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Business Owners Can Now Compare Their Business Plan to Reality, and Potentially Win a New iPad Mini
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Business Owners Can Now Compare Their Business Plan to Reality, and Potentially Win a New iPad Mini

Entrepreneurs and business owners can now track financial performance securely in the cloud by importing QuickBooks data into their LivePlan business plan and track their performance from anywhere. Palo Alto Software, makers of the world’s #1 selling business planning software, Business Plan Pro, Sales and Marketing Pro, and LivePlan, is excited to announce its integration […]

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12 Tech Tools Palo Alto Software Recommends to Small Businesses

As a technology company with a SaaS (Software as a Service) product (LivePlan), we tend to be early adopters when it comes to using new technologies. We’re also a small business ourselves, so we’re careful about making sure we get the most value for our money. We get asked now and then about what tools […]

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Writing Business Plans With Mentors And Advisors

Just as you collaborate with others when running and growing a business, you can, and should, write your business plan with others. The best business plans we’ve seen are the ones that are written with mentors, advisers or collaborators. Facilitating mentorship through collaboration is an integral part of LivePlan. This mentorship helps you write a plan […]

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6 Things to Check Before Submitting Your Business Plan

Writing a business plan is no small feat. Whether you’re presenting to a bank, an angel investor, a venture capitalist, or entering a business plan competition, make sure you double check that you’ve done these six things before sharing your plan with lenders, investors or judges: Did you complete every section? Business plans have a fairly […]

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The Lean Startup: Benefits and Criticisms

The Lean Startup is a business approach that is synonymous with the work of Eric Ries (who has also published a book called The Lean Startup) and Stanford professor Steve Blank. It describes a new approach for startups and prescribes behaviours they should adapt to increase the likelihood that they will succeed. While the concept […]

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Use Your Plan to Better Manage your Business

The knock against the classic business plan document is that it has a short shelf life. You do all this work to produce a “finished” plan, but then things in the real world go differently than you expected, and important parts of your plan become outdated and unhelpful. What’s the point? We agree. That sort […]

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How to Keep Your Business Plan Alive

Keeping your business plan alive is critical to the success of your business. Using your business plan as a management tool will guide your decision making and ensure that you stay focused on your goals and objectives. A living plan keeps you and your team on the same page, helps you track your progress, and […]

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#AskTimBerry: Business Plan Qs and As in 140 characters or less

Need some quick business planning advice? Look no further than Twitter. Our own business planning expert, Tim Berry, is answering questions posed via Twitter using the hashtag #AskTimBerry (or #LivePlanBoost). #businessplan if you tweet me a business plan question with #liveplanboost or #asktimberry I’ll try to answer. — Tim Berry (@Timberry) July 26, 2012 The […]