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  • 18-Apr-2014 3:04 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I deal with proposals that will require work in addition to that specified in the proposal?
    • What are the best alternatives for website creation and maintenance?
    • What colleges for engineering will provide the best return on my investment?
    • What is the value of online advertising?
    • What are the positives and negatives of becoming an affiliate?
    • Will there be another Boot Camp?
    • How well do consulting groups work?
    • What are some effective marketing strategies?
    • How do I go about owning a web site?
    • What are some good record keeping alternatives?
    • What are some LinkedIn marketing tips?
  • 04-Apr-2014 3:17 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • How do I convert a spreadsheet from the cloud (Google) to Excel?
    • What is going to happen when Google Voice changes over to Google Hangouts?
    • What services are available for monitoring my web site?
    • What kind of laptop should I consider for my business and personal life?
    • Why does my laptop "hang up" for several seconds for no apparent reason?
    • What is a good external rear video camera for my new truck?
    • Why do Android apps appear differently on my 10" Toshiba table than they do on my Galaxy Note 8 tablet?
    • Is Google Docs glitchy or is it my computer?
    • How good is Go Daddy's unlimited web hosting?
    • How do I record in Google Hangouts?
  • 22-Mar-2014 9:28 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • Should I exclude the details of my previous employment from my resume?
    • What should my very first business card say?
    • How do I keep clients interested in my business between jobs?
    • Is there such a thing as an online consulting aggregator?
    • How do I start a discussion on LinkedIn?
    • How can I effectively use all of the many social networking resources?
    • How can I improve international business communications?
    • What is the proper format for proposals?
    • How do I start my business, pick my specialty, and choose the type of business (sole proprietor, LLC, incorporated, etc.)?
    • Where can I find  a good attorney to help set up my business?
    • What is the best way to change my Google Voice phone number?
  • 07-Mar-2014 1:43 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    • Why is a program remaining open when I try to shutdown my computer?
    • Can I sell something over the Internet without an SSL certificate?
    • How do I get rid of the Microsoft Solution Center popup?
    • What does it mean when You Tube tells me I have a "blocked plugin?"
    • Why is Facebook asking for my Email password?
    • Why did all of the smoke detectors go off at the same time when I was gone?
    • Why am I not receiving emails?
    • Should I use Microsoft Security Suite?
    • What are the differences between POP and IMAP?
    • Can I hook up my external backup drive to a docking station?
    • How do I determine the battery policy for my laptop?
    • Should I backup to the cloud?
    • Is there a way to decrease the amount of time spent on security issues?
  • 22-Feb-2014 11:09 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • What are the advantages of belonging to the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
    • How do Google Ad Grants work?
    • How do you balance giving out free advice vs. building relationships?
    • Question: How many years have you been in the consulting business?
    • How do sub-groups form from mastermind groups?
    • What are some ways of marketing life training events?
    • What are the entity options for my business?
    • Can I use my own name for my business if I don't have a DBA?
    • If, given the option, should I accept a job as a consultant or as an employee?
    • How do I establish my rates?
    • How can I get motivated to write proposals?
    • What are some printing options for self-published books?
    • Is it worth doing projects just for the experience?
  • 07-Feb-2014 2:25 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Reported by Steve Royal

    • Why are the printer property options different in different browsers?
    • How do I eliminate the popups I'm getting after installing the Google Chrome snap-on?
    • What are some of the group's favorite "Favorites"?
    • How can I send a PDF document in an auto-respond email?
    • Why is my cell phone hot?
    • How can I keep my activities on the web private?
    • What should i worry about after Microsoft discontinues support for Windows XP?
    • How can I keep track of my many passwords?
    • Is deleting one file at a time in Outlook different than deleting a group of files all at once?
    • Does Google Chrome maintain a history of my searches?
    • How can I eliminate popup ads on my Verizon cell phone?
    • Why are the contacts on my cell phone listed alphabetically by first name instead of by last name?
  • 18-Jan-2014 10:57 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • As a sole proprietor, do I need Workers Compensation insurance?
    • What are the liability issues for my specific business?
    • Is there a group in Rochester where I can get health insurance?
    • How do I deal with unexpected and unpleasant client surprises?
    • How do I convince clients that I am as good as I say I am?
    • How can I network outside of Rochester?
    • How are consultants marketing themselves?
    • How can I determine how big the market is for biological and medical devices?
    • What is the best way to transfer from academia to business?
  • 18-Jan-2014 10:56 AM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    January 3, 2014

    Meeting cancelled because of bad weather.
  • 20-Dec-2013 2:36 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • How effective are press releases, flyers, emails?
    • What are the tax implications of 1099 work?
    • How does 1099 work affect my pricing?
    • What responsibility do I have when making referrals?
    • How can I approach commercial bankers to generate referrals for my business?
    • How can I describe what i can do for a prospect without the prospect deciding to do it him or herself?
    • What is my responsibility when a client wants me to transfer what I am doing for them to one of their employees?
    • How can I user LinkedIn to find others and have others find me?
  • 06-Dec-2013 1:53 PM | Steve Royal (Administrator)
    Submitted by Steve Royal

    • Why won't Wegmans scan my book's bar code?
    • Should I consider Green Light as my ISP?
    • Why is my computer locking up?
    • Can I back up two computers with one backup unit?
    • What is a good home office telephone system?
    • What is this message I am receiving about my Dell BIOS?
    • When should my husband and I use passwords?
    • What are the advantages/disadvantages of using e-fax programs?
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