Businesses start, run, and grow with our software

We build the tools and resources that help people start, fund, manage, and grow their business.

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Our products are used by over 1,500,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses.

No matter your industry, we build software that helps you grow your business better and faster. We're also the choice of leading companies and universities.


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Founded in 1988, we have over 30 years experience supporting small businesses.


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You'll find our customers in over 180 countries around the world.


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Our customers have awarded us a 4.8 out of 5 satisfaction rating. Thank you!

Our Customers And Fans

It's a scary thing to try to come up with possibly a 50-page business plan—it sounds really daunting. But using LivePlan made it really easy.

Joanna Stanford, Trots Dogs

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LivePlan saved me a lot of time because the software does so much of the work for you.

Brian Sung, Tailored Coffee

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[On LivePlan] I like that it can really tailor to any stage of a small business.

Mona Patel, Mona Does Concrete

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[LivePlan's dashboard] is fantastic because it's integrated and easy to drill down's much friendlier and easy to understand for non-accountants.

Bruce Carr, Web Ninja

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Tracking key metrics works so well with LivePlan because you don't have to do it yourself at all. It does it for you.

Marc-Andre Seguin,

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We can see the growth that we've had and analyze what's working and what's not working as we go.

Kevin Cavanagh, Bearscat Bakehouse

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A business plan is not a road map, it's a compass. It's a living and breathing tool.

Ann Rea,

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LivePlan is a great tool to figure out what your capital needs are, whether you're self-funding or if you're going shop around to find an investor or a bank.

Brian Wyrick, Robot Paper

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Students really take to the hands-on application of LivePlan. Because LivePlan and the “Start, Run & Grow Your Business” curriculum are straightforward and easily grasped by students of all skill levels, students can focus on researching their own business concepts and fully develop their own business plans.

Amy Schulz, VP of Education, Feather River College

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The students very much appreciate the guidance that [LivePlan] offers. I love the ability to act as a contributor to their plans. The help resources are phenomenal and easy to navigate.

John Shaw, Assistant Professor of Management, Jacksonville University

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LivePlan is wonderful. The best part is how easy it is to make adjustments and quickly see how it impacts cash flow.

Bronwen Madden, Coordinator SBTDC, Missouri State University

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LivePlan can really help small business get to the next level, [it] is all about helping them realize that goal.

Charles Rowe, President and CEO, America's SBDC

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LivePlan is the proud winner of the Accountex User Favorite Award for Business Intelligence. Presented in partnership with AccountingWEB, the Accountex User Favorite Awards are the most sought-after awards in the field of accounting technology today. Winners were selected from a competitive landscape by the people who use these solutions daily.

Accountex USA

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I set up the Dashboard and I think it's the best tool I've seen for delivering KPI metrics. Outstanding interface—just beautiful. Plus, having the direct feed with Xero is an additional home run. I'm really impressed and look forward to helping clients gain this valuable benefit!

Edwin R. Monteiro, CPA/CITP, Axis CPA Group

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LivePlan is great because it helps my clients learn to love their numbers and make better financial decisions.

Sandy Morgan, QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Owner, Almost Anything LLC

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About Us

Who we are

We understand small business because we are a small business—and we're committed to providing that knowledge and expertise to as many other small businesses as possible.

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