Real business plans to inspire you

If you're new to business planning, it can be really helpful to see some samples before you start writing your own plan. That's why LivePlan includes an extensive library of real sample business plans. Here's a full list of sample plan categories.

Automotive, Travel & Transportation

Mechanical, travel services, transportation, rentals, parts and maintenance, education

Children & Education

Tutorial services, early development, support, consulting, development, placement


Retail, manufacturing, design initiatives, outlet operatives, fashion experience

Computers & Internet

Entertainment, development, web startup, networking & management, e-commerce, IT, electronics


Technology, investing, business, marketing & strategy, weddings & event planners


Family fun, music, theatre & live performance, production, distribution, film


Franchise offerings, import & export, catering distribution, manufacturing


Sales & marketing, retail management, services & products, cottage industry, single employee ventures

Hotels & Hospitality

resort & lodgings, services & customer care, training & management, tours, niche venues


Household, construction, tools and equipment, agriculture, technology, business, fashion, chemicals

Medical & Health Care

Personal care, alternative medicine, equipment & technology, research & development, administrative services, technician


Community services, aid programs, arts & literature, legal assistance, co-op

Pets & Animal Shelter

Breeders, pet services, animal care, pet groomers, animal shleter

Professional Services

Communications, financial, investments, marketing & advertising, design, management, legal

Real Estate

Property management, web resources, remodeling & renovations, agents

Restaurants & Bars

Franchises, clubs, beverage manufacturing, cafe, bakery, dining establishments


Online services (e-commerce), technology, sports/adventure, art & antiques, home & garden, tools & hardware, equipment sales & rentals


Outdoor & indoor, trades, technology & electronics, repair & installation, marketing, business, eco-friendly

Sports, Outdoors & Fitness

Equipment, parts & manufacturing, facilities, indoor/outdoor, education

Save time and get inspired with over 500 sample plans included View Sample Plan

Save time and get inspired with over 500 sample plans included

Read through as many plans as you like to see how it's done and get inspired. And if you really want to, you can even copy and paste sections to use in your own plan.

We've collected these sample plans over 15+ years, most through generous donations from happy customers who used our software and wanted to share their successful plans with others.

“Just wanted to say thank you! I was stuck at dead ends with a start up business and funding before I found this site. After a 45 page business plan and an amazing business, I am now using you guys again to start the process of a patented invention and am so excited to get started this time around. No more frustrations during the first steps!”

Krista PT, Squared Clinic

“LivePlan was easy to use my students were navigating and formulating by the time I had reached the front of the classroom!”

Armen W, Milwaukee Area technical College

Plus plenty of examples
built in

In addition to all the complete sample plans, LivePlan includes example content for every text item in your business plan. Browse through a few examples to get an idea how others have worded their Executive Summary, for instance. Find an example that really works for you? One click adds it right into your plan. Then you can personalize it to fit your business and move on to the next task.

Examples for every topic
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