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Inbox Zero: Getting better with email

Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero is not new, and I’m certainly not going to re-write the rules on this. There are many great resources out there already, which I have shared further on in this article.

I’d like to share with you what I’m doing right now to improve productivity, increase efficiency and become more effective with email. Email is a source of frustration for me and I’m sure it is for you too!

I have also listed my rules/process for dealing with email so you can see what I’m doing on a daily basis to get a grip on my inbox!

It’s worth noting that I use Google for Business for managing my email (paid/premium application).

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12 reasons why you should choose WordPress as your CMS for your small business website

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Are you confused about what a CMS is or what CMS you should choose for your website?

Are you feeling overwhelmed about all the options there are for website development?

Are you frustrated with your current website?

If you are a small business owner and you are looking to develop your website into a dynamic communication platform, then you probably have a lot of questions about your next steps. The key thing for you to know at this stage is that you are not alone. Many people just like you are frustrated, confused and overwhelmed.

I hope that this article will help you to understand why you should be choosing WordPress as the content management system of choice for your small business website and platform.

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Getting Started with Marcus Sheridan

Marcus Sheridan

We are very excited to announce that we have just signed an agreement for Marcus Sheridan to come over to Scotland as our keynote speaker at The Content Marketing Academy 2015.

This is a very exciting moment for marketing in Scotland and Marcus’ first trip to Scotland, which he is also VERY excited about.

Marcus and I have been chatting on and off for about a year now and it’s been a personal goal of mine to attend one of his conferences in the US. However, I thought “why not get him over to see us in Scotland instead!?”

You may already know Marcus, and I hope you do. However, if you’d like to find out a little more about Marcus and get to know him, please take the time to check out the resources in this article.

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10 highly recommended content marketing books for small business owners

Content Marketing Books

There’s not a week that goes by when someone doesn’t ask me for recommendations for content marketing books that they could be reading to develop their knowledge and skills.

I love it when people ask, it’s a very positive sign.

I also take the books I’ve listed below along to workshops and recommend them to people there. Someone recently emailed me and asked “Chris, can you recommend some business/marketing books that I can read whilst I’m on holiday?” – no problem, I’m more than happy to take time out to signpost you to great content marketing books.

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Aim for 2015: Stop selling and start connecting


It seems like only very recently when I was planning and gathering all my ideas for 2014. Fast forward to just less than a year later and upon reflection I’ve realised just how quickly 2014 has passed. I’m sure you feel just the same as me.

It’s typical at this time of year to begin planning for the next year in business. I’m sure that you have heard it before, but it so very important to reflect over the past year prior to looking forward and planning for your next year in business.

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