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Community News:

Interesting Answers.Onstartups.com questions with useful answers:

Interesting Quora.com questions with useful answers:

News/posts for microISVs and Startups:

  • Alex Taussig over at his Infinite to Venture blog has the first two parts up of 15 mistakes young entrepreneurs make, but don’t have to. [Part I] and [Part II]. Looking forward to part 3.
  • I really liked Jason Shen’s 21 Lessons Learned in 21 Weeks at a Startup post: I hope he keeps sharing his insights.
  • Definitely Not a Lump of Coal Department: run, don’t walk over the beta of Lazyscope, an awesome Adobe AIR Twitter client in beta before Ethan Gahng starts selling it or gets bought: this is the perfect marriage between sifting your Twitter stream for reTweetable gems and managing RSS feeds so you can be the first in your online community to spot something worth tweeting about.

StartupToDo.com, The Startup Success Podcast and other plugs:

  • What’s new at StartupToDo.com. (StartupToDo.com is a subscription-based community of startup founders; if you’re not already a member, get your free 30 day free trial membership):
    • No new guides this period.
  • New at the Startup Success Podcast:
    • Show #91 [link] [iTunes]. In this show, Bob and Pat interview serial startup founder Jason Cohen. Jason shares with us and you exactly how he did the market research for his latest startup (and our new WordPress awesome hosting service) WPEngine.com, how to price, the challenges of growing a successful startup, the realities of what people want, how to compete with free, and more.
    • Show #92 [link] [iTunes]. In this show, Bob and Pat interview Poornima Vijayashanker about her startup BizeeBee, what it’s like going from Mint.com’s third employee to launching her own startup, how did she find and define BizeeBee’s focus and more.
      Poornima shares with us and you how she made the transition from startup key employee to startup founder, the challenges and opportunities of creating a software company targeting a growing part of the small business world built on customer engagement, setting priorities and how to bridge the gap between deep domain knowledge and business/marketing realities.
  • Tired of being stuck in neutral in your startup? Why not do a MicroConsult with Bob Walsh? Instead of hypotheticals and too much information, Bob will work with you for an hour via Skype developing 8 to 10 specific todos that will get your startup in gear. Here’s what one recent client had to say:

    “The Microconsult with Bob was excellent. Our particular problem was lack of sales. Bob analysed our website in detail and made specific suggestions for improvements, which would make it more likely for customers to buy our service. He is very patient and offers great value for money. The phone call in the Microconsult offer is for one hour, but our session lasted more than 2 hours! Bob is a true mentor. We are very excited and optimistic about making the relevant changes to our website.” — (Name withheld)

    Details at 47hats.com.

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(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.)
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  1. Bob Walsh Reply

    Thanks to Richard Watson at tudumo.com for spotting my URL typos!

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