2 tips for “listening” online as a small business

Having taught several Social Media Boot Camps over the years, the first question I would get from my workshop participants – followed by a firm statement – about utilizing social media was: “How much time does it take to use … Continue reading

Get a boost for the $10K Boost! Free Demo/TweetChat on August 7th


Every competitor, whether an Olympic athlete or an entrepreneur, understands the value of having an advantage. LivePlan wants you to win our $10,000 Boost business plan competition. To help – we’re hosting a free demo of LivePlan, so you can learn … Continue reading

Product Update: Secret Menu


Our latest product update went live on Thursday evening. In addition to the usual bug fixes and minor improvements, this release added these notable features: Introducing the “secret menu” for advanced financials We strive to keep the financials in LivePlan … Continue reading

Online Surveys–An Easy and Affordable Way to Conduct Market Research

As our VP of Marketing, Caroline Cummings, pointed out in her blog post a few weeks ago, knowing your market is absolutely crucial to being successful in your business. And knowing what your market thinks about you is just as … Continue reading

Palo Alto Software Announces $10,000 Business Plan Competition for US Entrepreneurs


The Eugene, Oregon-based company launches its inaugural “LivePlan $10,000 Boost” business plan competition with a $10,000 prize awarded to the first place prize winner. Eugene, Oregon July 17, 2012 Palo Alto Software, developer of the number-one selling business planning software … Continue reading

LivePlan Customer Interview: From Fish Tanks to Doggie Day Care


One of my favorite parts of my job here at Palo Alto Software, is the time I get to spend speaking with entrepreneurs and small business owners. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mandie O’Neill, founder of Luckydog … Continue reading