Simple Memorandum template for any business.

A memorandum is the basic form of communication in the business kingdom. It is used to give information regarding an important news, change in the plan of action or to notify the employees about an upcoming meeting or an event. It forms an integral part of business communication. All in all, there could be three basic reasons to write a memo:

  • To persuade to action (we should do this)
  • To issue a directive (do this)
  • To provide a report (here’s what was done, or here’s what we found out)
free memo samples

In order to render a memo an effective business communication tool, you want to include some key components:

  • Purpose statement (why do you write this memo?)
  • Main content (what are the facts you would like to communicate?)
  • Action statement (what would you like people to do?)

Memo template, or a sample of memo, provides a format and a structure so that all you have to do is to input the information and click the send (when emailed) or print (when hard copy is distributed) button, saving the efforts to do formatting. When a memo template is available, a completely new document does not need to be created when memo is made. Since the outline remains the same, just the topic, sender and recipient changes.

Below you will find simple memorandum documents. These are very simple basic format, no images, neutral designs that will work for most businesses. If you are looking for something more creative, please see Creative Business Memo we have created and made available free under Creative Commons license.

Design samples

This is one of our most popular memo samples. It is very simple and it includes most commonly used components of memo format: document title, heading section, and the message. This document is created in MS Word and you can easily modify it to suit your needs.


Basic memo sample, black and white.

Size: 38 kB
Format: doc
License: Creative Commons
Downloads: 6,816
Type: Free Download
Uploaded: 2009-09-03 13:23:00 / 2687

More simple memo samples

Simple elegant free memo sample


Very elegant and simple formal design with date, heading, and content section.

Size: 33 kB
Downloads: 2,055
Filename: Simple-elegant-free-memo-template.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-20 13:23:00 / 2603

Simple lines design


Elegant formal design with company address, heading, and content sections divided by black lines.

Size: 40 kB
Downloads: 2,953
Filename: Simple-lines-free-memo-template.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-20 13:23:00 / 2617

Blue elegant memo


A two page memo template made with Microsoft Office Word 2007 with automatic fields

Size: 16 kB
Downloads: 1,102
Filename: Blue-elegant-memo.docx
Uploaded: 2010-07-02 13:45:00 / 2720

Elegant Simple Memo sample


Simple memo design suitable for any business.

Size: 68 kB
Downloads: 2,238
Filename: Elegant-Simple-Memo-sample.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-21 13:23:00 / 2378

Blue Gradient sample of memo


Simple memo design with blue gradient boxes in the header and footer.

Size: 39 kB
Downloads: 14,715
Filename: Blue-Gradient-sample-of-memo.doc
Uploaded: 2009-09-03 13:23:00 / 2253

Pin free memo template


Extremely basic memo format without heading section. Pin image next to word "memo".

Size: 41 kB
Downloads: 1,095
Filename: Pin-free-memo-template.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-20 13:23:00 / 2531

Simple blue memo


Basic design with blue background.

Size: 30 kB
Downloads: 477
Filename: Simple-blue-memo.doc
Uploaded: 2010-07-02 13:23:00 / 2594

Very simple memo with border


Very simple memo design with page border and large word "Memo" written across the page.

Size: 30 kB
Downloads: 471
Filename: Very-simple-memo-with-border.doc
Uploaded: 2010-07-02 13:23:00 / 2690

Simple sidebar business memo


Simple business format with document title placed into the sidebar.

Size: 38 kB
Downloads: 1,293
Filename: Simple-sidebar-business-memo.doc
Uploaded: 2007-10-05 13:23:00 / 2635

Sidebar address design


Blue theme with space in sidebar (company info, news, tagline, or other information that can be the same or changed for every memo)

Size: 39 kB
Downloads: 1,365
Filename: Sidebar-address-free-memo-template.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-21 13:23:00 / 2580

A simple memo with blakish blue and red theme


Red and black theme with black borders to separate memo sections.

Size: 71 kB
Downloads: 1,176
Filename: A-simple-memo-with-blakish-blue-and-red-theme.doc
Uploaded: 2010-09-30 13:23:00 / 2220

Telepro Memo Template


Formal and simple corporate memo template with many formatting styles that also can be used as corporate letter template.

Size: 48 kB
Downloads: 830
Filename: Telepro-Memo-Template.doc
Uploaded: 2010-03-29 13:23:00 / 2676

Confidential theme memo sample


Simple design for confidential information.

Size: 72 kB
Downloads: 1,222
Filename: Confidential-theme-memo-sample.doc
Uploaded: 2009-11-21 13:23:00 / 2350

Blue and Brown memo example


Simple elegant theme; change template colours to be inline with your corporate style.

Size: 32 kB
Downloads: 7,196
Filename: Blue-and-Brown-memo-example.doc
Uploaded: 2009-09-03 13:23:00 / 2258

Skyblue memo


Free memo template for with green and skyblue theme and watermark type memo heading on top

Size: 30 kB
Downloads: 1,397
Filename: Skyblue-memo.doc
Uploaded: 2010-09-30 13:23:00 / 2646

Black square letters memo


Simple black and white design with big black square letters “memo” as a main element of design.
The header of the memorandum with word “memo” and main info (date, regarding, etc.) is repeated on each page of the memo.

Size: 86 kB
Downloads: 670
Filename: Black-square-letters-memo.doc
Uploaded: 2010-05-27 13:23:00 / 2245

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