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Amber Mandic 000250194 C716 Task 2.c Executive Summary STEPS TO CREATING A BUSINESS REPORT Business reports are an important means of communicating information to a variety of audiences. The information contained in such a report can include financial data, quality improvement, customer satisfaction or any other topic relevant to the company. To create a business report, first identify who the audience is and the question or issue being addressed. The audience will determine the formality of the report and the question will determine which data is required. Once the audience and topics have been identified, a report format can be chosen. Popular formats include numerical, text only and text with graphics. Reports are organized by findings, summary of data, conclusions and recommendations. To begin, outline the report by determining what the major and minor points are. This will assist in titling headings and subtopics. For consistency, keep each section as even as possible. For instance, stick to 3- 5 points per section to maintain a healthy balance. Draft the report once the
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