8 new habits you need for your microISV or startup.

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Starting a microISV or startup, putting bread on the table and having a life of some sort is definitely a tall order, but it can be done. The biggest step is dumping the habits, patterns and assumptions that may have served your cause when you’re a corporate drone but spell instant failure as a rock […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending September 1st, 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. Also, to make this post a bit more visually interesting, I plan to include one small image […]

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Contest over. You won.

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A while back I mentioned the Presdo API contest I was going to be one of 4 judges for: well, after much deliberation (and a bit to eat and drink) Ben, Allen and I cast our votes, Mike chimed in from afar and Dean Mao walked away with a new iPhone, as did the two […]

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Accomplishing More By Doing Less

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[Editor’s Note: From time to time I invite guest posts here by those people, companies and services doing things of relevance and interest to the microISV/startup community. Servoy is one of a growing number of companies providing SaaS support. Interested in doing a guest post at here? Drop me a line.] By Bob Cusick Managing […]

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MicroISV Digest

As you probably heard, Gavin Bowman is moving on to bigger and better things and I’ve taken over stewardship of the Micro ISV Digest. For now, very little is going to change, except the space between micro and ISV. If you’re announcing the public debut of a microISV, startup or have other news to share, […]

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Passing the Torch: the Micro ISV Digest

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For the past three years Gavin Bowman has been keeping the microISV community informed and motivated with his weekly Micro ISV Digest. Sadly (for us) Gavin has decided it is time to pass the torch as he leaves V4 Solutions to focus on Antair full time and a new blog. With Gavin’s blessing and support, […]

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You don’t need 1 blog: you need 3.

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One of my clients last week asked me about beta blogs: why, how and what’s the tradeoffs? It got me thinking both back to 2004 when I first started a blog as a brazen and shameless way of getting some attention for my first microISV product. And it got me thinking forward: If I were […]

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Bits and Pieces

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Busy week, but here’s a few things that I squirreled away you might like to finish your Friday with: Tim Haughton is having entirely too much fun with SSH, posting 3 Things You Didn’t Know About SSH – Part 1. This post is how you can use SSH to tunnel your web traffic to your […]

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Calling all microISVs/startups! Be on the lookout for…

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Well, I guess for me. I’m writing as of today for CNET’s Webware after quitting my previous blogging gig. Webware is all about web applications and CNET – which is owned by CBS now by the way – is all about the web apps that are changing how people live and work online. If you’re […]

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Constraints are a good thing.

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Something I’ve noticed working with a fair number of microISVs and startups: constraints are a good thing. The digital entrepreneurs who’ve been successful and therefore have the luxury of time and money are the those less likely to get to the point of releasing a new product. Another version of this is the developer who […]

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