Following meetings or interviews, it is polite to send a thank you message to the business owner. As you are thanking them for their time, a new opportunity, or for their charitable donation to an organization there are proper ways to send your thanks. Unfortunately, many students are never taught and never learn the proper way to write a thank you.
Following your business meeting, if you have obtained a copy of their business card you can draft them up a quick note. This can be done in an email or a handwritten card sent to their office. The best way needs to be determined by you all factored on how soon you expect to hear back. Immediate turnaround situations are more often best to email, whereas if you have several weeks before you will hear back, you can send a note to remind them of your previous meeting.
Formatting Your Note
Following the best practice guidelines for writing up a thank you will help keep you looking professional. Do not sacrifice a potential business deal by not using common sense or courtesy. Choosing the best format for your note is determined on what your meeting was regarding. In most instances, it is best to write up what you are planning to say before sitting down to handwrite a letter.
First, find a card that is professional. Swing by the local store’s stationery department, many will have an aisle with this type of thing. If you are at a lost where to start looking, printing companies in Alpharetta or where ever you live, will also carry professional stationery or letterhead. For a business thank you, do not select a card with writing on the inside. A blank card is best for this type of writing, remember it isn’t supposed to be funny it is supposed to be professional......