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BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

Business letter format
BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

A bus iness letter is usually a letter from one company to another, it could also be a letter from a company to its clients, customer, or some other bodies. The requirement for writing a standard and suitable business letter could vary depending on the form of relationship that exists between the bodies involved. The content of a business letter could vary, depending on the situation to which it is aimed at addressing, such as an invitation to an official event, important information, a reply to a request, an apology, etc. An appropriate business letter format gives a sense of professionalism and creates the right impression for your business.

There are four (4) basic types of business letter format:

  1. Block Letter Format: In a block letter, the entire text of the letter is aligned and single-spaced. The only exception to the single space is the double space between the paragraphs.
  2. Modified Block Letter format: In an alternative block format, the date, closing, signature name, and title begin at the center point on the page line. The length of a modified block letter could determine whether to use a single or double line space.
  3. Simplified Letter Format: A simplified letter format is most useful when the gender of the recipient is unknown, because there is usually no greeting or salutation, and that’s its main difference from a block letter.
  4. Semi-block letter format: A semi-block letter and block letter format is quite alike, only that semi-block appears more informal, and each paragraph on semi-block are indented

Required Sections in a Business Letter format.

  1. Heading: The heading will be on the left margin, and should bear the return address, as well as the date, a line before the date that carries contact information such; email, phone number, etc. could also be included. A return address might not be included if it is already written on the letterhead.
    Example:
    (Name)
    Ms. XYZ
    (Address)
    30 Sacramento Street
    Suit NZ121889
    (contact)
    Tel:
    Email:
    Phone:
    (Date)
    September 7, 20202. Recipient’s address: Give a detailed address, and if you know the recipients you could include their title name, e.g Dr., Prof., etc.
  2. The Salutation: The salutation mostly begins with “Dear (Recipients name).” If know, then titles should be included e.g Dr., Mr., Mrs. Or Ms. And if it is unknown, then just the recipient name would do. The salutation should end with a colon.
    NOTE: The Salutation in a business letter is always informal.
  3. The Body: The body of your letter should be single-spaced unless it is very short. The body of the letter contains the message you are trying to pass across. Use the first paragraph to introduce yourself, the second and third should include the purpose of the letter as well your request(s), and appreciation.
  4. The Complimentary Close: This is a short remark at the end of your letter followed by a comma. e.g Sincerely, Thank You, Yours truly.
  5. Signature: The signature should be written neatly in the space between the two parts of the closing.
  6. Your Name: Your full name should come on a line after the signature.

Example oof business letter format

Business letter format
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Conclusion:

A business letter is a formal letter usually written from a company to another company, clients, customers, or another official recipient. Whatever the need for your business letter, this article is designed to be able to effectively address it, if strictly followed. Business letter creation can sometimes be simplified the right word processing software, such as in Microsoft words, by simply selecting a business letter from the available templates.
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HOW TO WRITE A CHECK

How to write a check

What is a check

A check is a written order especially by a payer, to pay a stated amount to a payee, from the payer’s account. In other words, a check is a written document, that states a particular amount to be paid to a party, from the drawer’s account. 
Types of Check

How to write a check
How to write a check


1. Bearer Check
2. Crossed Check
3. Open Check
4. Order Check
5. Banker’s Check
6. Stale Check
7. Traveller’s Check
8. Post-Dated Check
9. Self Check

a. Bearer Check: A bearer check has the word “bearer” stated on them. This form of check is made payable to the person carrying them. These checks normally don’t need further authorization before they can be paid,
b. Crossed Check: This form of check usually carry two slant parallel line on them, and a “a/c payee” clearly stated on the top left corner. This form of check can only be paid to the person whose name is written on the check, and can only be cashed at the issuer’s bank.
c. Open Check: An open are usually not crossed. These form of check are made payable to the person carrying them, they can be cashed at any bank, and their ownership is transferable.
d. Order Check: This kind of check can only be issued to the person whose name is stated on the check, and it needs further certification of the bearer’s identity before they can be paid.
e. Banker’s Check: This kind of check has a validity period of three months. They are usually issued by a bank to another person, and the amount will be debited from the account owner’s account. These checks are usually honored because they have no reason for them to bounce once it is within the validity period.
f. Stale Check: This is simply a check that has passed its validity period, usually three months.
g. Traveller’s Chech: Traveller’s check doesn’t expire. These forms of checks are issued from one bank to person (usually substituted for carrying paper currencies) and could be cashed in any other bank in any location, even outside the issued country.
h. Post-Dated Cheque: These kinds of checks can only be processed on the date stated on them. If presented before this date, they won’t be processed, as they are only valid on and after the stated date.
i. Self Check: These check has the word “self” on the drawee column, and are cashable only at the issuer’s bank.

How to write a check


How to write a Check: Steps in writing a check

How to write a check
How to write a check


Date: This is usually on the top right corner, you should write the current day’s dated here, unless a post date, as in Post-Dated checks
Name of Payee: This is where the name of the person or corporation, the check needs to be paid to is written. Make sure the name is accurately written.
Amount in Numbers: This is the amount you are willing to pay to the payee, written in numbers. Example. ($) 520
Amount Written in Words: This is where you are expected to rewrite the amount you are willing to pay, but now in words. Example. FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY (DOLLARS)
Signature: An unsigned check is not valid. Make sure you sign the signature attached to your bank account, to make it valid, as any other type will be rejected.
Memo: This part is optional, and does not affect the processing of the check. It can be used to leave a short note, instruction, or reminder on a check.

How to write a check

Conclusion

It is most advisable to write your check in capital letters. By now you must have gotten a real insight on the type you are writing, or want to write and how to fill them out. To give leave feedback, kindly reach us through the comment section, and we will be most happy to get back to you.

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HOW TO COOK RICE

How to cook rice

Rice is one of the food consumed in most parts of the world. Although we love eating rice, and we cook it often, most people still find it difficult to cook rice Perfectly.
In this masterclass, I will teach you how to cook Rice, the best way. Let’s first examine the common mistakes made when cooking rice.

3 COMMON MISTAKES MADE WHEN COOKING RICE. (How to cook rice)

1. Not allowing the water to boil before pouring in the rice: To get the best result when cooking rice, it best to have placed your water on the fire, and allow it to boil before pouring in your rice.
2. Much or less water: There is a required quantity of water required for each types of rice to get the best result. These quantities will soon be discussed.
3. Cooking duration: The duration at which the rice is cooked will determine whether it will be hard, too soft, or normal.

HOW TO COOK WHITE RICE
How to cook rice
How to cook rice

Step 1. Check your rice to remove any dirt available, then rinse your rice properly,  about 3 times to further clean your rice.
Step 2. Fill your pan or pot with water. water ratio in long and short-grain white rice is different. If you are cooking long grain rice, you must use 2 cups of water for every cup of rice. For short-grain rice use 1 1/3 cups of water for every cup of rice. Then light the cooker at full flame. and allow the water to boil.
Step 3: Pour your clean rice into the boiling water.
Step 4: Add salt to the rice (Optional). To every cup of rice, add 1/6 tsp of salt, then stir together, and place back the pan/pot lid.
Step 5: Like the water quantity required to cook long and short-grain rice, the time required to cook them are different as well. Long grain white rice should be cooked for 18 minutes, while short-grain should be cooked for 15 minutes under closed lids.
After the stated time for each type of white rice, there should be no water left, and you should have a bowl of perfect fluffy rice.

Just a little recap. First check your rice to remove dirty particle, then rise it for about three times, pour water into the pot (2 cups for long grain, and 1 1/3 for long grain), put the pot on the cooker and turn the heat to medium, when the water starts boiling, pour the clean rice into the pot, add salt (optional), stir together, then cover the lid and allow to cook under closed lid (18 minutes for long grain rice, and 15 minutes for short grain rice). And there you go, you just make yourself a perfect, fluffy white rice.

HOW TO COOK BROWN RICE

How to cook rice
How to cook rice

Step 1: Check your rice to remove the dirty particle. Wash the rice to further remove any dirt.
Step 2: Fill your pot or pan with water. The water ratio for brown rice must be 1 cup of rice to 1 3/4 cups of water. Light your cooker, turn it to medium, then place the pot on it. Wait till it starts boiling.
Step 3: Pour clean rice into the pan.
Step 4: Add salt, this is completely optional, as most homes do not eat salt. If you will add salt, add 1/6 tbs of salt to every cup of rice. Then stir together, and close the lid.
Leave your brown rice to cook for 45 minutes. After which you must have a nice, well-cooked brown rice.

CONCLUSION

The main difference between cooking white rice and brown rice are the duration on the fire, and the amount of water, every other process is mostly similar.
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HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK


HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

Buttermilk is a ticker low fat or full-fat milk, sold in a grocery store under the name, ‘buttermilk’, used to add creamy richness to our dishes, it can be used for pancakes, fried chicken, bread, cakes, and other baked foods. Buttermilk can be slightly sour, because of the combination of lactic acid with milk, and actually, buttermilk does not contain butter, although it is a by-product of butter.
Storing buttermilk in your freezer doesn’t usually work most time, and chances are if you buy buttermilk regularly you have probably disposed off one that spoilt at a time. We don’t always get the chance to stop by a supermarket always, probably because of time or distance. But after reading this masterpiece, you won’t have to go to a store just to get buttermilk anymore, because am going to share with you three awesome tricks to make a homemade alternative to buttermilk, that is as good as the once from the grocery stores.

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

1. APPLE VINEGAR AND MILK: For the first method, you only need two ingredients; One cup of milk, and two spoon full of either of a vinegar(white or apple cider vinegar) or lemon. The main purpose of adding either vinegar or lemon is to provide the milk with acid, for it to curdle.
So just add two table spoon full off vinegar or lemon to a cup of milk, then stir evenly, then leave for about thirty minutes to an hour for it to cuddle. Then its is ready to use.
2. SOUR CREAM AND MILK: The next recipe requires sour cream and milk. This is pretty easy, all you have to do is add an halve a cup of sour cream to half a cup of whole milk. The stir together, and … its ready to serve!
3. WATER AND SOUR CREAM: Simply add one quarter cup ( 1/4 cup) of water to 3/4 cup of sour cream, then stir properly until it is mixed completely, and it ready to go. You just made yourself a great alternative to grocery stores buttermilk, with just water and sour cream.
4. WHOLE MILK AND CREAM OF TARTAR: Add one and 3/4 table spoon of cream of tartar, to 1 cup of whole milk, stir properly, then leave for about ten minutes, and it will be ready for serving.
5. YOGURT AND MILK: Our last recipe for making an home made buttermilk also requires just two ingredient as well. All you need here a 3/4 cup of a plain whole yogurt, and a 1/4 cup of whole milk.
You have to pour the 1/4 cup of milk into the 3/4 cup of plain whole yogurt, then stir it evenly. For this method you do not need a waiting time, after you have evenly stirred your the mixture in a cup, then a perfect butter milk alternative is ready to be served.

Conclusion

Making an home made alternative to grocery store butter milk is pretty simple, and it can be done with vary little ingredients, as all the recipes given in the examples above only requires 2 ingredients each, it is also easy and fast, can even be done by a kid. Only one of the methods require up to one hour processing(the apple vinegar and milk method), while other methods requires 20 minutes or less. I believe with these masterpiece you can now easily make yourself a buttermilk from home, without having to rush down to a grocery store.
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HOW AND RECIPE: BEST WAY TO BAKE A POTATO

How to bake potato


There has been a lot of questions about how to bake a potato, so here am I will teach you exactly how to make the best baked potato.
The two best types of potatoes for baking are King Edward and Desiree.


STEPS ON HOW TO BAKE POTATO


Step 1: Wash your potato to clean any dirty particles on it, usually a brush works well for this.
Step 2: Poke holes with a fork into the potato for about six times.
Step 3: In a bowl add a cup of water and two tbsp of salt, mix until it is well distributed.
Step 4: Dip the potato into the bowl, roll it until all parts of the potato has a the water on it.
Step 5: Place in the oven at 400 degrees, then cook for an hour.
Step 6: Take out the potato from the oven, the brush throughout with vegetable oil to get a shinny and crispy look after it is done, then take it back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
Step 7: After 15 minutes, bring out your potato from the oven, and cut then open to immediately let the steam out. Now you be seeing the soft and fluffy inside part of the potato.
Step 8: The last step is to fill the opened area with whatever you want to eat your potato with, whether it is a butter, sour cream or goat cheese. And you are ready to go.
So just a little recap; to make a baked potato, first you need to wash your potato clean of any dirty particle with a brush, then poke holes into your potato with a fork for about six times, make a mixture of water and salt, dip your potato into the mixture and make sure all part of the potato are touched by the mixture, place into the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour, remove from the oven and brush the entire body with a vegetable oil, then place into the oven again and leave it for 15 minutes, then bring out your potato, cut through squeeze a little bit from both ends, then add your favorite to the open part; whether a goat cheese, butter or sour cream. And you are good to go.

How to bake potato
How to bake potato

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE POTATO?


The time taken to bake a potato simple depends on the degree of the oven. The are two microwave oven degrees an time for baking a potato that I found out to really work.
At 400 degree, a potatoes should take about an hour to be done, before you bring it out to brush through with a vegetable oil and place into the oven again for 15 minutes, still with 400 degrees.
The second degree I recommend for baking potato is 450 degrees. And this must be cooked for less than an hour, 45 minutes to be precise. After you take it out of the oven to brush the vegetable oil on it, and put it back into the oven, it should only be left for 10 minutes, under 450 degrees again.
SHOULD BAKED POTATO BE WRAPPED INTO AN ALUMINIUM FOIL?
Wrapping a potato into an aluminium foil before baking is not good. Because the foil will hold moisture and steam into the potato, hence gives it a boiled instead of baked texture.

How to bake potato
How to bake potato


CONCLUSION


Making a baked potato is very easy, provided you have all the ingredients needed, and you follow the instructions and steps in this guide.wishalways welcome questions, comments and contributions. To get back to us, please kindly leave a message on the comment section below.

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HOW TO BOIL AN EGG

How to boil an egg

HOW TO BOIL EGG
Boiling an egg is quite easy, but boiling a nice hard egg could be a little tricky, and a little easy to make a mess of. I love hard, boiled eggs, and since you are here, then am pretty sure you do as well. Here I have put together a great explanation, to guide you on how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg you want. So let learn how to boil an egg.


Steps: How to boil egg


1st Step: Whether there is any visible dirt on your eggs or not, it is advisable to rinse them first.
2nd Step: Carefully place your eggs in the saucepan. make sure your eggs are properly arranged in the pan, to fit properly.
3rd Step: Fill the source pan with clean cold water. The water should be slightly above the egg, about an inch would do.
4th Step: It’s time to heat up. Place the saucepan on the cooker, over some heat, then set a timer for how long you want your egg to boil, usually within 4 to 12 minutes.
5th Step: Just before your egg is boiled, fill a bowl large enough to contain it properly, with some clean cold or ice water.
6th Step: After the egg has boiled for the set duration, now it’s time to pick them into the prepared cold water, then allow them to cool, until it’s cold enough for the next step.
7th Step: Now it’s almost done. You need to remove the shell. Gentle hit it on a hard surface, or gently with a hard item, to make some cracks, then easily take off the shell.

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Last Step: Rinse off the shell particles on your egg. Then it is ready to be served.
What could cause an egg to not peel smoothly?
The more fresh an egg is, then the more likely it will be difficult to peel.
The pH of an egg determines whether an egg will peel nicely or not. When the pH of an egg is low, then while cooking, the protein in the egg white is attached tightly to the keratin in the membrane, thus allows it to not peel properly.
How to avoid egg peeling with the shell
To peel your egg easily without having to peel some off with the shell, you should use eggs that are older or add a little bit of bicarb water so that the pH of the water will be improved, or add a 1/2 tablespoon of salt.


How To make your boiled egg pill easily

How to boil an egg
How to boil an egg


For your egg to peel easily, what you need to do is simple, just add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water.
How long should you boil an egg
The time required to boil an egg may vary according to your preference, therefore there is no particular correct or best time of boiling an egg, although it usually varies from four to twelve minutes.
For a soft egg, the best duration to boil will be about 4 minutes, although some could prefer 3 minutes, the standard time for boiling a soft egg, through my experience and finding should be about 4 minutes.
To a little further in between soft and hard, then it will be cool to boil your egg within six to seven minutes. At this stage, your egg would have gone from soft-boiled to medium.
Finally to get a perfechard-boileded egg you are advised to go for fourteen minutes. Your egg could be hard-boiled even for 12 minutes, so you are free to decide how hard you want it to be, and usually, any interval between 12 and 14 minutes will do.


CONCLUSION


I believe you have learned how to boil egg. To make a perfectly boiled egg, irrespective of how hard or soft you want it, this master guide is well organized enough to help you. I believe you have been able to successfully learn how to boil an egg now. To send any feedback to us, kindly leave a comment below, and we will be delighted to give you a reply as soon as possible.

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BUSINESS CASUAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN WITH EXAMPLES

Business casual
Business casual
Business casual

BUSINESS CASUAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Business casual for men and women could sound like a dress code easy to understand, and maintain, but it turns out in most cases that it could be tricky and easy to mix up with other ideas entirely. The idea of a business casual could vary depending on the setting it is meant for.
Although there is no actual definition for business casual, and this normally confuse workers and interviewees. But in normal sense, a business casual could simply be expressed as professional-standard and morally appropriate clothing.
To further clarify and give answers to unanswered questions about business casual, we have put together the best guide in various subcategories of business casual for men and women, to guide you to making the best decision when it comes to choosing business clothing.
Business casual for men
Most times its is better to always have a personal dress code, and if you are the manager in your office, then it is not optional, having a personal dress code (like when your colleagues or subordinate knows you will never wear a particular cloth, it might be because of the color, pattern, etc.), makes you stand out, unique because you are guided by a principle.

An appropriate Business casual for men would usually be a combination of dress slacks or chinos, a button-down shirt, dark socks, and leather dark shoes. For an interview, you are advised not to wear a polo shirt, jeans, or shorts.

Perfect business casual clothing for men

Business Casual for men
Business Casual for men


Top: Cotton long-sleeve, button-down shirt, sweaters, button-up or collared shirt, blazer, or business suit.
Bottom: Cotton pants, gabardine, dress slack,
Belt: Brown or black leather belt.
Shoe: Brown or black leather shoe
With a good combination of the above-listed business casual clothing, it will be hard to make an error.
Always make sure not to wear too tight clothes (they tend to be inconvenient and nonprofessional) or an unbuttoned shirt that shows hair on the chest. Don’t wear hoods, sportswear, boots, ripped jeans, sandals, or denim.

Business casual for women

Business Casual for women
Business Casual for women

It’s easier for women to go off when it comes to selecting a cloth for a particular need, but the key to making the right choice is centered around being appropriate, and being moderate.
Perfect business casual clothing for women
Top: Polo shirt, sweater, leather blazer, blouse with appropriate details, jacket.
Bottom: Smart jeans, silky slip skirt, casual pants.
Shoes: Loafers, ankle boots, ballet shoes, brogues, women have a lot of options for a business casual shoe, be careful if you decide to wear ones not listed here. If you don’t have a code, just make sure your shoe is appropriate and comfortable.

Things You Should Note When Choosing an Appropriate Business Casual Clothing When there is Dress Code or not, for Men and Women.


When there is no dress code, then making the best decision could become a little tricky, because you have to maintain casual, and at the same time not be too casual. If there is a dress code or not, always note these 2 tips to make the best decisions.


Wear what makes you comfortable: No matter how good looking and appropriate your clothing is, if you are not comfortable in it, then it is still a bad choice. Make sure you choose an option that is suitable for the work you do and make sure your clothes are not too revealing.
Make sure you are confident in it: When your clothing makes you feel uncomfortable, then there are chances that you won’t feel confident as well. While you are trying to impress your interviewer or look good yourself, you also watch out for a thing that makes your day from within and gives you that extra little confidence.
CONCLUSION
As you now know, making the right business casual attire could be tricky, although by putting both being appropriate and moderate in mind, then making the right choice would be pretty much easier. I believe you have learned what business casual for men and women really is now. Kindly leave a comment below if you have a question or any contribution.

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