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Types of Professional Business Letters

In the professional world, you will often need to write a business letter or send a professional email. From applying to a new job, writing a thank you note, sending a note of apology, or sending a farewell email when you depart, there are many circumstances that will require an appropriately formatted letter or email.

How to Write a Business Letter

A business letter is a formal document, with a set structure. As you can see from the examples in the links below, a business letter has a very defined format. A business letter includes contact information, a salutation, the body of the letter, a complimentary close, and a signature. 

There are rules for everything, from how wide the letter’s margins should be to what size font to use.

In general, it’s wise to keep the body of your business letter direct and brief. Explain why you are writing in

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If you are operating or are planning to operate a small business as a registered company or under a registered business name, this content is for you.

ASIC assists small business as we regulate all companies, financial markets and providers of financial services and consumer credit in Australia and manage the registration of business names.

What is a small business?

A small business is defined differently by different regulators and laws.

ASIC administers the Corporations Act 2001 and this defines a ‘small proprietary company’. From financial years commencing on or after 1 July 2019, a ‘small proprietary company’ is defined as ‘small’ for a financial year if it satisfies at least two of the below criteria:

  • an annual revenue of less than $50 million
  • less than 100
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Students earn a highly versatile hospitality business bachelor of arts degree with a rigorous and relevant curriculum. The curriculum draws from three areas of study: general education, business and hospitality.

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Students prepare for a career in hospitality real estate development firms, acquisition and development departments within major hospitality companies, hospitality consulting or appraisal firms, and mortgage lenders specializing in hotels, real estate acquisition funds and asset management companies.

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The School of Hospitality Business faculty are sought-after speakers and facilitators for corporations and associations across the globe. In addition, The School proudly hosts the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Business Management Institute III, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Executive Development Program, and the U.S. Air Force Services Executive Development Program.

Faculty are also available to custom design executive programs for your organization. As the authors of the industry’s leading textbooks, resource materials, and research, the

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Business English | EnglishClub

business (noun): 1 commercial activity; a commercial organization. 2 someone’s regular occupation; work to be done or things to be attended to. 3 someone’s concern.

What is Business English?

Business Letters
How to write business letters and other correspondence in English. Includes memos and emails.

Sample Business Letters
A selection of business letter samples, including email and memo, that you can amend and use as you wish

presentationBusiness Presentations
People are sometimes afraid of speaking in public, but if you follow a few simple rules, giving a presentation is actually very easy.

Negotiation
Vocabulary, language, skills and tactics for negotiating in English. With case studies

Money
World currencies, including the Euro

Business English Vocabulary
Hands-on vocabulary for business English

English lessons

Meetings
Here is the language you’ll need for holding or attending business meetings in English.

resumeResumes and Cover Letters
Or CVs and Covering Letters. Two important documents you need when you

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Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations

Job and Internship Listings

Career Information & Resources

Career Guides: Multiple Fields

California Occupational Guides – Directory of careers searchable by interest area, rate of growth, and more.  Specific to the California labor market

O*NET Online and Occupational Outlook Handbook – From the U.S. Dept. of Labor, providing comprehensive information about careers and the labor market.

Vault Guides – Insider information, video profiles, downloadable e-books, and more, covering major careers and industries.  Access through Handshake.

UC Berkeley Business Library – Access to industry and company databases including IBISWorld and Mint Global

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  Entrepreneurship / Small Business

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  Human Resources

  Leadership Development Programs (or Management/ Training/ Rotational Programs)

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  Sales

  Social Entrepreneurship / Corporate Responsibility

  Sustainability

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation

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39 Low-Cost Ways To Promote Your Business



by Janet Attard




Last Updated: Feb 18, 2020
Starting a business on a shoestring? Looking for ways to stretch your small business marketing budget? Marketing a business doesn’t have to cost a lot. Here are 39 low-cost, high-impact methods to advertise and promote your business.

Low cost ways to promote a small business
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What’s the best way to promote your business? How can you advertise your business and get your name in front of potential prospects when money is tight or you’re just starting up? How can you get the word out about your business in the most affordable way?

Promoting a business is an ongoing challenge for small businesses. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, these 39 proven advertising and marketing strategies will help your business find new customers without spending a fortune.

 

Plan your marketing. You’ll waste precious time and money if your marketing activities

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SMU Cox School of Business | Business Education

The MSM program has engaged and changed me. My coursework enabled me to travel to Dubai, and the career resources helped me secure my dream job. I cannot wait to start my next chapter in consulting.

Chelsey Caldwell, MSM 2018

People Advisory Services Staff Consultant at EY

My time at SMU Cox strengthened me personally and professionally, as I transitioned out of the Army, into the business world. I had the ability to reach out and meet senior executives and business owners in Dallas, while building close relationships with classmates and faculty.

Marc Orgass, MBA 2017

Associate at JPMorgan Chase

A lot of what we do at Cox is team based, and our students and alumni tell us over and over again how important their peers were to their learning.

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Director of the Brierley Institute for Customer Engagement

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