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  • 04-May-2012 3:01 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Which smartphone should I buy?
    • What are the issues concerning PC vs. Mac computers?
    • Why do I have two calendars instead of just one in Google Calendars?
    • Where did m Google contacts go?
    • Should I change my AOL address to something else to look more professional?
    • How do I send very large files?
    • Does Open Office have a database option?
    • How should I install a new battery in my laptop?
    • In Facebook,can I bring my friends to my business page only?
    • Do I need an additional virus protection program if I am already using Microsoft Security Essentials?
  • 20-Apr-2012 2:37 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What are the traits of a successful consultant?
    • Can I use a business name on a web site without a DBA?
    • What is the best way to get photographs of "head shots"?
    • Do other people track their businesses against the general economy?
    • What kind of market research is the most beneficial?
    • How do I avoid or deal with "scope creep"?
    • Is there are niche for consultants' "helpers"?
  • 06-Apr-2012 1:54 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Why does my computer keep asking for a "Bluetooth License?"
    • What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
    • Why am I asked security questions when opening attachments to emails?
    • Why did I lose my voice mail folder on my Blackberry and how do I get it back?
    • Why does the screen resolution change abruptly on my new laptop?
    • What are my WiFi choices when outside my home?
    • Is it ethical to use someone else's (e.g. Starbucks) WiFi signal without permission?
    • What are the pros and cons of the Droid Spectrum smartphone?
    • What if a client is using Smartsheet and t is causing me problems?
    • What is Windows Live?
    • What should I do with a "ping back" comment?
    • What does ArcSoft do and why won't it update properly?
  • 16-Mar-2012 4:39 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I detach myself from being an unpaid volunteer to a paid business professional?
    • What is the practical meaning of due diligence?
    • How do I get health insurance?
    • How do I get workers to follow procedures?
    • How do I set up a web site?
    • What are some effective ways to approach investors?
    • What are the legal issues around formal business partnerships?
    • How do I protect the information provided in an RFP if it is not accepted?
    • What problems can I expect with international clients?
    • Have accountant practices changed recently?
  • 02-Mar-2012 2:09 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Why do I get multiple copies of emails when I import them from Mailwasher to Outlook?
    • How do I change my settings so that Google collects less information from my computer?
    • Why can't I back up some very old Quickbooks files on a flash drive?
    • After purchasing a domain name from one company, can I host my web site from another company?
    • Why am I getting popups in Internet Explorer asking my if I want to disable add-ons?
    • What are the new/different features of Windows 8?
    • How does Google's new privacy policy affect me?
    • Why can't I do my online banking in Windows Explorer?
    • How can I publicize an upcoming seminar?


  • 17-Feb-2012 2:42 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Where can I locate a video recording person who will work pro bono?
    • Where can I locate good resource for designing and printing a brochure?
    • How can I convince a client to find additional work for me (upselling)?
    • Is using social media or being invisible better for getting business?
    • How do I address questionable client attitudes?
    • Where do I learn about starting a web site?
    • How do I deal with associates' discounts and/or finders' fees?
    • What are the guidelines for tapping into other RPCN members?
  • 03-Feb-2012 1:27 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Where can I take my old electronic equipment for recycling?
    • Should I get insurance for my electronic equipment?
    • Where can I find cost effective telephone service?
    • Why am I getting emails from Facebook about friends' updates?
    • What is this popup message that asks me if it's OK to change my settings?
    • Should I convert to cloud computing?
    • Does anyone know anything about the Neatbook Premier?
    • What can I do about spam I am receiving on my cell phone?
    • Does anyone use Pinterest.com?
    • Why am I getting messages to open up PDF files in foreign languages?
    • What is the best way to electronically publicize a seminar?
  • 21-Jan-2012 11:26 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Is there a one-page, standard  contract for consultants?
    • Should I start a blog?
    • Will my homeowner umbrella insurance policy work for my business?
    • What are the pros and cons of becoming a consultant?
    • What is the best way to collect upfront fees?
    • Can I ask for residual income or a retainer for my work?
    • If I am on a retainer, do I get paid if there is no activity?
    • How should I price my work -- by expertise or hourly?
  • 06-Jan-2012 1:52 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • Should I mark as spam or should I delete unwanted comments on my blog?
    • Should I accept a high school acquaintance as a friend on Facebook?
    • How do digital key-chains work?
    • Why am I unable to update Neatworks to the most current version?
    • What are the pros and cons of Apple vs. Windows computers?
    • Why am I unable to print single pages of as PDF file?
    • How should I backup my Quickbooks data?
    • Why can't I get backup to work on a newer version of Windows?
    • What should I do about a sticky key on my 2 month old laptop?
    • Why is my Outlook email running in safe mode?
  • 16-Dec-2011 5:01 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I determine whether my business should be set up as a DBA, LLC, or S-Corp?
    • How should policies be written when doing business in foreign countries?
    • How much should I charge for my services?
    • How can I tap into the small business market?
    • Should I create a Facebook business page and why?

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