Monthly Archives: September 2009

StartUp Business School – Free Online Planning Tools

September 22, 2009

StartUp Business School – Free Online Planning Tools
http://www.startupbusinessschool.com/

Millions of people start new businesses each year. Unfortunately only a very small percentage will survive the first year. Startup Business School provides the knowledge and tools to succeed during the early stages by providing a step-by-step startup process and range of support services that are appropriate to the stage in the lifecycle of the new business. They offer a free online plannning tool to help you launch and drive forward your project while maximizing potential and actualizing your full company value. They combine their own high standards of expertise with thousands of real-world insights bringing you significant advantages in setting up your business, monitoring your operational goals and maximizing revenue generation. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Collaborative Engineering

September 22, 2009

International Journal of Collaborative Engineering
http://www.inderscience.com/ijce

IJCE promotes and fosters scholarly discussion on the emerging subject of collaborative decision making in the engineering discipline. Collaborative engineering studies the interactive process of engineering collaboration, whereby multiple interested stakeholders resolve conflicts, bargain for individual or collective advantages, agree upon courses of action, and/or attempt to craft joint outcomes which serve their mutual interests. The IJCE emphasis is on the implications that collaborative consensus-building activities have on both the efficiency of technical teams and the quality of their results. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of collaborative engineering as an interface between decision and negotiation processes as well as in the assimilation of social and technical aspects of engineering activities operating in parallel over different time-space and discipline scales.

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Kiva – Lenders to Entrepreneurs Micro-Lending Website

September 22, 2009

Kiva – Lenders to Entrepreneurs Micro-Lending Website
http://www.kiva.org/

Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. The people you see on Kiva’s site are real individuals in need of funding – not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs’ profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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UbuWeb – Repository for Visual, Concrete and Sound Poetry

September 22, 2009

UbuWeb – Repository for Visual, Concrete and Sound Poetry
http://www.ubu.com/

UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. Its parameters continue to expand in all directions. UbuWeb posts much of its content without permission; they rip out-of-print LPs into sound files; they scan as many old books as they can get their hands on; they post essays as fast as they can OCR them. UbuWeb is an unlimited resource with unlimited space to fill. It is in this way that the site has grown to encompass hundreds of artists, hundreds of gigabytes of sound files, books, texts and videos. They have won many prestigious internet awards and are acknowledged web-wide as the definitive source for Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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StartUp Business School – Free Online Planning Tools

September 22, 2009

StartUp Business School – Free Online Planning Tools
http://www.startupbusinessschool.com/

Millions of people start new businesses each year. Unfortunately only a very small percentage will survive the first year. Startup Business School provides the knowledge and tools to succeed during the early stages by providing a step-by-step startup process and range of support services that are appropriate to the stage in the lifecycle of the new business. They offer a free online plannning tool to help you launch and drive forward your project while maximizing potential and actualizing your full company value. They combine their own high standards of expertise with thousands of real-world insights bringing you significant advantages in setting up your business, monitoring your operational goals and maximizing revenue generation. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Collaborative Engineering

September 22, 2009

International Journal of Collaborative Engineering
http://www.inderscience.com/ijce

IJCE promotes and fosters scholarly discussion on the emerging subject of collaborative decision making in the engineering discipline. Collaborative engineering studies the interactive process of engineering collaboration, whereby multiple interested stakeholders resolve conflicts, bargain for individual or collective advantages, agree upon courses of action, and/or attempt to craft joint outcomes which serve their mutual interests. The IJCE emphasis is on the implications that collaborative consensus-building activities have on both the efficiency of technical teams and the quality of their results. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of collaborative engineering as an interface between decision and negotiation processes as well as in the assimilation of social and technical aspects of engineering activities operating in parallel over different time-space and discipline scales.

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Kiva – Lenders to Entrepreneurs Micro-Lending Website

September 22, 2009

Kiva – Lenders to Entrepreneurs Micro-Lending Website
http://www.kiva.org/

Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. The people you see on Kiva’s site are real individuals in need of funding – not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs’ profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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UbuWeb – Repository for Visual, Concrete and Sound Poetry

September 22, 2009

UbuWeb – Repository for Visual, Concrete and Sound Poetry
http://www.ubu.com/

UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. Its parameters continue to expand in all directions. UbuWeb posts much of its content without permission; they rip out-of-print LPs into sound files; they scan as many old books as they can get their hands on; they post essays as fast as they can OCR them. UbuWeb is an unlimited resource with unlimited space to fill. It is in this way that the site has grown to encompass hundreds of artists, hundreds of gigabytes of sound files, books, texts and videos. They have won many prestigious internet awards and are acknowledged web-wide as the definitive source for Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Social Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing

September 21, 2009

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing Go Together, Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
http://www.melissabarker.com/SocialEntrepreneurship-SocialMediaMarketing.pdf

A very nice review of social entrepreneurship and social media marketing by Melissa S. Barker. Although there is no single path to becoming a social entrepreneur, the 5 steps highlighted will provide a roadmap that can markedly boost your odds of success. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Resources.

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Information Retrieval Intelligence

September 21, 2009

Information Retrieval Intelligence
http://www.miislita.com/

Your Source for Information Retrieval and Intelligence and “Where Marketing Meets Science”. Mi Islita is a research site about information retrieval, data mining, and search engine technologies. Their content is frequently referenced or used by both IR scholars and search engine marketers. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Bot Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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