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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

Resources to: Reimage an app (icons/graphics) Intellectually Stimulating Vocation (3 comments)
Running your ISV from Home and an Office - How best? via nueve (13)
Do you sell software in ebay? Huang Jason (4)
What constitutes a LITE black box? BeMeCollective (19)
Sold 50 copies on 2nd month, what's next ? Sz (10)
Help with a UI problem Justin Vincent (7)
60 Seconds Product Video Shalin Jain (5)
Web Development Company Website David Erwin (7)
Live Chat for Mobile Nick Reuter (4)
How can i display tweeks on my website petehard88 (4)
New product : Anyone know any conference organisers ? Sam H (15)
TweetMiner business model wrong...?? Justin Vincent (3)
inspiring story victor a.k.a. python for ever (5)
Updated our Site - Please Comment Nick Koranda (MeMo Reminder Service) (7)
How much to charge for upgrades? yow (10)
Product Idea - How to monetize? Anon1221 (10)
what is Flex ? Omar Mefire (11)
Released! PLEASE criticize. Dmitriy_Gorbachev (11)
How to diagnose web site speed? TN from RIATest (7)
How to describe (and market) an app which doesn't fit any niche Andrea D'Intino - Yellow blue soft (18)
A nice clean blogger template the_slow_road (6)
Deciding features for Version 1.0 deepy (12)
Are you operating a successful mISV and do the following apply? Anon1221 (38)
Any Misvs from Norway or Finland? bob samson (4)
Ratio of Quality Assurance Engineers to Developers Josh Moore (7)
Per server, or per CPU? yow (16)
Should I review comments to my blog before posting them? Bill Conniff (16)
Contractor Rates in New Zealand Thomas Jacobs (5)
Is developing dot.net desktop application intimidate none teachi my (7)
how can i get an event calender on my blog paulanderson (4)
Daily, Weekly, Monthly Task Lists James Starkovich (6)
Building new real-time web tracking service Konstantin (10)
First prospect wants a demo - in person or online? BI Baracus (14)
Would you find this useful ? Sam H (6)
Portland Oregon - good place for a software startup? Woody S. (7)
can't create a Paypal account from my country Omar Mefire (9)
Market Research and other questions DNCDude (6)
Should I upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Robert Dobbs (15)
I'm always First at Google images results alexandar (2)
Distribution of my software on a Magazine Companion CD Zviki Cohen (4)
Best quality 24" LCD? What brand and model to buy? HELP Anonymouse (6)
HTML Editor control for a desktop based CMR for .NET Anonymouse (7)
Microwave Ovens and Keeping it Simple Rosco P Coltraine (36)
Code signing - what if signed for my name, not "company"? Kuzmitskiy Dmitry (14)
Side Project - YouTube Video Mixer and Playlist Creator Michael Zenbach (0)
How to make Social notworking websitesite petehard88 (4)
What do you think of a pre-beta survey? Aaron (5)
Best software for creating CD Autorun Menus? for distribution Anonymouse (6)
Windows VPS recommendation Skipper (8)
Flash/Flex/SWF and Protection MCoder (3)
Upgrade your pricing as pay-per-drink Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (6)
3 yrs to build, finally Ettend.com is in beta (invites) Rick Reich (15)
Recommendation(s) for good English Technical Content Writer Revenew (3)
Recommendations for a good SEO company paulanderson (9)
Already Launched Product: Need traffic! Adwords is too hard Ramon Elias (21)
looking at competitor's traffic Jason (11)
How long to wait?? boltimuss (6)
Antivirus makes my software crash. How to prevent this? Andrea N - Direct Access (3)
Mass producing CDs with DVD style case? COST? and who to use? Anonymouse (12)
Sooo great startup article! Edwin (9)
Site hacked? Brian Rasmusson (13)
Mailing List Services Bruce Chapman (7)
Side Projects Michael Johnson (1)
Micropayments Roundup Michael Johnson (2)
New Fun Side Project Website Sam H (30)
Plimus different order confirmation email Richard Collins (0)
Would you make your calendar public? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (4)
Sony Viao FW Series laptop for Development use? GOOD Idea? Anonymouse (8)
Snow Leopard and ppc Anonymoose (13)
Free ebook on pricing Pavel Chuchuva (3)
The abandoned post on BoS Michael Johnson (5)
Trying out an affiliate marketing startegy... Justin Vincent (3)
iRise: Anyone used it? TFish (4)
Public liability insurance for B2B SaaS? Bruce Greig (0)
website review service ? you get a video with commentary Sam H (3)
Can ning network be added to wordpress blog petehard88 (1)
Adwords: do you understand First Page Estimate Bidding? Ramon Elias (6)
Are people afraid of  your product? Bill Conniff (7)
Te Realities of the Cloud Justin Vincent (7)
Downloads vs. Orders: no correlation? Anonymous coward (7)
Do you care about cloud computing? gengstrand (9)
A blog post on "Get visitors to read and remember your home page Pietro Polsinelli (4)
Bidsketch: New Product Launch Ruben Gamez (16)
Will you refund "Backup CD"? I'm Anonymous (6)
How to charge for maintenance? yow (3)
Magento for online stores paulanderson (4)
First Paying Customer! Justin Vincent (11)
Awstat segmentation by country Sz (0)
BoomerApp.com - New Software Rebates Website from BitsDuJour Nico Westerdale (10)
New Site (to be). Feedback welcome. Ewan McNab (11)
Book Writing Software Website Photo Gallery Guy (7)
RemObject SDK Lewis Tian (2)
No questions asked n-day guarantee Mark Dochstader (12)
Released 1.01. What do you think? Patrick McCann (8)
Software CD vs Download Sales Mark McLaren (3)
What was the name of that software?  I keep forgetting :) Anonymouse (6)
What Google's magic is this? alexandar (7)
Software to detect file copies Omar Mefire (3)
What do you use to spell check your website? Ted Ko (8)
Distribution of software Jamie (2)
Website Statistics Software Kevin Dahlhausen (8)
"Real-Life Lessons in Using Google AdWords" Michael Rainey (1)
A content enriching proposal for a new product site Edwin (12)
Is Flash bad for SEO? petehard88 (6)
Live Tech Support service? And to charge for? Anonymouse (4)
Managing attitude in a small team when a team member leaves Josh Moore (13)
Mint.com Good idea to mimic their website / user experiance? Anonymouse (10)
RE: Business of Software StackExchange Mo Flanagan (7)
Question for those of you that sell B2B SaaS Still Anon (6)
We'd like to sell our Software Business Hidden Name (11)
Merchant Accounts and POS Desktop Software Bridal Shop POS Software (4)
social networking site paulanderson (9)
Time Tracking Software Ryan Wilson (8)
Ascertia code signing experiences? IanH. (5)
SEO feels like a big popularity contest KPMoore (14)
Atlassian is back at it, at $10 a pop Jason Nichols (9)
Deploy without services of a graphic designer M.J. Schenkel (4)
What do you think of my resume? Andrés Proaño (5)
What laws, taxes, insurance that every founder should know? JamesT (9)
results of the ecommerce provider survey Andy Brice (4)
Naming a product - how do you do it? WayneM. (5)
Pipes and GPL Frank Reiff (45)
Making a business organizing videos from youtube and the rest Steve P (4)
Digital River looses 1 client and 30% revenue IanH. (8)
Google map on website petehard88 (2)
Contract Work Through LLC Kairos (13)
VMProtect finally has a licensing system! Vitaly (3)
Increase Sales - hire or outsource ? Revenew (4)
What shall I say to my boss? 3d guy (18)
Software busiess in China univisual (3)
Google Translate or BabelFish?? Fherry (8)
Questions about sending company emails (spam?) Rensy (6)
Final Year Project bertie (8)
How to define ownership/extent of ownership of software? Avery  Chan (8)
How does the user send me his HW fingerprint during checkout? Rensy (7)
Uninstall Feedback - a small question Kuzmitskiy Dmitry (2)
Contemplating Other Peoples Money- Venture capital FJAS (14)
Advice on increasing conversion rate Tim Haughton (10)
Selling imaging/design software to the indian market srini15574 (1)
Will StackOverflow take over the web? Bruce Chapman (16)
Another pricing question (SaaS) Skipper (2)
Finally Released a Commercial Offering..ProgrammingClassroom.com Joel Marcey (1)
do i have to file an s corp return if i have no revenues? Contractor (4)
two way screencasting Andy Brice (7)
How do you handle taxes? Jim Jones (14)
Weekly Schedule Richard Edwards (4)
CMS based website petehard88 (7)
How do you handle upgrades for your app? Ramon Elias (3)
Charge per server or per application/customer? Please advise. GreedyBastard (4)
Anyone use Mini-Netbooks for tech support on the go? Anonymouse (7)
Crazy Egg vs My Web Hosting Company ScottK (11)
we put our prices up, now we put them down Robert Dobbs (5)
The Windows Vista Positioning Disaster: An Analysis rick chapman (10)
Revamped Site and Lowered price Sajid (4)
Number of keyword monthly searches to consider it viable? Goran Burcevski (5)
Zero sales from USA alexandar (11)
Adwords contain trademarked word prohibited ? Sz (7)
Recommendations needed for sales distributors/partners Andy Wright (3)
Product pricing and competing with big competitors fh (15)
How many visitors you have everyday? Lewis Tian (11)
Can not access plimus Not Now (3)
Is FastSpring good for non Americans? Paul Johnson (12)
Help deciding on platform for website NewIdeas (4)
FTC Sets Endorsement Rules for Blogs Bill Conniff (13)
FounderCast Episode 2 Doug Martin (1)
Doing a bit of market research with a free offer... Jon Chase (1)
Offering Rebates Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (18)
Is it dumb to use prospective employer as a reference? Russell (9)
Feedback requested for new business Joel Roggenkamp (5)
rant about hr - they don't look at what is under their noses Robert Dobbs (12)
Please review my product website MyWebExam.com (6)
iPhone App Development using Flash ScottK (10)
Hardware/Laptop Query schlabnotnik (17)
Windows 7 compatibility Mosh (1)
How good is your ecommerce provider? Andy Brice (5)
Where to find clipart packages for bundling with software? Ted Ko (2)
Product name that matchs google search keywords? Mik (9)
Working on an Idea. Need Advice stackio (6)
ShiftSchema Released Andrew Kennan (5)
MaXsoftprojects.com Max Arcidiacono (2)
Basic Website For Selling Product kamran safavi (6)
Selling of Software with security objects nil_upadhyay (5)
September / October Doldrums? Bruce Chapman (4)
What should I do with this business opportunity? David B (15)
New ideas dilemma. Please help. DrManhattan (32)
New Product Advice schlabnotnik (16)
Does our video demo break rule number 7? TFish (7)
Business of Software StackExchange Pavel Chuchuva (12)
realtime live chat system for support online? recommendations? Anonymouse (8)
stopping accepting purchase orders - at least with indirection Robert Dobbs (8)
released iPhone app to measure traffic - how to market it? NickCEO (19)
Anyone seen Google SideWiki? Drew Kime (8)
Interesting article about how to understand the user Magnus J (3)
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