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The Small Business Owner’s Accounting Cheat Sheet

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According to a study undertaken by the Small Business Administration, 28% of companies go bankrupt due to problems with the financial structure of the company. Many of these problems could be avoided by following good accounting practices. Keeping a record of your financial details IS important to the livelihood of your business. Not only will the correct… Read more »

#LivePlanChat Recap: Social Media for Small Businesses with Buffer’s Nicole Miller

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We had a great #LivePlanChat this week with Buffer’s Community Champion, Nicole Miller, discussing Social Media tips for Small Businesses! The conversation covered a range of tips and advice regarding what social media platforms brands should use, how to handle negative feedback, and what social media tools help small businesses the most. A huge thanks… Read more »

#LivePlanChat: Social Media for Small Businesses

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October 7, 2014: Today’s #LivePlanChat guest is Nicole Miller, the Community Champion at Buffer. She’ll discuss Social Media for Small Businesses with us. The LivePlan team LOVES using the Buffer app for social media, and Nicole will have some great advice for how you can make the most out of social media for your small business. When Nicole’s not connecting… Read more »

Even More Enhancements to the Scoreboard

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We’re keeping busy with a few new enhancements to the Scoreboard data views to make it easier to compare your financial performance to your budgets and forecasts. New bar charts When you’re reviewing your sales or your expenses, it’s useful to see a visual breakdown of the numbers so you can easily see how one… Read more »

#LivePlanChat: Ask an Angel

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Welcome to today’s #LivePlanChat! To participate in the discussion, sign in to the chat box below. You can sign in as a guest, or with your Twitter or Facebook username. Additionally, the top chat contributor will win a $10 lunch gift-card on us. This week’s #LivePlanChat will give you the opportunity to ask a panel of angel investors your… Read more »

Work Hard. Play Hard.

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When I started working at Palo Alto Software (PAS) this past May, I was nervous about how I would fit in with my coworkers. Part of the cultural mantra at PAS is that they hire top talent and give everyone the “autonomy to be awesome.” As the new guy, how would I measure up? What… Read more »

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Buff up on Business Knowledge – Money Matters

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Each week, LivePlan’s sister website – – publishes a variety of content aimed at helping entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business. This week, we’ve rounded up our funding-related posts. We’d love to hear from you. What questions do you want answered?


LivePlan’s Black Widow Update is Here

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Firstly, what’s with our update names? We figured we’d better give you the low-down now. After all, you’re going to wonder why on earth your next update comes to you as ‘Cyclops’… At LivePlan, we do our product development work in the form of user stories, which are assigned to numbered sprints (in the Scrum method… Read more »

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Product Update: The New LivePlan Scoreboard

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Today we’re thrilled to announce a major update to the LivePlan Scoreboard! If you haven’t used the Scoreboard yet, you should check it out. It gives you all the numbers you need, right at your fingertips, to keep your business growing and financially healthy. You’ll get an at-a-glance update on your key business numbers so you… Read more »