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"Business Plan Pro was very user friendly, and just walked me through all the steps. It helped me think about the plan in a logical format."
Jim Glasgow, Owner - Sick Gear
Business Plan Examples

Examples at every step

With over 500 sample plans included in the software, you've got examples to help you write every part of your plan. Say you're not sure what your Market Needs section should say. No problem - just click the example 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. You don't have to wonder if you're doing it right, because you can easily measure your work against successful examples.

Formulas Chalkboard

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.

Tim Berry

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,, Amex Open Forum, and others. Using Business Plan Pro is like having Tim sitting next to you while you write your business plan.

Check Mark

Fool-proof error checking

The built in plan review feature double checks key sections of your plan. This unique tool makes sure you have realistic growth rates, a solid break-even analysis, manageable cash flow projections, and more.


Free feedback from professional planners

After using Business Plan Pro, you may still want another set of human eyes on your plan to give you critical feedback and check your work. Palo Alto Software has formed an exclusive relationship with the professionals at MasterPlans, the number-one business plan consulting firm to give Business Plan Pro customers that competitive advantage - a free business plan review.

Pie Chart

No-hassle charts and graphs

All the color charts and graphs you need are created for you, based on the numbers in your financial forecasts. As you update your numbers, your charts change automatically. Charts are fully customizable, too: change colors, headings, convert from 2D to 3D, and much more. Charts included in the software:

  • Start-up
  • Break-even
  • Gross margin
  • Profits
  • Sales
  • Market analysis
  • and many more...
Business Plan Pro Help Screenshot

Easy to follow instructions

Help and support is just a click away with Business Plan Pro. Wherever and whenever you need help, the program offers complete instructions for every topic and table in your business plan. No other software offers this level of assistance.


Help everywhere you need it

Click in any cell in any spreadsheet and Row-by-Row help will display definitions, explanations, and other information you need to make sure you're inputting the right information.

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