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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.”
Software Reviewer, Business.org
Here's How LivePlan Makes it Surprisingly Simple to Write a Convincing Business Plan
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.”
Brian Sung, Eugene, OR
Owner of Tailored Coffee
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!”
Brandie Slaton, Merced, CA
Noelle Notals LLC
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:
- Call a LivePlan expert at 1-888-498-6136
- Start a chat with our advocacy team. Click here to try it.
- Or refer to more than 500 sample plans and tutorial videos built into LivePlan
“LivePlan was user friendly, supportive and provided meaningful guidance all while remaining very flexible.”
Freja Nelson, Oregon
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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You Might Be Surprised By What New Business Owners Have Achieved with LivePlan
BE Fit! Tri Wellness, Chicago, IL
“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.’”
Lucky Dog Daycare, Eugene OR
“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.”
Olive Oil USA, LLC, New York, NY
“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!”
Our customers give LivePlan
April 16, 2020
Especially since the unknowns of Covid-19 have gripped the world, the ability to create multiple forecast scenarios quickly is really helpful to have....
April 12, 2020
I think you have a fantastic platform. I've gotten a tremendous amount of value out of it for the money. I've recommended it to others......
April 12, 2020
Excellent business planning tool enabling very fast turnaround of initial plan (one day) and then subsequent collaboration among stakeholders....
April 8, 2020
Great product, really helped me get my plan lookin' good! The help was always there when I needed it....
March 27, 2020
Very helpful for someone new to a formal business plan and financial forecasting. Thank you....
March 25, 2020
You cant start a business before you use Liveplan. I recommend the software at every conference I go to. ...
March 20, 2020
Following the step-by-step plan provided all of the information, and more, that the bank was looking for... easy to use and follow, I appreciated the examples....
March 10, 2020
...knowing the software both works well & is well supported lets you focus on the content & not the mechanics. Would highly recommend LivePlan!...
March 1, 2020
I [started with] literally zero business experience or acumen, but [LivePlan] has taught me so much and given me so many tools, it’s been a breeze. Thank you!...
February 21, 2020
LivePlan is an excellent tool to organize your Business Idea and as a guideline for people like me who are writing a Business Plan for the first time....
February 21, 2020
Go from business idea to business plan fast. Super easy to use....
February 20, 2020
Great Service overall! Much appreciated - fast and straight to the point!...
February 4, 2020
I recommend getting LivePlan when you want to be successful with any business... I feel confident discussing my business with potential partners and investors. ...
January 24, 2020
My clients are always impressed with the output and access... We are now using our plan as a roadmap for a new company - could not be more pleased....
January 12, 2020
This is an amazing platform! Makes creating a business plan EASY!! ...
January 5, 2020
I started live plan on my phone. Once I logged on with my laptop I quickly and easily found all my hard work, with graphs and a whole lot more than expected!...
December 2, 2019
I found LivePlan to overall be a good package with many of the resources I needed..wasn\'t anything else available at such an affordable price....
November 26, 2019
I completed my plan [quickly] and presented it to the bank, they were impressed that a fellow with no business training did such a fantastic job....