10 Ways to Improve Your Business Proposal Format

Proposal Format. Your Business Proposal should match the Request For Proposal guidelines and include a three-page executive summary. This applies to proposals to Government, Research, Sales and Construction Proposals. How do I format my Business Proposal? If the Government agency’s Request For Proposal does not provide guidelines, then format your proposal as follows:

10 Steps to Writing ‘Plain Language’ Business Proposals

I found the Plain Language writing technique by accident. It’s also called Plain English, by the way. I was reading a lot about Warren Buffet a few years back and came across a nice, short document he wrote for the SEC. These are the folks who submit legal and business document to Wall Street when […]

5 Ways to Demonstrate Value-For-Money in your Business Proposal

You know your Business Proposal matches the client’s requirements exactly, right? You also know that your proposal is good Value For Money and resolves the pain points for the funding agency. But, you still need to show them why.

10 Ways To Write More Persuasive Research Proposals

While Research Proposals are similar to writing Business Proposals, you need to address specific academic or technical requirements in different formats. While there is no standard format for research proposals – as every research project is different – different academic institutions all have different formats and requirements.

10 Ways to Increase Your Proposal Success Rate

Sales Proposal Writing is different than Grant Writing. Your Executive Summary needs to describe how the proposal matches the Request For Proposal requirements. Here are ten ways you can improve your success rate and ensure you win the bid.

10 Writing Tips for Construction Proposals

Kevin asked me for formatting tips for Construction Proposals. Writing a business proposal for the first time can be difficult. To make this easier we’ve compiled this list of best practices for developing your next proposal. This applies to Software, Sales, Research and Government proposals.

14 Ways To Write Sales Proposals (That Win More Business)

If you’re looking for quick tips on how to write better Proposals, then follow these guidelines. Here are seven ways to improve the quality of you Proposals and ensure you win more business.

10 Proven Proposal Writing Tactics

Writing a business proposal for the first time can be difficult. To make this easier we’ve compiled this list of ten writing strategies for developing your next sales, government or research proposal.

7 Ways to Improve Business Proposal Acceptance Rates

Why do some Business Proposals get accepted and others never get funding? You can improve your bid win rate if you look at how the Proposal evaluation team, and others in the procurement industry, assess, review and evaluate Proposals.

7 Business Proposal Mistakes To Avoid

Writing your first Business Proposal? Here’s a checklist of seven mistakes to avoid when responding to a Request For Proposal and other government procurement contracts.

How to Use LinkedIn To Find Contract Work

Of the three main social media sites, which one gives you the best return? Well, I’ve had some reservations about LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanwalsh) and didn’t join up until last year. Most of the folks I spoke to didn’t seem to get much return from it and looked elsewhere, mostly Facebook. I should add that most of […]

15 Ways to Improve Your Business Case

Looking for funding for a new project but not sure where to start? One way to get the funding you need is to create a Business Case. This outlines the benefits, competitive edge, and other gains the company stands to make if it invests in this project. For certain projects, the Business Case is a […]

The 4-Part Business Proposal Framework

Why do you write business proposals? Same reason we do! We write proposals to win more business, pay our bills and send the kids to college. Same as you, I guess! Right? This is one of the most popular templates, especially for business consultancy proposals [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] I’ve been in the […]

S.P.E.E.D. Writing – 37 Ways to Increase Your Business Writing Productivity

technical-writer-ivan-walsh-chinaWorking in China means more business and less technical writing, especially proposal development, web marketing case studies and white papers. As some friends I hang out with on LinkedIn are also moving into biz writing, I thought I’d add a few tips here. While there is some overlap with technical writing, it does require a different mindset, for example, to understand the emotional drivers that persuade customers to accept or reject business proposals.

Why Bill Gates Chose Warren Buffet as His Role Model

Should you use a role model to develop your business? Maybe you should: the top business magazines say, ‘be yourself, be authentic, share your story’ Or maybe you shouldn’t. For entrepreneurs, using a role model creates a dilemma. Does it mean you’ve sold out? Do you lose street cred? Can you really copy someone else and be true to yourself?