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What makes us different?

investor-ready business plans

Investor-Ready Business Plans

One of our happy customers summed our offering up right: “LivePlan is like hiring an expert consultant combined with a professional designer coupled with a financial wizard.” Here’s the guarantee: your plan’s financial tables and charts will be error-free and your final plan will look polished, customized to your needs, and ready to impress investors, business partners, banks and SBA-lenders.

modern intuitive interface

Modern, Intuitive Interface

We’ve learned a few things over our 15-year history designing the #1-selling, business-planning software for small businesses. With LivePlan, we’ve taken all of the friction out of the equation allowing you to move seamlessly and intuitively from section to section, allowing your ideas to come to the forefront. Plus, there are helpful videos and examples every step of the way.

compare your business to your competition

Tracks Day-to-Day Performance

LivePlan’s Scoreboard feature is a visually-and-information rich business dashboard that keeps your finger on the pulse of the health of your business, highlighting the most crucial information you need to track in your business. It syncs in real-time with QuickBooks Online and Xero accounting software, making Excel and cumbersome reports a thing of the past. Know exactly how your business is doing and create impressive progress reports in minutes when you use LivePlan.

500+ sample plans included

500+ Sample Plans Included

Get inspired and keep writer’s block at bay with our included gallery of over 500 example business plans spanning all major industries. With LivePlan, you can save hundreds of hours using our sample plans as a starting point for your own plan, customizing for your business as you go.

tracks day-to-day performance

Compare your Business to your Competition

With LivePlan, you can compare your plan (and your actual performance) to real businesses just like yours. This ensures that you have an accurate and realistic plan when you are building your budgets, and helps you stay on track once you are up and running.

Everything below is included

Automatic Financials

No hassling with formulas. Financial tables, charts, and reports automatically created

Step by Step Instruction

Fill-in-the-blank simplicity walks you through entire process beginning to end

500+ Sample Plans

500+ sample business plans covering all industries to defeat writer’s block

Expert Advice

Expert video tutorials and definition of key terms from renowned business plan expert

SBA-Approved Form

Produces lender-approved, professional, visually impressive documents

One-Page Pitch

Build an infographic executive summary for quick pitching

Performance Dashboards

Visual dashboards for real-time tracking against budgets and sales goals

QuickBooks Online & Xero Integration

Real-time syncing with your accounting software for at-a-glance reports

Access Anywhere, Anytime

Update your plan and track your business health from anywhere with internet

Custom Themes

Choose from 10 different eye-catching, professional themes when you print your plan or download to PDF

Export Your Plan

Export your business plan at anytime to Word or PDF format. Your pitch can be exported to PowerPoint for beautiful slideshow presentation

Collaboration Tools

Collaborate easily across your team. Share plans securely with partners and investors

Multiple Plans

Create as many business plans as you need (one plan active at a time or upgrade to add more active plans)

Benchmark Data

Find out how your company is doing compared to others in like industry, size, or locale


Create milestones for the key events in your plan and start tracking your progress


We’re cloud-based so PCs, Macs, and tablets are all welcome

Expert Toll-Free Support

Phone, email, and chat support

Secure & Confidential

Your business data is complete locked down and safe. Guaranteed

Some of our fans

Writing a business plan can be an 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.
Many O'Neil

Mandy O'Neil
Founder of LuckyDog Day & Night Care and the Downtown Hound

LivePlan has reinvented business planning. It's the only tool that helps entrepreneurs track their progress with a unique dashboard specifically designed for small business.
John Janstch

John Jantsch
Author, speaker, marketing consultant

I really liked how LivePlan forced me to think through key parts of my business, like my competition, market research, and calculating my margins. We’ve only been in business for 6 months, and we’ve already exceeded our sales projections by about 100%.
Dr. Robert Keefer

Dr. Robert Keefer
CEO and founder of Now Hear This

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PC Magazine
LivePlan delivers what it promises, which is an expert walk-through to help you create and keep to a business plan of which you can be proud.

PC Magazine

inc magazine
LivePlan is laser-focused on helping you start and manage a business plan as your business grows. An essential tool for launching a start-up.

Inc Magazine

zd net
LivePlan helps entrepreneurs and small businesses organize relevant strategy and projection information more concisely.

ZD Net

LivePlan has taken a step by step approach to make the process of creating financial records and projections as simplistic as possible.


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LivePlan outpaces every other service in this category.

Top Ten Reviews Gold Award

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of signing up for the annual plan?

Substantial savings. Signing up for the annual plan will save almost 42% over the monthly fee. The other big advantage is that with LivePlan, your business plan becomes a living, breathing document that you can adjust as your business changes. And once you’re up and running, LivePlan allows you at-a-glance to see how your revenue figures are performing against your plan’s goals and actual forecasts. LivePlan’s Scoreboard feature is a powerful yet simple to use tool that monitors your business financial health in real-time for less than the cost of a pair of movie tickets.

Is there a free trial?

LivePlan offers a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee which acts the same way as a free trial (yes, we do require a credit card to get started). Run our software through its paces for up to 60 days, and simply contact us for a no-questions-asked 100% refund. We’ve served over quarter-of-a-million entrepreneurs the last few years and think you’ll love LivePlan, but in the event you don’t, you’re not on the hook for any charges if you cancel within the first 60 days.

Can I work on more than one business plan?

Yes, you can create an unlimited number of business plans on an account; you can have one active plan at a time, meaning one that is open and being edited. You can open and close plans as needed, and if you need to have multiple plans being edited simultaneously you can upgrade your account for an additional charge.

Will my data be safe and private?

Yes, all your personal and business data are safe with us. All account and plan data are written to multiple disks instantly, saved every few seconds, and stored in multiple locations. All credit card transactions are processed using bank-level, PCI-compliant SSL encryption. Our products run on a dedicated network that is locked down with firewalls and carefully monitored 24/7. Your business plan will remain completely confidential. The content of your plan is entirely private unless you choose to share it via exporting, or inviting guests to your account. The plan data are stored securely on our servers and nobody from our company can view your plan unless you choose to allow us access for tech-support purposes. For more information, please read our security and privacy policy pages.

Can I change or cancel my plan after signing up?

Yes, LivePlan has no long-term contracts of any kind. You can easily also change from a monthly to an annual plan at anytime.

What happens to my plan if I cancel my account?

Your plan is 100% yours at any time. You can take your plan with you when you go. If you decide to end your LivePlan subscription, just export your plan before you sign out for the last time.

What types of businesses is LivePlan good for?

LivePlan can easily accommodate any industry and has over 500 sample plans built in to help you along the way. Whether you’re a small or mid-sized business, freelancer, non-profit, in Public Administrations, or literally any industry sector from high-tech to real estate to salon and spa, LivePlan has you covered. What’s better, is that LivePlan has industry benchmarks baked in to its software. Knowing your industry standards helps ensure that your forecast is both challenging and achievable.

How many users can access?

LivePlan includes two contributors and unlimited guests. Sharing your company with colleagues, stakeholders, or an academic advisor is easy with LivePlan. Just add these people to your LivePlan account as contributors or guests, and collaborate directly inside of LivePlan. Guests can view your company and comment on your plan document. Contributors can access and edit anything in an account except the owner’s profile data and the billing and payment information. If the owner grants them the additional level of access, contributors can even create new companies, add new users, and view and edit the benchmarks and Scoreboard.

How LivePlan is different from installed software?

LivePlan is a web-based application, like Gmail. That means it works differently than CD-based software that you install on a particular computer and has multiple advantages. First, you can access and update your plan from any computer (Mac and PC) or tablet. Second, LivePlan’s online platform also allows our development team to update the software anytime without requiring you to install — or pay separately for — an upgrade. These updates typically come monthly without any effort on your part. Lastly, being cloud-based, the system is optimized to have others collaborate with you on the plan.

What payment methods do you accept?

We happily accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards as well as PayPal. You're protected with our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee regardless of payment choice.

How does the 60-day money-back guarantee work?

If you find LivePlan doesn’t work for you for whatever reason, just contact us via email, phone or even within the app within the first 60 days and we'll gladly refund your money.

What if I have more questions?

Please see our full frequently asked questions page. Also, we offer a robust customer help center for all questions about using LivePlan, which we update constantly.