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When thinking about creating a startup, a good idea is not actually the only thing that you need. As a matter of fact, good idea is only the backbone that should be your guiding light in the future, but it is mere 10% of all the things that you should do in order to have a successful startup.

So what are all the other things to do? Well, I do not know about the distant future, but I certainly do know that you are going to need a hell of a good plan in order to succeed. This article will not tell you how to succeed, but it will certainly help you with making a good plan by suggesting a few useful tools. Let’s see what they are.

LivePlan – get help in every stage of your business

LivePlan is a website that, as all the other websites in this article, helps you create a very thorough and detailed business plan regardless of the business type. The website provides more than 500 sample plans which will help you with your own. Furthermore, they will also make mathematical formulas which will help you with not losing money.

Enloop – a website supported by the big companies

Whether the support part is true or not, Enloop indeed has several interesting and novel things to offer. What really made me interested for Enloop is the AutoWrite option. According to the description on the website, AutoWrite option automatically writes a business plan for you after you enter all the parameters needed. It is a step-by-step process which will make your life easier, definitely.

Bizplan – on a quest to get rid of awful business plans

People who created Bizplan indeed do not like to waste time and offer to make a neat, precise and up-to-the-point business plan together with you, with you investing minimal amount of time writing it. They believe that templates for business plans are not really the solution. According to Bizplan, the right solution lies in the “targeted answers to key questions”

Bplans – making business planning easier

Bplans does not only offer a service to help you with writing business plans but they also have a lot of other useful tools including numerous helpful articles which are targeted to many young entrepreneurs. They also offer more than 500 free examples of business plans as well as free courses on how to write a perfect plan for your business. Furthermore, Bplan team also believes that there are templates that every business plan should follow and they also offer it for free.

Smartsheet – get your sheets together

Smartsheet is a website that offers a very powerful piece of software which will serve as the ultimate business planner. They claim that the program is very easy to understand and use and due to the simple user interface and hundreds of templates, new users will have fun time planning, writing and managing their business plans. Furthermore, this program is also available on several different platforms which are a very convenient thing, enabling you to work wherever you want.

Business Plan Pro – all things in one program

Business Plan Pro is a software solution which incorporates several different things important for a successful business plan. For example, there are more than 500 sample plans; free eBooks which will educate how to create perfect plans as well as research data about market. Moreover, they claim that they also offer expert help from a man named Tim Berry who will help you create your plan and give you step-by-step guidance.

Business Power Tools – everything you need to create and sustain your business

The website called Business Power Tools offer a wide variety of tools, each of them being specialized for a specific stage and aspect of your business. This website is particularly interesting because they also have a separate page for startup tools which they claim will provide a good basis for further development of your idea.

To sum up, all of these suggestions basically have the same goal – to help you create a perfect business plan for your startup and eventually make it profitable. It is up to you to see which one of the aforementioned websites suits you the best and how you shall proceed further with your startup.

[About the Author: Tom Jager is an expert blogger situated in London. He currently works at  Royal-Essays. Tom stays always on trend in digital marketing, blogging and social media. You can reach him at G+  or  Facebook.]

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