How to Start A Business Letter: It has been rightly said that the first impression is the last impression. And so is the case with business letters as well. The way you start a business letter creates a long-lasting impact on the person to which it is addressed. Business letters are the most frequent means of communication if you are in the corporate world. They reflect your ability to deal well with other organizations, clients, colleagues, investors, and many other such people who are directly or indirectly connected to you.
How to start a Business Letter
It is of primary importance to give a good start to the business letter and keep in mind the format of the letter. Here are some of the tips to start a business letter:
The business letter usually begins with the letterhead of the organization. Letterheads, which may include the logo of the organization authenticate your identity. If you are not using the letterhead, give a start to the business letter in the following manner:
- Mention contact information on the left-hand side of the page if writing in ‘block format’ and on the right side of writing in ‘modified block format’. The contact information will contain the proper address of the company along with state and pin code. This has to be followed by an email address or phone number of the company.
- Nextly, mention the date on which letter has to be departed on the left margin of the page.
- Thirdly, write the address of the recipient. Mention the name followed by their position in the organization.
- Give a proper salutation to the person, i.e. Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr. It is being addressed. The salutation should be written properly in the politest manner possible.
The above information can be manifested through this sample of a business letter: