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LivePlan simplifies the complex process of writing a professional 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
Join over 1 million entrepreneurs who found success with LivePlan
“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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See How You Stack Up
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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!”