SBA 8(a) Business Plan Preparation Agreement

Subject to the fees, terms and conditions herein, ARA Consulting (alternatively: we, us, our) will develop an editable SBA Business Plan for your company (alternatively: you, your) as follows:

I. Preparation of plan

A) We will provide a questionnaire and checklist to you in order to obtain information required for preparing the Business Plan.

B) Using the information you provide, we will prepare the narratives and projections needed to complete a draft of your 8(a) Business Plan.

C) We will deliver an editable draft of completed Business Plan to you in Microsoft Word® file format via email. The file will be ready for your final edits and subsequent printing, signature and submission to your SBA District office.

II. Fees

A) The fee for preparation of your SBA 8(a) Business Plan is $799, payable upon purchasing the service. You may pay by credit or debit card, or you may use a PayPal account.

III. Terms:

A) Refunds: Our fee is non-refundable. In the unlikely event that SBA does not accept your business plan, we will make whatever revisions might be necessary to assure SBA acceptance.

B) Proprietary Materials/Confidentiality: You hereby acknowledge that we consider all of our work products to be proprietary, including but not limited to any templates, drafts, questionnaires, spreadsheets or samples we provide to you, and any documents we prepare or modify (to the extent of the modification) on your behalf. You are authorized to use these materials for the sole purpose of submitting an SBA Form 1010C Business Plan to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). You may not use our work product for any other purpose, and you may not provide our work product to any third party other than the SBA. We will treat all information and documents that we receive from you as confidential and will use it only for the purposes discussed herein. We will not disclose your information to any third party(s) unless required to do so by law.

C) Release of Liability: You acknowledge that our fees are based solely on the value of the time we set aside to work on your Form 1010C Business Plan and not on any potential value that the Form 1010C Business Plan may have to you. You agree to accept the services offered hereunder on an "as is" and "as offered" basis and acknowledge that we have not made any warrantees of any kind regarding the services. You hereby release us without limitation from any and all liability arising out of this contract.