Include Information about the Company: One must clearly state the name and the address of the company. Try to use a letterhead of the company for any business use. Include the date: Writing the date helps the person to have a record of the on_going business. Add the Recipient’s Information: In a business letter, one must clearly type the name, address, and the job title of the recipient to remove any ambiguity. Choose a Salutation: It is a way of showing respect towards the recipient. One can also use ‘To Whom It May Concern’ if he doesn’t know the person addressed.
I can’t tell you how many truly awful letters I’ve had to read in my life. As a former administrative assistant, I was responsible for all the unsolicited submissions to a major New York museum. Artists and collectors all over the country (and abroad) wrote to have their work considered for display or acquisition, and to be honest the decision frequently rested more on the quality of their cover letter than on their work _ which, romantic dreams aside, rarely if ever sells itself.