On Deal Talk, we often hear from former business owners who have sold their companies or professionals who are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs sell their...
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- When choosing a topic, keep in mind that Morgan & Westfield’s mission is to provide relevant, practical information to our readers. Review our website to become familiar with the types of issues we cover.
- Use plain English. Avoid using complex business terms, legalese, or any language that is misleading or confusing. Most readers are not experts in this area and are on the website to learn more about businesses.
- Know who your audience is and write accordingly. For example, if your article targets people selling a business, do not go into unnecessary detail about various types of financing for buyers unless it is relevant.
- Make sure your first paragraph draws readers in. If your first paragraph is boring or discusses overly complex issue, readers are likely to look for a different article. Right away, state what your article is about and give a brief conclusion. This will instantly tell the reader if the article is worth his or her time.
- Keep paragraphs short and to the point. Short paragraphs help to keep the reader’s attention.
- Try using subject headings to make the article easy to follow and to help readers locate relevant information.
- Read, Review, Rewrite. Avoid submitting an article the same day you write it. It is always beneficial to write the article then put it away for a day or two. Coming back to the article with fresh eyes will help you catch errors and areas of the article that do not read well. Rewrite the sections that need it and then submit your article for publication.
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