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Business English Articles

Business English has its own, distinct characteristics. The vocabulary you need depends on the sector, and the culture of the business you are in. 

We will publish articles here that cover most general business situations.

With dictionary look up - double-click any word to find its definition.

Writing

Everyone in business has to write business letters at some time or other, but don't worry, the art of writing business letters is not rocket science and doesn't require mastering a huge amount of knowledge. Anyone can learn it in just a few days.  There are a few "rules and regulations" that separate a business letter from an informal letter.

Are you a freelance teacher? Do you remember how you started being a freelancer? For me it began in the days before PCs and Internet. (And that doesn't make me an old fogey, by the way)

Housework

It's that time of year again, spring is around the corner and the bright sunny days are showing up all the mucky windows and dusty corners.  Maybe it's time to think about hiring a commercial cleaning service.

Obviously maintaining a clean and professional looking office environment is an important aspect on any office manager's mind. Although finding a proper cleaning staff can be difficult, especially when you aren't familiar with hiring in that field. So to avoid this, many office managers hire a commercial cleaning service to come clean their office space. By simply calling the cleaning business you can quickly book a maid and set up a schedule for them to come and clean your office.

Email

 

As we've seen before, getting your inbound email under control will give you a huge productivity boost, but what about all the emails you send? If you want to be a good email citizen and ensure the kind of results you're looking for, you'll need to craft messages that are concise and easy to deal with.

What is Barketing?

Barketing is a cross between marketing and barking like a dog. Barking is often repetitive, annoying and loud, and always a one-way message. Barketing is marketing gone the way of dogs. You annoy customers with your message attempt, sound like the rest of the pack and display no finesse.

Barketing is any form of marketing that looks and sounds like "me too" to your prospects. It feels to your market like you are competing for attention by shouting louder.

Why Does MoR Risk Management Benefit Businesses And Organisations?

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As a business owner I decided I needed to implement MoR (Management of Risk) Risk Management in the workplace. I was having a discussion with another business owner at a network meeting last month and he explained what MoR was and why he had introduced it into his workplace. MoR was conceptualised by the OGC (Office of the Government Commerce) and the approach was initially formulated to complement OGC’s guidance on program and project management. The basic principle underlying MoR is to help organisations put in place efficient frameworks in order to take very calculated decisions on risk. Every decision that is made within a business has an upward end or downward end and involves some degree of risk. As my business was becoming increasingly busy and the rate of risk was rising, I needed some type of risk management system in place.