Palo Alto Software Introduces a New Comprehensive Online Tool for Developing a Business Plan and Managing a Growing Business
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Palo Alto Software Introduces a New Comprehensive Online Tool for Developing a Business Plan and Managing a Growing Business

New online business planning and tracking tool joins the company’s stable of best-selling business planning software titles. Eugene, Oregon July 12, 2012 Palo Alto Software, developer of best-selling business planning software, Business Plan Pro, and Sales and Marketing Plan Pro, is proud to announce the official launch of LivePlan, the company’s new cloud-based business planning… Read more »

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How to Deliver a Powerful 10 Minute Investor Pitch

This post was originally published on Bplans.com. I know what it’s like to pitch to investors – both angels and venture capitalists. I’ve raised close to $1 million from angel investors for my previous technology start-ups. Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to the investors (or less in some cases)…. Read more »

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Pitching Your Business vs. Planning Your Business

I feel like recently, as the Lean Startup movement gains more and more traction (I love the Lean Startup principles) and there are more incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, etc. helping startups get off the ground, that I’m hearing more and more this idea: “you don’t need a business plan, you need a great pitch” While… Read more »

The importance of TAM, SAM, and SOM in Your Plan
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The importance of TAM, SAM, and SOM in Your Plan

This article was originally published on Bplans.com. Having viewed several business plans over the years, a common (and very important) item missing from most plans is a breakdown of the company’s TAM, SAM and SOM in the marketing section of their plan. Wondering what these acronyms mean? Well you’re not alone – many entrepreneurs are… Read more »

Palo Alto Software Names Caroline Cummings VP of Marketing
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Palo Alto Software Names Caroline Cummings VP of Marketing

Software developer adds experience and depth to its management team. Eugene, OR June 26, 2012 Palo Alto Software, developer of the number one selling business planning and management tools, LivePlan, Business Plan Pro, and Sales and Marketing Plan Pro, is proud to announce the appointment of Caroline Cummings as Vice President of Marketing. “As our… Read more »

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The One-Page Business Plan

If you’ve been putting off writing your business plan, you are not alone. Writing a business plan can seem like a daunting task and an easy one to avoid. But, it doesn’t have to be. An easy way to start is with a one-page business plan. There’s really not any difference between a “one page… Read more »

Product Update: Scoreboard Features
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Product Update: Scoreboard Features

Our latest product update went live on Thursday evening. In addition to the usual bug fixes and minor improvements, this release added these notable features: More good stuff on the Scoreboard The Scoreboard tab makes it easy to track your progress and implement your business plan. How do your actual sales and expenses compare with… Read more »

Palo Alto Software and Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand eLearning Opportunities
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Palo Alto Software and Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand eLearning Opportunities

New tools are being developed to help Small Business Development Center Network clients overcome challenges associated with time and distance. Eugene, OR June 01, 2012 Palo Alto Software and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN) are proud to announce a collaborative partnership to develop the Technology Impact Program (TIP), an integrated learning management… Read more »

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Do You Expect Face Time Or Quality Time?

Is the amount of time somebody spends at the office indicative of the quality or quantity of the work they produce? Not so long ago, offices were filled with people who were putting in face time, or “working” 18 hours days because that’s what it took to get ahead. But the question is, were they… Read more »

Product Update: Milestones and Financial Features
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Product Update: Milestones and Financial Features

Our latest monthly update is now live. Check out the latest additions and improvements: Milestones As Tim Berry says in his advice video, a milestone schedule is one of the most important parts of the planning process. Milestones are key events that need to happen on time to achieve the results in your plan. Now… Read more »