If you’re writing a business plan, you’re in luck. Online business planning software makes it easier than ever to put together a business plan for your business, collaborate with your partners, and get the funding you need for your business.
As you’ll see in a moment, LivePlan is more than just easy to use business plan software. It gives you expert guidance, creates professional and complete plans, and even does the math for you. Best of all, it helps you get over the three most common business planning hurdles with ease. And with regular updates, you’ll get new features on a regular basis, at no additional cost!
Let’s take a look at those common hurdles, and see how LivePlan helps you produce a top-notch business plan that sets your business up for success.
1. Creating the structure of your business plan
Like most business owners, you probably haven’t written a business plan before. But if an investor or lender has requested one, you know you have to get it right. It has to be professional, accurate, and include all the information your readers expect.
LivePlan frees you from having to figure out what belongs in the plan, what order it should go in, and how it all should be formatted. LivePlan does the organization, creates your outline, and guides you through the process of writing the plan, so you can concentrate on the content, not the format of your plan. It’s even got over 500 sample business plans for you to read if you need a little inspiration.
2. Figuring out the financials
There’s no escaping the numbers, but LivePlan will make them far less painful than you might expect them to be.
You won’t need to know any spreadsheet formulas or worry about where things go. With tons of built in help and guidance, including video advice from business planning authority Tim Berry, you’ll simply go step-by-step, entering your numbers into easy-to-navigate table builders.
The software does the calculations and brings the totals forward where they belong. So when you get to your balance sheet, for instance, it’s done. All the information needed has already been pulled in from data you previously entered. It saves you time, and creates a bulletproof business plan.
As your business gets up in running, LivePlan even lets you input your actual results and keep track of how you’re doing compared to your plan. It’s a LOT easier to figure out what to do next when you can clearly measure how you’ve done in the past, and LivePlan gives you the tools you need to do just that.
3. Producing an impressive plan.
You need to show your audience that you’ve covered all the bases and that your business idea is sound. You also want it to reflect the professionalism and attention to detail you’ll bring to running your business.
With LivePlan, your plan will contain all the information that lenders and investors will be looking for, in the order and format they prefer. Your plan will look great with no extra work from you, but if you do want to add finishing touches, you can export it to your favorite word processing program to add a final polish. Investors will be able to tell you gave your plan the time and attention it deserves, but they don’t have to know how easy LivePlan made it.
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Whether you’re presenting your plan to investors, writing your plan to get your ideas in order, or planning for growth or expansion, your business planning software should be simple to use and help you reach your goals. LivePlan helps you through the planning process, and then gives you powerful tools to keep your business on track.
Here are some of the key features & benefits:
- Outline created automatically
- 500+ sample plans for inspiration
- Free regular feature updates and enhancements
- Expert help and guidance at every step
- Video tutorials from business planning expert Tim Berry
- Built-in formulas do the math for you
- Step-by-step guidance throughout the planning process
- Automatically formats the plan into a great looking document
- Easily export your plan to your favorite word processing program
- Create plan versus actual charts to help manage your business better
A great business plan is the first step toward a successful business. Great business plan software makes great business plans easy.