Modern, intuitive business planning
for the classroom

Help your students think critically about lean planning, business strategy and forecasting.

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Students really take to the hands–on application of LivePlan.
Amy Schulz

Amy Schulz
NACCE Vice President of Education
Quincy, CA

LivePlan is receiving rave reviews. The students very much appreciate the guidance that the program offers.
John Shaw

John Shaw
Assistant Professor of Business
Cayuga Community College
Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University

LivePlan helps your students focus on business strategy,
not formatting documents

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High–quality, lean business plans

When your students use LivePlan, you get business plans in a modern, standardized format that makes evaluation and grading easy. You'll get professional financial forecasts so students can focus on the numbers and strategic thinking, not on Excel formulas. And LivePlan business plans look great, so your students don't have to waste precious time on formatting.

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Detailed and powerful financial forecasting

You need powerful financial forecasting, but also need to make it easy and approachable for your students. LivePlan walks students through the process of building detailed forecasts with multiple revenue models. Instructions and examples are included at every step.

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A collaboration platform that works

Your students can easily collaborate with LivePlan, working on different parts of the plan with teammates at the same time. And you can drop in at any time to see their progress, add notes and comments, and skip the hassle of emailing various versions of a plan around.

LivePlan lets you focus on teaching what matters

Built-in help and free technical support

Built–in help and free technical support

LivePlan uses a step–by–step approach with instructions and examples included. Students can focus on one thing at a time, without distractions. And, students can use our free phone, chat, and email support for any software questions they have.

Encourage critical thinking

Encourage critical thinking

You teach business and strategy, not Excel and Word. LivePlan lets your students focus exclusively on business strategy and financial forecasting, so you can teach them to think critically about their business concepts, and not get hung up on Excel and Word documents.



LivePlan business plans are impressive, complete, and accurate. Students can easily export a pitch deck presentation from LivePlan, share a one–page executive summary, and share plans in a format that has won hundreds of business plan competitions.

Easy implementation

  • Customize LivePlan's format to match what you teach
  • Works with and extends the Business Model Canvas with complete and detailed financial forecasting
  • All the materials to integrate LivePlan into any course are included
  • Free business planning curriculum if you're just starting out
  • Free handouts make onboarding easy
  • Free phone, email, and chat technical support

Free curriculum included

If you want to offer a business planning course either online or in–person, check out our “Start, Run & Grow Your Business” turn–key curriculum. It's included when you add LivePlan to your advising processes.

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Educators love LivePlan

Students really take to the hands–on application of LivePlan. Because LivePlan and the “Start, Run & Grow Your Business” curriculum are straightforward and easily grasped by students of all skill levels, students can focus on researching their own business concepts and fully develop their own business plans. Before using LivePlan, students sometimes were intimidated by the business planning process. LivePlan breaks it down into manageable steps and takes the mystery out of developing a business plan.
Amy Schulz

Amy Schulz
NACCE Vice President of
Education, Membership and Associate Faculty
Feather River College
Quincy, CA

Prior to using LivePlan, I provided students with a Word document template for their business plan. Even though I encouraged students to use a collaboration tool such as Google Groups, many did not. They were emailing the plan back and forth between each other and it was difficult to keep track of versions and changes. LivePlan really facilitated communication between students who were in a team on the business plan project. Students could comment on sections of their business plan and collaborate on what to change in their plan without having to meet face–to–face.
Amy V

Amy Valente
Assistant Professor of Business
Cayuga Community College
Auburn, New York

LivePlan is receiving rave reviews. The students very much appreciate the guidance that the program offers. I love the ability to act as a contributor to their plans. The help resources are phenomenal and easy to navigate.
John Shaw

John Shaw
Assistant Professor of Management
Davis College of Business – Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL

Instructors looking for a great tool to help students develop business plans need to look at Live Plan. The step by step process walks students through the entire process from Pitch to Financials. As the Instructor you can also have online access to their plan and provide feed back and comments as the plan develops.
Mike Allen

Mike Allen
Business Instructor
North Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, ID