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Modern, intuitive business planning for the classroom

LivePlan removes the tedious work of business planning, so you can focus on teaching what really matters.

LivePlan integrates with any teaching style, helping every student develop a deeper understanding of their future business

Example Garret's Bike Shop plan

The right amount of planning

From a very lean, pitch-style plan to a lender-ready traditional business plan, LivePlan will ensure your students can express their ideas and understand all the critical aspects of their business.

Financial forecasting dashboard

Accessible yet complete financial forecasting

LivePlan's financial forecasting tools ensure students can focus on the numbers and strategic thinking.

Launchpad dashboard

Designed with classroom collaboration in mind

Each student's LivePlan account can be shared with others, so your classroom can include group work, mentoring, and easy grading with minimal effort.

Explore LivePlan features for educators

LivePlan augments classroom discussions and helps students draft quality business plans.

As a classroom tool, LivePlan has helped Corey show over 500 students how to refine their vision and ideas into business plans they can put to work.

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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 handouts make onboarding easy
  • Free phone, email, and chat technical support

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Educators love LivePlan

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

At the beginning of this course, I just had an idea. Throughout just a short 6 weeks, that idea blossomed into a usable concept thanks to this class. LivePlan transformed my business, and really made us think critically in the breakdown of how it would run.
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Business Plan Design student
FSU, The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

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

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

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