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 email@example.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 taken from one item mentioned here. Shocked? Offended? Like the idea? – let me know.)
News and Announcements
- Thomas Holtz has launched a blog of interest to fellow microISVs, >devblog_.(via email)
- Patrick McKenzie sold his thousandth copy. Go Pat! (via BOS)
- Steve Li is looking for feedback and suggestions on SvLite Effects. (via BOS)
- Hector Sosa, Jr. has gotten version 1.0 of PainlessSVN out the door, and is offering a discount. (via BOS) He’s also twittering.
- Randy Rizun has launched his microISV, SubCloud. (via BOS)
- The Mac Software Business Podcast has Episode 8 up. Scotty Scott interviewed me. If you haven’t heard about this podcast, definitely check it out Software Pricing, Software Licensing.
Relevant Blog Posts and Articles
- Tony Wright, founder of RescueTime, has done a very useful post, A Newbie’s Guide to Startup Compensation (or “Stock Options will Make Me Rich!”).
- John Casasanta had some strong things to say about VC’s and at least one VC (John Furrier) returned fire.
- Justin Williams has some good advice for those who want to go indie.
- DebtKid, who I think is one of the founders of LendingClub, posted 7 Teeth-Gnashing Mistakes I Made as an Entrepreneur there.
- Bernard Lunn, over at ReadWriteWeb, has a good post for startups going after the enterprise market, 11 Things Startups Should Know About Enterprise 2.0.
- Larry Borsato, wrote up for The Industry Standard the pros and cons hiring a CEO for your startup, The benefits and risks of bringing a CEO to a startup.
Further (mostly relevant) Reading
- Tag Galaxy – If you thought there’s only one kind of interface for displaying images, well, no.
- Out of ideas for a URL for your startup or microISV? Try BustAName.
- Google is poised to launch its own web browser: Google ‘starting from scratch’ with own browser, Chrome. [update: The Chrome is out of the bag: Google’s browser arrives on Tuesday.]