Chapter 2
Components of a Business Report
The preparation work outlined in Chapter 1 should help you when you are assembling the components of your business report. You can take each of the bits of background information you gathered in your initial groundwork and translate them into specific parts of the report. The sections that follow describe the components that are common to most reports. After all, some reports (such as appraisals) have special contents that don’t apply to other subjects. But this chapter will examine the components that will apply to most business reports you are likely to prepare. You’ll also learn how to take the answers to the questions you asked yourself in Chapter 1 and plug them in to the appropriate parts of your ...

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