8(a) Business Plan Guide

Your business plan is the foundation of your business and a way to think through the key elements of your business. The business plan helps determine and outline the objectives and goals for your business and serves as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your business. As an 8(a)-certified firm, you are required to create and submit a business plan to the SBA within 60 days of your certification.

To help ensure your success, the Business Plan Guide included below details the key components that should be included in your business plan. In addition to the content included in this guide, you can use an appendix to provide supporting documents or other materials that might be helpful to include. Common items to include are organizational charts, key staff resumes, income statements, balance sheets, and other legal documents or contracts. If you have any questions, reach out to your Business Opportunity Specialist.