Business Plan Software: Live Plan
Online planning software for quick spiffy business plans
THIS MONTHLY SERVICE offers access to a website that can speed up creating a business plan.
This can be a nice tool if you have to produce a business plan for a bank loan, angel investor, or business partners, and you have written a business plan before.
If you are a one-person business and need a simple business plan to map goals and business activities, this site is probably overkill for you.
- Produces very nice output of plans, including color PDFs, charts, one-page summaries, and more.
- Does the calculations for you for pro-forma financials (after you enter the numbers).
- Free support for operating the software and questions about how the parts of the plan and statements connect together.
- You still have to write the actual plan text, including doing your market research, goals, and business model.
- Creating the pro-forma financials may require some accounting knowledge, depending on how complicated your company will be.
- The free support does not include advice or training on business design, legal structures, or accounting.