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Write Correspondence to Obtain Information. 1.04. Definition. Inquiries 1 : examination into facts or principles : research 2 : a request for information 3 : a systematic investigation often of a matter of public interest . Types of Inquiries . Unsolicited Solicited. Inquiries.

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  • Inquiries
    • 1: examination into facts or principles:research
    • 2:a request for information
    • 3: a systematic investigation often of a matter of public interest
types of inquiries
Types of Inquiries
  • Unsolicited
  • Solicited

Unsolicited - if the recipient has done nothing to prompt your inquiry

Reasons to Write inquiries:

  • Write a business plan.
  • Get business assistance and training.
  • Choose a business location.
  • Finance your business.
  • Determine legal structure of your business.

6. Register a Business Name

7. Get a Tax Identification Number

8. Register for State and Local Taxes.

9. Obtain Business licenses and permits

10. Understand employer responsibilities

types of inquiries1
Types of Inquiries
  • Solicited - when a business or agency advertises its products or services. Example: In response to an advertisement that we have seen in the paper, a magazine, a commercial on television when we are interested in purchasing a product, but would like more information before making a decision.
importance of writing inquiries
Importance of Writing Inquiries
  • Receive up-to-date information
  • Receive accurate information
  • Receive assistance
  • Follow government and legal regulations
  • Financing information
  • Be Successful!
writing inquires
Writing Inquires
  • Return Address (YOUR address)
  • Date
  • Address of Recipient
  • Salutation
  • Clearly outline the information you are seeking.
writing inquires cont
Writing Inquires (cont.)
  • In an unsolicited letter, identify who you are, what you are working on, and why you need the requested information, and how you found out about the individual.
  • In solicited letter, also identify the source that prompted your inquiry, for example, a magazine advertisement.
  • Closing
  • Include in the envelope with the letter ~

a self-addressed stamped envelope to increase the chances of receiving information.

  • Write one (1) solicited and two (2) unsolicitedletters. You may use the agencies and organizations identified in Indicator 1.03 for the unsolicited letter. Request information about starting a new business. Use word processing software to complete your letter. Share your letter with a classmate to obtain feedback and to have your letter proofread.