Many of us would like to set up an Internet business but have no plan for an Internet business. Having an online business holds so many advantages over a traditional bricks and mortar business. For one, the leverage that the Internet brings is fantastic. With the Internet, you have the power to reach thousands, even millions of potential prospects and customers. Yet the incomparable flexibility and market reach of the Internet demands having an Internet Business Plan to increase your chances of succeeding. Continue reading

Information Technology has added fuel to the speed the earth was used to rotate at. Sure, the days and nights are still of the same length as they used to be but now you can achieve manifold more in this time frame than earlier. You can keep yourself updated by accessing the world news in your mobile. You can know instantly what is going on at millions of miles away from you and what impact / opportunity it might bring to your business. You can reduce cost of operating business by outsourcing less important and routine jobs to someone sitting at an unknown location, still as close as a click of your mouse. Continue reading

There are all these stories about making hundreds or thousands of dollars every month on marketing on the web. What is your story? Made anything… a hundred, less?

Don’t feel bad, a large majority of individual marketers make $50.00 a month – OR LESS! Thought provoking, isn’t it? I can’t say that I am making a ton of money in here either. Nor will I try to get you to buy anything from me. Continue reading

There are a number of economical and simple online advertising options available like chennai classifieds or so. Internet is completely a new world that has both sellers and buyers. The most effective way to advertise online on the internet is to first setup a website and publish its domain name in major search directories. Almost all the users trust on these search directories to provide them with goods and services. These search engines and directories can also be termed as vast internet yellow pages. Continue reading

It may be true that in today’s fast paced and modern lifestyle, the use of computers and the internet are the best and fastest way in communicating and corresponding with your employees, clients and the rest of the people you interact with. However, there will always be times when you won’t be in front of your computer or there is no computer or internet access. There will also be times when you just need to quickly jot down information and respond immediately to a client and printing your notes is not possible. And so what is your best alternative option? Simple. Always have notepads with you wherever you go. Continue reading

Email Marketing is one of the elements of the marketing mix. The marketing mix includes four fields ranging from product, price, place and promotion. The efforts involved for the promotion of business also includes email advertising. In this form of marketing, a marketer can easily draw the attention of the web visitors. This form of advertising emerged during the time of popularity of Internet and emails. In the world of modern times, entrepreneurs have started realizing the potential of this kind of promotion. Continue reading

head scarfAfter demands escalate, woman gets ultimatum: Drop class or headwear
Jonathan Montpetit The Canadian Press


MONTREAL–After months of balancing a woman’s religious beliefs with her desire to learn French, the Quebec government stepped into her classroom to offer an ultimatum: take off the niqab or drop the course.

The woman opted to keep her Islamic face-covering and has filed a human rights complaint against the government.

In a province where the government frequently faces accusations of doing too much to accommodate minorities, these actions have prompted a fair bit of praise.

The woman began taking a French course designed for immigrants at a Montreal college in February 2009 but she refused to remove her niqab while men were present.

The college was initially willing to accommodate her, but eventually balked as her demands escalated.

According to a report in Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, she was allowed to give a presentation with her back to the class and asked men to move so they wouldn’t face each other.

The breaking point occurred when the woman again refused to take off the niqab, though teachers had stressed it was essential they see her face to correct her enunciation and facial expressions.

In what appears to be a highly unusual move, provincial Immigration Minister Yolande James intervened. Officials from her department, acting with the minister’s knowledge, met with the woman to discuss her options. Continue reading

All I have to say about this is the same thing I had to say here: This will cause an international uproar, with mountains of blather about intolerance. Few, if any, in the mainstream media will note how severely the rights of non-Muslims are restricted in Saudi Arabia and in Sharia states in general, and few, if any, will even entertain the notion that France has a right to stand up for its cultural integrity and set some standards accordingly.

“Niqab for Muslim women banned in Canadian province,” from IANS, March 25 (thanks to Block Ness):

TORONTO: After France, Muslim women have been banned from wearing niqab in Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province.A bill tabled Wednesday will not allow government services to women wearing the niqab.

The bill comes after protests triggered by an Egyptian immigrant’s refusal to remove her niqab in her French languages classes in Montreal, forcing the school and the provincial government to throw her out.

The college says the Muslim woman was given the front seat in the class so that all male students sat behind her. She was even allowed to make presentations from the rear of the classroom with her back to the class which had three male and 17 female students.

However, students and the college authorities were shocked when one day the woman asked male students to move away from her and refused to sit with them around a U-table to converse and learn French pronunciation.

The government last week ordered that every niqab-clad woman must uncover her face to confirm her identity when applying for her medicare card. Wednesday’s bill will be the first such step in North America to curtail any religious dress.

According to the bill, women seeking medical and auto insurance services will have to remove their veil, adding that face coverings will not be tolerated in people’s dealings with government officials.

Speaking to the media, Quebec premier (equal to chief minister in India) Jean Charest said the step was needed for maintaining gender equality and secular character of public institutions.

“This (bill) is a symbol of affirmation and respect – first of all, for ourselves, and also for those to whom we open our arms. This is not about making our home less welcoming, but about stressing the values that unite us.

“An accommodation cannot be granted unless it respects the principle of equality between men and women, and the religious neutrality of the state,” the premier said….

 Posted by Robert on March 25, 2010 11:04 AM