Profile

Cover photo
495 followers|121,581 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
While you may have a roadmap for your business, it’s easy to get off track. Your strategy may stay a static idea without the implementation of tactics, you can sometimes fall prey to deceptive lenders, and outside investors may try to take you for a ride. At Bplans, we’re here to help you stay on track and handle these tricky situations.
http://www.liveplan.com/blog/2015/05/this-week-in-small-business-from-hiring-freelancers-to-business-tactics/
This week in small business, we help you deal with tricky business situations, such as accepting outside investors, your loan contract, and using tactics.
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Small businesses often find themselves in cash flow crunches that could easily be solved if only clients would pay their bills faster. Fortunately, there are many ways to work around this problem. Here are seven strategies for turning unpaid client bills into cash when those receivables simply aren’t being paid quickly enough to meet your working capital needs. http://bit.ly/1c1M1U8
Small businesses often find themselves in cash flow crunches that could easily be solved if only clients would pay their bills faster.
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
"The limitations of meeting virtually need to be recognized and observed in order to promote a healthy working relationship with associates. There are biological, psychological, and emotional elements involved with meeting in person that not even the longest virtual meeting can replicate." http://bit.ly/1JOwq98
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
We discuss your small business questions on Bplans, as well as the inspirational story of an entrepreneur who started two businesses at once, successfully!
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you are an entrepreneur, it’s likely you are always looking for ways to improve yourself and your business. From becoming a better leader to discovering new cost effective marketing tools, entrepreneurs are always striving to better themselves, and that is what sets them apart. Check out this week’s articles on Bplans, which will help you improve your business website, help you discover your value proposition, and more. http://bit.ly/1NZSCjB
If you are an entrepreneur, you are always looking for ways to improve yourself and your business. Check out this week's articles on Bplans.
1
1
BizFilings by CT's profile photo
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
This May 7 and 8, don't miss the QuickBooks Empowered Northwest conference.

You can follow one of three tracks during the conference, The Accounting Track, The Business Track, and The Cloud Track. Our CEO, Sabrina Parsons will be speaking at the event, and you won't want to miss it!

Learn more about how to register here:
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
495 people
Naudia Page's profile photo
Jeffrey Roos's profile photo
Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa's profile photo
dimitri tsoukalas's profile photo
Raju Bakkiyanathan's profile photo
Tony Fox's profile photo
Robert Selders's profile photo
Michael Visnich's profile photo
Adam Straka's profile photo

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
It happens all the time. You take your team away from the routine for a few hours, brainstorm, and develop a brilliant new strategy. And when you all get back into the routine, the routine wins and strategy loses. Nothing changes. The strategy was brilliant on the whiteboard, but never got to the real world. What happened?
Strategy is useless without tactics for execution. Don’t leave that whiteboard without developing key tactics. http://bit.ly/1AjZPVr
Strategy is useless without tactics for execution. Don’t leave that whiteboard without developing key tactics.
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
From the way your personal credit can impact your ability to get a loan, to doing business internationally, this week on Bplans we covered several aspects of running a small business. If you’re interested in improving your branding, getting feedback on your business pitch before you present it to investors, or determining if the restaurant industry is right for you, check out these articles on Bplans. http://bit.ly/1Fl6ldy
From your personal credit to doing business internationally, this week on Bplans we covered several aspects of running a small business.
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Strategy is what you’re not doing. My favorite metaphor is the sculptor with a block of marble — the art is what he chips off the block, not what he leaves in. Michelangelo started with a big chunk of marble and chipped pieces off of it until it was his David." -Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software Founder http://bit.ly/1GMQSX9
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Jesse Thomas and Lauren Fleshman are professional athletes, a married couple, and the co-founders of Picky Bars, a business that makes and sells natural energy bars. Hear their story of entrepreneurship:
http://bit.ly/1PqNRwM
To find out more about how Picky Bars became successful, I sat down with cofounder Jesse Thomas to find out a bit about what has led to their success.
1
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Are you interested in finding an angel investor for your startup, but not sure what they are looking for? Maybe you’re about to pitch your business, but confused what kind of pitch to prepare, why the pitch is important, and how to use good body language. This week on Bplans, we covered all these topics and many more. Check out these articles, and let us know if you have questions in the comments!
http://bit.ly/1CD5cN6
Interested in getting into the minds of angel investors, or learning how to pitch your business? This week on Bplans, we covered these topics and more.
2
1
Larry Goggans's profile photo
Add a comment...

LivePlan

Shared publicly  - 
 
New on the LivePlan Blog: Mel’s story is something aspiring entrepreneurs and current entrepreneurs will be able to relate to. It’s a combination of struggle and success.
http://bit.ly/1ytbzyE
Have you ever noticed that children have a universal desire to play dress up? Kids love to be creative with their sense of fashion: they cover themselves in stickers, wear tutus with rain boots, a...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
495 people
Naudia Page's profile photo
Jeffrey Roos's profile photo
Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa's profile photo
dimitri tsoukalas's profile photo
Raju Bakkiyanathan's profile photo
Tony Fox's profile photo
Robert Selders's profile photo
Michael Visnich's profile photo
Adam Straka's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
1-888-498-6136, 1-541-683-6162
Email
Address
44 West Broadway Suite 500 Eugene, OR 97401
Story
Tagline
Easy online business planning for everyone
Introduction
LivePlan, from Palo Alto Software, helps you write winning business plans that impress investors and business partners. We're here to help you succeed in business!

You can follow us here on Google+ to get advice and information on business planning, startups, and growing your business.

Please feel free to post your business plan questions and we'll do our best to help you find answers and produce an impressive business plan.