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Who writes the business plan for an EB-5 direct investment?

What type of professional writes the business plan for EB-5 investments? What are the key items to include in a direct EB-5 business plan?

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is a whole industry of business plan writers for EB-5 investments. Through Google or a recommendation, you need to find an experienced EB-5 business plan writer so that your EB-5 direct investment petition or petitions have a better chance of approval. The EB-5 business plan will describe all the facts that meet the requirements set forth in the pertinent statutory and regulatory provisions to show that the business plan complies with same.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 program is a US Immigration category with immigration laws, regulations, and USCIS policies. The EB-5 Immigration attorney will take the lead and coordinate the team of professionals to prepare the required EB-5 documentation to be filed with the Investors I-526 petition. One of the legal requirements is that a Matter of Ho business plan is prepared and filed as part of the EB-5 documentation. The business plan writer should be experienced with the EB-5 legal requirements and clearly show how the personal investment funds will be used in the project and show through verifiable detail how the personal investment will lead to the hiring of ten full-time jobs.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most experienced EB-5 business plan writers can write business plans for either regional center projects or direct projects. The USCIS requirements for EB-5 business plans are the same; whether for regional center or direct investments, the plan must be compliant with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) precedent decision in Matter of Ho, which specifically lists the requirements for a business plan. A direct EB-5 business plan will project direct job creation, while a regional center business plan will focus on indirect job creation, along with an econometric analysis report.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually, it will be a third-party company that specializes in drafting EB-5 compliant business plans. These are more detailed than your normal business plan and typically includes all the Matter-of-Ho projections.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several individuals and agencies who write business plans for various businesses. Some of these are found in EB5 Investors Magazine issues, on LinkedIn, on the internet, etc.

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    Yazen Abdin

    Immigration Attorney
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    As part of an EB-5 team, there is usually a business plan writer.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most of the time, business plans are done by accountants. But there are some excellent business plan writing professionals you can hire.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several top EB-5 plan writers listed on this website. The plan should be comprehensive in what kind of business it is; how it is funded and when; how the funds will be utilized to create jobs; details of the jobs that will be created; and perhaps the timeframe of when they are expected to be created. The plan should also include a market analysis or study of why the market needs such business and how the business is expected to be successful enough to be maintained to create and sustain the requisite number of 10 direct jobs for the entire 2-year, conditional residency period.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The leading case is Matter of Ho that lays out the requirements for the business plan in detail. That being said, it is advisable to use an experienced business plan writer and there are several that have acquired considerable expertise in this arena.

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