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Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need. Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years. Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, business management and more. 1. This great resource offers free interactive programming sessions to help you learn programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP. 2. The free certification program offers courses on inbound marketing, including website optimization, landing pages and lead nurturing. Related: 21 Resources to Make You a Better Entrepreneur 3. 4. The most successful entrepreneurs know how to manage their money both on a business and personal side. 5. 6. edX 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

businessinsider Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News ServiceSteve Jobs: lifelong scholar. Why did Apple think different? Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company. "The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said. Jobs' lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to "to make extremely advanced products from a technology point of view, but also have them be intuitive, easy-to-use, fun-to-use, so that they really fit the users." Jobs arrived at that perspective through a lifetime of reading, as reviewed in Walter Isaacson's biography and other places. <div class="slide-intro-bottom"><a href="

It’s Time To Plug In: How Non-Techies Can Get In On Coding Coding is like the new yoga. It’s seem so cool and everyone is doing it! But to do or not to do? I struggle with this every day. There are so many resources to help you get started. I suggest (as many others do too) to start with the very basics. Worry not, to ease the process, I’ve picked five of my favorites that are easy to work with and keep me engaged. 1) Dash, General Assembly This is my latest obsession. 2) Skillcrush “Digital skills are job skills.” 3) Code Academy Website & App Code Academy was one of the first online resources I used to dive into my coding education. 4) Coursera Coursera boast legitimate online courses aka MOOCs. 5) HackDesign This is my second latest obsession. HTML. As always, if you need more and want to have a vent session about the struggle, just holler.

3+ Free Must-Have Programming Books For Your Summer Reading List Want to be productive this summer? If your answer is no, I’m surprised you’re reading this article, but since you’re already here, you might as well read about some potentially productive things. Say, reading some great beginner-grade materials especially if you have an interest in making some of your own Chrome extensions, Windows programs, etc. We have published a number of articles with links to programming video tutorials, interactive learning modules, and even our own programming lessons, but sometimes, you might just need a good book to immerse yourself in. Lucky for you, up next I’ve gathered a list of legally free programming books that can get you started with learning how to program, scripting and even making your own websites. Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel Thinking in C++ is a free electronic book in its second edition that consists of two volumes. Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim Want to make some slick web apps? Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke

BNP Paribas, Renault, Pernod Ricard, La Poste: les Moocs débarquent dans les entreprises Quand les Moocs (Massive Open Online Courses) sont apparus dans les écoles et universités françaises, très vite, une question s'est posée: sur quel modèle économique baser cette révolution numérique de l'éducation qui repose justement sur... la gratuité? Permettre à des milliers d'étudiants situés aux quatre coins du monde d'assister au même cours depuis leur écran, sans débourser un seul centime, revêt un caractère magique, mais nécessite de gros investissements pour les établissements. Beaucoup s'y sont mis, tout en se posant encore la question de leur financement à terme. Cette interrogation qui fait encore débat dans le milieu académique a trouvé une réponse dans celui des affaires. Reprendre le concept des Moocs et l'appliquer aux entreprises est facile, car elles ont les moyens de payer pour la formation de leurs salariés, et sont même obligées de la prendre en charge dans le cadre du Droit Individuel à la Formation (DIF). Les Coocs de Coorpacademy Des cours à bas coûts ...

Top 10 Sites for Designers: September 2016 Edition Every month, HOW art director Adam Ladd curates a list of inspiring websites of particular interest to designers and creatives. This month’s selection includes a hub for UX design tools and resources, a quick and easy invoicing tool, a collection of motion graphics, and a few gorgeous sites for web design inspiration. 1. Sans Francisco A collection of digital tools for designers, this punnily-named website is one to bookmark for your next project. 2. Teletype uses an endearing, subtly animated mascot to welcome you to their site. 3. I’m hoping the full site for this one will be translated into English at some point, because it’s beyond helpful. 4. It’s your turn to be the director: direct your own version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with this website from the British Council. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

businessinsider Courtesy of Susie MooreSusie Moore. “Is this all there is?” I contemplated one morning in 2013 while on a conference call, gazing through the window at the beautiful blue sky. Working as a sales director in New York for a Silicon Valley startup that was acquired by a Fortune 500 company, I was sitting in my freezing office, doused in artificial light, scouring Pinterest. I saw a pin that struck me, a quote from Mary Oliver: “Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” “Not just this!” It was time for change. And so it began. A side hustle is a business you run in your free time that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you're most interested in. Mine was life coaching. After over a decade in sales (which in large part, I loved) I felt ready for something new. I joined NYU’s coaching program, which took place for seven hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays over the course of a few months. I could not recommend side hustling more highly.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of. If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.Tufts OpenCourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Business and Money History and World Culture Law Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics

PHP for Beginners: Building Your First Simple CMS The Magic of PHP + MySQL It’s safe to say that nearly every website that’s up-to-date these days is using some form of content management system (CMS). While there are a ton of great free options that provide us with a CMS to power a website (WordPress, Drupal, etc.), it doesn’t hurt to peek under the hood and get a feel for how these systems work. To get our feet wet as back-end developers, we’ll be creating a simple PHP class that will: Create a databaseConnect to a databaseDisplay a form with two fieldsSave the form data in the databaseDisplay the saved data from the database Download Files This class is intended to give you a feel for how PHP and MySQL interact together, and to show the basics of a CMS. Building the Class Our first step is to simply lay out the class in a file named ‘simpleCMS.php’ so we have a road map to work with. As you can see, we’re creating one class with four variables and five methods. The Variables Build the Database Connect to the Database Build the Form <! <?