but as an author, I love the opportunity to talk to you while you’re working with what I wrote.
This is the 12th version of Business Plan Pro since the first one was published late in 1994, and actually hit the shelves in 1995.
We’ve come a long way since the first one – it’s still my business planning advice, but I wrote a third of the code in the original, and now there’s a team of a dozen programmers – which makes it way better.
And, by the way, if you prefer an online version, or you’re a Mac user, there’s also a lot of my methodology and my instructions in the new online planning web app at
With this new version, when you start a new plan, Plan as You Go is the first choice for setting up a simple, practical, management-oriented business plan.
Not the whole big formal document plan, but just what you need to run a business with.For more information click here for the website or call them toll-free at 1 (800) 229-7526. With over 500 sample business plans, we have the largest collection of industry-specific business plans.Wish you could start a successful business with the knowledge of someone who has already done it before?Below, you’ll find help from our best business management books, our simple business plan template, business proposal template, and many other educational resources—all free to download. I wrote the book in 2008, but because we’ve been busy with liveplan, the new online web business planning, our mainstream software had to wait. We’ve also added a lot of video at many different points, so that – if you’re online – you get me talking about what you’re looking at, in very short snippets.That’s hard for me to watch, frankly, because I’m as self-conscious as anybody else …I’ve finished a nine-minute video showing you how to download and install the free add-on, available on this site, to implement a default plan-as-you-go business plan outline as an add-on to Business Plan Pro. This video shows you how to download the add-on, install it into Business Plan Pro, and then use it to create a plan-as-you-go plan.Then it shows you a bit about how to use that customized outline within the software.From “Trademark Basics for Naming Your Small Business” to the Nolo Small Business Law Center, you'll find answers to most of your legal questions. Palo Alto Software founder and president Tim Berry is a recognized authority on business planning.Your online purchase of Business Plan Pro software includes a one-year subscription (12 issues, valued at ) to Inc., one of the most popular magazines for entrepreneurs and small businesses. When we say he wrote the book on business plans, we're not joking.