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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - Create Proposal

The history of the proposal: from handshake to digital signature

Want to write about the history of the proposal? Of course! I immediately saw it in front of me: a guy who makes something out of a proposal using cuneiform script. Yes, there is no shortage of imagination. Afterwards, I don't even seem to be wrong that much, but more about that later. Making a proposal over time shows a significant evolution. Proposal history: from shaking hands to digital signatures

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - Create Proposal

Using chatgpt when making proposals: smart?

No one can have missed it. For months, ChatGPT dominated the news and social media. We were presented with everything. Arguments for and against, possibilities and impossibilities, enthusiasm and fear. As you can imagine, as a content writer, I followed the discussions closely. In addition, I answered clients' questions, published a candid blog and now here on the Offorte website. And with pleasure, because: Is it smart or stupid to use ChatGPT when making proposals? is an interesting question. Read on to discover the pros and cons that may help you decide whether or not to use ChatGPT for proposals. Using chatgpt when creating business proposals

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - Create Proposal

An 'About us' page in your proposal? Great!

The sales conversation and the proposal are the perfect moments to convince the customer or prospect that working with you (as reliable experts) is the best option. Fine, so far so good. But… don't overdo it make sure you present your company in the right place and in the right way. About us page in your proposal

Monday, April 3, 2023 - Create Proposal

Make a proposal for corporate organizations

Large, corporate organizations generally like to do business with peers. Nevertheless, more and more partnerships are being concluded with smaller companies and/or startups. This allows these large organizations to innovate faster. Smaller companies and startups in turn benefit from the knowledge, facilities and network of corporate organizations. This allows them to develop or grow better and faster. Great, that all looks good. However, corporates speak each other's language, but a 'smaller entrepreneur' had better prepare well in advance, also with regard to proposals. What can you take into account and what are the essentials in a proposal for large organizations? I did some research and listed a few things for you. Making proposals for corporate organizations

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - Product Updates

New proposal editor & viewer

We are excited to share our latest software release with you. After months of hard work, we are finally live. The new proposal editor & viewer help you even better to create smart, winning proposals. Read on to discover all the new features. Offorte has updated the proposal editor & viewer

Friday, March 10, 2023 - Create Proposal

Gender conscious quotes

Gender-aware, gender-neutral and/or inclusive communication will become the new standard. Move with the current era and adjust your writing style on your website, in your newsletters and of course also in your proposals. Write gender neutral proposals

Monday, December 19, 2022 - Proposal software

3 reasons to finally start with online proposals

Is this a shameless advertising blog for Offorte? No. No, because I'm genuinely satisfied with it. So satisfied, in fact, that I've been writing blogs and articles about and for this tool for over four years. In addition, in this blog (note: figuratively), I go with my butt bare. So, read on and find out why I should have started with online proposals much earlier. Why You Should Consider Using Online Proposals: 3 Reasons

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Product Updates

New proposal editor and display sneakpreview

We have been working hard on a completely new proposal editor & display for a long time. The development has now entered its final phase and will soon be tested by users. Check out the latest sneak preview with the updated pricing table, new page sections and photo gallery. Sneakpreview October 2022 - New proposal editor & viewer

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - Create Proposal

How to create proposals with a high win factor

How do some people do it anyway... One offer after another is approved. In addition to a rock-solid offer, there is a good chance that the favor factor plays a major role here. Find out what that favor factor is, how to create and increase it yourself. Create proposals with favoreable factors

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Create Proposal

Speak to the customer formally or informally in proposals

I see the formal language question appear in my inbox a few times every year. It is also a very legitimate question. After all, you don't want to hurt or offend anyone and certainly not in your proposals! Fortunately, it's not as difficult as it seems, just look. Choose between formal or informal language in proposals

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Product Updates

Second sneak preview of the new editor

The second preview of the new proposal editor from Offorte. Hard work is still underway but would like to share some of the new useful features with you. Sneakpreview April 2022 - New proposal editor & viewer

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Create Proposal

How well do you verify your proposals?

A proposal can be the beginning of a great cooperation or - when it comes to an existing customer - strengthening your relationship. Anyway, you want your proposal to be knocked on all sides before it goes out. Of course, you check for language, spelling and the correct rates. But there are many more points of interest. Take your proposals to the next level and discover the 5 most important checkpoints! Make proposals and take them to the next level

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Product Updates

Sneakpreview new proposal editor and display

A completely new proposal editor & viewer has been working hard for months. It will take a while before you can start using it, but today you can already see a first sneak preview. Sneakpreview February 2022 - New proposal editor & viewer

Friday, January 28, 2022 - Sales

3 tips for successful subscriptions to business tenders

Enrolling in a tender is generally considered a time-consuming and complicated process. And yet, especially when you want to work with the government, this is the only way you can get a foothold in there. In addition to government institutions, nowadays commercial organizations also place tenders. So plenty of reasons for a blog with tips! Tips for successful business tender proposals

Monday, December 6, 2021 - Sales

Discounts in proposals: to do or not to do?

“The proposal looks good, but I'm afraid the price is a bit above our budget. Can we have a little talk about that?” We all experience it and may have asked for a discount ourselves. A discount in proposals is often a discussion point. That's why we've listed the most important pros and cons for you. Just to think about, to keep them in the light when making a proposal or as a handy tool for negotiation. Do or dont include a discount in your proposals?

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