People dig into their political views like an underwater pipeline entrenched on the ocean floor.  Agreeing or disagreeing with their perspective can make for an awkward conversation at best and a heated debate at worst. Therefore, avoiding politics in business and business writing is the best option. And it’s...
It’s a part of doing business—you get an unexpected email from an irate client, and they choose to take out their frustration on you. Yikes! And it’s only Monday morning. It stings a bit when you’re the recipient of such a rude email. Although you can’t control what the client...
Here’s an interesting little fact: We speak much faster than we can type. The average person can type about 40 words per minute. But we can speak 130 words per minute on average (and even more if we are nervous). This raises a valid question: Can the use of...
A business memo is a document that contains summarized information about a business. It is used to pass information within an organization. Memos are not as formal as business proposals because they are within the same organization, but they are expected to be concise, professional, simple, and specific. The...
Memos are a fundamental form of communication in any office. Memos can be written as a quick note in hard copy or can be sent as a soft copy in a group email. A memo usually contains any essential information that you need to send to other employees, departments,...
Legal consideration is a critical element in business. A business majorly revolves around giving out a product and getting a stipend in exchange, but there are some legal requirements to follow. Everything has to be acceptable by law in exchange for a conducive and peaceful operational environment. Some of the...
Having a great business idea is just the first step toward being a business owner. The second step, which is the most crucial, is having a business plan. The business plan outlines what your business will be, the market, your customer base, your marketing strategy, your startup and running...
So you have a business idea, great! Now you simply have to actualize it, starting with a business plan. A business plan helps you get funding for your business idea. Business plan outline The key to a good business plan is the outline. It gives an overview of exactly what is...
Writing a business letter has evolved over the years from the use of a terse business tone to a more friendly and relatable one. This is because the idea of what a business letter can do is changing in itself. Business letters are useful when communicating face-to-face, or making a phone...
When you're writing a business letter, especially to colleagues or other people in your field, you may tend to write in a very dry, jargon-filled manner. Though you may not be able to avoid the jargon trap in this case, there is another trap that you can jump over...