The LivePlan Blog

“Business Planning is always an ongoing activity.” Interview with The CEO of ThemeDragon

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If you’re a LivePlan user or still considering it, you’ve probably wondered about the other businesses that use LivePlan. What industries are they in? How do they use LivePlan? Are they successful? We’ve begun talking to business owners who use LivePlan about their fields, products and experiences business planning. We’ll be posting short interviews with… Read more »

What’s New: Paste from Excel

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If you’ve been working on your financial forecasts in Excel and are starting to use LivePlan, getting your data from Excel to LivePlan used to be a real hassle. Not any more! You can now paste data from Excel or Google Sheets directly into LivePlan. This is really handy if you already have a forecast… Read more »

How to Run a Monthly Plan Review Meeting

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Most people think that meetings are a waste of time. They’re right. Too many meetings are run poorly, have no real objective, and waste employees’ time which kills productivity. There’s tons of advice and information on how to run better meetings and cut down on useless meetings that are making your organization move slower. I… Read more »

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 »