Eugene, OR (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Palo Alto Software launched a new feature today within LivePlan, the company’s online business planning and tracking software, that helps entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to lenders or investors with ease.
The new “Export to PowerPoint” tool allows users to turn a LivePlan one-page business pitch into a presentation document with the click of a button. The feature turns content from the pitch page – such as company summary, market overview, competitive landscape, and funding needs – into professional-looking slides complete with charts and graphics.
“As a company created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, we’re used to thinking about all aspects of running a business,” said Josh Cochrane, VP of product development at Palo Alto Software. “We’re attuned to the needs of our customers, and a pitch export feature is something they’ve been asking for. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses and get the funding they need.”
Using LivePlan, entrepreneurs can quickly and easily create pitch pages, develop business plans, keep track of their financials and refine their business model. The new export tool takes another usually complicated process – building presentations for potential investors – and simplifies it for startups and small businesses.
“This feature helps investors make sense of everything a startup has to offer in a simple, easily digestible format,” said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. “In addition to being quick and easy for entrepreneurs to develop, LivePlan’s exportable pitch decks incorporate everything lenders and investors want to know about a company before making funding decisions, giving entrepreneurs and small business owners their best chance for success.”
LivePlan is priced at $19.95 per month, or $139.95 per year. For more information about how entrepreneurs can use LivePlan to pitch their businesses and receive funding, visit http://www.liveplan.com.
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.