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Tuesday, April 3 2018
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Learn About the Business Side of the Technology Business

We'll have a discussion about the business side of the computer helping profession. Even though you are (or are training to be) a qualified technical professional, you're also running a business. The issues we’ll discuss affect not only those of us who are in business for themselves. It has become essential for everyone in the computer industry, either solo, group, or corporate, to be aware of the challenges involved in running a business, and to learn ways to meet them effectively and successfully. As you’ll see, the business side is intimately woven with the other parts of your professional life. We'll discuss business structures, money matters, offerings, training, outreach, co-workers, colleagues, and vendors. We'll deal with the hardest subject: dropping dead safely. Some professions call this the "succession issue" -- what happens if you get sick, if you die, or if you're otherwise indisposed? We'll go over the plans you need to put in place for taking care of your customers, your business matters, and your personal life.And we'll discuss some challenging real-life cases. About the speaker, Adam FrostAdam Frost works as the coordinator of Computer Care and Learning, an educationally-oriented computer helping company. While some of our colleagues and competitors encourage “outsourcing” of all computer care to them, we encourage our customers to get to know their computers and train their staff in computer care. We find this helps our customers develop deep skills in computer use as a key part of business strategy and action.  Computer Care and Learning has a longstanding internship program, where we train people to be skilled computer helpers, and we also help run the Get Connected! clinic, which provides refurbished computers to customers with low and moderate incomes.  To learn more, come to the meeting, call Adam's company at 617-325-9526, or email him at adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com Where? Hungry?We'll meet at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, in room 316 (follow the signs). As usual, admission is FREE and open to all. Munchies and networking starts at 6:30pm, the meeting starts at 7pm, and ends by approximately 8:45pm.IMPORTANT: You need to have a (free) parking permit and directions. These are located online (print yours) at www.bnug.org/parkingpermit Please let me know if you plan to come or even if you may come so we can have enough space and munchies. If you'd like to bring some munchies to contribute, that would be a big help. Thanks! You are a star!We are videotaping this event. By attending this it, you grant the Boston Network Users Group, True Images Productions, our sponsors, and any other affiliated parties consent to photograph and/or record your voice and image for use on, but not limited to, social media networks, video hosting sites and any other platform available now or in the future in perpetuity. You further acknowledge that the term "photograph" used herein encompasses both still photographs and motion picture footage.You can find meeting recordings on the BNUG site www.bnug.org look under past meetings.


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