Business Writing, it’s not an easy topic to think about because it seems like you have to walk on pins and needles. It’s not exactly that difficult to write a business letter, resume, or any other document. All you need is the tools that’s on your computer or google documents. Google Documents provides text editor, rich text editor, spreadsheet and many other things that work for ordinary folks that need to keep inventory, write a simple letter, or write an annual report.
Basic English is really the only thing that’s needed. For a business letter you can put your name, address, and information with a right margin flush evenly on one side of your letter with the date or you can simply make everything work to the left side of your document. Skip four spaces and type your letter’s recipitants name, address and information below. Put the greeting four spaces underneath followed by a colon right after their greeting. You can skip two spaces and write the body of the letter in the best language you possibly can. You can either indent every sentence or have the writing in block form. It’s according to who you are talking to or how you want to express yourself. End your letter with two spaces. Add your ending, skip four spaces and write your name. When you print the letter out, make sure you sign it in handwriting. It makes it look professional and clean. If you have enclosures with your letter make sure you notify your addresse that there’s something enclosed in the letter. Enclosures can be a resume, business card, invoices or much more.
Spreadsheets are something you don’t necessarily use. You use spreadsheets for charts, invoices, and inventory. If you are running a small business and have to keep the amount of supplies you need, it usually means that you are taking inventory. At the top of the page, list everything in categlories that you need, and then to the side (up and down) list the volume which is usually the amount. There are different reasons of writing spreadsheets, it’s mostly monthly bills, numerical values and a volume of a particular thing. You can travel through the cells of your spreadsheet with the tab key and your mouse.
A portfolio of something is done with both the text editor (doc, rtf), powerpoint presentation ( ppt) or printable document format (pdf) Writing a powerpoint presentation requires some sort of office software. Openoffice is one of the smoothest and easiest forms to use in graphics and text. There are places online for creating powerpoint presentations without software, but Openoffice is really easy to use. A portfolio is a collection of information, images and dates. They are usually put in chronilogical order in dates and projects. If you are writing a portfoliio for a job, you want to start out like a resume with your information, your objectives, and mission statement. Add important information about projects that you’ve been envolved in, business ventures that you’ve completed and etc. You can make it as formal or as creative as you want. If you are running a small business, you want to sell your small business to investors. It must be both creative and formal at the same time.
Resources You Can Use:
Strunk’s Elements Of Style The classic text by White And Strunk. This style guide is a basic style to grammatical efforts in writing.
Owl At Perdue Owl Writing Lab At Perdue University. Basic guide to grammar for writers, students, and ordinary folks.
Google Documents Google’s whole suite of writing tools without downloading any particular software, and you can save your documents online!
Openoffice A free opensource office suite that’s really cool, and you can find templates for it anywhere!
Office Document Samples Here are some basic document samples written for anyone who needs them.
Business Portfolio Sample A slideshare user gives a barebones basic sample of business portfolio with nothing fancy.
Basic Business Letter Samples Basic business letter samples at Owl Lab at Perdue.