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Writing using white paper template

A white paper is something that requires you to use solid research to help readers draw conclusions to people that are part of the niche that you are into. Thus, if you want people to learn more about what you do, it’s important that you have knowledge in creating your own white paper.

There are times that we would have trouble in writing using white paper format. This is a problem for a lot of people, especially to those that are new in writing one. This sometimes lead to a lot of problems to the writer as he or she may end up conveying the wrong information to the people. That is why people would need to rely on a white paper template to help create their white paper.

This kind of template works by showing the key components of the white paper. If a person would look at the template, it would be easier for that person to write what he or she wants. The only thing person needs to do is to consider the niche, and writing a white paper will be easy as if he or she is writing a short essay.

When writing a white paper, always remember that you need to present a lot information. Always consider that the people that will read the paper may not have any idea what they’re reading. The reason why you created this kind of paper to make them understand what you want to convey. Thus, limiting the information that you have is a terrible idea.

Also, you should present your white paper in the easiest possible manner. You should not over do things just to impress people on your knowledge about this kind of writing. As long as it is understandable to read, it will already leave a mark to the reader.

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Simple Business Plan Template – A Proven and Easy 10-Step Formula

There are a very few reasons why you would want to write a business plan.

1. To evaluate initial startup costs.

2. To establish the fundamental viability of a project

3. To define your products, services and customers and assess competitors.

4. To map out the business model, the goals and the strategy used to achieve them.

5. To communicate to others (banks, investors, partners, etc.) the business idea.

A simple business plan can be written very quickly by just completing the following easy 10 step formula.

1. I am…

Introduce yourself. Tell the reader of your business plan who you are, your background, education, professional experience, your successes to date.

2. My product or service is…

Tell them what product or service is, what it does for the customer, any unique features or facets, how it is produced, etc.

3. My customers will be…

Describe your target customers and why you have chosen to market to these customers. Use any back-up evidence from your experience, reports, white papers, market research, etc.

4. My customers will buy from my business because…

Describe any unique selling points or advantages you have. Are you providing better value, guarantees, superior quality, reduced risk, better location, etc?

5. My customers will pay…

Explain how much your customers will pay for each of the products or services you will provide. Describe any up-selling or cross-selling opportunities and how many times a customer will buy from you in a typical year.

6. I can make…

Explain how many products you can produce or services you can provide in a typical year. Back this up with whatever evidence you have to support this.

7. To make each unit of product costs…

Explain how much each unit of product costs to produce. If your business is a service business describe how much it costs to provide the service.

8. The start-up investment I require is...

Detail how much start-up investment the business will require and what you require it for.

9.I have a viable business because

Explain why your business is viable and what evidence you have to support this claim. This will require some market research to demonstrate their is a viable market for your product or service.

10. In summary…

On a single page, list the main points of you plan in bullet point form. This is single most important part of your business plan. It will be read first by all readers of your business plan and will determine if they will read further and ultimately support you business idea or not. Write this summary last but put it at the front of you plan.

Now that you drafted a simple business plan you are in a great position to assess the initial viability of a business at a very high level. You may want to consider fleshing out this simple business plan into a more standard, detailed business plan format before presenting it to potential investors, partners or banks. They will want to see some detailed financials also – Income Statement (Profit and Loss), Cashflow Statement and a Balance Sheet.

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Understanding White Paper Templates

In the world of business and academe, white paper templates are undeniably important tools that you should take into consideration. They may be just simple templates, but they can create a great impact.

You may be wondering what white paper templates truly are. There are several people who think that the white paper is something that is very technical and complicated. Actually, white paper is a simple term that can be used by anyone. Years ago, it is a term that is used to describe policies and proposals. However, in today’s world, white paper has excelled from that “years ago” definition into something that can be used in almost any aspect.

Today, white paper templates mean that you are writing in a document in a way that you will be persuading or educating your targeted audience. It can either be as simple as an advertisement or as complex as a thesis. Regardless of how you will make this, the thoughts are still similar. There are several things that you need to take into consideration if you want to succeed with coming up with white paper templates, which will allow you to become successful about your business proposal and policies.

Although writing white paper templates is simple, you need to follow rules as to ensure that you will be able to succeed with your writing goal on white paper format. To help you with that, here are some things that you may need into consideration.

State a problem

Usually the problem on white paper problems are about communicating a dilemma or  the insecurity that your targeted audience has. If you fail to see any problem, then you probably need to make one.

Discuss the problem

Typically, after you have stated your problem, you would immediately go to the solution. However, with white paper templates, you need explain the problem so that your targeted audience will be able to have a full understanding with the issue.

Provide alternate solutions

Your alternate solutions may come from your experiences. However, you need to keep in mind that these are just alternate solutions, and not the main one. So, avoid coinciding with the main from the alternate solution.

State your main solution

Well, this is the main selling point of white paper templates. Therefore, you need to ensure that you will be able to drive your audience to read this section. You need to state clearly all the necessary things that they need to know as well as the lifetime advantage that they will have from this solution. However, you need to keep in mind that this should be a realistic and attainable.

Well, white paper templates are really things that you should be afraid of. You just need to plan and organize things out to be successful with white paper templates.

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Scrapbooking Ideas and Solutions – Creating Your Own Patterned Paper

This technique was inspired by South Sea Island inhabitants, who create their own amazing patterned fabrics by using paint, flowers, leaves, shells and the power of the sun to bleach. Here is a way for you to recreate this technique on paper using a sun lamp.

Here is a list of the materials that you will need to create your unique masterpiece:

Plastic sheets to protect your work surface
Bowl for mixing your paint
Brushes or sponge
Templates (cut-outs of your design e.g. leaves flowers etc.)
White or colored card
Translucent Fabric Paint
Water
A good source of light e.g. sun, sun lamp or sunny window ledge

First make sure to cover your work surface well with plastic, as fabric paint is difficult to remove as it is a permanent dye.

Prepare your paints in your bowl/s by mixing one part paint with two parts water. Wet your card under a running tap so that it is wet on both sides. Lay the card on the plastic sheet and apply the paint generously covering the page. The card should be very saturated with paint. Press the templates that you want to use firmly down on the paint, making sure that they are in contact with the card. If you are using paper or card cut-outs, soak them in water first to make them heavier. Turn on the lamp if using one and make sure that there are no shadows between the lamp and the card. For safety sake, the lamp should be at least nine inches away, and don’t leave it on unattended.

Make sure that the templates are only lifted off the card once it is completely dry, or the shapes will not show. To be safe once you think the paper is dry, wait a further half hour before removing the templates.

You should now have a piece of dyed card with negative effects where the templates were. They will vary from light to dark, depending on the strength of the lamp, and will add interest to your design and make it unique. Another scrapbooking idea and solution is to sprinkle rock salt onto the card instead of using templates. This will create rings of different shades of color. When using templates, anything can be used from sea shells, buttons, dried leaves or even metallic emblems.

You can use the dyed papers whole as a background for your layout, or even to frame your photo’s. Very attractive cards can also be used with this technique. Have fun scrapbookers, you have now learned the art of heliographic painting.

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Cheap Business Printing – White Paper

Cheap Business Printing Alternatives

Achieving high quality business printing at a low cost

Companies can spend thousands to millions of pounds sterling on printed materials. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that by analyzing and separating the different purposes of a company’s printed materials, companies can significantly save time and money on their printing materials by exploiting new online and printing technologies.

Offset, Digital and Office Printing

When choosing a printing strategy it is important to know what type of printer to use:Offset printing is an older process which prints using metal plates to transfer the image on to the paper. Printing with this method means that the individual elements in the print material cannot be changed unless a new metal plate is generated. This process is cost effective when used for printing large quantities. Digital printing is a newer printing method which reproduces images onto the page. This print method supports variable printing in which any element in the print material may be changed without influencing the fixed costs. This process is cost effective when used for smaller quantities (approximately 10-500 pcs).Office Printing is a relatively new method of printing. With the advent of colour printers as a staple in nearly every office, printing materials at the office is a convenient advantage. The disadvantage however, is that paper and ink for printing in larger quantities can become quite expensive. In addition to the cost, not all office printers offer the professional quality desired for materials such as brochures and data sheets. knowing which printer is appropriate for the quantity and quality of the materials needed, will aid companies to make the right choice and save on printing costs.

Cheap Business Printing Strategies

The first step to cheap business printing is breaking down the function of your printed materials.
Most printed materials serve a triple function: Presenting a good professional impression to relevant parties such as, investors, clients and suppliers Increasing brand awareness by leaving relevant parties with a visual reminder of a company and product/service. Communicating information about a company’s services or products to the relevant parties. Data sheets and company profile brochures are necessary for a company’s image. These print materials also communicate information to clients about the company’s products and services. This white paper provides tips for saving money and time on planning, designing, and printing of office and promotional materials, by analyzing and separating their functions.

Datasheet and brochure printing – Strategy to save on printing costs. Data sheets serve as a communication tool to help customers and suppliers understand a company’s product. Many companies print a minimum of 1000 copies of each data sheet on an offset printer in order to gain a low cost per sheet. With the advent of digital printers, it’s possible to print smaller quantities but as the quantity increases the cost per data sheet is static while printing on an offset printer generates a decreasing cost per data sheet as print volume increase. Once the specifications of a product changes, the data sheet is outdated and must be updated. The outdated data sheets are frequently discarded.

A graphic designer will need to prepare the layout and graphics for the original data sheet template. This cost may range from approximately £300-£700. Once the template is constructed, each additional alteration cost may range from £70-£200 and then another £70-£150 for several design changes. Since the main purpose of a data sheet is to convey information and reinforce the company’s image, printing the data sheets and brochures on an office printer will fulfill the function of communicating information but it does not fulfill the purpose of reinforcing the company’s image. This issue may be resolved by printing high quality presentation folders on an offset or digital printer. This will present the clients with a first impression that reinforces the company’s image in an organized and professional fashion.

Presentation strategy – Save with folders. Presentation folders provide the perfect solution for ensuring that data sheets and brochures are presented in a professional and attractive fashion. Folders are a very useful and versatile presentation tool. Inserting a data sheet and other informative materials, into a well designed and branded folder will leave a professional impression on those receiving the information.

Although folders tend to be expensive, ordering folders in large quantities will not be a waste. They may always be used to present a wide variety of communication materials. Purchasing folders from an online printing company that offers free design templates, or a do-it-yourself design and image upload application, will reduce the cost to about £0.46 per piece.

With a folder, the data sheet’s only purpose will be conveying information and the folder will provide the professional impression needed to impress clients and colleagues. In this case, a data sheet with a simple letterhead or logo will be effective. By keeping the design simple, the template can be kept on file and the data sheet may be updated as needed. This will prevent expensive reprints at a printer. On the internet it is easy to find existing brochure and data sheet templates that may be downloaded for Microsoft Word.

This strategy is applicable to printing a company profile brochure as well. Today many companies print brochures in large quantities at an offset printer. However, many companies are changing their management, business focus, or other company related details due to market changes and such. It would save time and money to print these brochures at the office as well. However, this strategy is only effective for companies printing small quantities at a time.

The typical or offline printing process. This method of printing requires that the company pay two separate subcontractors, a graphic designer and a printing company. In addition the employee will also have to spend work time with the graphic artist.

Working with a graphic designer requires: Explaining the concept and graphic requirements, Discussing layout, design and colours, Revising and adjusting drafts.

Once the design is ready it is time to contact the printer. The online printing process. Working with an online printing company for small or large quantities can save a significant amount of time and money. This method provides companies with professional printed materials that fulfill all three functions as outlined above – presentation, brand awareness and information communication. There is no need for folders because the printing is high quality.

Why are online printers a cheaper solution? Since they are online, they may be located in low rent areas. Many are bigger than traditional printers and can reduce their costs due to economies of scale. Free design templates make it possible to work without a graphic designer. They eliminate the time that an employee spends working with a graphic designer. Reduce the time-to-market, since there is no wait time with respect to design approval and revisions.

It is important to choose your online printer carefully some offer benefits such as: Free image uploads. This allows employees to easily upload existing company logos. Free design templates. Free “design upload” option. This way a company with an in-house graphic designer or a previous design may upload for printing. Graphic designers who are always available for adjustments, or for creating custom designs. Free online storage of designs for convenient reprinting.

Comparison chart – Printing prices

This price comparison chart compares the printing and production costs for the typical printing method to the cost saving printing strategies described above. The chart compares: Typical/offline printing strategy.

Eight data sheets and one company profile brochure, Set is printed four times over the course of two years, 250 units of each item are printed each time for a total of 1000 units each, This is the most expensive method for printing business materials.

Online printing strategy- Eight data sheets and one company profile brochure, Set is printed four times over the course of two years, 250 units of each item are printed each time for a total of 1000 units each.

This strategy offers the cheapest printing solution for most companies. Office printing strategy – Small quantities each time, Eight data sheets, one company profile sheet and one folder, 1000 folders are printed only once, Eight data sheets and company profile sheet are printed 25 times – 10 units each time for a total of 250 units each. Even though less brochures and data sheets are printed (250 instead of 1000), this method still costs more than the online printing strategy. However, the advantage of this strategy is that the data sheets are more up-to-date because they are printed more frequently in smaller quantities. Office printing strategy – Large quantities each time, Eight data sheets, one company profile sheet and one folder, Set is printed four times over the course of two years, 250 units of each item are printed each time for a total of 1000 units each, This strategy proves to be more expensive than even the typical/offline method.

Conclusion

Printing small quantities at the office provides a strategy which allows materials to be more up-to-date because they are printed in smaller quantities and more frequently. When compared to the typical/offline strategy this method provides a saving of 47%, however the printing quality is low and in the end, printing 250 sets at the office costs more than printing 1000 sets at an online printer.

Online printing solutions offer businesses an effective and efficient strategy for producing small or large quantities of printing materials. In comparison to the typical/offline printing costs (as per the example in this white paper) the online printer offers businesses a total saving of 68%. Thus the online printer offers the cheapest business printing solution.

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