like BizPlanBuilder the best. I recommend it to clients when appropriate.”

~ Gary Richards, Business Brokerage, M&A, Salem, OR

Free video teaches business planning for you…

Business planning with software and templates taught by Burke Franklin

“The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan”

Use this free video to teach your clients about business planning… Click here to watch “The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan” — a 90-minute video.

  • The developer of Biz Plan Builder business plan software and author of Business Black Belt speaks to an audience of entrepreneurs…
  • Give your members a head-start on investors, hiring employees, managing and marketing…
  • Why bankers want your first born!
  • Making sense of financial models
  • Amusing anecdotes make important points stick
  • Save yourself hours of explanation!

Video tutorials with each section of the business plan

Not much time to spare? These are the series of 1-5-minute videos coaching on what investors are looking for in each section of a business plan. There are buttons within BizPlanBuilder, but you can access them individually here.

Click to access link to 50+ free 1-5 minute videos

Generate matching funds for your SBDC?

Funding from subscriptions supports your work

by becoming a Business Power Tools Referral Partner (Business Power Tools can make a donation to your SBDC.) Just add a link to your website and tell your clients to click there. There is no time needed for selling — add the links to your website and let the system do all the work. Also, when you offer several similar products, you maintain objectivity — to generate cash for your SBDC, just make sure every product you offer includes its own referral affiliate payment program.

Who are we?

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Business Power Tools focuses on developing business templates that takes the guess-work out of writing important business documents.

We work with business advisors, consultants and experts in every field and bring their experience to each of our business planning software solutions. We’ve done the research, written the templates and bring more than 30-years of business success to each of our business products.

  • 30+ years of proven business success through up & down economic cycles provide vetted business templates
  • Easy start business plan, HR, PR, marketing and sample contract templates produce professional documents quickly
  • Edit professionally written & formatted Word, Excel® & PowerPoint® templates—eliminate compatibility issues!
  • Completely customizable using Word, Excel® & PowerPoint® — build budgets & presentations with ease
  • Expert Advice throughout guides you every step of the way, explains what to do, and helps side-step mistakes
  • Multi-user system enables team collaboration over a network or the Internet to write a winning business plan
  • Learn one, use them all All work exactly the same way—We build all of our business planning products using the same intuitive system
  • Purchase, download, edit & print — the business plan you need is yours in just a few clicks!


Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only way that ever has.
– Margaret Meade

Who we are and why we’re here

More field-proven business development tools

Perhaps create a “Supporting Tools” or “Resources & Links” page on your website… You can easily add a link and a brief description to your website. There is no time needed for selling — add the links to your website and let the system do all the work.  Click here to join the Business Power Tools Referral Partner Program

Professional business planning software

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BizPlanBuilder helps you generate a professional business plan quickly and efficiently. Menu-driven from start to finish, its organized system gives you sample plans, built-in financials and free Internet resources. Biz Plan Builder is also multi-user and enables collaboration over the Internet. It’s the fastest and easiest way of turning your ideas into a winning plan and a successful business. Includes short, pre-written Word documents, Excel financial workbooks and Power Point presentation template. Accepted by banks, the SBA, angel investors, and venture capitalists worldwide.
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“I filled in every blank in Biz Plan Builder and turned it in for an SBA loan…
the program is so thorough the SBA didn’t have to ask me any questions and gave me an unsecured line of credit for $100,000! Now I’m a coach for other business owners and entrepreneurs.”
~ Kathie Ittel, Mendocino, CA


Professional Marketing Planning Software & Templates

Marketing Builder provides everything to plan, create and measure your marketing programs and projects. It manages a collection of sample business marketing plan templates that you can easily edit using MS Word. With step-by-step instructions, samples, and over 80 templates to help you get the best results for your marketing investment. Also includes 29 decision support spreadsheet tools in Excel — simply fill in the variables and print. Marketing plan software details »


Professional Public Relations Management Software & Templates

Publicity Builder
Publicity Builder provides the resources of a PR agency at your fingertips — a collection of public relations templates that you can easily edit with Microsoft Word. Expert comments throughout each document provide direction, ideas, and examples. Includes Microsoft Excel worksheets for budgeting & prioritizing. Use these tools to attract the media! Get your products, services & business featured in magazines, newspapers and on TV. (Free!) It’s better than advertising! Downloadable.
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Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook Software Template

Employee Manual Builder

Use Employee Manual Builder with 200+ pre-written policies, including 50+ time-saving forms, memos and posters to quickly produce a comprehensive, up-to-date employee policies handbook and procedures guide for your company. Protect your business from lawsuits, enjoy excellent management training, and ensure that employees are treated fairly. Easily edit using Microsoft® Office® / Word. For personnel / human resource management, this is an ideal HR software solution. Downloadable.
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Employee File Database Management System

HR File Builder

Use HR File Builder human resources management software to effectively track your employee data and manage all of your personnel files. With personnel records kept in one centralized system, multiple authorized users can gain instant access to the information they need, when they need it. Evaluating employee performance, making recommendations, preparing reports, and backing up personnel decisions and policies has never been easier. Downloadable. Employee records system details »


Professional OSHA Safety Plan Handbook / Training Manual

Safety Plan Builder
Safety Plan Builder software helps you to publish a custom illness and injury prevention manual to quickly and easily comply with OSHA, avoid lawsuits, train your employees, and provide a safe workplace. Covers 161 Safe Work Practice categories. All elements of your safety plan are pre-written. Select the appropriate sections for your business or industry, then customize the paragraphs. Menus help you select the paragraphs appropriate to your state. Contains over 250 pre-written pages of industry-specific Safe Work Practices. Publish your complete plan in a few minutes and be safety compliant in all 50 states. OSHA safety training manual software details »


Save Cash and Pay Employees with Stock Options

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Stock options are an ideal way to inspire everyone as well as to share in the growth and success of your company. Both Incentive/Qualified Options Plan AND Non-Qualified Options Plan documents are included. (How-To instructions explain the differences.) Includes all of the stock-options templates you’ll need. Expert comments throughout explain everything and provide direction. Easily edit using Microsoft Word. Also includes handy Excel workbook for easily tracking of all stock & options.
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True stories of business building…

business black belt management best practices book consciousLessons learned and explained from an enlightened entrepreneurial spirit! Business Black Belt applies lessons from 37 years of personal development workshops, martial arts, flying and real-world business success to building your company.  details the business, management, and marketing principles of JIAN.

This book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, some contrarian points of view, and a few unconventional approaches to business. This is not a technical book or a management tutorial, it’s a book of ideas actually proven to work. Anyone building a business — including entrepreneurs, managers, programmers, executives, or marketers — will find value and inspiration in this book.
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All of the above — 29 years of successful business experience and guidance remastered into a seamless cloud-based collaborative dashboard

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