The instructions and examples in LivePlan are designed to help you better understand every section of your business plan. If you'd like some additional help, here are some places to get it:
The LivePlan Help Center
You're already here! Just use the search box in the upper right corner of this page to ask any question you have. In addition to showing you how to use LivePlan, our help center explains financial statements and many accounting concepts.
Our Customer Advocacy team
We're here to help with questions about using LivePlan and technical support, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm U.S. Pacific time. Feel free to call us at 888-498-6138, email us, or click the live chat button near the bottom of your screen.
We're experts on LivePlan, but aren't trained to serve as finance or business advisors. For that kind of help, please see the resources below.
Inviting collaborators into your plan
You may have a mentor or business advisor you'd like to work with on your plan. Remember, you can always send that person a contributor invitation to your plan, so they can edit it alongside you.
LivePlan Expert Advisors
If you'd like some one-on-one help with deeper topics, such as developing your business model or building a financial forecast, then you may want to hire a LivePlan Expert Advisor. The Expert Advisors are business and accounting professionals who use LivePlan, and can work with you to formulate your plan. You can contact any of them from this page to learn more about their fees.
Plan review service
If you've written your plan and just want a qualified professional to review it, we work with a group of business plan writers who offer this service for a small fee. To request a quote based on your needs, just visit this page and fill out the contact form.
Entrepreneur agencies in your local area
In the U.S., the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a wealth of resources and assistance. They offer one-on-one mentorship, access to market data, and educational resources - either free or at low cost. Americassbdc.org will help you locate the office in your area.
There are many entrepreneur service agencies outside the U.S. You may want to try an online search to locate resources near you.
Self-guided learning resources
- LivePlan's Help menu (the " ? " icon near the top-right of your LivePlan window) is loaded with free learning resources.
- The LivePlan Blog offers straightforward advice on starting and managing a small business.
- Bplans.com is our educational website, with thousands of pages of how-tos, checklists, guides, and much more. This video guides you through the site: