How to Format a Title Page for a Business Report

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Business reports are intended to let members of a company know what opportunities or problems lie ahead for the business. Because they require the organization of facts, business reports may not be the most pleasant documents to write. The title page may seem like the easiest part, but surprisingly, many individuals make the mistake of only including the title when, in fact, much more information should be included.

Organize all information before creating the title page. The title of the business report should reflect what the reader is going to see inside. It is important that you examine all of the information in order to choose a relevant title such as "The Importance of Marketing" for a business facing problems with marketing or advertisement.

Type the report name in a medium-large, professional and legible font (30 pixels is appropriate). Center the title so that it is one of the first things the reader sees.

Add a reason for the business report below the title so that the reader knows what problems the company is facing or the opportunities that lie ahead. This will make reading the report easier, since the reader will already know what to expect. Keep the reason for the report brief and to the point. It should be no more than three sentences long.

Include the author's name and date below the reason for the business report. It is also wise to include the name and address of the business, along with the intended recipient (whether it be another company or a specific client). Any company names listed on the business report should be either bolded or italicized, so that they stand out.

Tips

  • Count the number of pages in the business report. If your business report contains more than five pages, you should include a Table of Contents after the title page.

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