Inspired by entrepreneurs
In 15+ years of creating award-winning products for small businesses, we've gathered a lot of information about what users like (and don't like) about software - and what they need out of a business planning software specifically. So we combined all that knowledge and created a fictitious entrepreneur we named Garrett.
While every business and business owner is unique, they all tend to have similar needs and requirements for their business plans and business planning software. Garrett embodies those similarities, and allows us to keep focused on meeting the needs of as many entrepreneurs as possible, while building an application that allows every user to customize the end result to suit their business best.
Before we even started developing LivePlan, we asked ourselves - what does Garrett really need? How can we make his life easier? Experienced user interface designers created LivePlan to be straightforward, easy to understand and follow, and easy to use. Because that's what would appeal to Garrett. And every feature that's built in to LivePlan is there because it's what Garrett, and you, will need to succeed.
Built-in formulas make the financials simple
Write your whole plan without ever having to look at a spreadsheet. LivePlan simply asks you questions about your business and you plug in the answers. The calculations are done behind the scenes. Our team has a combined 50 years of experience creating business plans and business planning software, so you can trust LivePlan to do the math for you.
Illustrate your financials with automatic charts
Visuals make your plan easier to digest. So LivePlan creates your charts based on the financial information you've already input. LivePlan's automatic charts will make your plan look great and save you a ton of time.
Full financials for a complete business plan
LivePlan includes all the financial tables a lender or investor expects to see, all linked together for you. You input your data, and it's pulled into the right table automatically. You'll create an error-free plan in less time than you thought possible.
Include just the information you need
You have complete control over your plan. Maybe you only need to forecast sales and expenses and don't want to worry about cash flow right now. Or maybe you want multiple years' worth of monthly data. No problem. With a few simple settings, you can easily choose the level of detail to include in your plan. And you can always go back and change it to adjust your plan for any audience.