Business Plan Pro
Writing your business plan just got easier
With the right tools, anyone can produce a professional business plan. Business Plan Pro is packed with the features and advice you need to forget your fears and write your plan with the confidence of an expert—and get expert results!
500+ sample plans
Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to getting your plan done quickly. Easily find, read, and edit more than 2,000 samples and examples. Business Plan Pro software comes with more than 500 complete sample business plans for all sorts of company types.
The exclusive Sample Plan Browser lets you quickly find the plan that meets your needs. Then you can write up the plan in your own words (step–by–step guidance makes it a snap!). Or, you can simply edit the text found in any of the real working sample plans. Every single plan can be opened and edited in Business Plan Pro to give you the jump–start you need.
Let the software do the math
Just plug in your numbers and the calculations are done for you. Now you have instant access to business planning calculations and an explanation of every financial term. Only Business Plan Pro offers powerful, integrated financial and spreadsheet support.
A planning expert at your side
Tim Berry is the recognized authority on business planning. An expert business planner and principal author of Business Plan Pro, his advice and expertise guides you through every step of creating your business plan. He's a best–selling author and prolific writer, whose blogs can be found at TimBerry.com, Bplans.com, Amex Open Forum, and others. Using Business Plan Pro is like having Tim sitting next to you while you write your business plan.
Business planning course
Create the best possible plan for your business by completing Tim Berry's video course on business planning, included in Business Plan Pro. Originally created for the Small Business Administration (SBA), the course breaks planning into manageable pieces and helps you understand the principles behind the process.
Easy to follow instructions
Wherever and whenever you need help, Business Plan Pro offers complete and newly updated instructions for every topic and table in your business plan. If you're more of a visual learner, new video instructions will guide you through the financials and other key components of your plan.
Examples for every topic
No matter what section of your plan you're working on, there are examples to help you figure out what to write and how to write it. Say you're not sure what your Market Needs section should say. No problem—just click the Examples tab and view a handful of Market Needs descriptions. Cut and paste if you find one that works for you, or just get a sense of direction for writing your own. No more wondering if you're doing it right.
Free business planning ebooks
Every purchase of Business Plan Pro includes the ebook edition of The “Plan–As–You–Go Business Plan.” In this new book from Entrepreneur Press, celebrated planning expert Tim Berry describes his no–nonsense approach to business planning for small and growing businesses.
Also included with Business Plan Pro is the ebook edition of Tim Berry's classic business planning guide. “Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning” is a practical, step–by–step guide to developing a business plan. Berry's book covers all the basics, including what to include in a plan, where to find information, and a simple guide to business numbers that stands out for its explanation of cash flow.
Unparalleled customer service
At Palo Alto Software, we pride ourselves on providing quality, U.S.–based customer service. And, we're not going to charge you for it. Whether you've lost your serial number, are having computer issues, or have questions about how to use Business Plan Pro, our in–house customer care team is highly trained and ready to help you.
Fool–proof error checking
The built–in Plan Review feature double checks key sections of your plan. This unique tool makes sure your plan is realistic.
Help everywhere you need it
Click in any cell in any spreadsheet and the software will show the definitions and explanations you need to make sure you get it right.
Free professional feedback
Business Plan Pro customers get tons of extras, including a free business plan review from professional business plan writers.