Palo Alto Software’s Community Tops 200,000 Members

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Business owners and entrepreneurs flock to small business website for free resources and advice.

Eugene, Oregon April 26, 2012

Small business website,, is proud to announce that it has topped 200,000 registered community members. formed its community of members in October of 2011. Originally launched in 1995, is operated by Palo Alto Software, the developers of the very popular Business Plan Pro, Sales and Marketing Pro, and LivePlan family of business planning software solutions.

In addition to the real-world advice and information available to all visitors, members can access additional resources including free downloadable sample business plans and templates designed to help them plan, manage, and grow their business. Members can solicit helpful tips and pose questions to the community, and each member receives a free copy of the e-book, Start, Run & Grow Your Business by business planning expert, Tim Berry. members hail from from all over the world, with a healthy balance between U.S-based members and international members representing over 175 countries. While many members are in the early planning stage of their venture, over half of the members have joined seeking advice to manage and grow an established business.

“We are excited to see a continued growth in our community. Our mission is to help people succeed in business, and is all about providing free tools and content to help anyone who wants to start, run and grow a business,” said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. “To see that people are excited about joining the community and using our web site to grow their businesses is exhilarating.”

Over the past twelve months, traffic to blog posts has increased by an incredible 67%. Highly-trafficked posts included tips on business financing, market analysis, and starting a small business. One of the most popular features on is a free sample plan library of over 550 business plans. In the past year, visitors viewed over 47 million sample plan pages and members downloaded over 150,000 free sample plans, indicating the incredible value of this resource.

About Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Palo Alto Software, Inc. develops tools and provides content resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The company’s flagship product, Business Plan Pro, is the best-selling business-planning software in the U.S. retail market, according to NPD Intelect. The company’s new SaaS application, LivePlan, is the most complete online business planning and small business management tool on the market. The company’s content site,, ranks as the highest-trafficked business planning web site, with over 1 million unique visits a month. Palo Alto Software was founded in 1988 and is privately-owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about Palo Alto Software products, visit

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Noah Parsons
Noah Parsons
Noah is currently the COO at Palo Alto Software, makers of the online business plan app LivePlan.
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