How to Put Good Advice to Use

How to Put Good Advice to Use

Three People Who Need To Read Over Business Proposals

Jacqueline Reed

Creating a new proposal for a grant or for a job will require the gathering of many different business parts. Once you have written several proposals you may be able to cut and paste different aspects for future project proposals. With the help of proposal software, you will be able to put together written proposals that will help your small business gain access to projects. With the proposal software, you will be able to go over saved proposal documents to update them for new additions to your small business. Before you turn in any proposal that for a project, there are three people who always need to read over your document. Here is who needs to read over each proposal and what you can get. 

Copyeditor or administrative assistant

It is always a good idea to have someone at the business whose job is to create and go over documents. Every professional proposal needs to have a smooth flow with proper editing and grammar. Have the administrative personnel or copyeditor go over any proposal with a fine tooth. Make sure they save any changes that they make into the proposal software itself so that the document remains properly edited for future use. 

Finance person

There needs to be a go-to finance person in any business. For a small business or a new start-up, this is likely to be one of the founders of the company. If you are submitting a proposal for a project, you must make sure that all of the facts and figures match up to your real life abilities and approach. Have your finance person go over the proposal to make sure that the numbers match up with the profit margin that you will need to make. You also want to make sure that your business can sustain gaining and working on several projects at once with the resources that you have on hand before sending out further proposals. 

Project manager

The last person who should verify any details of a complete proposal is the person who will be in charge of managing the actual project if the proposal is successful. Submit the proposal to the assigned project manager to have them verify that the personnel requested, the time frame, and all of the project details are correct and manageable. Allow the project manager the final discretion in making any changes to a project proposal. Be sure that the project manager verifies that the details are doable before sending any proposal through for projects. 


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