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You're an online entrepreneur, this blog post is for you! Here you'll find a bundle of useful resources and tools to improve your productivity... amazing! [note mg]
Every day more and more entrepreneurs are building successful businesses using the internet. There is an abundance of opportunity online and depending on the venture, there is often less cost and risk involved when compared with traditional businesses. There is also a wealth of resources available to help the online entrepreneur to run a business more effectively and more profitably, and we list many of those resources here. Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback and your recommendations of other resources.
Communications / VoIP Data Backup Invoicing Financial Management and Accounting Time Management and Project Management Contact Manager Hiring Freelancers Online Reputation Management Tools Accepting Payment Shopping Carts Social Networking Finding Funding CPC Revenue CPM Revenue
Via Martin Gysler, Jesús Hernández
One of the best things the Internet blessed us with (besides Maru the box-loving cat) involves increased educational opportunities for children and adults alike. Although some progress still needs to be made when it comes to accessibility opening lessons up to special needs learners, there are plenty of resources for engaging a wide variety of absorption styles.
Via Damián Casado
When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations.
At Interactive Things, we have a set of preferred libraries, applications and services that we use regularly in our work. We will select the most fitting tool for the job depending on the requirements of the project. Sometimes a really simple tool is all you need to create something meaningful. On other occasions, a more multifaceted repertoire is needed. But how does one choose the right thing to use? An endless list of every tool available, does not answer that question and a recommendation from a friend is oftentimes more valuable.
That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it selection.datavisualization.ch. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code. We will keep this list as a living repository and add / remove things as technology develops...
Via Lauren Moss, Pepe Crespo
This piece is from the Infoengineering blog
I selected this article because it is a constant challenge for me as a content curator and I know all of you are dealing with this, some better than others. More to come on this subject in weeks to come.
We're all experiencing this problem, there are some great suggestions to help you navigate all the noise.
"Information Overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general".
The Information Overload Age - This is when your mind is bombarded with images, sounds and sensations that overload the brain.
The root of the problem is that, although computer processing and memory is increasing all the time, the humans that must use the information are not getting any faster.
Effectively, the human mind acts as a bottleneck in the process.
There are some great suggestions on how to work with information overload effectively:
There are no simple solutions but here are some things you can do right now that will help you:
**Spending less time on gaining information that is nice to know and more time on things that we need to know now.
**Focusing on quality of information, rather than quantity.
**A short concise e-mail is more valuable than a long e-mail.Learning how to create better information (this is what Infogineering is about).
**Be direct in what you ask people, so that they can provide short precise answers.
**Single-tasking, and keeping the mind focused on one issue at a time.
****Spending parts of the day disconnected from interruptions (e.g. switch off e-mail, telephones, Web, etc.) so you can fully concentrate for a significant period of time on one thing.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
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