LivePlan isn't just another product created by a giant software publishing house. It's the next generation in our line of business planning products that have helped small business owners and entrepreneurs for over 15 years.
LivePlan provides tons of built-in guidance, including video instructions from renowned business planning expert Tim Berry. You might not be familiar with his name, but Tim literally wrote the book on business planning (The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan), and it's included with your LivePlan subscription.
With LivePlan, you get the peace of mind and the professional plan that you'd expect from working with a planning consultant. Without having to pay consulting fees.
You don't have to know everything about business planning to get your plan done. LivePlan is packed with easy-to-follow instructions, helpful advice, and additional reading (if you want to dive even deeper). You get to focus on what you know best — your business — while LivePlan provides the support you need to turn your great ideas into a great business plan.
“The creation of a business plan can be an intimidating task and LivePlan breaks it down into manageable chunks and provides helpful examples and advice throughout.”
“LivePlan was so great that I don't have one recommendation for improvement! I really liked how it forced me to think through key parts of my business, like my competition, market research, and calculating my margins. We've only been in business for 6 months, and we've already exceeded our sales projections by about 100%. I attribute a lot of it to the way the business plan was organized. It helped shape the marketing message, and the consistency in which it has been delivered.”
Before you take your plan to the bank, we’ll compare your numbers to other businesses in your industry and your location to make sure you’re on track. We’ll tell you exactly where you might have a problem and exactly how to fix it.
The PDF version of The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan is included with LivePlan. It details Tim Berry's no-nonsense approach to business planning, helping you break away from cookie-cutter business plans to embrace an easier, more practical plan that will evolve with your business.
Create the best possible plan for your business by watching Tim Berry's planning tutorials. Originally created for the Small Business Administration, the tutorials break planning into manageable pieces and help you understand the principles behind the process.
From choosing a legal structure to understanding trademark basics to a collection of ready-to-use legal forms, LivePlan includes additional resources to help you succeed.
You'll find tons of helpful marketing tips and guidance built right into LivePlan, including a valuable ebook from John Jantsch, of Duct Tape Marketing fame.