Emails that ramble on, or one’s that you can’t find later in a search. Your inbox can be a source of annoyance. On the other hand, do you ever hesitate to send an email because you are unsure about the proper etiquette? I didn’t graduate from college all that long ago, but even when I was in school, there wasn’t a class or lesson plan addressing what feels like a real cause for confusion.
Here are 5 rules to email etiquette to keep in mind:
*Keep it short
*Reply to all
*Keep it Organized
We hope you enjoyed last week as much as we did and really took some time to relax a little, in case you missed out here is the link Week 5. Now that your feeling a bit refreshed lets tackle Week 6 which is going to focus on setting your mobile device for better productivity.
We are all guilty of working from our mobile devices, sometimes it is an emergency for most of us it is simply convenient. New technology is constantly produced, promising to help us stay connected and productive. Often it can be more of a distraction, leading to less productivity. Here are some tips to make the most out of your tech devices.
Organize Your Digital Space: Make sure the apps or links you use most often are easy to access and conveniently located on your phone. This means when you need to work you can jump right on your mobile device and get down to business. That may also mean getting rid of apps you don’t use, maybe those free trials you downloaded and didn’t like so much. It can also be something as simple as making sure the links you use most are bookmarked and saved such as online banking websites, vendor sites your order from, Quickbooks, and any page you find yourself visiting often.
Extend Your Battery Life: If you don’t have one already you need to go out and buy an external battery for your smartphone right now! You will thank us later (Your Welcome!). Not only will it give your phone a nice charge when you’re not by an outlet, most of them are pretty inexpensive. If you are using your phone as much as we think you are for work and other business related stuff your battery’s life probably seems shorter and shorter everyday. So forget the days of having your phone die right before your send that very important email, and give your device the gift of immortality (ok not really immortal but definitely long enough to make it home to your charger).
Download This App: Evernote is a great app to use. Not only will you be able to share ideas and information with other people, the app is available on android and iOS devices.
And These Apps Too: For Quickbooks users, you can download the Quickbooks app for free. It allows you to record your receipts before they get lost in the shuffle of your busy day.
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Over the past four weeks we have challenged you with the tedious task of giving your company a “cleanse.” For those of you who have made it this far perhaps you now have a clearer picture of your strengths and weaknesses as a business owner. Some of you may have found that you are extremely organized but maybe … Continue reading →