How to Sign a Business Letter

by Ivy Liu; Updated September 26, 2017

Not sure how to sign a business letter appropriately? Closing your business letter in a professional manner will improve your communications. Follow a few simple steps to ensure that you're signing a business letter the right way.

Items you will need

  • Word-processing program
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Pen
Step 1

End your business letter with a professional close, such as “Regards” or “Sincerely,” followed by a comma. Do not try to be cute or unconventional with your closing.

Step 2

Press “Enter” four times to leave a blank area for your signature.

Step 3

Type your full name. Press “Enter” and type your title or position in the company, if appropriate. If you're including additional documents with your letter, press “Enter” twice, and type “Enclosure.”

Step 4

Sign your name within the blank area. Use a fine- or medium-point pen. Sign your name in a normal size; do not make your signature too large or small for the space.

Tips

  • Choose a professional closing you are comfortable with and use that closing for all your business communications to save time.

    Do not indent your closing with extra spaces.

Warnings

  • Stick with common, professional business closings. If you want to be innovative, present your original ideas in the letter; do not use unconventional or emotional closings.

About the Author

Ivy Liu graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with a Master of Business Administration in marketing and a Bachelor of Science in information systems and finance. With more than a decade of writing experience, Liu has written for hundreds of websites and publications on business, travel and many other topics.