How To Address A Business Letter
Knowing how to address a business letter is essential for any type of business transaction through a letter. Addressing a business letter is not hard at all. In fact it's simple. When writing a formal letter its essential to know how to do so. It's just good business ethics. Here are a few tips about how to address a perfect business letter.
- Your return address is the first thing you put on a business letter. It can be placed at the top like a header. Add your telephone and email address also.
- On the left margin add the date. Spell out the month, don't abbreviate. When placing the the date leave two blank spaces between your return address and the date.
- Address the business letter to whom its meant. Know the name of the person, don't address to whom it may concern. This is not good business ethics. Address as Mr. or Ms., following by the person's last name. Always place dear in front of their name and a comma after. Skip four lines from the date and address the business letter to the person you are writing. The next line will be their title such as branch manager or president. Next will be the name of the company and the address of the business.
- Now the body of the letter should be short and to the point. Three paragraphs single spaced, with double spaces in between paragraphs is appropriate. In closing use sincerely and a comma. Skip four lines and type your name. Sign your name in the space you skipped. That's it, you have written a business letter!