Business report: structure

Learn how to structure business reports to suit your audience and aim.

What are the features of a business report?

Reports are professional documents, written in different contexts for different purposes and a varied audience. This means that the structure, style and content can vary significantly depending on your brief.

What is similar is that you, as the writer, have an aim - something you need your reader to know, do or understand. You need to communicate this to your reader clearly, so they can use the information provided to achieve the intended outcome.

How should I structure a business report?

This video looks at how to structure business reports to suit your audience and aim.

Final tip

Reports are often requested by someone for a particular purpose – keep this in mind as you write as this will help you work out what content to include, what structure to use and which style to write in.

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