Top 10 reasons to consider Business Plan Pro
Trying to determine whether the world's top-selling business plan software is the right tool to use for your business plan? Here are ten key points to consider.
500+ sample business plans
Looking for a finished business plan for a business like yours? Business Plan Pro includes complete business plans for hundreds of company types. Use the built-in Sample Plan Browser to find one that suits your business. You can use it for inspiration or edit it directly to match your business.
Trusted by more than 1 million entrepreneurs
Business Plan Pro has been the #1 business plan software for over 10 years running, outselling all others combined.
Preferred format of banks, investors, and SBA-approved lenders
Impress your audience with a great-looking business plan in our widely accepted format. Beyond fantastic printed documents, you can save your plan to Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF, or even PowerPoint for a quick and easy pitch presentation.
An awesome tool for startups
Big on ideas but short on time? Business Plan Pro can help you create a winning plan, whether it's your first plan ever or your 500th. Most of our customers are startups, and they appreciate how our software helps conserve their most valuable resource -- their time. As Small Business Computing says, "Don't start a business without it."
Recommended by practically everyone
Guy Kawasaki isn't the only notable fan of Business Plan Pro. The software is "simple and effective," says PC Magazine. It "takes the guesswork out of writing a business plan," says the Wall Street Journal. Business Plan Pro has been positively reviewed by Entrepreneur, Inc.com, PC World, ZDNet, and many others. It's also the perennial choice of SBA counselors, Small Business Development Centers, and business schools.
Save thousands in consultant fees
Need help growing your existing business? Why spend a small fortune for a consultant who doesn't share your detailed knowledge or overriding commitment to your company? With the step-by-step instructions, advice, and examples in Business Plan Pro, you can create a better business plan all on your own.
Much more than just the software
Business Plan Pro comes with everything you need to start or grow your business, including a complete video business planning course, the e-book editions of Tim Berry's Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan and Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning books, a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine, research data for thousands of industries and localities, a free company logo from HP Logoworks, special discounts on incorporation services, and more.
Waaaay smarter than Excel & Word
Sure, you can build your own business plan template in Microsoft Excel, but will it account for the difference between sales and cash flow? Do you really want to spend the time to model the flow from sales to accounts receivable to cash? To handle collection days? And what happens when you accidentally delete a critical formula?
And if you are trying to integrate your Excel file into a Word document, you face another hurdle just trying to keep everything up-to-date. Business Plan Pro's automatic table of contents, seamless integration of text, financials, and charts, and professional output will save you hundreds of hours every time.
Why burn your valuable time reinventing the wheel when the step-by-step advice and proven financial model in Business Plan Pro can help you leap ahead to the important stuff for less than $100?
Designed by Tim Berry, America's foremost business planning expert
Business Plan Pro was originally created by Tim Berry, a respected small business expert and author of the bestselling business planning book of 2008, The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan (which is included with your purchase of Business Plan Pro). Tim provides video instructions throughout the software, and he and our other experts on staff provide expert guidance at every step of the planning process. And we've got free US-based tech support if you get stuck.
New for the new year (as always)
Why pay good money for outdated software? Business Plan Pro is updated for 2012 with its latest certified for Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000 and includes such new features as a complete video course on business planning, quick-start outline option for creating a strategic management plan, improved instructions, easier collaboration, and updated resources. It even includes Start, Run & Grow Your Business software (retail price $59.95!), and much more.
Business Plan Pro is available for download immediately after purchase, regardless whether you choose to have a CD delivered too, so you can get started today!