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Business Reports

Business Reports



What are they?

Why do you write them?

Who reads them?

How do they get used?

How are they researched?

How are they written?


Parts of a Report

Cover page or front matter

Table of contents

List of tables or figures

Report Body

Introduction of problem

Presentation of facts/issue/findings

Summary including conclusions and recommendations






Writing Proposals

Business proposals are almost always persuasive and include information on the following:



Support/Follow Up



Types of Reports

Business reports come in three broad types:

Informative, Analytical, or Persuasive

Whats the difference?

Informative= Laying out the facts of a problem or incident and reporting them as is...

Analytical=Informative + conclusions about the topic, event or incident

Persuasive=Informative + Analytical + reccommendations you would like to see followed or pursued



Writing and Designing Reports


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