Measuring for Success

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions I’ve now been speaking at various Shareware conferences for more years than I can count. Possibly because I think it now stands at a bewildering 11 or 12 conferences, and once I run out of fingers I’m lost. One of the things that I’ve become well known for is repeatedly […]

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Selling Abroad, Wherever You Are

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”. What the well-known saying neglects to clarify is this: On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a French/German/Japanese/Bolivian dog, until you sink your foreign teeth into their ankle. As much as we may like the idea of the Internet being the last great […]

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The Shape of things to Come

By Bob Walsh I’m back from Mix07, trying to a) build out a Mac Book Pro (my first mac in 13 years; I think I’m in love!) as my ultimate Vista PC (yes, I did say that), salvage what I can from my fatally wounded Sony laptop and most importantly mentally digest the implications of […]

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Back from Mix07

Next week – after I’ve had a chance to mull over what I saw and head at Mix07 and a chance to either repave my Sony laptop or use it for target practice ala the late Hunter Thompson – I’ll have a good deal to say about micro-ISVs, Microsoft and the Weekly Site Review. In […]

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Through The Eyes of your Customers

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions Stop what you’re doing and concentrate. You shouldn’t read this article with your feet up on your desk, cradling your morning coffee. Nor should you read it before 8 am or after 4 pm. And don’t even think of skimming it. You need to concentrate. Why? Because the ideas I […]

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Weekly Site Review – NewsInjector

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This week’s micro-ISV volunteer for my Weekly Site Review post is Vilmantas Baranauskas, founder of newsinjector.com. NewsInjector modifies any PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Java, ASP .NET server based application in one very specific way. With NewsInjector, a corporate system admin, PM or programmer can inject and control a stream of news announcements into a […]

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Going to Mix07 – how about you?

I’ve never been one for trade show or tech conferences, but I’m trying the opposite thing this year, starting with Mix07. I’m going for a host a reasons – rave reviews from people I know of Mix06, looking for micro-ISVs and others to interview for The MicroISV Show, a keen desire to see what people […]

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Nick Bradbury been there and done that

This week’s The MicroISV Show podcast on Channel 9 features one of my personal heroes: Nick Bradbury. Nick’s the guy behind HomeSite, TopStyle and FeedDemon. Nick probably doesn’t remember, but he was kind to answer my email to him years ago regarding a good source of for icons – just another aspiring micro-ISV he’s helped […]

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Independent Innovators have a new resource

I’ve gotten to know Michael Lehman pretty well the past year or so, so when he launched Independent Innovators today, I was pretty excited. The world is changing. Micro-ISVs are selling world class software. Indie bands are firing their predatory record labels. People are escaping their cubicles. And Michael, well here’s his mission: “On this […]

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Top 50 ways of selling more software:

By Dave CollinsFounder, Shareware Promotions Lists are popular. We all like reading them, and quite rightly so. My particular list is infinitely more useful than most. If you follow my advice, I can help you to sell more software. Really. Disclaimer: This isn’t an exhaustive list of everything that you can or should do to […]

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