1. Business Plan Pro Complete v 12Product Featureq The answers you need - Over 9,000 industry profiles included so you have real numbers from real businesses like yours to guide your decisionsq Formats lenders prefer - Use familiar formatting tools to customize the overall appearance of your plan. Then create an output in the preferred format of bankers and SBA approved lenders.q Fool proof error check - The Plan Review feature checks all your data twice for a flawless plan. Plus, the software checks for spelling and accuracy at every step.q Over 2,000 business plans and examples included - Learn by example with plans in every industry, including education, automotive, computer, construction, entertainment, health care and so many moreq Give plans your personal touch - Includes everything you need by easily importing text, photos, images and charts. Then export to Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF.q Read more Price : Check Price Average Customer Rating 4.1 out of 5Product DescriptionExpert GuidanceWriting your business plan just got easierWe admit it. Writing a great business plan isnt exactly a breeze. But just like anything else, using the right tools makesit way easier. Business Plan Pro gives you the advice and guidance you need to forget your fears and start writing yourplan with the confidence of an expert. And to get expert results!Helpful examples
2. Examples at every stepWith over 500 sample plans included in the software, youve got examples to help you write every part of your plan. Sayyoure not sure what your Market Needs section should say. No problem--just click the example tab and view a handfulof Market Needs descriptions. Cut and paste if you find one that works for you, or just get a sense of direction for writingyour own. You dont have to wonder if youre doing it right, because you can easily measure your work againstsuccessful examples.Let the software do the mathJust plug in your numbers and the calculations are done for you. Now you have instant access to business planningcalculations, and an explanation of every financial term. Only Business Plan Pro offers powerful, integrated financial andspreadsheet support.Easy-to-follow instructionsWherever and whenever you need help, Business Plan Pro offers complete instructions for your every topic and table inyour business plan.Advice from expertbusiness planner, TimBerryA planning expert at your sideTim Berry is the recognized authority on business planning. An expert business planner and principal author of BusinessPlan Pro, his advice and expertise guides you through every step of creating your business plan. Hes a best-sellingauthor and prolific writer, whose blogs can be found at TimBerry.com, Entrepreneur.com, Amex Open Forum, and others.Using Business Plan Pro is like having Tim sitting next to you while you write your business plan.Save TimeFinish your business plan and have time left to read War and PeaceWriting a business plan doesnt have to take forever. Business Plan Pro takes care of the details so you can focus on themeat of your plan, saving you time and letting you create the best possible plan for your business.
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5. Powerful financial and spreadsheet supportReal-world financial dataBusiness Plan Pro leverages more than 9,000 industry profiles to give you insight into how your business comparesagainst similar companies in your industry. The most recent data from your industry gets pulled right into your plan, soyou can show investors that your numbers are on target, or explain why they differ.Easy FinancialsBusiness planning financials made easyDont fear the financial section of your business plan--you dont need an MBA to get it right. Business Plan Pro makesfinancial forecasts easy, with built-in formulas in all the spreadsheets and expert advice every step of the way.Financials made easyBusiness Plan Pros table wizards guide you through creating your financial forecasts. You just plug in your numbers andthe calculations are done for you. Plus, you have instance access to the methodology behind standard businessplanning calculations, and an explanation of every financial term. Only Business Plan Pro offers such powerful,integrated financial and spreadsheet support.Create long-term financial forecastsBusiness Plan Pro allows for long-term forecasting of your. Detailed financial forecasting is available through the firstfive years, while a long-term macro-view summary can be created for up to 10 years in the future.Simplified drag-and-drop forecasterView larger.Simplified forecastingCreate forecasts visually with a "drag and drop" graphic forecaster. The forecaster is a simple and powerful tool to
6. streamline the forecasting process. You can easily change your sales and expenses estimates. Simply clicking yourmouse button to move the line on your forecast chart or apply a growth rate to the whole year. Build forecasts usingvisual common sense.Research ResourcesA library of business planning resourcesYou didnt know a business plan required so much research, did you? Dont worry, Business Plan Pro includes tons ofcurrent, accurate information about your industry, legal issues, and business planning in general. You wont need to runto the library or search random websites for the data you need to support your plan.Real-world financial dataBusiness Plan Pro leverages more than 9,000 different industry profiles to give you insight into how your businesscompares against similar companies in your industry. The most recent data from inudstry gets pulled right into yourplan, so you can show investors that your numbers are on target, or explain where they differ.Answers to your legal questionsThere are plenty of legal issues you have to think about when youre starting up a business. Business Plan Pro includesresources to help you navigate the legal waters, from "Trademark Basics for Naming Your Small Business" to the NoloSmall Business Law Center, youll find answers to most of your legal questions.Required reading for business planningThe Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan by Tim BerryEvery purchase of Business Plan Pro includes the e-book edition of The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan. In this new bookfrom Entrepreneur Press, celebrated planning expert Tim Berry describes his no-nonsense approach to businessplanning for small and growing businesses.Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning by Tim BerryAlso included with Business Plan Pro is the e-book edition of Tim Berrys classic business planning guide. Hurdle is apractical, step-by-step guide to developing a business plan. Emphasizing real business plans that focus on concrete andmeasurable results, Berrys book covers all the basics including what to include in a plan, where to find information, andan excellent simple guide to business numbers that stands out for its explanation of cash flow.Research your funding optionsYou could scour the Internet for a week and not find all the information weve amassed in our Venture Capital database.Over 1,200 profiles of venture capital firms worldwide are included. The database is searchable, so you can look forfirms by business type, funding stage, location, or funding need.ExtrasBut wait, theres more!When you buy Business Plan Pro, youre not just getting the best-selling business plan software available. Youre alsogetting tons of extra value from our partners who offer tools and services every business needs.Get a free logoUse Logomaker by HPs easy design tools to create your own logo and use it on your website for free.One-year subscription to Inc. Magazine (or $10 refund)
7. Your online purchase of Business Plan Pro software includes a one-year subscription (12 issues, valued at $10) to Inc.,one of the most popular magazines for entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you are a current subscriber, yoursubscription will be extended for another year. Offer available to U.S. residents only, limit one per household.Unparalleled customer serviceAt Palo Alto Software, we pride ourselves on providing quality, U.S.-based customer service. And were not going tocharge you for it. Whether youve lost your serial number, are having computer issues, or have questions about how touse Business Plan Pro, our in-house customer care team is highly trained and ready to help you.Small business legal guideLearn the ins and outs of small business legal issues and how to choose a legal structure for your business.Trademark basics ebookThis ebook from Nolo gives you an overview of trademark law, doing business name searches, and much more.Free business plan reviewBusiness Plan Pro users get a free plan review from professional business plan writing consultants.Professional PowerPoint templatesBusiness Plan Pro includes five professional PowerPoint templates, plus additional discounts on templates and designs.Read moreYou May Also LikeThe Plan-as-You-Go Business PlanSales and Marketing ProSales and Marketing ProStart Your Own Business, Fifth Edition: The Only Start-Up Book Youll Ever NeedLogo Designer