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Business Writing For Dummies by Natalie Canavor

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Chapter 8

Building the Biggies: Major Business Documents

In this Chapter

arrow Leading with the Executive Summary

arrow Ratcheting up reports

arrow Planning proposals, both formal and informal

arrow Building better business plans

Depending on the type of work you do, you may need to create a constant supply of proposals, reports and business plans. Or you may need to do so occasionally. Either way, these documents are often make-or-break.

check.png When vying for a contract or pursuing project approval, you must present your best possible case to win.

check.png Reports are rarely trivial. They’re usually read by people you report to and often by others further up the ladder, decision-makers with whom you have no other contact.

check.png Business plans in which you ask for funding, support or action are in many ways the ultimate challenge ...

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