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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
September 29, 2020
Live Plan is simply Awesome, I always thought, to create a business plan I need MBA. But this is so simple... forecasting gave me confidence to invest!...
September 18, 2020
LivePlan was very helpful explaining complex subject matter in understandable terms! I felt at ease right away and their prompt support made the process easy!...
September 17, 2020
With [a LivePlan] forecast I can adjust my prices and output to achieve my goals realistically. I really feel like I've considered all business issues. ...
September 16, 2020
What took me days and lots of dollars now takes hours and my time - my most valuable asset. I don't always write business plans, but when I do, I use LivePlan!...
September 15, 2020
LivePlan takes all of the guess work out of creating a realistic, useable and flexible business plan, that can be updated as the times change! ...
September 15, 2020
LivePlan has been a wonderful tools in getting my financial projection done with easy. I am so impressed with the simplicity and quick response from the team....
August 18, 2020
The Pitch is a well thought template that helps drafting concise description of the venture. Forecasting & Dashboard are great for monitoring performance......
August 15, 2020
At first and thought you could do this on your own, for free. The plan we produced with Live Plan was so much better than we could have ever done on our own!...
August 13, 2020
LivePlan is an excellent tool to give the time starved, small- or no-staffed decision maker the confidence to run their business. ...
August 12, 2020
Ive never completed a business plan prior to this experience. LivePlan literally had each section beautifully spelled out - I could not have done this on my own...
July 20, 2020
LivePlan is quite simply great & with you for the long haul with a sound capability tool that helps you know in which areas you need to make decisions. Awesome....
July 18, 2020
Easy to use and a great product. This helps us understand every aspect of our business....
July 8, 2020
If you have written Business Plans before or this was your first time, Live Plan takes all the stress out of it....
June 14, 2020
LivePlan is probably the best tool I've seen that someone without finance knowledge or experience can use. ...
June 6, 2020
I am very glad I gave LivePlan a chance, the value is amazing, the user interface is very intuitive and the customer service support team is the best!...
June 2, 2020
This is all-in-one software that helps you organize thoughts, data, expectations and organize everything in a meaningful way to help you plan, budget & forecast...
May 8, 2020
I was struggling to create a business plan when my coach suggested LivePlan. The prompts and the examples that helped me craft a well thought out plan!...
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....