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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. If you ever have questions, here are some ways to get advice:
- Start a live chat with our advocacy team
- Send us an email, we typically respond within one day
- Visit our extensive Help Center for answers to popular questions
- 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
Join over 1 million entrepreneurs who found success with LivePlan
60-day money back guarantee. Start planning for $20 per month.
“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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Help Your Company Grow
Are you charging enough? Will you meet your revenue goals? LivePlan's forecasting tool can answer these type of questions at a glance.
See How You Stack Up
Plug in your industry and where you're located, and LivePlan will tell you how you're doing compared to businesses just like yours.
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 8, 2021
LivePlan is the most complete business plan I have ever experienced. It guided me through each and every step... to reach my goals. Very good program....
September 1, 2021
Well planned and organized. [LivePlan] covers any phase of business planning that could be needed. Amazing customer service....
August 25, 2021
I found [LivePlan] exceptionally powerful, easy to use, and credit the business plan [I] created with getting me a significant line of credit....
August 18, 2021
I'm extremely pleased with the overall layout, the extensive help video selection, and the final product this site produces. Very professional....
August 6, 2021
Not only did [LivePlan] manage to make planning in a breeze, I also learned so much about the ins and outs of running a business during the writing process....
July 26, 2021
For someone who is not very quick with bookkeeping, this program was very easy for me... the customer service was excellent and very caring....
July 14, 2021
At first I was intimidated by all the sections I had to complete, but LivePlan actually explains in detail what they want you to put in each section....
July 10, 2021
LivePlan helped me to develop my business from the start until actual execution with updating the plan along progress. Customer services provided are excellent....
June 7, 2021
It was super easy, very in depth and thorough. It allowed me to present a package that allowed me to secure a 10 year lease during a pandemic. ...
May 6, 2021
The service I received from the get-go was excellent and the material, easy to understand and follow. ...
April 28, 2021
Liveplan is a fantastic app which is user-friendly, feature rich, great value for money and supported well by competent and responsive consultants....
April 21, 2021
LivePlan worked great for me. I wrote a business plan for the first time, used it to get funding and make financial projections, and now opening up my business....
April 12, 2021
LivePlan has far exceeded my expectations in product features and in customer support! My business mentor suggested I get LivePlan and I'm so glad I [tried!]...
March 31, 2021
Awesome product and service, user friendly, timely response and everything I need for a business plan in one. ...
February 19, 2021
Fantastic product for business plans. Very surprised at how much you get for the price of the product. Well done! ...
January 27, 2021
Great service and would work very well for any one wanting to set up a business plan with little knowledge, really easy to use!...
January 23, 2021
LivePlan is the best DYI Business Plan software on the market today!...
January 21, 2021
Simply and easy to use, I would recommend the software for anyone who is thinking of starting a business to plan ahead to see how viable your idea is!...
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. ...