Validate Your Idea

Pursue your idea with confidence

Growth Planning walks you through a process for testing and improving your ideas. So you can launch a business knowing there’s demand for it.

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You have a great idea, but you’re not sure how it will work...

What is your best target market?

Growth planning helps you discover who is most likely to be excited by your product or service

What is the demand for your business?

Growth planning helps you figure out if you’ll have enough customers to sustain your business

Will your idea generate a profit?

Growth planning helps you get an idea of what your expenses and revenue would look like

Growth planning helps you validate your idea — before you waste time & money on it

Validate your idea with growth planning

Start Your Business

Take the right steps with confidence

Avoid pitfalls that could hurt your business by setting goals and tracking your performance against them.

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You’re confident in your business idea, but unsure how to get started...

Do you need funding? How much?

Growth planning helps you figure out exactly how much funding you’ll need — and the best way to get it.

How should you use your funds?

Growth planning helps you make important spending decisions with confidence.

What’s the right go-to-market strategy?

Growth planning helps you understand what it’ll take for your startup to gain traction.

Growth Planning guides you through the essential steps of launching a startup

Start your business with growth planning

Build Your Business Budget

Spend smarter with a guided budgeting tool

Follow a step-by-step process to create an accurate business budget — even if you have no financial background.


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Our customer service team is here to help solve your problems and keep your customer service organization.

Creating an accurate budget is tricky without any guidance

Get detailed guidance every step of the way

Not sure how to get started? Or what details to include? LivePlan gives you a step-by-step process for completing every aspect of your budget.

  • Build profit & loss statements, cash flow forecasts and more
  • Read definitions of key terms and metrics
  • Get AI-generated suggestions if you're not sure what to include

Build multiple budgets to test different scenarios

What if you hired more staff? Or spent more on inventory? Try out different spending scenarios to see how they impact your finances. You'll get five-year projections for profit and loss, cash at the end of the year and other metrics.

Budget smarter using industry benchmarks

Better understand how much you should be spending on marketing, rent and more with built-in industry benchmark data. It's a quick way to compare your budget to similarly sized businesses in your region.

  • Get benchmark data for 13 data points, including spending and profit metrics
  • Compare your forecast and results to industry benchmarks at a glance
  • Get data for specific regions and timeframes

Plenty of support to help you succeed

Guidance from business experts

Stay on track with video walk-throughs, webinars, and more from business planning experts.

Inspiration powered by AI

Instantly generate ideas at each step of your plan. You can also access 550+ sample plans to find one that matches your industry.

If you ever get stuck, our team will help

If you ever have a question, you can instantly chat with a The-Source expert.

Create a budget for your business today

Present Your Financials

Tell the story behind the numbers

Confidently present your financials to lenders, investors, partners, or board members.

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It's tough to create financial reports that everyone can understand

The-Source instantly turns your data into clear, wow-worthy visuals

Provide clarity with easy-to-read dashboards

Show exactly where your business is today and where it's going tomorrow. Charts and graphs update in real-time when synced with Xero or QuickBooks. This gives you an easy way to see how your actual results compare to your forecast. Create dashboards that show:

  • Breakdown of your revenue sources
  • Forecasted expenses and costs versus actuals
  • Cash on hand, net cash flow and more

Build custom PDF reports to keep your team updated

Turn your financial dashboard into a tidy financial report. Just select what metrics you'd like to include, add an optional summary for context, and LivePlan gives you a PDF file you can email or print. Include these reports in a presentation or provide them to stakeholders before or during your next meeting.

Work together on the numbers with unlimited users

Team members can view your financials at any time in LivePlan. This makes it easy for them to follow along during your budget presentations or leave comments on your financial plan.

  • Control how much access you give each user
  • Up to 5 users can edit the dashboard and create new companies
  • All invited users can add Forecast Notes on your budget and comments on your business plan

Present your financials with confidence

Grow Your Business

Grow your business with confidence

Understand what decisions will actually boost your bottom line and shield your business from rising costs.

Should you increase prices? If so, by how much?

Growth planning helps you decide when to raise prices and how to do it without losing customers.

What’s the right way to reduce expenses?

Growth planning helps you know how to reduce costs and stay cash healthy.


Growth planning guides you through a process for making profitable decisions

Make confident decisions with growth planning