• This is why I read Seth Godin From his post today (Martin Luther King’s Birthday): As Martin Luther King Junior spoke about a half a lifetime ago, “We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being […] Bob Walsh One response January 17, 2011
  • MicroISV Pain Points – some very interesting data The results of the first annual MicroISV Pain Points Survey hit my inbox today – two interesting takeaways: – While pricing was the top pain, allotting time for blogging and time management were the #2 and #3 pains for the 152 microISVs who took the survey. – When Russell Thackston analyzed the 142 open-ended responses […] Bob Walsh One response January 17, 2011
  • Startup/MicroISV Digest for 1/15/2011 Community News: In the last few years something important has changed. From there being scant support for first-time/bootstrapping startups we’re seeing incubator after startup fund come online. Case in point, The FinTech Innovation Lab is an annual program in New York City supports start-ups developing technology for the financial services industry. Selected participants get workspace […] Bob Walsh One response January 15, 2011
  • Can’t find an idea for your startup? A common problem for developers who want to create a startup is deciding what to build. If you have not been struck by the Middle Finger of God and blessed (or cursed) with an itchy obsession to build a particular solution to a specific problem, you can easily fall into the “everything is already done” […] Bob Walsh 2 responses January 12, 2011
  • I like actionable! Michael Prendergast just let me know about this free online class tomorrow – nearly busted a finger stabbing away at my keyboard to sign up. Dan Martell of Flowtown will be giving tips on “Social Media Marketing for Startups.” It’s great seeing busy startup founders making the time to give back to the community. I’m attending, […] Bob Walsh No responses January 10, 2011
  • Priceless? No. Good? Yes. If your startup/microISV needs to pay attention to what’s happening in the eCommerce space, give this a quick read. I wouldn’t call it Priceless Advice, but definitely good ideas from the other 12 people e-junkie.info queried. Bob Walsh No responses January 10, 2011
  • Office space options for start-ups By Rob Clymo Office Genie When you’re starting a business venture then there are a multitude of things to think about. One of the main components of getting a new business infrastructure in place is to decide on where you’re going to work. If you’ve got an idea for your venture that doesn’t really require […] Bob Walsh 3 responses January 7, 2011
  • Startup/MicroISV Digest for 1/5/2011 Community News: A quick shout out of support for my podcasting co-host, Patrick Foley, Microsoft Evangelist: His article, Use Multiple Visual Studio Project Types for Cloud Success, is in this month’s MSDN Magazine. Way to go, Pat! Also check out this post by Pat with expands and updates the article. Not much being announced by MicroISVs […] Bob Walsh No responses January 5, 2011
  • Attention becomes the gating factor. Have you noticed this past holiday season about a 3x jump in companies trying to get your attention via your email inbox? I did, and that brings us to another no-brainer but important prediction for startups and microISVs in 2011: attention is going to be the key resource, commodity and place to add value this […] Bob Walsh No responses January 5, 2011
  • “Please be kind to new users” Quora, the answerboard alternative to Stack Exchange and it many progeny, seems to have hit the takeoff point this week. With something like 500,000 registered members, I’m seeing a 10-fold increase in follow notifications. Others have remarked on the seeing the same thing. Usually about this time, the “old-timers” moan, grown and whinge about how […] Bob Walsh No responses January 4, 2011