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Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

Store user login credentials or not? Dan R (35 comments)
Please give me any suggestions for my product: MstGrid control TommyChoi (3)
A bit confused, Choosing Your Competition Brett Bailey (5)
Is 30% commission on BitsDuJour too high? Mary Davis (4)
Autorun Software Ideas ThomasM (8)
DBA Resource Help Lucky Lisp (6)
Showing nag screen after program closes: does this help ThomasM (18)
Please review my new product: Mouinpress, Wordpress-to-mobile Jon (3)
Partial content download- meaning? alexandar (5)
SOPA and PIPA Anindya Mozumdar (26)
Splitting version into lite & pro M.B. Dude (19)
Anyone use Jungledisk for backup of misv files and sourcecode? NewGuyOnTheBlock (6)
List of 30 best books for mISVs/folks in software business Jiri Novotny (9)
Price quotations when selling through payment processor PeterOnly (6)
bugs in board Scott (15)
2 months notice in India? Contractor (15)
Google,Apple, Intel, and others collude to hold down wagers Contractor (12)
creating a simple browser game as a business Contractor (6)
Antiscam Scam? Michael Schmidt (7)
My shareware is CommonPhotoStar Simon Song (17)
I'm blowing up - any suggestion? A regular user (31)
CRM for web apps Ryan Wheeler (3)
Please Review My Startup MickR (7)
Looking for very old BoS post... Joske Vermeulen (7)
Dealing with Chrome file cache Nicholas Hebb (5)
Require attribution with a link for SaaS widget? Edward Sargisson (1)
product page translation Jim Morrison (5)
Destkop apps sold via SaaS model Jiri Novotny (9)
(administrative) Discussion software updated Joel Spolsky (24)
Website Attack - Malware Warning Manoj Shinde (25)
FastSpring reliability Jim Morrison (8)
email domain and website domain Bill Anonomist (5)
Beta Software Testing Javed Bashir (6)
The $25 computer Andy Brice (14)
should you act big when you are really small cn (16)
Charg-backs  who should pay money for it ? alexandar (13)
product naming question (again) A. Perdereau (6)
Association of Software Professionals Smart Company Software (8)
On-demand subscription payment gateway steveneo (5)
My Sales DECREASED ever since PLIMUS STOPPED supporting PAYPAL Bobi (22)
Freelancer or employee? Sathyaish Chakravarthy (20)
Does having a US EIN number mean I have to pay US tax? Foundry (8)
Do you have printable brochures for your software? Andrea Nagar - PhraseExpander (6)
Require credit card for free trial? Simon Fletcher (14)
New product to the old customers alexandar (2)
using tables for layout and proud of it... cn (22)
usage/uninstall tracking service t kim (2)
New Micro ISV Podcast : http://www.whatnowpodcast.com Tarek Demiati (2)
ICT Events/Expo's Justin Todd (0)
Does such web app exist? Nicolas Cadilhac (12)
A chinese villager who sells more software daily than you do alexandar (24)
American seller for design studio. Where to get it? Roman Rudnik (2)
Native speackers, please help to estimate text quality. Roman Rudnik (4)
Higher conversion by improving the installer Jiri Novotny (11)
Has anybody had experience of deskmetrics.com? Smart Company Software (4)
Please recommend a reliable shared hosting B2B (13)
Rampant piracy Blocky (22)
product naming question A. Perdereau (12)
Special type of payment processor Shaf (3)
Looking for additional site feedback (Amazon EC2 based concept) Shaf (3)
Purchase and upgrade prices the same? Startup (9)
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