Produce a complete, accurate plan with a minimum of time and expense.
Get from start to finish in less than 15 steps.
Includes the most commonly needed data for virtually every industry.
Easily import Microsoft Excel data directly into Business Plan Pro Premier and link it to your forecast.
Test the key variables that affect your cash flow.
Why use software to create a business plan?
Business plans are not rocket science, but neither are they second nature to most of us. You can build the necessary charts, tables, and document sections in office software, but that's time consuming and ultimately unnecessary. Business Plan Pro has everything you need to create a plan today, all proven and error free. Instead of reinventing the wheel, let the software handle the heavy lifting while you focus your time on executing your business strategy.
Recommended by experts, trusted by entrepreneurs
Business Plan Pro is the most popular business plan software on the market for nearly a decade now, outselling all others combined. It is the recommended choice of the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, PC World, Inc.com, PC Magazine, Guy Kawasaki, and other experts--as well as thousands of successful entrepreneurs and business owners.
Get started quickly with 500+ sample business plans
Say goodbye to writer's block. Business Plan Pro comes with over 500 real business plan examples to give you inspiration. You can browse the sample plan library by industry type, view a summary of each plan, or skim plans in a printable format. Find a sample plan that mirrors your general business concept, and you can use it as a guide to help you write your own--or even edit it directly in Business Plan Pro.
Built-in market research data for 9,000 industry profiles
Having trouble finding reliable market research information for your type of business? Business Plan Pro has you covered. The software includes the most commonly needed data for virtually every industry, so you can compare your projected numbers to industry averages for an accurate business plan. This comprehensive collection of data is organized by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code. Need to know what others in your industry are spending? What you should spend on marketing? How your initial cost per unit compares? The answers are provided automatically.
Impress your audience using the SBA-preferred document format
Need a professional plan document to get funding or inspire your partners? Business Plan Pro produces a complete, easy-to-read document enlivened with colorful charts, tables, and more--all in the format preferred by banks, venture capitalists, and the Small Business Administration.
In addition to the printed document, you can also export your plan to PowerPoint for pitch presentations, to Microsoft Word or Excel, or to Adobe PDF format. You can even upload it to a secure website maintained by Palo Alto Software and share it with your contacts for collaborative review and discussion.
Track your plan against actual results for better business management
Business planning is not just for startups. You can take your business to the next level with the Premier Edition's easy-to-use, powerful "plan vs. actual" financial tools. Just track your results and manage your business better by comparing your actual numbers to the figures you projected in your plan. These tools help you better manage your profits, expenses, and cash flow. You can quantify the areas where you are succeeding and identify parts of the business that may need more attention. Watching these issues closely can help you correct your course as you go.
Leverage your data in Microsoft Excel
If you already have financial data in Microsoft Excel, you can easily import it directly into Business Plan Pro Premier and link it to your forecast. You can name, format, and include these tables as part of your plan, or use them behind the scenes for advanced financial analysis.
The Premier Edition will help you impress sophisticated investors with advanced investment analysis and valuation. You can both calculate valuation based on sales or earnings and calculate Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV).
Plan your cash flow to match the real world
Many profitable startups and small businesses run aground on poor cash flow. The Premier Edition of Business Plan Pro 12 helps you avoid cash flow problems by creating what-if scenarios so you can test the key variables that affect your cash flow. You can also use the CashPilot graphical tool, which provides a visual representation to help you better manage three key components in your balance sheet that affect your cash flow--accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory/stock management.