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#1 xux

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 02:17 PM

Hi,
I want to send newsletter to all the emails in a database.I can I integrate that into this code

Code:
<?php
  $message = "<img src=\"http://www.smeresources.org/images/newsletter-header.jpg\" alt=\"Signature\"><h1>Testing Your Newsletter</h1>";

  // Set some parameters
  $toAddress = "test@yahoo.com";
  $subject = "Test Subject";
  $headers = "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

  // Try to send the message
  $success = mail($toAddress,$subject,$message,$headers);

  if($success){
     print "Newsletter Sent";
  }
  else{
     echo'Newwsletter could not be sent';
  }  
?>

how can i implement integrate it to the codes above.
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#2 HuggieBear

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 02:52 PM

Give this a try:

<?php

// connect to your database
include_once('connect.php');

// query the database to get all the email addresses
$sql = "SELECT email FROM newsletter";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die ("Couldn't run $sql: " . mysql_error());

// set the constant parameters of the email
$headers = "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
$subject = "Test Subject";
$message = "<img src=\"http://www.smeresources.org/images/newsletter-header.jpg\" alt=\"Signature\"><h1>Testing Your Newsletter</h1>";

// loop through the results sending the email
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_ASSOC)){
   $toAddress = $row['email'];

   // try to send the message
   $success = mail($toAddress, $subject, $message, $headers);

   // print message
   if($success){
      echo "Newsletter sent successfully to $toAddress";
   }
   else{
      echo "Newsletter could not be sent to $toAddress";
   }
}
?>

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#3 xux

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for that help,I really appreciate it.But what of if the stuff i want to send have to be inputed from a form like this
<?php
include('header1.tpl');
?>
									<!-- the contents of the page goes inside the div tag -->
									<div class="mainContent">
									<center><table border="0"  cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
<tr><td>
  <form action="sendmail.php" method="POST"> 
   <center><strong>Youth Business News</strong></center>
  <br>
<br>Topic: 
 <br>
<input type=text name="header" size=70 >
 </br></br>
<textarea name="contents" id="contents" style="width:500px; height:450px">
<?php $contents;?>
</textarea>
 <br><center>
<input type="SUBMIT" value="Send" >
 </center>
</form>
</td></tr>
</table></center>


and my sendmail.php codes are
<?php
   
   $message= "header.tpl".$contents."footer.tpl";
//connecting to database
//sending the newsletter to email in the database
   ?>

the major challenge is getting the inpute statement to this page to be sent.
thanks
You have my Highest Regards



#4 HuggieBear

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:19 PM

The help I've given you on the previous project and this one should allow you to answer this question yourself now.  If you can't then I guess this is due to a failure of the 'teachings by example' on my part.

In your previous project you used $HTTP_POST_VARS to get values from your form, so you should be able to use those again.  Get the values from the form and fit the code that I've provided in around it.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:29 PM

Ok,I will get down with the codes and keep you inform.You've been very excellent and am grateful.Maybe I can email a drink in a dark green bottle to you ;D(infact what is the name).
Thanks a lot,you have saved me headache.
My Highest Regards
XUX

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:35 PM

No problem, I'm happy to help.

If once you've had a go yourself you still can't get it then post back here.

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#7 xux

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

Thanks,
but you didnt give the name of the drink :D

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

Sounds like Absinthe or something similar.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:51 AM

Hi,
    I have got down to work as you suggested.I wanted to see how the nesletter am sending will look like so am testing it with only my email address.but it was giving me error.here is my code but it is a bit lengthy
<?php
   $message = "<style type=\"text/css\">
<!--
.style2 {	color: #000000;
	font-weight: bold;
}
.style4 {color: #000066; font-weight: bold; }
.style5 {
	color: #0000FF;
	font-weight: bold;
}
-->
</style>

<table width=\"754\" border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"1\" align=\"center\">
<!--ImageLayoutTable-->
  <tr>
    <td height=\"107\" colspan=\"2\" valign=\"top\"><img src=\"http://www.smeresources.org/images/newsletter-header.jpg\"></td>
  </tr>
</tr>
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    <td width=\"570\" height=\"2375\" valign=\"top\"><table>
      <!--LayoutTable-->
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<td height=\"40\" colspan=\"2\"  valign=\"top\" bgcolor=\"#FFFF00\"><span class=\"style2\"> NOVEMBER ISSUE OF YOUTH BUSINESS NEWS </span></td>
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      <p><span class=\"style5\">Quote of the Month</span><br/>
  "Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality."-Ross Perot, US Industrialist      </td>
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    <td height=\"475\" colspan=\"2\" valign=\"top\" cellpadding=\"1\"><p>&nbsp;</p>
      <p>Welcome to the maiden  edition of Youth Business Newsletter (YBN). YBN is published by  ww.smeresources.org and supported by CGMIE Consulting Limited. Youth Business  News is an online newsletter with a difference. We hope to provide you with  information that will set you apart from your contemporaries and help you build  the business of your dreams. YBN is a monthly publication with a global outlook.  We hope to bring together entrepreneurs of all cadres and ethnicities together  to pool information, network and forge formidable relationships.&nbsp; </p>
      <p>Each month YBN will  bring you interesting articles, profiles of young, successful entrepreneurs and  details on small business conferences the world over. We will also provide  investment tips for the investment savvy alongside books that every  entrepreneur ought to read.</p>
      <p>If you  are not subscribed please do so at <a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org\">www.smeresources.org</a></p>
      <p>We look forward to your comments, contributions, articles, feedback and general information. You can make these available to us at info@smeresources.org. Don't forget to tell others too and even forward the newsletter to them. We hope to build millions of entrepreneurs throughout the world through this medium. </p>
      <p>We welcome you to Youth  Business Newsletter and hope you will have a splendid time reading. </p>
      <p>Yours Sincerely,</p>      <p>Abiodun Ajijola<br />
        Managing Director/CEO<br />
    CGMIE Consulting Limited</p>
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      <p>Each month we bring you a site we find very useful  for entrepreneurs the world over. This month we have selected the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership  Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education website. For those of you who have  never visited the site before you will find it extremely resourceful. Find out  more <a href=\"http://www.celcee.edu\">http://www.celcee.edu</a></p>
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    <p>Young and Rich. You got it! These young people are busy executives who have started and built successful businesses. They are dedicated, hardworking and truly inspirational. For those of you who attended the just concluded Youth Employment Summit 2006 in Kenya you know that the theme was 'Unleashing Entrepreneurship …….. Creating Markets'. Youths need to look to entrepreneurship as a major means to ending youth unemployment. Entrepreneurship not only creates jobs for the youths who start the businesses but also for those who they eventually employ. Read more about youths who a breaking new grounds here <a href=\"http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/10/young_entrepreneur/index_01.htm\">http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/10/young_entrepreneur/index_01.htm</a> </p>
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    <p><em>By Abiodun Ajijola, Managing Director/CEO, CGMIE Consulting Limited  </em></p>
    <p>You might have noticed that few businesses  actually last in our country today. One year their doing so well, expanding,  purchasing new official cars, moving into gorgeous offices and the next year,  their downsizing, laying of staff, cutting costs and some even going bankrupt  and being forced to close shop. This cycle is all too common in our business  world. Don't think this is peculiar to Nigeria alone. A study conducted  several years ago in the United    States of America showed that ninety percent  of all businesses failed within five years of setup while the figure increased  to ninety-nine percent over a ten-year period. This goes to show that business  failure is a common phenomenon the world over. Nobody likes to fail, especially  at business, however most people don't succeed as they ought to. Some of the  causes of this are inadequate planning and ineffective execution. It has been  said that one who fails to plan actually plans to fail. You can't expect to  jump into any kind of business and then expect to succeed. You must carefully  analyze the business you wish to embark upon and assess your ability to execute  it taking into consideration, your time, financial resources, human resources,  knowledge of the business and its industry amongst a host of other  considerations.&nbsp; </p>
    <p>People go to a clinic when they are sick. They  also go to clinics for routine health checkups. The Small Business Clinic will  be of use to you whether or not your business is experiencing problems or if it  is thriving like no man's business. For the person who hasn't even started  business but is planning on whether or not to do so, you are not left out. I  must inform you that our first series of articles are dedicated to you. </p>
    <p>So you ask, 'Is business right for me?'. Only you  can decide that. However, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Some people are  intrinsically designed to run businesses while others are not. I must add that  if you're determined to run a business, then you can spend some time in  personal development and acquire the necessary traits that successful  entrepreneurs have.</p>
    <p>Over the years and in my studies I have found the  following traits to be found in successful entrepreneurs. Look at these traits  and score yourself between zero and five. Zero indicates that you have none of  that trait in you while five indicates that the trait is highly dominant in  your behavior.&nbsp; </p>
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      <li>Adaptability       &ndash; Cope with new situations and find creative solutions to problems<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Competitiveness       &ndash; compete with and test oneself against others<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Confidence       &ndash; Belief that you can do what you set out to do<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Discipline       &ndash; To stay focused and stick to a schedule and deadlines<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Drive       &ndash; Desire to work hard to accomplish one&rsquo;s goals<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Honesty       &ndash; Commitment to tell the truth and deal with people fairly<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Organisation       &ndash; Structure one\&rsquo;s life and keep tasks and information in order<span dir=\"rtl"> </span></li>
      <li>Perseverance       &ndash; Refusal to quit; Keep goals in sight and work toward them despite       obstacles<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Persuasiveness       &ndash; Knack for convincing people to see your point of view and get them       interested in your ideas<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Risk-Taking       &ndash; Courage to expose oneself to possible losses<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Understanding       &ndash; Ability to listen to and empathize with other people<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
      <li>Vision       &ndash; Ability to see the end results of your goals while working to achieve       them.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Now sum up your scores for each trait. Did you  score above forty-five? If you did, you're ripe for entrepreneurship. If you  did not, you need not bother. Just look at those traits that you scored low on  and take proactive steps to improve them. Of course, this does not mean you  should not start a business. You can develop these skills as you go along. </p>
    <p>Entrepreneurship like many of life's endeavors has  its share of advantages and disadvantages. Be sure you understand this before  plunging into the expansive ocean of business.</p>
    <p>One of the major advantages of owning a business  is independence. You run your own show. No boss, no politics, it's your call.  If you find that you can not tolerate constantly being under a boss then you  should give serious consideration to entrepreneurship. As a business owner you  have the freedom to do whatever you wish, work wherever you want, dress however  you feel, work as long or as short as you want, you name it its freedom galore. </p>
    <p>Another advantage is satisfaction. The joy of  knowing that you're doing your own thing is immeasurable. You feel fulfilled  and experience an inner peace that comes only from pursuing your passion.  Working long hours isn't a burden; after all you are doing what you love. This  is one advantage that usually sets business owners apart from employees. Most  employees work where they are paid the highest and have the best working  conditions. A lot of the time an employee will sacrifice job satisfaction for  money. An entrepreneur on the other hand cannot afford to do this. This basic  difference helps entrepreneurs succeed better.</p>
    <p>Business owners over time generate more money than  their employee counterparts. Initially the employee seems to be doing better.  He lives in a nice house, drives a nice car, goes on foreign vacations, wears  the best clothes and indeed lives life to the fullest. The entrepreneur however  at the early stages can't buy the car of his dreams, lives as frugally as  possible, can't go on expensive vacations and is seen to be suffering by most.  Over the years however, she expands her customer base, increases her market  share and in less than a decade is generating huge amounts of profit. Now she  expands and begins to employ additional staff across the country. Her income at  this stage is increasing exponentially. Her employee counterpart has probably  being promoted to managerial position but his income earning capacity is  limited by the company. It is at this point that the entrepreneur is seen to  have taken the better path. The reason why most people feel that being an  employee is better is because they are too often myopic and fail to remain committed  to their business for the long term and consequently end up with a business  failure. Going into business is no joke. It takes time and perseverance. If  you're not ready to stick with it, don't start it.</p>
    <p>The last advantage we will be considering for now  is self-esteem. I don't know if you have noticed, but a lot of people have a  very low self-esteem. I know people who abhor their superiors and envy  successful people. They usually feel inferior deep down and as a result possess  a low self-esteem. Running a business makes you confident in your abilities.  When you succeed you are able to say that you did it. This works wonders for  your self-esteem. In addition as a business owner you will confront many  people. As you meet more and more people and succeed you will see that  confidence in yourself naturally increases. This is important because what joy  can you get out of life if you don't feel good about yourself?</p>
    <p>In the next edition of Small Business Clinic we  will take a look at some of the disadvantages of going into business. We'll  also take a look at questions you should ask yourself about being a small  business owner. Please send your questions and inquiries to <a href="mailto:smallbusinessclinic@smeresources.org">smallbusinessclinic@smeresources.org</a> for prompt response. We will respond to all your questions but publish as many  as we have space for. </p>
    <p><strong><em>This article was written by Abiodun Ajijola. He is  the Managing Director of CGMIE Consulting Limited (a company set up to provide  entrepreneurial development training for Africans at affordable prices), winner  of the Fate Foundation Business Plan Competition 2004, a public speaker,  entrepreneurial development trainer and writer. You can contact him at <a href="mailto:smallbusinessclinic@smeresources.org">smallbusinessclinic@smeresources.org</a>,  +2348058026196 or on the Internet at <a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org\">www.smeresources.org</a>. </em></strong></p>
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  <td height=\"380\" colspan=\"2\">&nbsp;
    <p>Do you know what youths the world over are saying about entrepreneurship? Do you want to share your views with other youths with diverse backgrounds? If you are interested in belonging to a fast growing online community of young entrepreneurs, then the CGMIE Consulting Limited Entrepreneur Discussion Group is for you. Click the link below and signup to the various discussions available. You can post your comments, read those of others and even add topics. Topics we are currently discussing in the forum are:    </p>
    <p>Business Name - A forum with the aim of providing  aids to you in choosing a Business Name<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Business Plan - a place where you can find help in  whatever that pertains to writing and implementing business plans<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Youth Employment - To discuss how to increase  provision of jobs amongst the youth worldwide<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Youth Entrepreneurship - Encouraging  entrepreneurship development amongst young people as a means to employment  generation and sustainable national development</p>
    <p><strong><a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org/forum.php\">http://www.smeresources.org/forum.php</a></strong></p>
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      <p><strong>The Parable of Dollars</strong><br/> 
        <em>By Sam Adeyemi</em></p>
      <p align=\"center\"><strong>Editorial Reviews</strong></p>
      <p><strong>Tony Aleogena-Raphael. President,  Unicon Union PLC</strong><br />
        This book being our motivation, we successfully built a multinational group of  companies with of over twenty-two million dollars. <br />
        <br />
        <strong>Ayo Arowolo, CEO, The Investment Club Network</strong><br />
        If you desire freedom from financial crises, through legitimate, God-inspired  ways, this is one book you must read. <br />
        <br />
        <strong>Adekunle Oyegade, CEO, First Class Books Nigeria Ltd.</strong><br />
        Sam's teachings packaged in this book helped me build a group of companies  worth millions now. It is illuminating. <br />
        <br />
        <strong>Book Description</strong><br />
        <br />
        &quot;The Parable of Talents is one of the prominent parables of Christ. The  word &quot;talent&quot; by it&rsquo;s use in present times connotes the inherent  gifts and abilities in people, hence the parable has been used to teach on the  stewardship of our God-given gifts and talents. However, the talent as used in  this parable was a currency in biblical times just as the dollar is in our  days. A second look at this parable shows that it contains powerful secrets for  financial abundance. <br />
        This book is intended on one hand to be a reminder of the  things you may have learnt on finances from the Bible. On the other hand, it is  intended to ignite a spark in your heart to take practical steps towards wealth  creation. It goes a little beyond conventional teachings on giving, to  cultivating wealth-building habits like saving, investing and entrepreneuring.  It ends with supernatural wealth building principles through addiction to the Kingdom of God. <br />
        In this book and the included workbook you will discover  how to: <br />
        Build a Wealth Mentality <br />
        Develop Financial Intelligence <br />
        Break the poverty cycle in your life <br />
        Make, Multiply and Manage Your Money God's way through wise investments <br />
        Discover and Develop your God-given gifts and abilities to release your <br />
        financial increase <br />
        <br />
        <strong>About the Author</strong><br />
        Sam Adeyemi, insightful teacher, motivational speaker and author of several  books on successful living, is the Presiding Pastor of the Daystar Christian  Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, a church with the vision of raising role models of  excellence. <br />
        Through his organization, Success Power International, he  hosts the Radio Program: &quot;Success Power&quot; which is broadcast in Nigeria  and many other nations. <br />
    He has the God-given mandate to teach scriptural success  principles through radio, television, tapes, seminars and publications. He is  much sought after as a speaker in churches, seminars, and conferences  internationally.</p>      <p>&nbsp; </p></td>
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    <p>This month we look at  some quotes from the famous Oracle of Omaha, none other than Mr. Warren Edward  Buffet. Being the world's greatest investor, his ideas cannot be taken for  granted. We hope you enjoy yourself while you digest these delectable quotes.</p>
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      <li>Wide diversification is  only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>Only buy something that  you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>We simply attempt to be  fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>Why not invest your  assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, &quot;Too much of a  good thing can be wonderful&quot;.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>Your premium brand had  better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>Our favourite holding  period is forever.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li>&quot;Rule No.1: Never  lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.&quot;<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li><span dir=\"ltr\"> </span><span dir=\"ltr\"> </span>&quot;Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone  planted a tree a long time ago.&quot;<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
        <li><span dir=\"ltr\"> </span><span dir=\"ltr\"> </span>&quot;Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a  Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.&quot;<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></li>
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      <li>&quot;Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.&quot;</li>
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     <p>The just concluded Youth Employment Summit (YES) Kenya 2006 was a wonderful event which provided huge opportunities for networking, learning and discovering opportunities. It's all over now but during the four hectic days of the summit many people may have forgotten to get all the presentations. We have been able to get some of the presentations and make them available for free download. Click the link below for more...
        
      <a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org/tools-search.php?searchField=YES%20KENYA%202006%20Presentations\">http://www.smeresources.org/tools-search.php?searchField=YES%20KENYA%202006%20Presentations  </a></p>      <p>click <a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org/gallery.php\">here</a> for pictures from the events </p>
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     <p>We have chosen Leap Africa as our organisation of  the month. Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and  Professionalism (LEAP)  Africa is a non-profit organization, which is  committed to inspiring, empowering and equipping a new cadre of African  leaders. I LEAP provides leadership training programmes and executive coaching  services for business owners who manage small and medium-sized enterprises and  for youth. LEAP also invests in continuous research on leadership development  in Africa. This research serves as the basis  of our innovative curriculum. Click <a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org/success_stories_view.php?id=1&amp;name=%20Ndidi%20Okonkwo%20Nwuneli&lt;br/&gt;%20CEO,%20Leap%20Africa\">here</a> to learn more </p>      
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    <p>&nbsp;</p>    <p>CGMIE Consulting Limited is set to train another  set of youths in the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP). Scores of youths  residing in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria are about to commence a six  week long entrepreneurial training programme. The theme of the programme is 'Equipping  participants with entrepreneurial skills to enable them build sustainable and  profitable businesses'. Over five hundred youths have so far benefited from the  Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP). To find out more &hellip;.</p>
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    <p>CGMIE Consulting limited partners with Saturday  Champion (Champion Newspaper) to produce the Small Business Clinic (SBC). The  purpose of the clinic is to provide readers an opportunity to get sound  professional business advice as well as learn from other entrepreneurs  throughout the country. According to CGMIE Consulting CEO, Mr. Abiodun Ajijola  &quot; The Small Business Clinic is developed by CGMIE Consulting Limited and  published by Saturday Champion to help budding entrepreneurs and even thriving  ones gain access to effective business information in an easy manner and of  course at no extra cost.&quot; He goes on to say that &quot;People go to a  clinic when they are sick. They also go to clinics for routine health checkups.  The Small Business Clinic will be of use to you whether or not your business is  experiencing problems or if it is thriving like no man's business. For the  person who hasn't even started business but is planning on whether or not to do  so, you are not left out.&quot; For those living outside Nigeria you can access the articles  published in the Small Business Clinic from &hellip;..</p>
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    <p><a href=\"http://www.smeresources.org\">www.smeresources.org</a> opens its Entrepreneur Discussion Group. For all those who love to meet and  discuss with fellow entrepreneurs around the world without having to pay for  flight tickets, hotel accommodation and obtain visas, CGMIE Consulting has  created a user-friendly online forum for discussions amongst entrepreneurs of  all cadres. To join click here</p>
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    <p>In 2004, the Federal Government adopted the  National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) which has highlighted  our socio-economic developmental aspirations to be reform of the public sector,  enabling a robust private sector-led economy and the implementation of an  effective social charter for the purposes of reducing poverty, creating wealth,  generating employment and re-orientating national values. A fundamental feature  of NEEDS is that it clearly delineates responsibilities between government and  the private sector in its component strategies, plans and targets.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Government would provide the enabling business and  regulatory environment while the private sector is to invest in and manage  ventures that would stimulate and support socio-economic development. NEEDS is  therefore a broad based Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative which all  stakeholders in the developmental process are expected to buy into for optimal  success in implementation.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Being aware of the catalytic role typically played  by mobile telecommunications in socio-economic development in Africa,  the GSM operators in Nigerian have developed a Joint Economic Development (JED)  Framework to support the government in the actualization of its objectives as  set out in NEEDS.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>Employing barometers prescribed in NEEDS , the  framework outlines the positive multiplier effect of mobile telecommunications  on virtually every area of endeavour in the society, previews additional  prospects for the industry, reviews the telecommunications sectoral targets,  highlights its challenges, proposes solutions to such challenges and assigns  definite roles to government and operators for further optimization of the  benefits of GSM services.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>The targets assigned to the telecommunications  sector by NEEDS are: attainment of a tele-density of 1:25 in the year 2007,enhancement of  tele-access especially in the rural areas and the development of a national  communications backbone and multimedia super-corridor. Strategies identified  for accomplishing these targets include the use of fiscal / financial  incentives to promote investment, adoption of a local content policy in the manufacture  of equipment, accessories and components as well as financial support for rural  roll out and internet access. Today tele-density stands at about 1:15, there is  significant improvement in rural tele-access penetration and from just one  (NITEL) transmission backbone that was available in 2001, there are at least  four other backbones being constructed across the country.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>The summary is that the telecommunications sector  has met and, in respect of tele-density, exceeded its targets under NEEDS. This  development is fundamentally due to the advent of GSM services in 2001which has  resulted in a dramatic increase in the total number of lines to about 12  million today from just above 500,000, accounting for about 91% of the total  telephony (fixed and mobile) market. There has been more expeditions roll out  in rural areas covering over 50% of the Local Government Areas and at least  5,000 communities and villages. Most of the GSM operators are presently  building transmission backbones to complement NITEL&rsquo;s facilities. The of this  will be the availability of spare capacity that can be utilized by other  interests for conveying data, video and voice. These developments inform Nigeria&rsquo;s present rating as the fastest growing  telecommunications market in Africa.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>In line with the aspirations of NEEDS, the  accomplishment of the targets outlined above has enormously impacted positively  on the nation&rsquo;s socio-economic atmosphere. At macro-economic level, the  sector&rsquo;s contribution to GDP improved by 53% in 2003 making it third highest  contributor ahead of the financial sector which has been in operation for about  100 years and Foreign Direct Investment of about $5 billion has been attracted.  In respect of employment, over 135,000 persons have been directly and  indirectly employed by the operators and their supply chain components while  the industry&rsquo;s support service sectors such as banking, insurance,  consultancies, (legal accounting, HR, tax), haulage, shipping and IT as well as  the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME&rsquo;s) segment of the economy have also  experienced considerable levels of increased activity. Government treasury has  been boosted by payment of over N200 billion as taxes and levies. National  output has also been enhanced as travel times and associated risks have been  reduced, business communication improved and the rural-urban gap narrowed down.  Social and family relationships and the security situation have also been  significantly enhanced.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p>A large number of not-for-profit Corporate Social  Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are being sponsored by the operators. By all  standards, the sector has performed remarkably well since inception in  accomplishment of the NEEDS targets and supporting socio-economic development.  Investment in, and management of a GSM network is therefore a long term venture  that requires effective planning and a conducive environment. In this regard,  the sector has identified certain issues that are central to its sustained  growth which government needs to address within the context of its duty under  NEEDS of providing the appropriate policy and regulatory guideline that would  encourage and support private sector investment. The operators on their part,  as responsible corporate citizens and in the true spirit of partnership, also  commit to some obligations in return. The issues are inadequate power supply,  Customs Clearance processes, inadequate fiscal and financial incentives,  multiple taxation, inadequate backbone infrastructure, absence of local  manufacture and maintenance capacity, pragmatic industry regulatory framework  among others. It is expected that government, being in the driving seat for the  project, will duly accord the deserved level of attention to the  implementation.<span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></p>
    <p><strong>ADEBIYI BABAJIDE</strong><strong><span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></strong><br />
        <strong>Obafemi</strong><strong> Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria</strong><strong><span dir=\"rtl\"> </span></strong></p>
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#10 HuggieBear

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:00 AM

Does the highlighted code not help you?  The fact that nearly all your code is red, apart from a few lines, the first of which being line 30?

Line 30 contains a quote with "double quotes" around it.  Do you think you need to do anything to those double quotes to have them show correctly?

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:36 AM

Hi,
  I always do my php coding with notepad,can you recommend any php IDE to me?Thanks
I will rectify that
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#12 HuggieBear

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:39 AM

I don't have a fancy IDE, but I do use a free application with syntax highlighting.  Something like Crimson Editor.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:37 AM

Thanks,I have been able to implement the changes and everything went on well.You are my main man ;D Thanks a lot
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:01 PM

No problem, happy to help.

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