Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan app has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards.
LivePlan, a cloud-based financial planning app, is designed specifically to help entrepreneurs start and manage the growth of their business. The Small Business Influencer Awards recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.
The award winners were chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year toward:
- Advocating on behalf of small businesses
- Providing products or services that address the unique challenges faced by small businesses
- Revolutionizing how small businesses do business or how they solve business challenges
- Helping small businesses grow
“It is an honor to have LivePlan named a Top 100 Champion in the 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards,” said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. “We take great pride in the fact that LivePlan helps entrepreneurs not only start their businesses, but also manage their critical business financials from anywhere.”
LivePlan has helped nearly 400,000 users in over 170 countries. The software has been used to help raise more than $100 million in funding for small businesses.
"Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background,” said Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards. “We’re delighted to see the wide range of Champions and Honorable Mentions this year – including vendors, large and small, that support small businesses.”
About Palo Alto Software
Palo Alto Software, Inc. (http://www.paloalto.com), makers of the #1 selling business planning software in the world, develops and publishes tools, products, and content to help small and mid-sized businesses pitch, plan, manage, and grow their ventures. LivePlan, the company’s flagship product, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution for business planning and financial management. Palo Alto Software has been the market leader in its category for over 15 years, has served well over 2 million entrepreneurs, and has customers in 180 countries. It was founded in 1988 by business planning expert Tim Berry. Sabrina Parsons has been the company’s CEO since 2007. Parsons successfully expanded its service offering into the cloud with LivePlan. Palo Alto Software is a privately-owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon.
About the Small Business Influencer Awards
The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their third year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.
The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The Awards can be found on the Web at: SMBInfluencers.com.