Day 91: How quickly should I respond to email?: I am taking a break today to talk about my pet peeve. Every day I call and send emails to prospective clients (communities) and I am lucky if I get a response from 30%. I respond to every person that either emails me or calls me within 24 hours. I don’t care if it is a salesperson or my wife. Everyone should be shown respect and common courtesy. If I am not interested in what the person is emailing me, I just say. “I don’t have a need for your services/product.” Just be professional. If you really don’t have a need ask them to take you off of their list. I am certainly not offended or hurt when someone tells me that. I appreciate the honesty. I am shocked how many never respond. Here is an interesting blog that came across my email yesterday, Click here. I hope this does not come across as whining. I don’t mean to be. There are things I could whine about, but won’t. Since this blog is intended to help the economic development professional, today I am hopefully reminding you to respond to all emails sooner rather than later and be a professional. Next: Existing Business continued.