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02/12/2015 , TN
This software was a requirement for a business class I was taking, so I was strong armed into getting it...
With that said, I am extremely glad I had the opportunity to use Liveplan.com and learn more about building a successful business. I have one semester left before graduating, and I will likely use this software if I start a business of my own. There are so many sample business plans to help you understand the things you'll need to start a business. I had a bit of a roadmap because our syllabus guided us through the things we should be looking for, but I doubt you would have to take a college course to benefit from Liveplan.com.
This was an intuitive and educational business plan builder!
Very good software
Very annoying you can't add PDF's in and also more intricate diagrams / organisation charts bigger than a picture size. And while you can in word afterwards it throws out all of the contents rendering that useless.
More synergy would be useful but very good tool
A lot of the food manufacturing examples very out of date.
Its a great tool which leverage the work with developing a solid business plan.
02/10/2015 , NSW
I have never written a business plan for obvious reasons yet this was incredibly helpful and I learned so much in setting up and promoting my business. This product was so informative and it looked professional in how it was presented, the samples made it so easy to learn and the finished product turned out was fantastic.
02/09/2015 , MA
Writing my business plan has been something I've dreaded and avoided for a long time. Live Plan really did make it easier and even fun. LP taught me to be very specific and to edit my ideas when explaining one aspect or another. Both the examples and videos are easy to understand. Thank you for creating this!
I was very impressed with LivePlan. I used it to plan an earned income project for my not-for-profit agency and I was very impressed with how easy it was to use and how comprehensive it was as a tool to build an effective business plan. This is not a tool for lazy people, but if you are serious about building a business plan, I do recommend LivePlan.
Great software package, fantastic customer service, all round good product which have a recommended to a number of my colleagues, one of which is already a convert....
Amazing! Love it!
02/05/2015 , TX
This is a fantastic plan if you are wanting to start a business. Writing a business plan for the first time can be overwhelming, but don't worry Live plan will help you out. Well worth the money!!!!
02/05/2015 , MD
I like how liveplan saves my data while I'm typing. It would suck to type something important just to lose it when I refresh the browser.
It would also be nice to convert over from a monthly plan to an annual plan (to get the cost savings after you've tried the service for a couple of months).
It's helping me organize huge ideas.
02/04/2015 , CO
I love liveplans! The software is very smooth and intuitive. The explanation and education are great and I love how i'm lead through the whole process step by step. It makes a very large project seem way smaller.
01/29/2015 , IL
I really like the professional feel that the online business plan program provided. I prefer the online version over the desktop version, it's just all around more fun to put together a business plan with.
01/28/2015 , MN
LivePlan is a great tool! It really helped me pull together the plan for my business in a way that was easy to understand and I actually learned a lot by going through the process. I had many questions and when I connected with the customer service, I was very impressed with the level of service they provided me with. The knowledge they had and their ability to answer my questions about financial structure, etc. blew me away. Wonderful product, amazingly courteous and value-add customer service!
01/27/2015 , VA
I have degree in business and 10 years experience in marketing and management. I have written a handful of business plans along the way, but using Liveplan made the process easier than ever. I saved hours since I didn't need to do any of the formatting. I also really love that I can export my plan as a .pdf or .doc. This allowed me to tweak my plan any way I wanted once it was exported. The service is user friendly and convenient from start to finish.
01/22/2015 , BC
Going through the exercise of creating the plan, making revisions, trying out new models, and ultimately deciding that I couldn't make what I thought I wanted work led me to a better version of service for my interests, overall goals, and personal qualities/talents. I learned more from the active engagement in each of the steps provided by Liveplan than I could reasoning it out myself (and I am a fairly reasonable person!). The steps, with the specific articulated sub-goals, gave me the opportunity to reflect, reconsider, and continually revise into new iterations with new considerations. As I mentioned above, the process lead to where I am now, in private practice and doing well (I have exceeded my initial projections). I also LOVE Sabrina Parsons' newsletter! Every issue offers an 'aha' moment for me.
LivePlan is exceptionally well done and thought through. Especially the embedded videos, the import and export functions are a dream. Highly recommended even for novices to get started.
It was everything I needed. I think my only feedback was I wish I could have taken the financial section of the plan, as the SBA had there own forms to cover that so it would have been redundant.
01/20/2015 , PA
I needed a business plan to apply for a loan to buy a medical practice. I had no previous experience and LivePlan made it extremely easy and walked me through the whole process. I was able to use only the parts I needed and make it my own The bank commented on how nice the business plan was. My financial planner wanted to charge me $8500 to write one. I was able to do mine in a short period of time for under $50! If I ever need to write another business plan, I will definitely use LivePlan again.
01/18/2015 , North West
Couldn't be happier with Liveplan.com and would wholly recommend it to anyone. Especially any university students with a business deadline to meet. The best part was all the automatic graph and financial generation with the added bonus of and explanation and example on every section.
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