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Countdown: our top 20 most popular business templates and why

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Kristine Daw is the Managing Director of Dawtek, a Melbourne-based company specialising in tenders and proposals, tender training, copywriting, editing and creating business templates. Kristine and her small team have a range of clients including small businesses, multi-national corporations, all levels of government and not-for-profits.

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Who doesn’t love a good countdown list? I always find it fascinating to see the numbers coming through in terms of which of our online business templates are gaining the most interest. There tends to be a lot of movement within the list but there are some templates that always seem to be in demand. We have over 600 business documents and templates available so making the top 20 list is no easy feat.

Over the next four months, we’ll be looking at which templates make-up our 20 most popular and why they’re a hit with businesses.

#20 – Company Profile

A well-written company profile can be one of the most beneficial documents any company can have on-hand. It’s a really effective and simply way to introduce a business to its potential customers and stakeholders. In many cases, this is the first experience people have with your business and brand so it’s really important that the introduction is professional and informative for readers. The last thing you want is a Company Profile that people find confusing and leaves people without a solid grasp on what it is you do, how it can help them and what products/services you offer. In my experience, it’s always harder to write a Company Profile about your own company than to reach out to someone outside of your business for help.

#19 – Sub Contractor Agreement

Most businesses will engage the services of a sub contractor at some stage and we’ve all heard those nightmare stories about people not having an Agreement in place. Being prepared in business is vital and it’s always best to set out the terms of any engagement with a contract, before people start working with you. A good Agreement outlines what services will be performed, payment rates, what is expected of both the contractor and employer and so on. Once you have an Agreement template, it’s as simple as switching out the relevant details and there’s no doubt that this is one document that can save you a lot of stress later on if things don’t go to plan.

#18 – Expression of Interest

This one is pretty self-explanatory but it is one of the documents that tends to stump people the most. An effective Expression of Interest document maintains a good structure, makes a strong case for the candidate in question and provides examples as to why their skill set is an asset. Again, the process is made a lot easier when you’re working with a tried and tested template.

#17 – Sales Cold Call Letter

Cold calling – it’s one of those things in today’s marketplace that tends to polarise people. Some people still feel as though it’s a great tool when used properly while others just don’t want to know about it. Personally, I think cold calling can work if done in the right manner and within certain industries. For any company who’s not keen on the idea of cold calling, a sales cold call letter is a good option. In fact, a letter that converts well can be a huge golden ticket for any company that helps them to easily increase their bottom line with minimal effort. It’s all about approaching this in the right manner and targeting the letter as much as possible – again, our template is tried and tested and for you, it’s as simple as filling in the relevant details.

#16 – Drug and Alcohol Policy

Many businesses mistakenly feel as though the details of their Drug and Alcohol Policy should just be common sense. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works in business. By outlining to your employees clearly what is and what is not acceptable when it comes to drugs and alcohol in the workplace, you’re setting the expectations early and outlining the consequences if they fail to comply with what’s required. This should be given to employees as part of their employment process so they’re clear about what’s expected from day one.

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