MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 13th, 2008. (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 Patrick Foley and I have launched The Startup Success Podcast. SSP is available via iTunes and […]

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Back in the podcasting business!

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Patrick Foley (Microsoft ISV Architect Evangelist) and I have launched The Startup Success Podcast. Here’s our first episode. The game has changed for microISVs and startups. It’s not just the credit crunch/recession in the U.S. and Europe, or the ever-growing number of platforms, frameworks and languages you can develop a web or desktop app in, […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 6th, 2008. (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 Neil Davidson, organizer of the Business of Software Conference, has launched the Business of Software Network […]

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Startup 101 – A four-part webcast – is coming.

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If you want to know more about the legal, financial, business and online social aspects of launching and running a startup or microISV, block off the 9 a.m. hour (California time) October 28-31: Microsoft is sponsoring a free 4 part webcast hosted and produced by me, for you. These 60 minute webcasts will be 40 […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending September 29th, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISVs, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Jesse Smith’s Wholeweal Software, Inc. has shipped its first product: EverybodyInn, an easy-to-use reservations management system […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending September 22nd, 2008. (If you’re announcing the public debut of a microISV, startup or have other news to share, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Benjamin Curtis announced the release of a free app startups/microISVs looking for office space […]

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Customer Service – your secret weapon.

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Just a quick link to what I’d like to think is a good post I’ve written for the Avangate blog on five ways to do microISV/startup customer support more effectively. And by more effectively, I mean create more customers. Have a quick look.

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Fear and Opportunity

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In case you missed it, the financial and political leadership of the United States is busy right now on a little emergency debug project: recode Global Capitalism 2008 before the whole damn thing goes fail whale. The Programmer in Chief said in the White House Rose Garden this morning, “This is a pivotal moment for […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending September 15th, 2008. (If you’re announcing the public debut of a microISV, startup or have other news to share, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky graduated Stack Overflow to public beta today. For those […]

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Elephants and ants, big companies and startups.

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Over at the Business of Software forum today “Dashboards” asked a really good question: As a microisv, we often rely building our business through Google services (SEO,adwords..) but is it a good idea to just rely on Google? What are the options for a small guy to defend its business. The OP points out this […]

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