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How to Use LivePlan for Your Nonprofit Business Plan
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How to Use LivePlan for Your Nonprofit Business Plan

Are you starting or running a nonprofit? Whether you’re using LivePlan already or doing some research on what software is right for your organization, it’s natural that you’ll have some questions about how LivePlan might be able to serve your needs. At Palo Alto Software, we strive to connect with as many entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders,… Read more »

Set Tactics to Execute Strategy
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Set Tactics to Execute Strategy

It happens all the time. You take your team away from the routine for a few hours, brainstorm, and develop a brilliant new strategy. And when you all get back into the routine, the routine wins and strategy loses. Nothing changes. The strategy was brilliant on the whiteboard, but never got to the real world…. Read more »

How to Develop Your Business Strategy
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How to Develop Your Business Strategy

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter I love the Michael Porter here because it’s so true, and more so the more you dig down into the front lines of real business, such as small business and startups. Strategy is what you’re not doing. My favorite metaphor is the… Read more »

Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development
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Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development

The MVP of Deal Making If you’re an entrepreneur—especially in the technology space—you’ve most likely heard about the lean startup movement. In simplified terms, it’s finding a way to launch your company in the quickest, most affordable, and viable way. This includes creating a beta version of your product that is both minimum and viable—known… Read more »

An Introduction to Lean Planning
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An Introduction to Lean Planning

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need a lengthy, formal business plan. The Lean Planning method is an ongoing process of business planning that allows you to strategize, adapt, and keep track of how your business is doing.

Webinar Series: “How to Pitch and Get Funded”
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Webinar Series: “How to Pitch and Get Funded”

If you missed the webinar on “How to Pitch and Get Funded Using LivePlan,” you can still watch it below. Caroline Cummings, our resident entrepreneur, shares the tips she’s used to raise nearly $1M for her previous startups. You can also download a free copy of Caroline’s eBook on building a successful investor pitch. Enjoy! After the… Read more »