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Bcast, the Bplans Podcast

Episode 2: Business Planning, Content Marketing, and 3D Printing – The Bcast

by Jonathan Michael

Welcome to the Bcast, the official podcast of Bplans.com. Each week we discuss the latest news, resources, and advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Hosted by Jonathan Michael and Peter Thorsson. In this week’s episode, we use the Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand to show you how to write a business plan in under an... Read more »

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How to Fine-tune Your Small Business Finances—from Funding to Growth [Webinar Recap]

by Jonathan Michael

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner with questions about funding your small business? Maybe you are wondering which metrics to track, or whether or not you should take out a loan for your business. If so, stick around—in this webinar, we featured a panel of experts to answer questions about funding your small... Read more »

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Want to Grow? Know Your Numbers. Track Your Metrics.

by Candice Landau

The content of this article is based upon an interview conducted on October 2014 with Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. For many small business owners—especially those who have turned a passion or hobby into a business—tracking metrics and numbers is a chore. If you’re not an accountant and you don’t have a background in... Read more »

Black Friday Sale Starts Tomorrow!

by Bailey Koharchick

Announcing Palo Alto Software’s second-annual Black Friday sale on LivePlan, the award-winning tool for planning, tracking, and managing your business from anywhere at anytime. Between Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. PST and Monday, Dec. 2, at midnight PST, you can buy access to an entire year of LivePlan for just $99. That’s 60 percent... Read more »

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How to Pitch Your Business to Investors [VIDEO]

by Bailey Koharchick

Thanks to everyone who registered for our webinar! Caroline and David were thrilled. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to ask questions, feel free to post them below! Did you know this article is part of our Bplans Pitch Guide? Everything you need to know about creating your pitch, all in one place.  Read more »

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Tips for Tracking Customer Satisfaction

by Palo Alto Software

Although metrics are just measurements and they can't give the specific feedback from customers, they visually help the team get a perspective on our level of success in keeping our customers happy. Read more »

Furloughed? We Want to Give You a Free LivePlan Account

by Bailey Koharchick

Are you or someone you know a furloughed government worker? If so, we want to help you out. Read more »

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The Modern World, Brought to You by Programmers

by Lara Fields

September 13 is International Programmer’s Day (it is always on the 256th day of the year, which is somewhat of an inside joke for us programmers), and I'd like to take a step back from the technical intricacies and appreciate how much we've achieved. Read more »