Burke Franklin is the president & CEO of JIAN, a successful software company renowned for BizPlanBuilder, the most popular software package for producing a comprehensive business plan. With an extensive background in sales, marketing and management, Burke brings a very practical approach to everything he does. Burke was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business and was also nominated for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Today, more than 153 schools worldwide teach business using BizPlanBuilder business plan software. And more than 2 million entrepreneurs have used it! He regularly speaks and participates in seminars, conferences and panels, and has been interviewed on radio and television shows for entrepreneurs throughout the US. Also, Burke is an instrument-rated pilot, and is a black-belt in Tie Kwon Do. His popular book, Business Black Belt shares results from his application of 30 years in self-improvement workshops to building and running a business.