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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Conversation Marketing


I was checking my Google blog radar this morning when I came across an absolute gem of a read: Ian Lurie’s Common Sense Internet Strategies at his blog, Conversation Marketing. Ian’s an experienced Internet marketing consultant whose book (available free online or for $19.95 as a book) is one of the absolute best things I’ve […]

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Avoid the top three web mistakes.

By Dave Collins Founder, Shareware Promotions Having carried out countless website reviews – some of them live at the various software conferences – we have seen more than our fair share of websites selling software. After a while, patterns have emerged, and it is clear that there are certain mistakes that website owners make time […]

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Weekly Site Review – E-junkie


This week’s micro-ISV volunteer for my Weekly Site Review post is Robin Kohli, founder of Tucson, Arizona-based E-junkie. E-junkie is a micro-ISV and provides a service to micro-ISVs who want to streamline their ecommerce processing and followup. Specifically, E-junkie sells a shopping cart service that works with a variety of payment processors (PayPal, Google, ClickBank, […]

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Something’s going on with Office Live

In all the years I’ve been doing tech, I’ve been to exactly 1 Microsoft event (the intro of Microsoft Access) and that was in San Francisco. Next month, I’m going to Microsoft in Seattle for an event, entitled: “Office Live Review for Micro ISVs” on May 21, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I’m […]

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A custom quality micro-ISV search of our own!


As I mentioned here, after listening last week to Dan Appleman talk on .NET Rocks! about the custom Google search he’s created for .NET programmers (the search is; also see this post and this post), I’ve decided this is a tool worth putting some serious time into and making available here. Spurred on by […]

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Why the Weekly Site Review?

Simply put, so I get emails like this: +++++++ Hey Bob! Thanks for all your great input. I’ve considered your excellent input and have spend the past couple of weeks concentrating on giving a better user experience: The results? Amazing! – FreeHouse was up running for 3 months and resulted in 34 Ads – […]

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The 5 Laws of a Remarkable Corporate Video


[Tom Clifford is an award-winning filmmaker, interesting guy and a strong believer that companies – big, small or micro – are in the story making and storytelling business. Youtube and its imitators and lesser-known video sites are disrupting and reshaping what video means. Tom’s got some good advice here if you’re about to hit the […]

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