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   Only a few more lessons left in this book before we move on either to another book or to another type of exercise. I haven't quite decided yet. Perhaps it's time for a change. . . .

Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 213 and 219

Speed Building Practice

Dear Sir:  I was surprised to hear that you had some objection to our plan for the expenditure of money to build a number of stores in this part of the city.  You are probably not familiar with the fact that there is a great need to establish stores in this part of the city to avoid the inconvenience that people now have in getting to stores.  We are sure that you will see the value in building these stores and that is why we are anxious to have you talk the matter over with us.
            You may remember that we talked about our plan to several people whom you recommended as being capable and who enjoyed the respect of businessmen all over the city.  We hope that you will use your influence to obtain additional financial support for the plan.  Cordially yours,

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Gentlemen:  We have made the investigation of business opportunities in this area that you requested and we find that there are many opportunities to make substantial investments within the next few years.  We have found that many business firms have neglected the opportunities that are present by making only a minimum effort to sell their goods.
            We believe that you can achieve maximum profits by trying to encourage people from outside the city into come to town to make their purchases.   Nevertheless, we realize that many of these ideas may not be practicable at this time.  We have, therefore, inspected several locations outside the city.
            We trust that our report gives you sufficient opportunities to select a location to your satisfaction.  We shall be happy to perform any other service you may wish.  Cordially yours,

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