Secrets to Start Your Own Business Guest Burke Franklin

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From corporate leader to business owner: How to best jump ship? Meet Burke Franklin, the founder & CEO of JIAN, a successful Silicon Valley software company renowned for BizPlan Builder, who built his thriving business after he stepped out of his corporate career. In this show, Burke shares his own story of how he built JIAN. Burke also offers priceless hints on how to write your first business plan and how to prepare your jump - to rocket your own ideas into enterprise.

You will learn HOW TO:

  • Think and act like an entrepreneur
  • Prepare yourself to jump-start your own business
  • Reduce the risk of losing your income while launching your business
  • Have your employer become your first client
  • Craft a compelling business plan
  • Make your business work even without a major financial investment
  • Use software to write your first business plan
  • How to get up again when you are knocked down - Black Belt Secrets in Business

Burke is a wholehearted entrepreneur who started early, building his first business while still studying. After graduation, Burke worked for decades in several sales and management positions, mostly for high-tech companies. Since 1990, Burke jumped ship into the entrepreneurial world again. With his business JIAN he has helped many CEO’s and business owners launch and expand their business.

Burke has been elected to the White House Conference on Small Business, and he has been a finalist for the Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

Burke is also a regular international speaker on business planning and presented an ongoing series called The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan.

In his book, Business Black Belt, he draws parallels from the martial arts to building and running a business.

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