Faculty resources

With our academic resources and your teaching, together we can empower students to write and manage their business plans and marketing plans independently.

Free evaluation software

We provide complimentary copies of our software to educators so that you can evaluate and best determine how to incorporate it into your classroom. Request evaluation software to see if it is right for your classes.

Sample plans

Both Business Plan Pro and Marketing Plan Pro come with sample plans to help guide students in writing their own plans.

These sample plans are intended to provide inspiration and guidance for students creating their own plans. Each sample plan includes an academic watermark at the bottom of each page to discourage plagiarism.

Distribute sample plans

Want to share our sample plans with your class? We offer ten popular business plans and five popular marketing plans for classroom distribution and use. All of these plans are available as watermarked PDFs.

Free curriculum

Looking for a proven curriculum and class materials to teach entrepreneurship at your community college, SBDC, or other educational institution? Start your class with Start, Run & Grow Your Business, a complete college-level course in entrepreneurship based on business planning expert Tim Berry's popular BA410 course at the University of Oregon. Click here more for information or to apply for instructor access.

Business planning blogs

We do more here at Palo Alto Software than just develop and publish software. We want you to read about some of our thoughts, ideas, and stories. Visit our blogs to read more about small business, entrepreneurship, and business planning.