Entrepreneurs, take hold of your businesses.
PlanHQ is the site you would want to spend all of your time on. I think its a great idea and a great product in that it lets entrepreneurs not only create their business plans, but also get challenged to thoroughly think through their business (based on Business School practices built into the system). Finally, it lets people actively use that information to manage and monitor the business on a day-to-day basis.
Their 30-day trial is rather useless given how much information you have to put in before the system can become useful (the trial would end by the time you put everything in), but if you are willing to put down $24 – $49 / month (ouch!?) I think it would be worth the effort.
Their pricing is a bit high though, considering (all said and done) an Excel sheet could be configured to run similar numbers / comparisons.
Do check out the demo though — very impressive AJAX execution for geeks to adore.
Ofcourse, although the system exists, what entrepreneurs need is a proactive team that works together in the way that they’ve designed the system to support (e.g. engrs giving responses to “What do you think of our next milestone”)?
In Pakistan typically the CEO is the only person sweating and living sleeplessly for the glory of the company — the employees for smaller companies typically dont care the least about the company’s success. I’ve seen places where they dont even report progress against deadlines let alone participate actively in the business monitoring of the startup.