How to master your inbox in five simple steps

The inbox has changed from an exciting place where anyone from anywhere in the world can reach you within seconds to a daily burden where tasks disappear under the onslaught of new emails coming in.

Email productivity experts agree that dealing with emails instantly as they appear in our inboxes, decreases productivity. New emails can be dangerously distracting and research suggests that we need to turn off new-email notifications.

But this alone is not enough to curb distraction. It is maybe even more important that we sort our incoming emails into various categories. So how do you handle your inbox productively? (more…)

10 business email mistakes you should avoid

Every week at ByteStart, we receive hundreds of emails – many from other small businesses keen on working with us, wanting to publicise their services, exchange information or work with us in different ways.

Over the years we’ve seen a massive variety of writing and presentation styles, and as a result we’ve composed 10 tips on what small business owners should try to avoid when exchanging emails.

If you’re thinking about using email marketing as a way to generate more business, you should also read; ByteStart’s Guide on How to plan and implement a successful email marketing campaign for your small business
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