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 in 1 to help you:

1. Create a one-page visual PITCH for your business.

2. Write and manage your business PLAN.

3. Improve your business PERFORMANCE by tracking your financials.

Introducing the LivePlan Pitch 

The LivePlan Pitch is a single page highlighting the most important parts of your business plan,Screen Shot 2012 11 30 at 4.02.51 PM including:

  • Short company description
  • Target markets
  • Market problem
  • Business solution
  • Competitive landscape
  • Value proposition
  • Top-level financials
  • Key milestones
  • Key team members

Your company’s LivePlan Pitch can be shared using a private web link or by inviting guests to view the Pitch within their LivePlan account via a secure login.

Pitch Philosophy

The LivePlan Pitch feature is a core tenet of LivePlan’s Lean Planning™ methodology that combines elements of the Lean Startup movement and the best parts of the traditional business planning process.

Lean Planning encourages early-stage startups to stay nimble and adaptive by building out a business model, validating markets, and building a financial forecast that can be easily measured, tracked, and refined. The LivePlan Pitch helps startups refine a business model quickly and easily as they validate core assumptions. It simultaneously generates a great looking pitch for partners and investors to view at a glance.

Pitch Buzz

We recently gave the co-founders of startup CheckMeOnce, winners the Startup Weekend in Eugene, a sneak peek at LivePlan’s Pitch feature. Co-founder Geoff Miller said, “[the Pitch page] looks amazing. It’s great to see all the essential information clearly laid out on one page. It’s easy to read and has everything you’d want to see on a quick one-page business plan.”

Miller’s co-founder Eric Harvey added, “I like that the Pitch page focuses on the metrics that are relevant to a startup company, so you know what’s core in your business when you’re working through validating your business model. It helped me think about who will use our service, the problem we’re solving for them, and the steps it takes to get our product validated by our market.”

pithc webinarPalo Alto Software will be hosting a free webinar on December 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PST) for anyone who would like to see a demonstration of the new lean planning tool – LivePlan Pitch. Registration required.

Caroline Cummings
Caroline Cummings
An entrepreneur. A disruptor. An advocate. Caroline has been the CEO and co-founder of two tech startups—one failed and one she sold. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs realize their full potential and learn how to step outside of their comfort zones to catalyze their growth. Caroline is currently executive director of Oregon RAIN. She provides strategic leadership for the organization’s personnel, development, stakeholder relations, and community partnerships. In her dual role as the venture catalyst manager, Cummings oversees the execution of RAIN’s Rural Venture Catalyst programs. She provides outreach and support to small and rural communities; she coaches and mentors regional entrepreneurs, builds strategic local partnerships, and leads educational workshops.
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