Tim Berry

Founder and Chairman, Palo Alto Software

Tim Berry is chairman and founder of Palo Alto Software and founder of, and co-founder of Have Presence. He writes about business planning, entrepreneurship, social media, and small business on his blog Planning Startups Stories and focuses on business planning on his website. He's on twitter as Timberry.

He is the author of The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press in 2008; and several other books on business planning and starting a business. He is the conceptual author of LivePlan and Business Plan Pro.

He spent the 1970s as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, where he wrote for Business Week and Financial Times, among others. In the 1980s he got a Stanford MBA and was involved in the early Silicon Valley. He consulted to Apple Computer in business planning from 1982 through 1994.

Tim is a nationally known expert in business planning and has been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Money Machine Television, and Inc. He's spoken on business planning to audiences in 14 countries, most recently as a guest of eBay at its annual conference. He teaches a course in business planning at the University of Oregon.