MicroISV Digest – 01/13/2010

Welcome to the first MicroISV Digest for 2010 with a somewhat new approach. To increase the likelihood of me consistently doing this, The MicroISV Digest will come out on Wednesdays and cover about the previous week’s worth of happenings and news in the microISV/startup world.

Community News:

Vance Lucas, InvoiceMore, has relaunched with a new, simpler, pricing structure and lower prices.

Atul Godbole, LogicNP Software, has released Versions 2010 of :

  • CryptoLicensing For .Net (ActiveX and MFC editions also available): Add Licensing, Copy-Protection, Activation And Hardware-Locking To Your Apps, Libraries And Websites.
  • Crypto Obfuscator For .Net: Powerful Code Protection, Obfuscation, Optimization And Simplified Deployment For Your .Net Apps.

Steve Cholerton, Arten Science, is The Man Who Does Not Sleep: he’s offering 25% off his (count them) 7 microISV’s products during January by using the promo code ARTJAN25 during checkout.

Interesting  Answers.Onstartups.com questions with useful answers:

News/posts for microISVs and Startups:

Dharmesh Shah, founder of Hubspot and startup blogger powerhouse at OnStartups.com came up with a great idea: What advice would you give startups - in exactly 3 words? This is one post – with its comments – you want to print to pdf, load up on your phone and ponder/evaluate your way through.

Omar Ead has just started a Twitterlike web site for startups: http://thisisstartup.com/ : ratable 300 character posts feel positively roomy! I’d suggest taking your next break to read a few and post one there.

David Skok has written a well researched and excellent post of a topic of concern – Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition.

Elie Kochman, Optimal Upgrade Consulting, has some good posts on the growing pains of consulting, if you’re still wearing that particular hat.

Chris Brogan found this gem: Get ready for some fun!

StartupToDo.com, The Startup Success Podcast and other plugs:

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(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.)