Bid Writing Like The Experts

Bid Writing For Small Business Owners?

The aim of this article is a help the reader to discern whether Bid Writing is a role that small business owners are able to take on themselves or whether it is a process that is best outsourced to expert, professional Bid Writers.

After all, Bid Writing is a difficult and time consuming process that requires a thorough knowledge of the industry that is being written for, the business itself, a clear, concise and engaging writing style and excellent organisation skills. Before any kind of Bid Writing activity can begin, the small business owner come Bid Writer or the actual Bid Writer themself, must prepare all of the documents that need to be included as part of the Tender Document. There is absolutely no point in submitting a Tender all prerequisite documents and policies are not complete, up-to-date and in place.

The Best Approach To Bid Writing

So Bid Writing requires both an objective, conscientious approach to make sure that “all of the boxes are ticked” as well as a creative, engaging style of writing. Basically, the end product must meet all of the criteria and stand out from the rest of the Tender Documents that the reviewer is appraising. This is what will make the difference between a Tender Document and a winning Tender. There are no prizes for coming second! Your company either wins the Tender or it doesn’t!

How Small Business Owners Can Write Bids

So let’s get to the point of this article – how the small business owner can write Bids like a professional Bid Writer. Well, I take the stance that Bid Writers do their job day in day out and are the best people for the job. And this is true! Sure, a small business owner (assuming that the business isn’t a Bid Writing Services company) cannot be expected to write and put together a Bid Document as well as an expert who write Bids for a living. And if the could, I think that the small business owner’s other tasks would suffer as a result of this over-representation of their time being spent on Bid Writing activities.

Specialise! Don’t Be A Jack Of All Trades But Master Of None!

The whole point of being in business is to specialise and, therefore, spend most of your time doing what you are good at because you can do it better and more quickly than anyone else. Then you can pay others to do what they are good at and so on. However, I do believe that, despite this realisation, most people can learn to complete tasks to the best of their ability, to a reasonable and often sufficient level of quality (given the correct training/learning). So bearing this in mind, I think that if competition for a Tender is relatively average then a small business owner might be able to write a suitably substantial Tender Document with a reasonably good chance of winning. Many would argue that as the number of and quality of the competition for a given Tendering opportunity increases so does the likelihood of a “reasonably average” Tender failing to meet the mark.

It stands to reason that the best Tendering opportunities have more competition. Also, let’s assume that if an opportunity to Tender is less competitive then this is likely to be either because the opportunity requires a very specialised skillset which is under-represented in the marketplace or because the contract is relatively low value. Also, if the small business owner writes his or her own Tender Document for a high competition opportunity then they are more likely to be up against the offerings of professional Bid Writers. Afterall, when do small business owners finally decide to hire a professional Bid Writer? The answer to this is quite clear – when that opportunity comes up for them which is truly unmissable, highly lucrative and potentially company transforming! So don’t try to be a Jack Of All Trades and outsource your Bid Writing. If you find that your company requires lots of Tenders to be produced then hire a Bid Writing Training Consulting to provide professional, expert training inhouse.

Increase Writing Speed Like A Pro

3 Tips To Speed Up Your Writing

There is absolutely no denying that writing can be a dreary and draining task. Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer, Anne Tyler, once said, “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”

If professional authors and writers need to force themselves to write, one can imagine the sheer willpower required for an ordinary person to sit down and put pen to paper… or fingers to keyboard just to produce a piece of content.

Even if you love writing, there will be times when you’re just not into it. What do you do then? You may still have deadlines to meet or your blog will need its scheduled post. You don’t have a choice but to write… and it can seem torturous.

The best way to get around this problem will be to become a more productive writer. That essentially means that you’ll be able to write more in less time. For example, if it takes you an hour to write your weekly blog post, by becoming a faster writer, you might be able to write two posts in that same hour.

You’ll then have content for two weeks and you won’t need to worry and fret so often about having to write. Being faster also means that your work gets completed sooner. If you’re a freelance writer, you’ll be able to take on more work and double your earnings.

You’ll have more free time to do what you want to. There are many benefits that can be accrued just by writing rapidly. This article will give you three tips that will make you a faster writer, if you follow them.

Learn To Type

This may seem like a very basic tip yet most slow writers are also slow typists. Your typing speed has a direct correlation with how fast you can churn out content. Even if you know how to type, you should try to become a faster typist.

The faster you are, the better. You’ll be able to think through your fingers. There will be no lag between your thoughts and the words appearing in front of the screen. The best writers usually type very fast.

You can learn how to type online from sites like There are many such sites. Find one that you like and get started.

If the idea of learning to type seems too much of a Herculean task to you, there is always the option of dictation software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. You’ll be able to dictate your article or whatever content you want written.

Another option would be to speak out your content and do a voice recording of it. You can then send the audio file to a transcription service where it will all be typed out for you.

Whatever option you choose to go with, what really matters is that you try to accelerate the speed at which your thoughts become text.

Use A Countdown Timer

Another important tool you should be using is a countdown timer to increase writing speed. You can use an online timer at

The goal here is to always try to do more in less time. For example, if you take 15 minutes to write a 500 word article, you should aim to do it in 14 minutes or even 12 minutes. Use a countdown timer whenever you write and always try to beat your personal best.

Over time you will become much faster and you’ll also be more focused.

Have a Fixed Time

Writing is a habit that must be cultivated over time. Ideally, you should have a fixed time to write. Some people do well early in the morning before anyone else has awakened… while others work well into the night while the world sleeps.

It doesn’t matter which way you go but what you’ll need to do is find out what works for you. Writing should almost seem like a ritual. The same time, at the same place and for the same duration.

Aim to make it mechanical and predictable. This is ideal to making your mind and body accustomed to writing. Once you have gotten used to the ritual, the moment you sit at your desk at the specific time, your mind will be ready to write. You’ll be in the ‘zone’… and will photograph your thoughts and put them on paper or on your word processor quickly and easily.

By following these three tips, you’ll see your writing speed improve and not only will you write faster, but you’ll also write better. The fear and hesitation you anticipate at the thought of writing will dissipate. It may not go away entirely… but you’ll not loathe writing as much as before, since you know that you’ll be able to do it fast.