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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.

How to Claim Expenses During Proposal Development

When writing your Request For Proposal, make sure it’s very clear to the bidders what expenses they can claim and what items will not be reimbursed. This template is quite popular for software development, SaaS, hardware and technical service proposals Proposal Template: Main Content In your RFP include a section that describes what costs are […]

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.

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 […]

How To Write Proposals That Get Accepted By Difficult Evaluators

What’s your success ratio with proposals? 25% is the average. Very few get over 50%. I help government agencies to evaluate proposals. Most bids that come across my desk make the same errors, use the same flawed strategies and are never accepted. And the next time, they repeat the same mistake. Here are some ways […]

4 Ways to Make Business Proposals More Persuasive

Yosef Mackler explains that “Before you even begin to put pen to proposal paper, consider that comprehensive preparation is critical to the ultimate success of your submission. Such preparation involves extensive thinking, reading, networking, and research.”   Download Now for only $19.99 He then outlines four areas that need considerations: Know your research field Select a […]

7 Customer-Focused Proposal Writing Tips

For proposal writers, the task of responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) can be quite daunting. In addition to the pressure of getting the best proposal in on time, defining an effective approach to the response poses several dilemmas. For example, the various proposal team members may argue that their respective contribution is worth […]

Survey: What Proposal Evaluators Like and Dislike

Dan Safford‘s excellent series on proposal writing stresses that, “Proposals that get the deal aren’t written to win, they are written “not to lose.” This weeks tutorial includes a checklist that shows the top items critical to making sure your proposal does not get eliminated. He adds that, “This was based on a large survey […]

9 Business Proposals Writing Tips

Depending upon how much you enjoy writing, writing sales proposals can be a joy, purgatory, or something in between. However, if you sell a complex product or one that involves the delivery of professional services, learning how to write effective selling proposals can be critical to your success. Some proposals are written in response to an […]

How to Write Your first Request for Proposal

Developing an RFP takes patience. Responding to an RFP is an expensive and time-consuming piece of work, too. Only a comprehensive RFP will make it easy for potential vendors to draw up their proposals and save your own time in the long run. Download Now for only $19.99 [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] Crafting […]