Someone’s Starting A Business: What You Say

What You Say To Someone Who’s Starting A Business: A Sample Letter Or Email by Gene Griessman, Ph.D.

Here’s a sample letter or email that you can adapt to your situation:

Tom Johnson just told me (or “I read in the Business Chronicle… or “Thank you for sharing with me…) that you are launching your own company. I think it’s wonderful. You’ve dreamed about doing this for quite a while, and now it’s a reality.

I plan to come by soon so that we can celebrate in person. And you can count on me to spread the word.

Warmest best wishes,

Here are the main points to keep in mind: One. Be enthusiastic

Two. Personalize the message so that it doesn’t sound like a template.  In the message above, the writer mentions the person’s long-held dream.

Three. Offer tangible support.  They’ll the new business owner that you’re going to “spread the word” or anything else you can do to help.

Just remember that cheerful good wishes are pleasant but that it will take more than good wishes to pay the bills. Your message will be deeply appreciated it it conveys the thought that you understand this reality and will be there to help.

The Words Lincoln Lived By

“Not a single Lincoln quotation that’s spurious in the entire book.”

“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject.” Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives

A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president.

You will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.

His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.

Don’t leave yet. You’ve found a goldmine. Check out additional power phrases and unusual quotations.





Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
This entry was posted in Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.