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  • 22-Oct-2011 10:31 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How much should I ask a client to pay in advance in a contract?
    • How can I determine who my competition is?
    • What is the best way to contact prospects?
    • What should my online marketing strategy be (frequency & content)?
    • What does the term "Virtual Assistant" mean to you?
    • What are some good books to read for getting started in my business?
    • What are the guidelines for writing press releases?
    • What are some ways to ask for testimonials?
    • What is the status of using tablet computers for business?
    • When should I give up calling people?
  • 07-Oct-2011 2:17 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I get my "lost" menus back in Google Chrome?
    • How do I locate my Customized Priority in Outlook?
    • Why won't Picasa recognize my flash drive?
    • How do I convert my slides to digital format?
    • Why can't I enter information on a particular web site?
    • Why doesn't my new earpiece work properly?
    • What kind of DVD/VCR recorder should I buy?
    • Should I buy a security service for my domain name?
    • Should I keep my domain name with my current provider or transfer it when I switch to a different server?
    • Why do I have occasional problems connecting t the Internet?
  • 03-Oct-2011 12:11 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Barbara Moore

    • Should I have a separate business page on LinkedIn?
    • How do I post my blog on my LinkedIn profile?
    • Does anyone use YouTube channels?
    • How does one develop interacting conversation with social media?
    • Do I have too much information on my LinkedIn profile?
    • What is appropriate to write in the LinkedIn status box?
    • What is the Facebook timeline?
    • What do I do with a Twitter account?
    • Do I need a separate twitter account for my business?
    • How do I find people on Facebook?
    • Is anyone else having trouble sending email on LinkedIn?
  • 16-Sep-2011 3:34 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What is the best way to operate in a regulated business?
    • How do I set fees when doing business internationally?
    • Is Western Union or Pay Pal better for transferring money overseas?
    • How well do online business referrals work?
    • What is the best way to follow up with previous clients that can't  made decisions?
    • Should I be using a system (CRM - Customer Resource Manager) for tracking prospects?
    • Where do I begin in starting up my business?
  • 02-Sep-2011 2:09 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How do I get my list of Outlook Contacts to stay collapsed?
    • How do I direct a downloaded Gmail where to go?
    • How do I deal with the increase in price of banner-less web site hosting?
    • Why won't the pop-ups in Constant Contact open in one of my computers?
    • How can I convert a Word document into a JPEG image?
    • Why does my monitor unexpectedly turn off by itself?
    • Should I use "GoToMeeting.com" for a webinar I am setting up?
    • What steps should I take when I lose my Internet connection?
    • Why doesn't my uninterrupted power supply work the way it should?
  • 20-Aug-2011 10:39 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What is branding?
    • How do you re-connect with old accounts?
    • What is the best way to manage distribution channels for my book?
    • What some sources for finding RFPs (Request for Proposals)?
    • As a consultant, what taxes do you pay if you're over 65?
    • Where is a good place to look for help in writing contracts?
    • Is liability insurance necessary?
    • What does it take to put on a webinar?
    • How do you market yourself when your business is unique?
  • 05-Aug-2011 12:32 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Why didn't my Outlook contacts transfer as I expected?
    • What is this box for "Uniblue" that pops up when I start my computer?
    • Should I replace my Xerox Phaser printer?
    • What is the Google "Touch Pad"?
    • How can I create two post cards in Mail Merge?
    • Why can't I get my Google web site to work properly?
    • Is it normal for he same font to look differently in different computers?
    • What do I do about my "hijacked" email account?
    • Where did the check boxes go in my emails?
    • How should I handle malicious emails?
    • How can I publish my workbook editable online?
    • How do I make sure my web site looks good on smart phones?
    • How can I prevent my age from being listed on the Internet?
    • Why am I getting a voice-mail every night at 3.33 a.m.?
  • 15-Jul-2011 4:26 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I get paid when China won't use Pay Pal?
    • What are the alternatives for merchants (credit card processing) accounts?
    • What is the best way to write value propositions?
    • Are web sites worth it?
    • How do I set rates and fees?
    • When is it appropriate to do pro bono wok?
    • How do I get back on track after a difficult day?
    • What should RPCN consider for a consulting "boot camp?"
  • 03-Jul-2011 1:10 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Barbara Moore

    • How does one take advantage of social media?
    • How do you pick a message for social media and do you need to be consistent?
    • What is private and what is not in social media?
    • How do you search Twitter?

    Note: The Social Media Forum has been discontinued, effective July 2011.
  • 01-Jul-2011 1:37 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do WiFi cellphones work?
    • How can I access the Internet as needed when I am on the road?
    • What is a good web notepad program to update my web site?
    • How does Google Voice work?
    • Why won't my laptop access the Internet anymore?
    • How can I get Google Toolbar to install on the latest version of Firefox?
    • What is the best way to join video segments?
    • How can I save something as a PDF file?
    • Where can I find someone to create CDs and DVDs for me?
    • Where in my system should my Vonage modem be installed?

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