MicroISV Digest – 01/20/2010


Community News: Anthony Williams, Just Software Solutions Ltd, Tired of waiting for the upcoming C++ standard (C++0x)’s support of multithreading and concurrency? Just Software Solutions’ just::thread library is an implementation of the C++0x thread library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and g++. V1.3 introduces support for the new std::async function for launching asynchronous tasks, support […]

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Clarify your story.


(Note: Sramana, our guest for the Startup Success Podcast Show #52, was kind enough to let me reprint here the appendix of her new book, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market. These are the kinds of “killer questions” you need to think on, research and define your unique answers for.) […]

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Why MicroISVs fail to sell.


(Note: originally ran this post when this ebook came out nearly 2 years ago – which may mean you missed it. Also, I’m considering doing the not inconsiderable work to reformat and sell for the Kindle. What do you think?) [The following is a free sample from my ebook, MicroISV Sites that Sell! – Creating and […]

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DBF: 50 bucks gets your startup’s blog on the iPhone this weekend.


(DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.) Go ahead, admit it. You would be totally, ultra-excited to have your online content available as a native (not HTML5) app on the Apple iPhone. And you […]

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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, […]

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Take your time but hurry up!

By Jarie Bolander, Author of Frustration Free Technical Management Building innovative products is an endurance event. Sprinters need not apply. Innovation takes time but cannot take so much time as to miss market windows. You need to pace yourself and your team. This is the only way to ensure consistent, quality results. The common trap […]

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Inner Productivity and Startup Businesses


by Chris Edgar Author, Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path to Efficiency and Enjoyment in Your Work If you’re involved in a startup, I imagine you’ve browsed through a lot of strategies for getting through the early stages of your business. As I’m sure you know, it’s one thing to learn a lot of “tips and […]

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10 Oasis Digital StartupToDo.com Scholarships awarded.

All 10 Oasis Digital StartupToDo.com Scholarships recipients have now gotten the good news and accepted. For the next six months these ten St. Louis startups will enjoy what StartupToDo.com has to offer free, thanks to Oasis Digital. So what are these startups up to? Have a look: Jason King, details.at, building a tinyURL like service, […]

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The MicroISV Digest

New year 2010 computer keyboard

The MicroISV Digest for the week(s) ending December 31st, 2009. (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.) News and Announcements Brian Swanson, Purple Ant, is looking to kick off 2010 with a robust public beta of […]

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And then there was one…

Nine Oasis Digital StartupToDo.com Scholarships recipients have now gotten the good news and accepted. If you are based in the St. Louis area and are building a software startup, there’s four one Scholarship still up for grabs – here’s the details: Announcing the first 10 StartupToDo.com Scholarships. The 3 latest recipients are: Clayton Smith, WorldKi, […]

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