Standard business plans for 188A

A 188A Standard Business Plan is prepared for those who have some idea of what is required and the direction they wish to take. You also have an existing business or a strong business background from which to draw inspiration for a new idea.

It’s suitable for:

  • entrepreneurs who require a fresh business idea and a plan to go along with it for submission to state nomination
  • business migrants who have an existing business and require an exciting and well-thought-out write-up for submission to state nomination
  • business migrants who have some idea but require our guidance to firm up their proposed activity for submission to the state nomination

It is not recommended for:

  • those who require high volume phone calls and emails to unravel the circumstances
  • those who require guidance from us to come up with a brand new, unique, innovative or tech-driven business idea
  • those who require innovation on an existing concept
  • those who require deep technical research and technical data to justify the concept
  • those who require a high volume of revision and expansion
  • those who require business consulting services including location scouting, calling suppliers and competitors etc
  • those who require lots of feedback and customisation on the plan structure or content to make it quite special

If this sounds like you, please opt for the premium business plan product or contact us directly for a quote on your particular circumstances.

Our 188A Business Plan – Standard includes:

  • An executive summary that captures the essence of the entire business plan on one page, explaining the market need, proposed activity, business background of the entrepreneur who proposes the idea, funding and contributions to the state economy
  • 5 other sections are:
  1. The current situation which discusses the existing business or market, and the problem the new business idea is proposing to solve (or an opportunity it proposes to take)
  2. Environmental analysis which discusses the market opportunities in the relevant sector and the state economy, competition and target market including customer profiling, suppliers and customers as relevant
  3. Credentials which discusses the CEO or managing director’s achievements to date and the core executive team (if it’s a business expansion plan)
  4. Strategy which looks at the corporate strategy (location (including contributions the business proposes to make to the state economy), structure and ownership, proposed organisational chart), business strategy (marketing and revenue model), regulations/IP requirements, target milestones and SWOT
  5. Financials including sales forecasting, start-up costs, notes on assumptions made, profit and loss forecasts and cash flow projections
If requested, answers to use on the state nomination questionnaire relating to the proposed activity are provided.

If requested, no-label document service – a business plan prepared in plain no brand document (otherwise the default template branding is Charterdoc).

Frequently asked questions

How long is the 188A Business Plan – Standard?

Our Standard business plans are generally 20 – 30 pages in length.

Can I ask for a revision or an expansion after the final draft has been delivered?

Yes, we work in a collaborative environment and would like the BP to be a part of a successful application. If there are any areas you’d like revisited, you will have this opportunity once a final draft has been delivered. Sometimes, if a phone call makes better sense to explain in detail, we can schedule one with the writer to talk through the document.

If the application is refused, do you provide refunds?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for work delivered.

There are circumstances, however, where the client may choose to apply at a different state using the same business proposal or reapply with a tweak of the existing business plan. In cases such as these, we can quote a special price having regard to the personal circumstances so please get in touch via email at

Do you polish existing business plans? I don’t need a fresh one to be written but the one I have needs improvement.

Yes, the pricing will vary on a case by case basis. Please email us your query and we will provide you with a quote upon review of your unique case.

For more FAQs on our business plans, please go here

Instructions and more notes

Information required from the client: Passport biometrics page, full CV, a summary of the business idea or preferred direction, supplementary notes and attachments regarding the business and any research or idea notes

Delivered within: 2 weeks on average or as requested (subject to schedule)

Additional notes: As a limited time offer, full payment of A$1490 is payable upfront.

Languages: English

What to expect once this is requested: We will message you with a link to upload your information and documents.