LivePlan Customer Interview: From 30 Years of Entrepreneurial Success to SCORE Mentorship

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  I’m so excited to introduce this next LivePlan customer “Success Story” not only because he has over 30 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur and works today both as the owner of a small business and as a volunteer SCORE mentor, but also because he is a genuinely great guy and I really enjoyed… Read more »

What Investors Want to Learn From Your Business Plan

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This article by Palo Alto Software CEO, Sabrina Parsons, originally ran on the MyCorporation blog.   Your business concept is awesome and you know it. But you need startup funds and a way to convince investors that they’ll see a return on investing in your business. The thought of putting together a business plan that will… Read more »

3 Lean Planning Tools in 1

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On December 7th, LivePlan will be rolling out a new feature called the Pitch. The Pitch will allow entrepreneurs and business owners to create a one-page infographic to visually represent your business opportunity. Once it’s completed, the LivePlan Pitch can easily be shared with lenders, investors, and business partners. LivePlan, now offers 3 Lean Planning tools… Read more »

Write and track your plan with LivePlan using QuickBooks data

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Attention QuickBooks users: No more double data entry required! LivePlan now lets you integrate with QuickBooks easily, seamlessly, and without any hassle. We have released our integration with the Quickbooks Anywhere API, which means QuickBooks users can now automatically import actual results into your LivePlan Scoreboard. To use this new feature, click on your “Scoreboard”… Read more »

6 Things to Check before Submitting Your Business Plan

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Writing a business plan is no small feat. Whether you’re presenting to a bank, an angel investor, a venture capitalist, or entering a business plan competition, make sure you double check that you’ve done these six things before sharing your plan with lenders, investors or judges: Did you complete every section? Business plans have a fairly… Read more »

Increase your growth potential by 30% with the right business plan

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The ongoing debate of write a business plan vs. don’t write a business plan has spurred a lot of research. Entrepreneurs all over the world sit on the edge of their seats awaiting the results. Drum roll… New research indicates that ventures who do write a business plan increase their growth potential by around 30%…. Read more »