Joel Spolsky on The Web Startup Success Guide

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(Note: Joel Spolsky, CEO of Fog Creek Software, Joel on Software and the Joel on Software Business of Software forum and co-Founder of Stack Overflow was kind enough to write the foreward for The Web Startup Success Guide.) Last summer, Paul Graham invited me to stop by his place in Cambridge for an intimate dinner. […]

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It’s shipped! And, an interview with David Allen

It’s always fun to be able to say the words, “It’s shipped!” , especially if you don’t actually have to do the shipping. Yesterday, paper copies of The Web Startup Success Guide started arriving at customer’s doors; I got my 20 author copies in the middle of an interview for a future Startup Success Podcast […]

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Optimizing Search Engine Rankings with Microsites

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A Guest Post by Dennis Gurock Gurock Software Co-Founder We here at Gurock Software recently started a SEO microsite experiment that we believe is very relevant to other MicroISVs. That’s why I would like to share the results of the experiment here on Bob’s blog and explain how it helped us improve our search engine […]

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The MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending July 20th, 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 Milo Felipe, milObjects Software, has released SignApp Now, a simple and easy way to create online […]

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Tools for Startups.

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One of the great things about doing a startup now is the growing range of tools, services, meetups, associations and conferences available to you. The numbers of these resources both Online and off grow each month. These new tools and services can shave months off the development cycle while improving your startup’s game. In Chapter […]

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What’s wrong with the Business of Software Forum.

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In short, nothing. But for startups and microISVs looking for help from their peers with their web sites, it has some distinct disadvantages; disadvantages I think I can improve upon in StartupToDo.com. Take an example: As of now there are 5 responses to Ted’s post – about average – and they’re good responses. But, in […]

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So Many Platforms, So Many Options.

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One of the single most important decisions a startup’s founders can make is deciding which platform is going be their first. The era when Bill (Gates) and Steve (Jobs) defined a duopoly of two desktop platforms on which startups could build is well and truly over. Today, SaaS, PaaS, Social, Mobile, Hybrid, Open Source CMS […]

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Google Maps – the $10k gotcha.

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Update (January 11, 2012) – Google Maps API Free changed slightly in April 2011 in two ways: “You can require users to log in to your Maps API Implementation if you do not require users to pay a fee.” and “You can charge a fee for your Maps API Implementation if it is an Android […]

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The MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending July 13th, 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 Chris Randall, Co-Founder of Devenius, Inc., has released a new version of Service Broker Assistant. This […]

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Social Media and your Startup.

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How do you get press attention for your startup? How do you get any attention for your startup? Those are the two main questions Chapter 6 of my new book, The Web Startup Success Guide answers and you can get that chapter right now from Apress. Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, and all the rest […]

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