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

How much is poor email etiquette costing your business?

With five seconds of opening your email, the recipient has formed an impression of you (and your organisation) and made a judgement about your level of professionalism. What annoys you when you receive an email? Is it the length, poor spelling and grammar, the way the sender greets you and signs off (or lack of it)?