Business Reports for Busy People: Timesaving, Ready-to-Use Reports for Any Occasion / Edition 1

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Business Reports for Busy People is a comprehensive guide filled with a wide range of samples and templates that can be customized to produce professional-looking, clear, and concise reports for virtually any need, including easily customizable Microsoft Word templates and boilerplate text on an interactive CD-Rom.

Business Reports for Busy People features the most commonly used business reports, including: Policies and Procedures, HR Assessments, Disciplinary Reports, Progress Reports, Situation Summaries, Time Accounting Reports, Meeting Minutes, Business Plans, Annual Reports, Feasibility Studies, Expense Reports, White Papers, Statistical Samplings, Abstract Summaries, and much, much more.

For each kind of report, this helpful title includes typical contents; suggested formats; requirements, criteria or background information to include: necessary comparisons or options to discuss; how to frame your conclusions or recommendations; and a complete revision checklist.

Make a smart business decision. Start with Business Reports for Busy People when you want to produce your next report faster, easier, and with total assurance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630421
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Edition description: BK W/CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Helping online and brick-and-mortar entrepreneurs communicate effectively has been a focus for Greg Holden since he founded his own business in 1993. His diverse list of clients includes both corporations and not-for-profits, and he has worked for universities for more than 20 years. His 40+ books on such topics as marketing, creative services, and security have sold 300,000+ copies, and his book Starting an Online Business for Dummies is in its sixth edition. His expertise, especially in the area of report writing, has helped companies and other organizations continue to operate successfully long after their start-up. Holden lives in Chicago, IL.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Part I Getting Started

Chapter 1 Essentials of Successful Business Reports 15

Chapter 2 Components of a Business Report 21

Chapter 3 Formatting Your Business Report 29

Part II Business Planning

Chapter 4 Recommendation Reports 37

Chapter 5 White Papers 49

Chapter 6 Primary Research Reports 57

Part III Project Management

Chapter 7 Progress Reports 67

Chapter 8 Time Accounting Reports 75

Chapter 9 Incident Reports 85

Chapter 10 Budget Reports 93

Chapter 11 Evaluation Reports 105

Chapter 12 Feasibility Studies 113

Chapter 13 Business Plans 123

Part IV Meetings and Procedures

Chapter 14 Business Trip Reports 137

Chapter 15 Meeting Minutes 143

Chapter 16 Summary Reports 151

Chapter 17 Policies and Procedures 159

Part V Human Resources

Chapter 18 Employee Assessments 169

Chapter 19 Disciplinary Reports 177

Part VI Other Reports

Chapter 20 Inspection Reports and Situation Summaries 185

Chapter 21 Marketing Research Reports 193

Chapter 22 Liability Reports 205

Chapter 23 Annual Reports 213

Chapter 24 Investigative Reports 223

Chapter 25 Technical Specifications 231

Chapter 26 Demographic Reports 241

Chapter 27 Appraisal Reports 249

Chapter 28 Needs Assessment Reports 259

Chapter 29 Statistical Samplings 267

Glossary 275

Index 279

About the Author 285

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