A proposal differs from a report in that it is a selling document, which should persuade readers to commit to whatever you are proposing. You could use an internal proposal, for example, to argue for extra company investment in computers or staff.
- Enlist allies in preparing and lobbying for your proposal.
- Ask yourself honestly why one proposal might fall and another might succeed.
- Use soft-sell techniques to get your proposal accepted.
DRAFTING A PROPOSAL:
It says stage by stage:
Set out the proposal.
Explain why it is needed and what it contributes.
Estimate the resources required, and show how the proposal meets financial criteria.
Specify who will be responsible and the proposal’s timescale.
Conclude with the plan of action.
Make sure your business plan looks professional. Include title and content pages, and bind the plan securely between the covers.