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"Make Better Software" is a 6 movie course designed to help you as you grow from a micro-ISV to a large software company.
Part 1: Recruiting
Part 2: Team Members
Part 3: Environment
Part 4: Schedules
Part 5: Lifecycle
Part 6: Design

Moderators:

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

 
Time Tracking for Consultants Eric Marthinsen (16 comments)
ISV / Micro-ISV question Normally!Anon (3)
website reseller percentages Devil's Advocate (8)
A good win/mac flash projector for application development Li-fan Chen (5)
Micro-ISV Tip #16: Don Dodge, the man from Microsoft. Bob Walsh (7)
Source Code sold on eBay (very high winning bid!) Edward Livingston (17)
Structuring maintance contract Contractor? Supplier? Strategic partner? (5)
Giving royalty to my programmers Jawad Shuaib (20)
Thoughts on this.... confused and insulted (19)
REALbasic. Is anyone using it? Ari Berdy (6)
User Manuals Robert (16)
Seeking advice AdviceSeeker (7)
KeyNote - fantastic app Atul (9)
Small business RSS feeds Michael Johnson (5)
Death by tech support? Brett (13)
Share agreements in a startup Rob (6)
The blog phenomenon is perhaps the solution victor (5)
How does IT fit? Scott (5)
Your internet comments and posts make you transparent Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap µISV} (22)
Personal knowledge base Storyteller (27)
Joel on eBay buying Skype Michael B (6)
How important is access to your webserver for a microisv? SKC (8)
Payment in advance? jz (8)
Interesting Articles Eric Dave B. (21)
Microsoft Locker? Max (5)
SMS micropayments Lorenzo Bolognini (5)
When is software patent advisable? Jawad Shuaib (15)
absolutely confused with their business plan victor (6)
Provide a nice place to work...my story Nick Koranda (41)
How to promote Soumynona ;-) (31)
Do businesses try to confuse people on purpose? CodeClarity (7)
Reseller discount Michael H. Pryor (13)
SOX and HIPAA Compliance - What does it take? vendor to financial business (4)
Micro-ISV Tip #15: Mike Schoeffler, Profitdesk Software, Inc. Bob Walsh (1)
Developing a Web Service niche application Nik Cubrilovic (1)
hot to receive payments from Japanese customers? Chris Vinson (8)
Empower - my signup story Jason (14)
My new web app - wishlists site sam sanders (14)
buildind good web services victor (4)
Web Services Idea: Instant Messaging sedwo (19)
Currency issues II Andy Brice (3)
Whats your dammit? Michael Johnson (28)
Looking for a large software quality dataset Benjamin S. Skrainka (4)
Using purchase orders to increase sales from web site Andreas (6)
Data responsability on hosted solution? j2e (4)
Taking The Money Jeff Barton (14)
Hiring and Blogging Employer (14)
How to host a commercial Java base server by myself? WebOrDesktop (9)
Building a sales force KGDB (11)
Why I'm feeling smug about using VB6 Apollo (30)
2 Ch. of Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality now online. Bob Walsh (8)
Purchasing A Domain Name That Seems Going to Expire Soon Quartex (7)
Cost of Java vs. .NET sharkfish (18)
ethics isv_newbie (24)
Advice on possible moonlighting a little short on money this week (3)
Startup - need advise/suggestion anamika (6)
Graham thinks partners are necessary Aytekin (23)
When trial period gets over? Amanvir (5)
Dispute rate? Aaron (4)
My product...finally released Andrey Butov (16)
Merchant Account / Ecommerce Consultants Nick Hebb (5)
What if everyone know what files and registry entries an app i.. George (8)
ShareWare with no protection Quartex (22)
Conversion rate as a function of price: A study for thought jthurman (10)
buying factors victor (2)
Google AdWords/AdSense ClickFraud Bjørn (35)
uISV Planet Baruch Even (7)
Google growth? Phil (11)
Discretionary Approval Limits Distruptor (5)
How can I force my lazy partner to work? Anon. this time (23)
Versions, patches and customers... Andrey Butov (6)
software rights... John (11)
BarCamp NYC Ian L (7)
US Market from Abroad Sevenoaks (15)
need business advice victor (5)
What am I worth? Boolean (8)
any other marketing channel for document/imaging tools Need your help (2)
Sales Help from the Pros ian (9)
Am I mitigating risk, or just paranoid? lurker (24)
Ransom model elloco (14)
Posting CDs in the UK Andy Brice (12)
Evaluating risk & investment cost Dave Neary (2)
Legality of using flickr in application for downloading pictures Not Berlin (11)
Post-Uninstall survey - advisable? Atul (11)
Where to find beta testers? Englanish (7)
When your second product is completly different: change name? elloco (5)
Presentation movies Berislav Lopac (7)
What kind of agreements in this situation? POS Developer (3)
Business Advice Teambob (13)
Free online service at first, then charge them? Good ideas girl (2)
Google Adwords Search Vs Content network Piyush Patel (3)
Options with lazy partners... Phil (26)
Company name advice mr (19)
Broadband vs dialup internet users Eugene (6)
Can good books do harm? elloco (13)
Search engine for sale on eBay GinG (8)
Company logo Mads Kristiansen (12)
BT Peer Client Libraries to assist programs download updates The future of distribution (3)
Certification to Comfort Large Customer's Security Concerns? Chad (3)
Google Recruiting - Is it appealing to you? DenM (17)
the very basics of a startup Patrick (10)
Quick Poll: Would you use this service? BenjiSmith (22)
Requirements specifications DesperateDev (10)
Why would you take money from Y-Combinator? Graham (9)
Micro-ISV Tip #14: Microsoft Buddy Program Bob Walsh (2)
Product Features Prioritization. Michael D. (2)
Source code, NRE, and contracts sedwo (6)
Create Patch Software? Pavel (4)
Which software for trial: pro or standard? two (9)
Signed EXE for installation? ian (11)
Website feedback (v2) William Rayer (8)
Why won't you buy this software? Amanvir (30)
Start as freeware, then convert to shareware? Aaron (6)
newish micro ISV Ms Rain (9)
Finally launching my first product.. Raza (32)
The 'slow tail' - some data Andy Brice (8)
Innovate or Imitate...Fame or Fortune? Don Dodge (4)
Ask for equity? sharkfish (20)
Selling Your Application Idea Brice Richard (10)
Running a "Dun and Bradstreet" Report on Prospective Employers Joe Grossberg (9)
Micro-ISV Tip #13: Kirby Turner, WhitePeakSoftware Bob Walsh (2)
Merchant accounts, gateways, and resellers, OH MY! jthurman (11)
Where are the startup ISV blogs at? Ian L (30)
Second thoughts about product name Brian (24)
Web Conversion Rates ItsMe (8)
Product KB/FAQ area - advantages & disadvantages Atul (1)
Company name stolen for fraudulent merchant account PO'd (17)
ECCN and CCATS QFN (2)
Custom Icon Design -- Who to Use? Chad (16)
Technical Assessment & Customer Relationships KC (5)
Side By Side Chacha (10)
Micro-ISV News: Interview with Seth Godin re squidoo Bob Walsh (11)
Partnering with my boss - Help! Matt (7)
Pricing Model ItsMe (7)
How to handle a new customer Newbie in business (18)
To test or not to test DesperateDev (20)
Selling sourcecode accidentalISV (18)
MicroISV Update Andrey Butov (8)
Some projects shouldn't exist ... Steve Moyer (5)
Currency issues Andy Brice (17)
Shareware's Registration key? j2e (3)
Popular Applications by databases nj (8)
Trade Show advice mikeymo (7)
How to research market size? elloco (14)
Two soapboxes are better than one... Bob Walsh (7)
Need Help! Please guide me to USB 101 ===> Christopher (4)
Website feedback (old vs new) William Rayer (16)
Unemployed Loser collects donations in order to stay unemployed John stone (17)
Micro-ISV Tip #12: Andy Brice, Oryx Digital Ltd. Bob Walsh (0)
Yet Another Website II Andy Brice (39)
Selecting & developing a vertical market to attack? Fascinated Bystander (5)
Designer for "look and feel" of a VB Interface? Tony P. (8)
Constests / Giveaways... ... (10)
Free database for shrink wrap? j2e (18)
Small and Proud? Paul Stovell (11)
Software (from my code & your code), can I sell and pocket all? nj (5)
A question to Independent Software Vendors: ====> Christopher (17)
Taking product screenshots for website? Amanvir (18)
Experience on building the 'Next Big Thing' JD (23)
case study: The Million Dollar Homepage wannabeISV (54)
Google and 'duplicate content' MB (9)
Business card advice (see my samples) Ted Graham (28)
What are the business models of Web2.0? elloco (15)
Contracts and iterative design Usually Less Anonymous (8)
Unsure about future prospects Aryan (19)
Imlimenting a methodology DF (8)
Life Insurance Anon for Now (16)
Yet Another Website Andy Brice (18)
Downloads for a dollar? Berlin Brown (9)
Does download size matter a lot? Startuper (21)
Building web applications still worthwhile for a microISV? elloco (11)
Weird price points Richie Hindle (12)
Software Company Case Studies Light Reader (4)
Sales Services? Michael Johnson (9)
How did you find the idea to launch your business? Fred (11)
Question about open source sharkfish (10)
A good idea or a good team? sedwo (23)
New vs Old website? Am I getting better? Amanvir (25)
Revenue from writing (14)
Your contact details on your website? basementbased (21)
Online Store for Downloadable content Bob Roberts (8)
Domain renewal Devils advocate (14)
Challenge and Innovation (or the lack thereof) gAS (6)
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