Moving Day.

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I’m in the process of moving 47hats to a new web host: I can’t afford to wait for Alentus to resolve its problems. Initially I’d plan to move to wordpress.com but there were 3 catches: The feed: While I can list any old feed I want as a link in the sidebar at wordpress.com, there’s […]

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Show #3: Microsoft Azure and accounting basics for microISVs

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Show #3 of the Startup Success Podcast is out: this week Pat and I focus on the news from the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference and I – and you – get a consultation on the core accounting/financial stuff you need to know for your startup or microISV from Mairtini NiDhomhnaill, Senior Vice President for the […]

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Which works better for a startup: a forum or a social network?

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ISV asked a really good question this morning over at the Business of Software forum: Would it be a good idea to consider using something like Ning instead of a forum? Anyone considered this? I think a lot depends on what you’re going to build a social network around, and how much time are you […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 27th, 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.) NOTE: due to repeated outages at the ISV for this site, I’m in the process of moving this blog […]

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Show #2 of the Startup Success Podcast is up.

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In our second show, Pat and I talk about JQuery that has jumped on both our radars, I interview Sanjay Bhatia, who founded Izenda a few years back and now runs a 20+ ISV and Pat and I have a couple tips for aspiring microISVs – especially those wondering when to quit their day jobs. […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 20th, 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 Justin Magaram’s TimesUpKids, a parental control app for Windows XP/Vista, is limiting gameplaying whether they like […]

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Joe the Programmer

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Joe the Plumber was the main takeaway from last night’s Presidential Debate, and while I don’t get into politics here, I thought maybe it’s time we talk about Joe. You see Joe Wurzelbacher has been slaving away for years putting in 10-12 hour days to make someone else money. Now he’s about to start his […]

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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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