Monday, April 27, 2015

One Thing: Check Your E-Mail.

Technology is an integral resource for businesses to run their daily operations, from conference calling to live chat sessions, from Instagramming products to sending out a tweet to announce a new endeavor.  We are living in a digital business era, so it's best to keep on top of it as much as possible.

One of the oldest and most useful forms of digital technology is e-mail.  E-mail allows people from all over the world to instantly contact each other with the push of the "send" button.  Use of e-mail is so prevalent, a unique e-mail address is provided to college students upon enrolling, and most businesses provide employees with one as well.  Once you have an e-mail established for your business, the best thing you can do is make sure you use it.

Communicating with clients, customers, event planners, and other folks who may help your business along is extremely important.  Because so many people use e-mail as a main form of communication, it's super important to check your account on a regular basis so as not to miss important information or leave someone hanging waiting for a reply.  Keeping on top of your email is one of the most important forms of digital etiquette.  If you aren't able to access your mail at any given time, plan to check it in the morning and evening at the least in order to keep up with new messages coming in.  This also gives you a routine time in your schedule to ensure that you reply to messages in a timely manner. 

Written by Kristen of Milo and Molly.  Kristen runs her business while staying at home with her two small children. Fueled by an endless supply of tea, she sews late into the night when the house is quiet, most often accompanied by her faithful poodle, Casey.

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