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Find out what you're missing at our monthly Tech, Business, and Social Media Forums. Be sure to come to any of our forum meetings to ask the questions that you want answered.


  • 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?
  • 17-Jun-2011 4:48 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Could I please have feedback on my new brochure?
    • How do I find and identify that first client?
    • How do I develop a niche in my field?
    • What are some ways to clarify communications when in a meeting?
    • What constitutes a "good" web site?
    • Are cold calls worth the effort?
    • How can I get people to return my phone calls and emails?
    • What is Referral Key and is it worthwhile?
    • What are the legal and insurance requirements for opening my business office in my home?
    • How can I get a document written in Russian translated?
    • What should I do with my business when I am away?
  • 03-Jun-2011 1:48 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Caution: Make sure that your home router is secure or someone else might use its signal for illicit purposes.
    • Note to Macintosh Users: Mac computers are vulnerable to a fake anti-virus program (Mac Defender) which is actually a real virus.
    • Caution: If you find an unfamiliar link on your screen  while you are using Skype, do NOT open it!
    • Why am I getting unwanted email messages from Google Docs?
    • How can I fill in check boxes on a checklist I have created?
    • How do I manage page numbers when printing a part of a Power Point presentation?
    • How do I reformat a large Excel file?
    • When using Skype, can I call someone who is not using Skype at the same time?
    • What is this "Referral Key" program that I keep getting invitations to join?
    • Why doesn't my optical mouse work properly any more?
    • How do I get rid of an error message in Windows Live Mail?
    • How do I get rid of an invitation to download a Chrome update?
    • Does anyone have any literature on graphic design?
    • Can I change my outgoing email address from Road Runner to my business name?
  • 20-May-2011 2:16 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do you reach out to your potential market?
    • How do I deal with "scope creep (slow unexpected increase of services)?"
    • How can I determine my fee structure?
    • What is the process for taking someone to small claims court?
    • How do I turn a prospect's interest in my services into a sale?
    • How do I handle a client who wants to pay me based on how much he makes?
    • How should I structure my consulting business?
    • Can anyone recommend a good business plan template?
  • 06-May-2011 1:52 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How can I create recovery disks for my computer?
    • What are printing costs at local office supply stores?
    • How many in this group would be interested in a presentation on Linux?
    • What are the disadvantages of using DropBox for sharing files?
    • How do I delete email addresses?
    • Can Skype addresses be put on RPCN members' profiles?
    • Who knows anything about camcorder hard drives?
    • Why won't my Mailwasher Pro work properly?
    • What is the difference between Mailwasher and Mailwasher Pro?
    • Can I send text messages using my desktop PC?
    • How can I stop promotional messages from being sent to my cell phone?
  • 18-Apr-2011 11:02 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by: Barbara Moore

    • Is there a difference in how one markets using Facebook and LinkedIn?
    • How do you send one message across multiple platforms?
    • How can Facebook be used to market a book to libraries?
    • What metrics are people using to measure ROI with social media?
    • Should businesses have a social media policy?
    • Should staff be allowed to use social media during work?
    • How can you prevent an employee from accessing a social media site via their smart phone when a business has blocked social media sites?
    • What experience do people have using social media apps on their smart phones?
    • Has anyone upgraded to a paid LinkedIn account and, is it worth it?
  • 16-Apr-2011 1:16 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
      Reported by: Steve Royal

    • What are some ways for connecting RPCN people to other RPCN people?
    • Where can I find a sample business plan similar to those described in "E-Myth?"
    • Where can I find information on hiring and firing?
    • Should the time it takes to prepare an estimate be charged?
    • What are the ramifications of self-publishing my book?
    • How do I deal with a partnership and the K-1 tax form?
    • How well does Dragon software (voice recognition) work?
    • What would be appropriate program for an upcoming RPCN program on networking? 
    • What is the best way to transfer VCR tapes to DVDs?
  • 01-Apr-2011 1:43 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How many people in this group have their own web sites?
    • How many are actually making money with your web site?
    • Why does my computer intermittently not connect to the Internet?
    • Why won't Mailwasher work with my Outlook program?
    • Why does my computer ask me to install a market research program that I know nothing about?
    • What financial software do people in this group recommend and why?
    • How can I transfer backed up data from a "dead" computer?
    • Why are some of my clients without Pay Pal accounts having trouble paying with Pay Pal?
    • What program can I use to completely wipe all files from my computer?

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