Important Business Plan Tool Announcement

As SBA continues to enhance and maximize its website, the Agency has decided to retire the legacy Build Your Business Plan tool.  An e-mail notice was sent to account holders announcing this change and providing plan download instructions.

As of Thursday, August 15, 2019 SBA is no longer accepting new website accounts for this online tool.

When the business plan tool is retired on Saturday, September 14, 2019, plans created using it will no longer be available.

In order to keep a copy of a plan you've created, we recommend that you download a copy to save to your computer using the following steps:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on tab 8 "Finish Up"
  3. Click the "PREVIEW" button.
  4. Choose either PDF or Open Document Format.
  5. Save the file to your computer or local drive.

For updated information about writing a business plan, including downloadable sample plans, we recommend that you view the Write your business plan  page on  In addition, the site covers topics on starting and managing a business that you may also find of interest.