We often recommend many different app’s and tools to use online. One we really love and even use ourselves is Liveplan. Planning and strategy are integral elements to any successful business – you need to know where you are going and how you’re going to get there.

LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Set business goals, compare performance to industry benchmarks, and see all your key numbers in an easy-to-use dashboard so you know exactly what’s going on in your business.

Here’s 5 ways they make it easy.

1.From idea to business
Quickly document different business ideas in a beautiful visual format with the LivePlan One-Page Pitch.

2.Collaborate with your team
Work securely with your team to come up with ideas and easily share them with advisors, board members, and investors — regardless of geography or system.

3. Test the numbers
Easily create and manage forecasts and budgets to find out if your business can make money; and to find out how much money you need to get started.

4.Build your plan and pitch for funding
Impress bankers and investors with a proven, strategic format that impresses every time. Get expert advice and effective examples along the way.

5.Track your progress
Compare your performance to your peers and to your financial forecasts using easy-to-understand dashboards. Make quick adjustments to your business to stay on track and grow faster.