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  • 07-Sep-2012 3:24 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What are some good employee search ideas?
    • What are FTP folders and why have I been asked to use them?
    • How do you engage in a conversation on Twitter?
    • How does the LinkedIn Profile organize work?
    • How do I open a file with a .gp extension?
    • What do the letter designations on my Linksys router mean?
    • Why is Skype so slow on my netbook?
    • How do I solve a Yahoo security certificate issue?
    • Where is the first place to start in designing a website with functionality?
  • 18-Aug-2012 1:58 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What is required to change the name of my business?
    • How do I go about hiring an intern?
    • What should I look out for when working with foreign trade companies?
    • What are some ways of "breaking the ice" with a client?
    • Where are are good places to go to for "random networking?"
    • What might be included as alternatives to "regular" compensation for my services?
    • What are the components of a good 30 second elevator speech?
    • How can I avoid problems when forming alliances?
    • What is the process for dealing with "deadbeats" (people who don't pay)?
    • How can the information in a proposal be protected?
    • How do you set up and run webinars?
  • 04-Aug-2012 10:48 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • What can I do to remove an old website created by someone else, who I can no longer contact?
    • How can I animate an image in Power Point?
    • How can I use Excel to track time cards?
    • What are the advantages of using Quickbooks?
    • What should I do with an email that claims that Twitter has reset my password for me because of a security problem?
    • Why does my laptop battery run out after only 2 - 3 hours?
    • What are some good apps to put on my new tablet?
    • What is the best way to manage passwords?
    • How do I dim a paragraph in Power Point?
  • 20-Jul-2012 2:28 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • Do web sites such as E-Lance really work?
    • Has anyone read my article on the RPCN web site?
    • How do I get people to read articles I publish online?
    • Are there advantages in setting up an LLC in a state other than New York?
    • Where can I find the requirements for setting up an S-Corp?
    • What do I do about no-shows at meetings, etc.?
    • Is there a business case for getting a smartphone?
    • Is it OK for my name to appear on a client's business card?
    • What does "Dress for success" mean in the business world today?
  • 06-Jul-2012 1:57 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How concerned should I be about the possible Internet outage coming on July 9?
    • How do I get files linked properly in Word Press?
    • How do I download Word Press to 1 on 1?
    • What is the best antivirus program?
    • What is a good online calendar?
    • Why was my Google Ad-words get shut down?
    • How can I record phone calls coming from clients?
    • How do I print full-sized pictures?
    • How do I set up a table in Word where some of the cells are shaded?
    • How do I set up an advertising account on You Tube screens?
    • Why won't my Kodak EZ-Share dock work properly?
  • 16-Jun-2012 9:54 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What are the pros, cons, and costs of setting up a sole proprietor, LLC, and S-Corp?
    • How do I get started in my new business?
    • How do I build a client base?
    • What kind of accounting system should I set up?
    • What is the best way of qualifying customers?
    • What is the proper level of insurance to have?
    • How do I deal with a 45 day pay cycle?
  • 01-Jun-2012 12:51 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Which tablet should I buy?
    • How do I set up automatic functions in Excel?
    • What to I do about outdated web pages?
    • How can I keep track of the time I am working for a client?
    • What is the status of the impending Internet outage?
    • Why can't I open a .dat or a .pdf file attached to an email?
    • What is the best approach for storing data in the cloud?
    • Are there alternatives to Go to My PC?
    • How can I manage the CAPTCHA/Registration process?
  • 31-May-2012 11:52 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Barbara Moore

    • Which workshops should I attend at the June 14 Social Media: Ready, Set, Go! conference?
    • How do I get people to find and use my Facebook business page?
    • Why are so many people I don't know following me on Twitter?
    • How do I set up privacy settings on Facebook?
    • How do I keep up with changes to Facebook's privacy policy?
    • Are there many spammers in social media?
    • How do I set up a business profile in LinkedIn?
    • Should I blog or use an email newsletter?
    • Can I post to several LinkedIn groups at one time?
    • Is there a way to post to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at one time?
  • 19-May-2012 10:35 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Barbara Moore

    • How does LinkedIn help people? Is it useful?
    • How do you get people to like your Facebook business page?
    • Can you search My Life and not have people know you are searching for them?
    • Why I hate LinkedIn.
    • What value is there to a solo entrepreneur to have a Facebook business page?
    • How can you use social media and not eat into so much of your time?
    • Can you create a Facebook business page using your personal account and keep the two accounts separate?
    • How do you engage and connect people with Twitter?
    • How do you determine what is valuable and appropriate content for your audience?
    • How do web sites fit in with social media?


  • 18-May-2012 3:03 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How can I keep track of the time I spend on my computer?
    • How can I set up a profit sharing plan for a part time associate?
    • What are some ways to accelerate the sales cycle?
    • How much traffic do you need to make online advertising (Google Ad-words) profitable?
    • How can I set up my business so that I am put on a retainer?
    • How can I use branding to jump-start my business?
    • What payment strategies should I be using to make sure that I get paid?
    • What kind of insurance should consultants buy?

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