Looking for tips to format Business Proposals? These writing guidelines will help with Sales, Grant, Government and Research Proposals.
I didn’t start writing Business Plans until about five years ago. Until then, the word Business Plan made my tummy feel slightly uncomfortable. It certainly wasn’t something I wanted to do for a living. But, as is often the way, a door opened and I stepped in. Actually, I HAD to write a Business Plan […]
I had planned to call this article ‘The Nine-Step Strategy for Writing Summaries That Intrigue Readers’ but had a second look. It’s a bit long. And as this article is about writing headlines, summaries and abstracts, well… Let’s stick to the plan.
“An abstract highlights the key points you want your reader to remember after they’ve read your document.“
If you use MS Word to write documents, you might find the following tips helpful. I use Word to write documents up to 200 pages, even longer, and have managed to keep the document in good shape by following guidelines. Formatting — avoid cutting/pasting material directly from one file into another as this brings unwanted […]
Know the difference between affect and effect? Or where to use that but not which? Or when to use which but not with a comma before it? I know. MS Word forbids it. But can expect from a bot? Anyway… You could fill several multi-story car parks with people who — or is it that? […]
You wouldn’t go to Paris without a map, would you? Ok, you might find the Eiffel Tower but could you find your way to Notre Dame? A map would help right? It’s the same in writing. Why do we need an outline? An outline is a map of your document. It help you, as a […]
When writing white papers, the document review phase helps you identify gaps, improve the organization, correct flaws in the narrative, and iron out other weaknesses. White Paper – peer review checklist The document review phase is often overlooked or dismissed as an irritating editing task. But if it’s rushed through, to close to the publication […]
Use tables to help readers understand large amounts of data which otherwise may take several paragraphs to describe. The main parts of a table are: Table number – number every table and use the same numbering format throughout the document. Title – provide a brief but descriptive title. You don’t need to write a complete […]
Why do we need to create an outline? An outline helps you with the following: Keep track of all the moving parts Identify the main sections at a glance Help you to structure the document Identify gaps Ensure that themes are mentioned in the correct location Help you transition from one idea to the next […]
If I were to ask you, “What’s the most important part in writing white papers? You’d say… Recently, I’ve been working with clients who’ve written very good white papers – in the traditional sense – but haven’t seen the returns they expected. Do they need to change the language, the tone, length or something else? […]
At first glance, you’d think writing Business Rules would be easy. After all, you’re documenting how the business works, right? This shouldn’t be too hard as you’d assume everyone knows how it works. It’s how they do thing every day. Group of Business Rules Alas, that’s not always the case, grasshopper. What are Business Rules? […]
‘Why are business plans so hard to write?’ Before I answered the email I thought about it for a moment. I used to hate writing business plans but now find them much easier to write. As business plans are still the same, maybe it’s me. So, what changed? Download Now – Buy Here! [Learn more […]
We looked at how to create goals for your Action Plan and how to tie this into your overall plan of action. The next step is to drill down and create sub goals
If you have never written an Action Plan before, you want to know, how do I get started, what needs to go into the Action Plan, and can you show me some samples? In this series of tutorials, I will help you define your Action Plan; give examples to download; show you how to format your MS Word templates.
Every Request For Proposal includes a Format section which explains to the bidder how the Business Proposal should be written. After you have written the Request For Proposal and published it, the next step is to wait for contractors to submit bids.