Video – Writing a Business Plan – Return on Investment

What investors & lenders look for in your business plan! IAN founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Return on Investment” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look…

The 4 steps to pitching investors

The sequence of engaging investors goes something like this… Burke Franklin, Creator: Business Power Tools Author: Business Black Belt Elevator pitch 2-3 page Executive Summary 20-minute PowerPoint presentation Comprehensive Strategic Business Plan How to prepare… Do it in reverse order: Comprehensive Strategic Business Plan 2-3 page Executive Summary 20-minute PowerPoint presentation Elevator pitch The process…

Finding the Right Investor

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” ~ Football Coach, Vince Lombardi I’ve written much on business plans, business planning, business plan software (of course),…

Video: Writing Your Business Plan – Internet Strategy

What investors & lenders are looking 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 “Internet Strategy” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA)…

Psyching-Up to Ask Investors for Money

Since you already have a great business plan (you purchased and used BizPlanBuilder so I know!), I want to address some of the psychological influences that may be stopping you from continuing, seeking and getting the money you need to build your business. Investors want to invest! They’re praying to their God every day that…