This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of these modules of the “Writing Business Documents” lessons in the Business Models Courses.  The 12 lessons can be seen here; Writing Business Documents There are ten questions some of which are “tick all that apply “, and others are True/False. The pass mark is 70 out of a…

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A business proposal is a written document sent to a prospective client in order to obtain a contract to perform a specific piece of work A business proposal offers a specific product or service to a potential client. There are two types of business proposals; – Solicited business proposals are submitted in response to an advertisement or…

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The document itself is aimed at people who will make the decision but who may not have technical or detailed knowledge of the subject. So, assume no prior knowledge, and avoid jargon or references to previous papers on the subject. The document should lead the decision maker through the problem, considering all aspects and relevant…

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Writing the business case document is the end goal of this process. Researching it and defining it comes first, before you write anything. So, as in all things, preparation is key. Getting things right at this point can allow your work to be focused on productive issues, eliminating time wasted on unimportant side issues. Begin…

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Why is a business case document important? A business case is usually an argument to convince decision makers to approve a business action. It can be used to get approval for a project, obtain resources for a project, or document the scope of the project and justify the funding. A business case paper may be…

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In our section on business documents we have already looked at a number of basic business documents such as memos, letters, emails and business reports. Writing Business and Personal Documents Now in response to readers’ enquiries I want to distinguish between a couple of more sophisticated documents used in business decision making, and then consider…

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You may be required to write a personal statement for a number of different reasons. You will include a short version on your CV, in the Profile Summary. Also you may need one for a college or university application. It is well worth investing the time to develop a strong and current personal statement if…

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These are not strictly business documents but we do get a lot of inquiries for this topic. To write an effective application letter, you need to understand what the course, job or programme you are applying for is about, and what it requires of you. Once you know that, you can demonstrate in your letter/…

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A contact report is a record of a meeting between 2 parties, usually working on projects together. For example, a client and consultant, a salesperson and their client, a buying team and design team, a solicitor and their client. It is good practice for one person to take notes of the proceedings and circulate them…

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Sales forecasting is important for any company’s planning purposes, it is key to budgeting, staff and resource planning, and management of all aspects of the business. Forecasts should be reviewed and revised regularly, in the light of actual sales figures, competitor activity and other market factors. A sales forecast is a projection of the performance…

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