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  • 02-Aug-2013 12:28 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal
    • How can my web camera really do all the things it claims on the box?
    • Why are voice mail messages delayed on my Tracfone?
    • Should I buy a netbook or a Google Chrome Book?
    • Why are some emails I send out being blocked by Gmail?
    • What phone apps are best for my business?
    • Why does a file transferred with my FTP program not found on the Internet?
    • How can I keep track of my passwords?
    • Can I record over-the-air television programs without cost?
    • As a consultant, are there any software discounts available?
  • 19-Jul-2013 4:54 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I copyright my work?
    • How can I convince colleges to consider an alternate curriculum for me to teach as an adjunct instructor?
    • What kind of advertising can I use to attract small businesses?
    • How do I get rid of a LinkedIn persona?
    • How should I ask a client for money the first time?
    • What are the best ways to find clients?
    • How can I determine the needs of small - medium sized companies?
    • What if I disagree with the level of insurance a client requires me to carry?
    • How can I expand my sales force?
  • 22-Jun-2013 4:36 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Are referrals worth it?
    • What should I consider when collaborating with other consultants?
    • Should I consider working on commission?
    • Should I pay for a Dun & Bradstreet profile?
    • How do I add proposal clauses when the scope of the job changes?
    • Is it just me (when justifying my fees)?
    • How do you know when a lead is dead?
  • 07-Jun-2013 1:15 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Is it possible to contact HP about my printer?
    • Is there a list of small cameras for use with computers?
    • What are some good bookkeeping software programs?
    • Will listening to a radio station slow down my computer?
    • What are he differences between Pay Pal, Square, and Amazon Payment for taking credit cards?
    • Why can't I compress the X-axis in Excel?
    • How do I set an external driver to a default drive letter?
    • Do I have to pay for a toll-free telephone number?
    • What goes in the "Server" box when setting up an FTP program?
  • 17-May-2013 1:46 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Can I collect unemployment after no longer working as a "1099" consultant?
    • Would you consider therapy over the Internet?
    • How can I calculate overseas shipping costs?
    • What are some ways of marketing myself on a low budget?
    • How can I mass produce artwork (e.g. sculptures)?
    • How can I encourage people to contribute to a blog?
  • 03-May-2013 2:04 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What should I do about a phone call telling me that my computer is infected with a virus?
    • How should I use affiliate links?
    • Why are some tasks in Outlook greyed out and struck-through on my new computer?
    • Why do I keep getting the same popup for loading a security update  day after day?
    • Why don't other peoples' event updates sent to me show up on my Google calendar?
    • What kind of inkjet printers should I consider for making quality color prints?
    • Why won't my computer properly display one particular web site?
    • Is a battery warning on my computer ties to the CMOS battery?
    • I want to write notes on a tablet--which tablets should I consider?
    • How much does it typically cost to repair an iPad glass screen?
    • Why does my email program change a PDF file sent to me into a DAT File?
  • 20-Apr-2013 2:01 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • What are the latest changes in the banking laws?
    • What is the process for licensing intellectual property?
    • How do online consulting aggregators work?
    • How well does blogging work as a marketing tool?
    • How can I identify companies that are challenged by change?
    • What are some of the things you need to get started in consulting?
    • What should I do with very old leads?
    • What are my commitments and for a part-time contract?
    • What is involved in a partnership agreement?
  • 05-Apr-2013 1:46 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What do I do with two Pinterest accounts when I only want one?
    • What are the pros and cons of PC vs. Mac computers?
    • Why does my computer want me to configure Windows Solution Center?
    • What are some free substitutes for Power Point?
    • Is it possible to darken just the signature on a document?
    • Why won't ISBN allow me to change my business name?
    • Where can I find a copy of the RPCN logo (badge)?
    • Is it possible to buy a smartphone that is not already obsolete?
    • How can I easily report violations of the Do Not Call list?
    • What is the simplest way to transfer data to a new computer?
    • Are there any compelling reasons to use cloud-based backups?
  • 15-Mar-2013 4:42 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What are some ideas for rewards for accomplishments?
    • What is the best way to get back into social media after having dropped out of it for a while?
    • How do I determine the asking price for a project?
    • Which is better: a set fee or an hourly rate?
    • How can I help my clients generate an alternative revenue stream so they can afford to pay me?
    • What should the business structure of my business be?
    • Which is better: a professional LLC or a standard LLC?
    • When should I change from a DBA to a corporation?
    • How should I use outreach marketing, e.g  direct mail, web site, etc.
  • 01-Mar-2013 3:00 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What questions should I ask when designing and building a web site?
    • Is there a Facebook video chat?
    • How does a random access hard drive work?
    • Which backup software should I use?
    • What type of computer should I use for my golf course service business?
    • How can I set up a wireless Internet system into another building?
    • How do I get people to find and look at my web site?

    Note: thanks to Paul Lowans for providing a demonstration of the RPCN web site discussion area.

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