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The easiest and fastest way to:

  • Write your complete business plan
  • Deliver a professional pitch to investors/lenders
  • Monitor your progress and track your growth

Impressive, custom business plans

You need to put your best foot forward when you present your plan. Impress investors, bankers, and advisors by writing an investor-ready plan in LivePlan and selecting the perfect design template from our PDF theme library. Simply download your plan as a PDF or Word doc.

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Create a great-looking business pitch

Quickly and easily build a one-page pitch that visually represents your business model. Securely share your business model with lenders, investors, business partners, or advisers, and tell the story of your business. Based on the tenants of the Lean Startup movement, LivePlan helps you generate nimble, better looking and easier-to-use business models.

garrets bike shop business pitch

Track your success

LivePlan turns your business model into a powerful business management tool. The Scoreboard feature tracks your financial progress in comparison to your plan and lets you make adjustments to your business and your budgets before you encounter problems. If you use Quickbooks or Xero, your data syncs automatically and you'll always have an
up-to-date view of your key business numbers.

garrets bike shop scoreboard

Easy financial forecasting

Your business idea needs more than just validation from potential customers. You need to make sure the numbers behind the business will actually work. LivePlan helps you quickly create sales forecasts and expense budgets so you can ensure that your business will be a profitable success.

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More than just a business plan template

With LivePlan, you get access to the most flexible, best-selling business plan and management template available. You also get access to valuable extras that help you grow your business faster.

  • Hundreds of legal forms
  • Employee handbook template
  • Seven Steps for Marketing Success e-book from award winning author, John Jantsch
  • The Art of the Elevator Pitch e-book by business planning expert Tim Berry
  • Much more!

Just a few of our customer success stories:

“LivePlan set me off on the right trajectory at the earliest, most critical stages of conceptualizing and launching my business.” – Heidi L.

“I don't really enjoy writing, so the sample plans included in LivePlan nudged me along and really helped me write a solid plan.” – N'Teasha W.

“I just wrote my first business plan in 24 hours using LivePlan and it's beautiful and complete.” – Nate H.

Who is Palo Alto Software?

We're the leaders in business planning software. We've been around for almost 30 years, and are the makers of Business Plan Pro, the best-selling desktop business plan software in the world. Our company was founded by a business planning expert, and our mission is to help small businesses succeed. Read more about Palo Alto Software »

How can I pay for LivePlan?

Currently we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I add users?

Once you're set up, just go to your Account tab and you'll see all your options. It's easy to add users or readers - input their email address and send the invitation.See pricing for additional users. Need more than 5 users or 4 active companies? Contact us for volume pricing »

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

Nope. You pay monthly or annually (your choice), with no commitment or contract to sign. You can cancel any time, though we can't prorate payment if you close your account mid-cycle. You can find all the fine print here.

Will LivePlan work in my browser?

Probably. LivePlan supports the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9.0+ (Windows only)
  • Firefox, two latest releases only (Windows and Mac)
  • Safari, two latest releases only (Mac only). For best results, use LivePlan on your desktop or laptop.
  • Google Chrome, current version only (Windows and Mac)

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Tell me more about the money-back guarantee.

We think you're going to love LivePlan. But on the off chance you don't, you have 60 days to cancel and request a refund. Just give us a call or send us an email and we'll take care of it.

What happens to my plan if I cancel my account?

Don't worry, you can take your plan with you when you go. If you decide to end your LivePlan subscription, just export your plan to Microsoft Word before you sign out for the last time. We'll miss you, but we understand. 

What’s your privacy policy?

We understand how important your personal information is to you. We are committed to keeping it strictly confidential. Your privacy is not for sale -- we will never sell, rent, or otherwise abuse the private information you have trusted us with. Read our full privacy policy »

How safe is my data?

Our software infrastructure is updated regularly with the latest security patches. Our products run on a dedicated network that is locked down with firewalls and carefully monitored. We run third-party security scans every day to make sure our infrastructure is highly secure and completely up-to-date. Read our full security policy »

What if I need help?

Help from a real live person is just a phone call, online chat, or email away. If you've got questions, we've got answers. Our customer support team works out of the same office as our developers, managers, and even the CEO, and we take customer service very seriously. We want to hear your feedback and suggestions, as well as answer any question you may have. So feel free to contact us at 1-888-498-6136 or send an email to help@liveplan.com.