Sample Business Letters
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Business letters can be divided into two broad categories, based on the intended recipient: business-to-business letters and business-to-customer letters.
Business introduction letter - introducing yourself and/or a service.
Business letter - confirmation follow-up after business meeting.
Business memorandum - internal memorandum to employee.
Business thank you letter - to another company for assistance.
Congratulations letter - to a former employee.
Contract letter - request to expedite payment.
Contract letter - notification of audit.
Cover letter - transmit annual report to a business.
Donation letter - typical fundraising solicitation letter.
Fundraising letter - request business donation for school project.
Invitation letter - invite conference speaker.
Letter of commendation - commend an employee.
Letter of credit - construction project guarantee.
Letter of introduction - to introduce professional contact.
Letter of interest - to participate in a project.
Letter of recognition - to recognize and thank a speaker.
Letter of reference - business customer reference.
Performance evaluation letter - medical residency candidate.
Recommendation letter - former employee - marketing job.
Reference letter - former employee - sales job.
Sympathy letter - death of long-time employee.
Termination letter - when terminating an employee.
Collection letter - third notice letter in a standard series.
Contract letter - request for more information.
Cover letter - transmit franchise application forms.
Donation letter - hospital fundraising campaign.
Follow-up letter - after customer's initial visit.
Invoice letter template - for professional services.
Letter of acceptance - mortgage application accepted.
Letter of appreciation - to special customer list.
Letter of condolence - death of customer and friend.
Letter of invitation - for special event.
Letter of rejection - turned down for loan.
Marketing letter - to promote a conference event.
Rejection letter - to unsuccessful job applicant.
Sales letter - to promote a product or service.
Welcome letter - to welcome a new customer.
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