Make Connections

Network, Get Answers, Find Members in Your Area, and More!

Forums » Strategies & Tactics for Getting Efficient

Business Plan software to write with Apple

    • 9 posts
    December 3, 2006 9:50 PM EST
    Unfortunately, business plan software is a big black hole for Mac users. I haven`t found any other than Word and Excel templates. I`m writing my business plan in good old Word. I`m surprised no one has made one for the Mac yet. Sound like a project to add to my long list of other ideas!

    ---
    Solution A - "Your answer to home office and small business IT support." http://www.solution-a.com

    • 9 posts
    January 2, 2007 6:03 PM EST
    That`s exactly what I`m doing as well and it works great. I also use QuickBooks Pro in addition to Business Plan Pro. Those are the two windows applications I can`t do without! QuickBooks Mac edition isn`t as feature rich as the PC version.

    An Intel based Mac, Parallels, Windows XP, and software can be pricey initially but will definitely pay off in the long run!

    Shane - Like the site and business concept! Good luck!

    ---
    Solution A - "Your answer to home office and small business IT support." http://www.solution-a.com

    • 1 posts
    December 23, 2006 12:30 PM EST
    There is a web based program, here;
    http://www.fundableplans.com/mac-business-plan-software.html


    mills2006-12-23 18:31:7
    • 1 posts
    December 3, 2006 4:25 PM EST
    Who is using a software to write a Business Plan with Apple or MAC I am
    looking for a sw helps me, I`ve used Business Plan Writer when I was using
    my Notebook, however I can`t find one with Apple.

    ---
    Luis Escobar
    President
    EG&A Direct International Inc
    13620 NW Military Hwy Suite 202
    San Antonio, TX 78231
    Ph (210) 764-8830 X 704
    Cel (210) 478-9087
    lescobar@egadirect.com
    www.egadirect.com
    www.dulcesychamoy.com

    • 37 posts
    November 16, 2012 11:18 PM EST

    These days softwares have made our life easier and more convenient, especially for business owners. With such softwares one can easily write up a business plan as well as can manage it accordingly.

    ---
    Moving Software

    • 18 posts
    December 31, 2006 6:30 AM EST
    Unfortunately there isn`t anything elegant or sophisticated for the Mac environment. I`ve been using Macs for over 20 years and anything business related is on most software developers back-burner.

    However, if you have a farely powerful modern system, you could consider doing what I did. I have a newer Intel MacBookPro with 2gb memory. I use a Virtual solution called Parallels http://www.parallels.com/  It`s very fast and responsive for those times when you "have" to use a Windows based application and for those times when some web sites, like banking solutions, just do not work on ANY Mac browser. ($79 bucks)

    I then purchased Business Plan Pro from Palo Alto. They are the oldest and most feature rich planning tool out there. I`ve used it for both corporate department programs where business case and modelling is important and now for my own venture. (Pricey ($299 to $299 I think, but worth every penny if you`re serious about putting forth a professional plan and for on going planning.)

    While I use my MacBookPro for 90% of my business, web site design, communcation etc... for business planning, I use the above setup.

    Good luck.

    ---
    Shane Cooper http://www.altitudedreamcars.com - Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!

    • 18 posts
    January 9, 2007 5:26 PM EST
    A2 - thanks. Spending money like there`s no tomorrow. Talk about your expensive mid-life crisis. 8-)

    Go SuNers!!!

    ---
    Shane Cooper http://www.altitudedreamcars.com - Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!

    • 27 posts
    October 29, 2010 4:17 AM EDT

    No problem, there is an online business plan software for mac users, iplanner.net. It's fast and free.

    ---
    Business plans adviser