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  • 16-Feb-2013 11:44 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • Can I be sued if my contract with a client indicates that I am only giving advice, but tat it is up to the client whether to take it or not?
    • What should the structure of my business be (DBA, corporation, etc.)?
    • How useful is the Hi-Tech Rochester/RIT business plan?
    • How can I find temporary staff quickly?
    • How do I go about finding that first client?
    • Is it appropriate to provide incentives to small businesses?
    • What standard questions should be asked when preparing as proposal?
    • How do I tell when it's time to hire a co-consultant?
    • What is the best way to deal with travel expenses?
    • How do I set up the infrastructure of a consulting company?
  • 01-Feb-2013 12:45 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What should i do with unwanted updates on my computer?
    • Why isn't my wireless WiFi adapter working as I expect?
    • What is the purpose of endorsements on LinkedIn?
    • In which format should I save my videos?
    • Should I consider a Blackberry 10?
    • How can I use Flash on my iPad?
    • Why does my smartphone only save some of my voice-mails?
    • How should I be using Outlook?
    • What is the best way to start using Quickbooks?
    • Which team is going to win the Super Bowl?
  • 19-Jan-2013 11:14 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How do I get that first meeting with a potential client?
    • How do I write a proposal or contract that includes subcontractors?
    • How do I locate local subject experts?
    • What is the best way to communicate a price increase for my services?
    • What a re some low cost advertising and PR methods?
    • Is using a local WiFi signal secure?
    • How does the Can Spam Act affect me?
    • Where can I find out which licenses might be required for me to run my business?
    • What kinds of problems might there be when working with a contractor who is not insured?
    • How is sales tax charged for NY and other states?
  • 04-Jan-2013 1:54 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How do I import an image into my Google signature?
    • Where is the best place for the donation of electronic equipment?
    • What is covered in my phone data plan?
    • What is the difference between a DVD+RW and a DVD-RW?
    • What are the advantages of Windows 8?
    • Which is better: Google Voice/Talk or Skype?
    • Why isn't Earthlink deleting my emails?
    • What are the apps for WiFi telephone?
    • Why am I sending many pictures when I only want to send one in Windows Picture & Fax Viewer?
    • When asked, should I download or run Stinger?
    • What is the difference between WiFi and Bluetooth?
    • How can I use Skype for tutoring a student?
    • Why aren't my notes being saved on my iPad?
    • What is the difference between a LinkedIn endorsement and a recommendation?
  • 21-Dec-2012 4:40 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How can I use a "We do that?" publicity opportunity?
    • How do I determine fees for a new program?
    • Is it better to send my clients paper or e-cards for Christmas?
    • What is an appropriate amount to increase the fees for my business?
    • What works best for researching your market?
    • How can I make key contacts wit important people?
    • What do I do about an associate who misses deadlines?
  • 07-Dec-2012 2:25 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What free software is available for converting DVDs for uploading to You Tube?
    • How do I turn off the predictive text on a smartphone?
    • Is there a "preferred" online calendar?
    • Which WiFi router should I buy?
    • Can I separate the programs from the files when backing up my laptop?
    • Why are there so many temporary files on my Western Digital external hard drive?
    • How do I sync Google Calendar on my Droid with my computer?
    • How do I prevent spam emails on my blog?
    • Why have I been unable to open Firefox lately?
    • Why can't I find a Help section on an older version of Word?
    • Where are Favorites and other features on Google Chrome?
  • 17-Nov-2012 2:30 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What are the collection options for a non-paying client?
    • What should I do about Windows 8?
    • Can I have multiple profiles on the RPCN web site?
    • How do I determine the customer's value of my business?
    • How do I determine an equitable split in a partnership?
    • How can I develop a client pipeline too avoid the peaks and valleys of my business?
    • Does anyone have any experience with Elaner?
    • What are some ways to start a web site?
    • Why would I want to look at your web site?
    • If I wanted to look at your web site, how would I ind it?
  • 03-Nov-2012 10:49 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • If I decide to buy a new modem after Time-Warner starts charging for them, what are the differences in the ones they recommend and others?
    • Why are messages coming to my inbox being bounced?
    • How do utilities communicate when there is no power?
    • What do I do when I get a message that says "Computer won't start"
    • What are the choices for web site hosting?
    • How do I make sure I get paid for the lost hour when switching from DST to EST?
    • How do I set up a portable device (e.g. iPad) for projection on a screen?
    • How can a computer be protected from electrical problems when running on a generator?
    • Why am I having calls dropped on my Frontier land line?
    • How well do network drives operate?
    • What is new in Windows 8?
    • Have JAVA's security problems been resolved?
  • 21-Oct-2012 4:51 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How can I fill my "bench" with experts so that they are available when I need them?
    • Where can I find sources for grants?
    • Where can I find sources of interns and how are they paid?
    • How can I (or should I) keep my business blogs separate from my personal blogs?
    • How do I deal with people who want endorsements on LinkedIn when I don't know very much about them?
    • How will "Obamacare" affect small business?
    • Where can I find templates for business forms? 
    • What is the strategy for answering phone calls when they interrupt business meetings?
    • How do I cut off excessively long phone calls?
  • 05-Oct-2012 2:14 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What is "Scoop-It?"
    • How can I send an email to many people without everyone's name being visible in the email?
    • Can I remotely access a remote computer if it is "sleeping" or turned off?
    • Why am I getting an error message about a device driver not working and then working again?
    • Why does LinkedIn tell me that it does not support my email service?
    • Why does LinkedIn keep asking me for my email password?
    • How do I set up my tablet to be able to access my desktop computer?
    • Can I link several cells at once in Excel or do I have to link them one-by-one?
    • Why is the text in my Excel document suddenly very small?
    • Why am I having problems retrieving data from Carbonite?

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