How to Write a Business Proposal

Two Methods:Sample Business ProposalsWriting Your Own Business Proposal

Want to learn how to create a business proposal that is sure to land you a job? This article will show you how!

Sample Business Proposals

Sample Proposal for Process Improvement

Sample Proposal for Safety Measure

Sample Proposal for Cost Savings


Writing Your Own Business Proposal

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    Start out with a few clean sheets of paper, and a few sharp pencils.
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    Start writing out ideas of what you want to say to the business you are appealing to.
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    State your purpose: a general basis of what you will do for the company, being as descriptive yet succinct as possible.
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    Create a draft of about three paragraphs. If you desire, you can add more to it later.
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    After you have a substantial amount written, proofread your paper a couple of times.
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    Keep an eye out for grammatical errors and spelling.
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    Make sure that your punctuation is appropriate and that you do not overuse commas.
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    Type out your final product. This will ensure that it is more legible.
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    At the top of the paper, when you are typing it, you should start out with RE: (state your business in writing the proposal, ex. Proposal for (Company name), (type of work that will be done, or guarantees).
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    Go to the next line and indent about 2 times. Then start to type your plan. Do not repeat words multiple times, try to add a little bit of variety. A quick way to do this is left click on the mouse over the word you wish to change, and go down to ‘synonyms’ and words that are equal in meaning will appear.
    • Reminder: this only works for Microsoft Word. Use block format when typing out your proposal.
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    Try to have at least 5-7 sentences per block.
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    At the end thank them for their time, tell them that you are looking forward to being a part of their team.
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    Go down a few more lines, add your name, and make sure that you sign the document.

Tips

  • Do not overuse similar words.
  • Check spelling and grammar.
  • Proofread.

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