Burke Franklin: CEO of JIAN


“I hate it when good companies, products, or people fail!”

Says Burke Franklin, known as the man who’s helped “launch a million businesses” since he invented business planning software in 1988 with the introduction of his best-selling BizPlanBuilder® software system and templates.

From that successful beginning, he launched JIAN (jee’on – a zen word meaning“the master of every art”), the company behind an entire suite of successful business productivity software apps & templates for launching, building and succeeding in business with minimum BS.

Startup founders need a mentor who can tell them how the world works and what to focus on when it comes to the volatile business of starting a company.

Building a successful business and being a mindful and responsive entrepreneur is an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bootcamp. Yet, few things are more rewarding and gratifying than succeeding with your own ideas and making a difference in the world.

Entrepreneurs built America and entrepreneurs can save America!

Success is hard for entrepreneurs and business owners today. Besides the economy, they face a multitude of ongoing problems… planning, raising capital, compliance, managing HR policies, prioritizing marketing campaigns, PR – few can keep up, let alone know what to do, but the margins for error are razor thin and any mistake can take them down.

JIAN’s Business Power Tools™ dashboard is ideal for startups, companies with 5-50 employees, and especially business advisors. Even baby-boomers considering investing their life-savings into a business…

“It’s crucial that your innovations succeed in our world. This means that your business must be profitable and sustainable – without you losing control, your mind or your shirt!,” says Franklin.

“What if you had a set of tools (like Cliff’s Notes for business) integrated like Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Outlook all in one cloud-based dashboard that enables collaboration with your team and advisors? Unlike working with a myriad of complex individual products, each requiring their own learning curve, all of JIAN’s tools work alike and work together.”

With JIAN’s Business Power Tools,™ be prepared for investors, employees, and more customers.

Burke Franklin was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business and nominated for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. He is also an instrument-rated pilot, and a 2nd-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo.

Burke’s highly praised book, Business Black Belt teaches 100+ current, real-world lessons and is rich in hard-won tips for building and running a business today.