Business Writing Secrets Vol. 1

Written by Christos Varsamis

One ofrepparttar most important aspects inrepparttar 148936 business world is writing. It isrepparttar 148937 critical process of communication inside a corporation and of course inrepparttar 148938 B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) trade.

Writing memos, letters and reports isrepparttar 148939 daily task forrepparttar 148940 employers andrepparttar 148941 executives insiderepparttar 148942 company. Every firm follows some specific rules for their communication needs but they all have as a cornerstone of their standards these critical questions:


1. What is it? 2. What isrepparttar 148943 purpose ofrepparttar 148944 document? 3. When is it due? 4. How much time should you spend preparing it? 5. What key information should you cover?

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS 1. Who arerepparttar 148945 readers? 2. What is their knowledge ofrepparttar 148946 subject? 3. What is their opinion ofrepparttar 148947 subject? 4. What actions do you want them to take?

PRESENTATION ANALYSIS 1. What format should you use? 2. What style should you follow? 3. In what order should you presentrepparttar 148948 information? 4. What attachments should you include?


What is it?

The first question asks you to identifyrepparttar 148949 type of business communication you are going to write.

What isrepparttar 148950 purpose ofrepparttar 148951 document?

You must identify what isrepparttar 148952 purpose you are writing for. You must be as specific as possible. For example, you can write a memo for a specific problem with a client in your corporation.

When is it due?

If you have a deadline for completing your letter or memo thenrepparttar 148953 procedure is easy but if you donít , then you must determine by yourself allrepparttar 148954 facts you need for completing your document.

How much time should you spend preparing it?

You must estimaterepparttar 148955 time you are going to spend forrepparttar 148956 preparation of your document. For example, 8 hours for contacting a business proposal letter is reasonable but spending 8 hours for a memo is not reasonable at all.

What key information should you cover?

That question defines what kind of information you should include in your memo,letter or report. For example, should a business proposal letter contain allrepparttar 148957 technical requirements forrepparttar 148958 potential prospect or not?

Who arerepparttar 148959 readers?

In this step you must identify who isrepparttar 148960 reader. Is it a co-worker or an important client?

What is their knowledge ofrepparttar 148961 subject?

This is very important. Think wisely who are your readers. Do they have a decent knowledge aboutrepparttar 148962 subject or they donít know anything about it. If they have a great familiarity withrepparttar 148963 subject, then you donít have to explain much. If they have basic familiarity then you must explain more in order to be understandable. Finally, if they donít know anything aboutrepparttar 148964 subject, you must analyze it in detail and take nothing for granted.

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Small Business Accounting Software

Written by William Siebler

The world of small business accounting software can be a minefield for any business owner. However choosingrepparttar right package is one ofrepparttar 148935 most critical business decisions you will make.

Here arerepparttar 148936 seven things you must consider before making a purchase that will help you achieve your businesses goals.

1. Scalability

Businesses change over time so it's critical thatrepparttar 148937 small business accounting software you choose can change too. Some things that often change arerepparttar 148938 number of products and services offered andrepparttar 148939 number of employees. When you choose your package try and imagingrepparttar 148940 business in 5 years or 10 years time and how different it will be. Use this information to guide your purchase decision. It may well be better to pay a little more now forrepparttar 148941 software knowing that it can be easily upgraded when needed with minimum disruption and cost to your business.

2. Support

It is important that any software has great support for when something goes wrong (and it always does). Most major companies offer support but you also need to think about support in your local area. It's often much easier to have someone locally come in and do things you need done with your software than have someone trying to help you overrepparttar 148942 phone. Make some enquiries with other businesses aboutrepparttar 148943 package they use and who helps them.

3. Accountant Interface

It's most unlikely you will handle every aspect of your businesses accounting. Your accountant is an important factor in makingrepparttar 148944 right decision. What software are they used to working with and what do they prefer? Can you easily supply them data and reports from your package withoutrepparttar 148945 need for any extra work (which you'll have to pay for). Don't be afraid to ask their opinion as they live and breathe this stuff.

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