E-commerce Start-Up Training Resources Web Tour
Information condenses to knowledge, which condenses to wisdom,
and value is created in an information economy.
TIP: Create your own local Ecommerce and Entrepreneurship Hotlist by exploring
the "other links" listings from the following best sites.
Learning To Create A Business
free Ecommerce courses covering the basics for planning, marketing and more.
Women's Entrepreneurial Networks
Free or Low-cost Ecommerce Sites and Services
Career and Job Marketing Sites
Unique Ecommerce Services
For more Entrepreneurship links see http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks2.htm
Youth Building Communities!
- Morino Institute's YouthLearn
http://www.youthlearn.org is an online community for people
integrating technology into out-of-school learning environments.
Extensive collected resources!
- Youth Using Technology to Build Community and Bridge the Digital Divide!
Kids create web pages for non-profits. Many free web tools listed to help kids get started!
- Teens Teaching Internet Skills to Seniors
We are re-inventing our classic 4-H Youth afterschool-weekend
club activity to be a community technology leadership program.
Only 12 percent of our members are farm kids. Guess where the others live.
In towns, cities and suburbs.
See also: Americans Communicating Electronically
www.ace.org National 4-H leader: Tom Tate
- Teen Resources
A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Teen Resources Project
- Chamisa Mesa High School teaches digital storytelling.
Also check out what our students are doing for the community and their
peers: www.taosteen.net See also http://taosmira.net
- This is a site that contains web sites that kids have created.
- Believe it or not this site is by a 13 year old.
I started a basic web site and then learned what I needed to in order to
make my site more fun and attractive.
- This organization provides creative arts mentoring for at-risk kids.
- After School Programs: Federal Resources
- 21st century community learning centers
http://www.ed.gov/21stcclc/ Federal Resources
- SEE the New Cyberfair Competition for inspiration!
International competition for kids to create community-oriented web pages
International competition for kids to create instructional web pages. Over 4,500 such sites!
Two Super Sites for Girls!
Long listings of resources, mentoring programs, projects, and links
for helping girls using science, math, technology, to cross that digital
Long listing for 'girls-only' resources and projects!
Senior Sites (Elders, not HS Seniors!)
- FirstGov for Seniors
Federal resources for seniors
SeniorNet is based on the concept that older people are not adverse
to using new technology, just unfamiliar with it.
See also www.thirdage.com, http://www.agelight.org/
- Senior Corps
Featuring a RSVP volunteers program.
- American Association of Retired Persons
Includes chat rooms and participants who
are very generous about helping "newbies."
- Senior Surfers
Our intention is to have between 2,500 & 3,000
SurferLabs available in communities within the next four years.
- Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons(CHIPs)
Regional Community Networks and Virtual Incubators:
Idaho Virtual Incubator http://www.idahovirtualincubator.org
Oregon Innovation http://www.oregoninnovation.org/
Central Oregon Regional Community Network http://centraloregon.org
Louisville virtual incubator http://trc.louisville.edu/__virtual_incubator_affiliates.html
Wisconsin virtual incubator http://virtualincubate.com
Missouri Association of Community Information Networks (37) http://www.macin.org/
North Central Kansas Regional Community Network) http://kansascommunities.com
Association for Community Networking http://www.afcn.net Strongly recommended!
Arizona CNs http://zeki.radiology.arizona.edu/ruralhealth/CmtyNets.htm
CN guides listed http://www.evanston.lib.il.us/community/technopolis/resources_guides.html
Free Web-based Collaborative Tools http://www.kmunity.net/Free_Tools_/free_tools_.html
A list of free/low-cost computer resources (both newand recycled) http://www.scn.org/teched/computers.htm
Federal Computer Recycling Program http://computers.fed.gov
Presentation Tools Demonstrated:
Art Tablet http://www.wacom.com
Art software "Painter 5" http://www.metacreations.com
Sony MVC CD-1000 digital camera http://www.sony.com
WebWhacker Offline Browser http://bluesquirrel.com
Macromedia Director http://macromedia.com
Real Media Player, Jukebox, radio stations and MP3 music http://real.com
Alaskan Student Electronic Portfolios
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html Must See!
A+ locator http://www.vrd.org/locator/alphalist.shtml
Topical mentors willing to respond to questions. Do this in your community!
Lone Eagle Consulting Resource Sampler
My best listing of rural community-building and cultural resources is at http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm Included are two online courses, two versions of a self-directed Internet guide, a guide to rural community networking and three mini-courses for citizens. You're invited to download these guides, add local links from your community and sell copies as a fundraiser for multimedia equipment, computers for local community technology centers and hosting local Internet Awareness Events!
A new rural community resource: "Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking" is now available at http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm Written in non-technical language specifically for rural citizens, many examples of replicable rural Ecommerce successes are included. Includes 11 chapters with a bibliography of the best community networking guides.
Grant-writing Resources and Project Ideas
The most recent grant template is "A Texan Community Bootstrap Academy" http://lone-eagles.com/alpine2.htm
I strongly recommend you review the Alaskan grant I wrote for youth in 8 villages submitted recently for the Ididerod Area District, as a model for youth leadership in rural communities. Hint: Use it to write your own grant! It is a WORD '97 file at http://lone-eagles.com/Bartsgrant.doc Grant-writing resources are included in a online lesson on writing grants at http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm Community Network Funding Sources specifically for rural community development and Grantwriting Tips http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/miramodel.htm
The Community Bootstrap Initiative "Doing for Ourselves- Together" http://lone-eagles.com/articles/boot2.htm A full USDA proposal for Dillon, Montana. This was formally submitted in 1998, but not funded.
Culture Club: A Youth-based Cultural and Community Survival Strategy http://lone-eagles.com/cultureclub.htm This has the core ideas for many youth oriented community development initiatives. Includes a Lone Eagles Apprenticeship Ecommerce program. For similar themes to seed your brainstorming - See also http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/trainers.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/initiatives.htm