• MicroISV company recommendations Ian Landsman recently posted about five companies he recommends to other microISVs: 1. MakaluMedia 2. BitRock 3. Engine Hosting 4. FreshView 5. EllisLab (For the whys and wherefores, see Ian’s post.) In the same spirt, here’s the top two companies I recommend to microISVs: 1. Godaddy.com – I recommend them for three simple reasons: service, […] 2 responses December 31, 2007
  • Ten 2008 microISV predictions. In the spirit of pundits everywhere, here’s my 10 predictions for 2008 and your microISV. Some you will like. Some you will not. Your customers are going to want more from you. More updates. More tech support. More features. No surprises there, right? But have you taken a look lately at how you plan and […] One response December 27, 2007
  • What to say to your friends still back in the Office. Six Sided Rhinoceros: Corporate IT vs. micro ISV: Being a micro ISV is all about creativity, passion, variety, and independence. You’ll wear more hats than you’ll ever imagine. And it’s a far, far tougher job than working in Corporate America. … To all my friends in Corporate IT, I miss you and best of luck […] No responses December 27, 2007
  • links for 2007-12-27 E-Commerce Fee Comparison Here’s a great comparison and calculator for microISVs checking out various payment processors. (tags: 47hats, payment processors) The Secret Motivations that Drive Your Customers What do your customers want? Here’s a developer-friendly list of some of the more common human motivations – which motivations does your product or service connect with? (none […] Bob Walsh No responses December 27, 2007
  • Two GTD microISV thoughts to ponder If you use David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology to keep the wheels going round in your microISV, here’s two ideas to chew on for the fast-approaching New Year that I’ve been mulling over. (If you don’t, but you’re looking for a way to get a lot more done with a lot less angst, I’d […] 4 responses December 19, 2007
  • Why blogs are important – the video I don’t know if you’ve ever come across a Commoncraft video, but they’re great 3 minute explanations of some part of the emerging digital world. Their latest: Why blogs are important is a hit. If you know someone who doesn’t get this whole blogging thing, send them over here. (Thanks to Tom Raftery) One response December 18, 2007
  • Improving your microISV game for 2008 In just over two weeks, you’re going to take delivery of a brand spanking new year. Are you getting ready to seize the opportunity, or just muddle on? I’d like to suggest four simple ways you can make 2008 the best year your microISV has ever had. Without a plan, you are at mercy’s fate. […] No responses December 17, 2007
  • Love thy users. By Yuval Perlov http://usqs.blogspot.com/ What do you feel toward your users? Take a second to think about it. Picture them, sitting in concentration, scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to use your latest creation. Make a mental note of your feelings. Keep reading. My two and half year old daughter has recently decided […] 4 responses December 13, 2007
  • links for 2007-12-12 Blogrunner: Technology A good what’s new in tech feed, if you happen to need such (tags: Blogging technology) Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Web software makes sexy headlines, enterprise software makes bottom lines Suffering from Web 2.0 envy? Don makes a telling point – the big money is in business software. (tags: enterprise […] Bob Walsh 3 responses December 12, 2007
  • A good interview with a microISV Clarke Ching just posted an interview he did with Text2Go’s Mark Gladding. What keeps Mark up at night? Am I moving too slowly or more precisely, I am taking on enough risk? Should I borrow money to invest in the business or continue my current approach of bootstrapping the business? This is a decision that […] One response December 6, 2007