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David Davis MP talks importance of The Magna Carta for young people

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David Davis MP talks importance of The Magna Carta for young people.

There’s an App for that…

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There’s an App for that…

Bid Writers Berkshire

Morning, very conscious that I’ve not written any business related stories for a few months so time to correct that… have you got a mobile app for your business?

What’s the point of having your own mobile app?

  • 20 years ago normal business people were starting to use plain text emails to communicate with those who were going online…
  • 15 years ago I started promoting html email as a way of tracking what your recipients did with the emails you sent them… which links did they click on… back then we were getting 50% opening rates
  • 10 years ago these were down to 30%
  • 5 years ago 20%
  • Lucky to get over 10% today

Why are these rates dropping right off?

  • Heightened security blocking anything travelling via email
  • Volume of email in your inbox
  • New channels opening up, more options

We like new shiny things and we certainly like mobile…

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Series Introduction; Lessons From a Coffee Bean

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Discussions Over Coffee

I love coffee, period. My love of coffee stems from the opportunity to spend time in local breakfast restaurants when I was young with my dad, grandfather, and several crotchety men who would solve the world’s problems in an hour if anyone would take their advice. (See “History Repeating” below.) Throughout my high school and college years my love of coffee grew until I was drinking three pots a day in my mid-twenties. By this time, I started thinking more about quality than quantity and started exploring. I tried ‘gourmet’ grocery store coffee, coffee from a popular doughnut chain (known especially for their ‘dunk’-ability), and finally mail-order.

One day, through a strange series of Internet readings and searches, I found that I could roast my own coffee. Once I started down that road, there was no return. Freshly roasted coffee had a full, unique flavor that I had never gotten…

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