The one thing almost guaranteed to put a BIG grimace onto the face of business owners, large and small is having to write a proposal. There IS a solution!
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Businesses, from one-person freelancing services to HUGE engineering and construction firms have to write proposals in order to get work.
Most of them hate it and many of them are terribly unorganized about the process, making it much more time consuming and harder than it need be.
If you want your business to be competitive and get a steady stream of really fabulous jobs, learning how to write great proposals should be a top priority.
You can do it on your own, learning from your mistakes as you go … OR you can get The Proposal Kit. The Proposal Kit is a collection of documents that will help you streamline and organize your business information. It will help you produce proposals easily and efficiently, because all the information you need is organized and stored in one place.
A good proposal answers all the questions. An EXCELLENT proposal, commands attention. Excellent is what you are aiming for and could give you an edge over the competition.
Be prepared to spend MORE time than usual, the first time you use The Proposal Kit. You need to poke about and seeing what is inside. Then you need to gather your business information and plug it into the Proposal Kit, and finally you will generate your first Proposal Kit proposal.
Once you’ve created your master document, you will literally be able to write kick-ass proposals in one-tenth to one-quarter of the time it previously took you. Your master document will grow as you add in new information and the “boiler-plate” sections you will use for different kinds of proposals.
According to its thousands of die-hard fans, The Proposal Pack pretty much includes every possible proposal, contract template and estimate document you could need for your business.
Whether you are a web site developer, photographer, video producer, graphic designer, computer programmer or any other type of technology related business, Proposal Kit has something for everyone.
The proposal kit is a must for freelance writers who not only have to send out their own proposals, but who write proposals for their business clients.
The Proposal Kit also has one of the best programs available for anyone who writes grant applications or fund raising proposals. It will help you get all necessary information in one place and will help you create dynamite looking proposals that will jump you ahead of your competition. IF you are a professional grant writer, this program is not just nice to have, it is a MUST have!
What exactly is The Proposal Kit?
The Proposal Kit Pro is a suite of business proposal and contract management products that help designers and developers focus on the business end of what they do. It was created by and for developers and designers and has a huge following. Just check out the HUNDREDS of testimonials and industry endorsements on their web site.
The PRO Kit includes hundreds of pages of material including:
- sample proposals,
- contract and agreement documents,
- project estimate spreadsheets,
- interview questionnaires,
- planning checklists,
- example project layout diagrams
- and more!
All of the documents and templates are immediately downloadable and fully editable.
Proposal Kit products are designed to help you price your services, streamline your business and allow you to focus on your bottom line, which translates into more money in your pocket and a lot less stress.
It doesn’t just stop there. The Proposal Kit team released a non-technical version of their kits that can be used by any business. These are smaller Proposal Packs which are collections of proposals with a graphic theme.
If you do not know an Executive Summary from a Cost Summary from a Mission Statement, you need to check these products out. Proposal Packs appeal to individuals, freelancers, small businesses and even individuals and groups within large companies who need to get started fast and within a budget.
Proposal Kit products are cross-platform compatible and will work on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. If you use office applications such as Appleworks, Microsoft Word (Mac or PC), OpenOffice, StarOffice or even Word Perfect they have you covered.
Once you have installed the Proposal Kit, you get an easy to use document launcher and organizer, a generous amount of help documentation and hundreds of pages of material. I highly recommend the how-to videos on their website.
If you take the extra time required to customize the documents with your own logo and business information you can quickly see how this product will save you time and money. For people like us that isn’t just hyperbole Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it actually does translate into money .
The Proposal Kit Pros:
The Proposal Kit comes out with frequent updates and upgrades to the Proposal & Contract materials. Since I purchased the kit over a decade ago, there have been updates at least once a year.
Proposal Kits are already used by thousands of developers worldwide and used in University web design & business courses.
The contract documents conform to US, UK , Australian, Canadian (and Quebec ) Law.
The Proposal Kit supports many operating system and office suite combinations AND comes in a dozen different languages.
The Proposal Kit Cons:
Most of my Cons have to do with the person USING the Kits vs. the kits themselves.
There are a LOT of documents. It will take awhile to review and realize the full potential of everything that is included and how it all works together as a system.
While using The Proposal Kit elements is largely intuitive. My suggestion is to take an hour or so a day for as long as necessary, to learn all the elements. Read the how-to documentation and watch the videos.
I learned this the hard way. There was one element in putting together my proposals that annoyed me each and every time. One day my “intuition” insisted that I watch one of the videos. Problem solved in less than five minutes. I could kick myself around the block for not having followed my own good advice!
Here’s a great testimonial from a diehard FAN!
I have been a Proposal Kit Pro user for almost 15 years; this kit is a part of my business. This is a MUST BUY for businesses of all sizes. Especially if you’re a small business or are solo (consulting/freelance), this kit will get you started on the right foot. I always recommend this kit. From personal experience this product is 1,000% worth the price! You will spend YEARS trying to accumulate what you can literally have in your hands in 30 seconds from just purchasing this kit. From the kit I learned essential terms, secured contracts and documents with steps on how use the essentials for any project size. There’s a lot in the pack, so following the proposal pack examples helps a lot, it shows how the kit will work for small/medium/large projects. You’re guided to each template, and the kit explains what each documents is for and which parts are needed per project. For me, this kit has literally paid for itself over and over again.” Chris Charlton
Here’s a testimonial from a small writing/design company:
We’ve been successfully using Proposal Kit Professional for years to draft winning proposals, build agreements, and produce contracts. The easy to use templates provide a solid foundation for building winning, professional proposals that leave our clients excited to work with our agency.”
Tanya Steinberg Blueprint Media Studios LLC