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"LivePlan earns the top spot on our list of best business plan software- and for good reason. LivePlan's slick and interactive service provides a step-by-step business plan approach, a rich collection of cloud-based features, and online learning tools."
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Brooke Hayes Software Reviewer

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Here's How LivePlan Makes it Surprisingly Simple to Write a Convincing Business Plan

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You get a step-by-step process to follow

LivePlan asks you questions about your business, you plug in the answers. It's as easy as that. You'll get straight-forward instructions with examples on:

  • Ways to write a pitch that grabs investors' attention
  • What to include in your marketing plan
  • Every other essential piece of your business plan
"LivePlan saved me a lot of time because the software does so much of the work for you. All you have to do is answer questions and plug in numbers."
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Brian Sung Owner of Tailored Coffee

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All the financials are calculated for you

LivePlan tells you exactly what kind of financial information you need to enter and then it does all the calculations automatically using built-in formulas. So you end up with razor-accurate financial statements that include all the tables that a lender or investor expects to see.

"Most people are intimidated by the financials, but LivePlan made planning simple, saved me so much time and just knowing that the calculations are correct makes this tool worth every penny!"
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Brandie Noelle Notals LLC

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If you ever get stuck, we'll help you out

Most LivePlan users are able to breeze through their first business plan. But if you ever have a question, there are 3 ways to get advice:

  1. Call a LivePlan expert at 1-888-498-6136
  2. Chat with our advocacy team. Try it now.
  3. Browse 500+ sample plans and tutorial videos
"LivePlan was user friendly, supportive and provided meaningful guidance all while remaining very flexible."
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Freja Nelson Freja Foods

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Get a polished business plan that will impress lenders

Once your plan is done, you can:

  • Customize the look of your plan using 10 beautiful document themes
  • Download your plan as a PDF or Word doc so you share it easily
  • Print out your plan to get a clean, professional document

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"LivePlan is incredibly simple and easy to use. The financial sales forecasting tool is very intuitive and makes writing a business plan more fun."
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Helga Douglas Owner, Svala

LivePlan also gives you tools to help your new business succeed

Plan for any scenario

What would happen if you hired more employees? What if sales are better than expected? Explore different situations with financial scenarios to see how decisions impact your numbers.

Get insights that will help your company grow

Are you charging enough? Will you meet your revenue goals? LivePlan's forecasting tool can answer these types of questions at a glance.

See how you stack up against competitors

Plug in your industry and where you're located, and LivePlan will tell you how you're doing compared to businesses just like yours.

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You might be surprised by what new business owners have achieved with LivePlan

"Once the investor saw the plan, he believed in it. The interface was fresh and lively. The program gave wonderful examples of what should be in the different sections. I was able to take bits and pieces of those examples, but when I finished each section it sounded like I had written it. "I could just plug in information without having to do any of the math. That saved a lot of work. It made it very easy to get the business plan done. Once the investor saw my business plan on LivePlan, he immediately got back to me and said, 'I'm in.'"
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E'a Williams BE Fit! Tri Wellness, Chicago, IL

"LivePlan made an overwhelming task easy. LivePlan is incredibly easy to use. LivePlan's web-based nature allows me to log in anywhere (for me it was with my Mac Book Pro or iPad). At times writing a business plan can be a overwhelming task, especially when it comes to formatting and layout. LivePlan has made it easy to focus on putting your business ideas and goals on paper instead of fussing with all the other pesky stuff. I really liked how each section is defined and gives examples of what a quality business plan should look like."
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Mandie O'Neill Lucky Dog Daycare, Eugene OR

"I've raised $3M so far with LivePlan! I needed to write a business plan for my investors. I was going nuts trying to create charts and properly format them. Then a friend recommended LivePlan! The financials were so easy to use and I liked knowing the calculations were all correct. It helped me create a precise plan to confidently share with investors, and I've raised $3M so far!"
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Rachid Tajiouti Olive Oil USA, LLC, New York, NY

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