* The Business of Software

A former community discussing the business of software, from the smallest shareware operation to Microsoft. A part of Joel on Software.

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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

 
"Improving your customer's first 2 minutes" service? via nueve (7 comments)
Continuous Localization Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (7)
No luck with link building alexandar (4)
wecare@plimus.com - Yet another Plimus rant. Tim Haughton (5)
Got few customer and some revenue, What to do next? Prefers Not To Register (5)
Help me pick a Company Name! Ron Simuda (13)
Mobile Phone not adopting "cloud" computing? M.J. Schenkel (3)
Lets say your newest product hit 100k in 4months. whats next? Anonymouse (8)
Closing down my mobile dev LLC Jack K (14)
Ad on Yahoo I'm Anonymous (4)
Internet speed display TFish (1)
"Executive Bio" on a mISV website: good or bad idea? Dmitriy_Gorbachev (7)
Finally... Done BeMeBlackBox BeMeCollective (12)
Site for analysing first impressions of a website Grant Black (5)
Software Support - is this normal? Cipware (20)
Recs for 'cloud-based' integrated SC/issues tracker/management? John Clark (6)
Cloud Computing Wars gengstrand (12)
Most Cost-Effective Team Size Ryan Wilson (30)
Selling to a hosting provider Niko (4)
Conversion, Conversions, Conversions KPMoore (3)
Project management tool with email storage support Javier (5)
Why not borrow some money, and hire some one to help you. Huang Jason (23)
GoDaddy is horrible. What's next? Mosh (11)
Google adwords campaign for not-yet-released product? Joseph Cooney (2)
How do you manage your customers data ? Sz (9)
Web Analytic Software Experiences? ZiZee (8)
product integration price idea jamesl (0)
Woohoo! Got my first sale! Nick Reuter (20)
Is there a good free management system for client relations? Anonymouse (5)
ShareIt + Google Analytics Ecommerce Dmitry Starostenkov (1)
Customer dont wants support contract Javier (9)
Becoming a Microsoft Partner, is it difficult? Steven Lee (6)
How to get more download? KevinRich (5)
VS2010: debug crash dumps ARMSoft (3)
Looking at LotusJump ... any feedback? KPMoore (2)
Switching from Shareware to Commercialware Emailalot (4)
VS2008 install base MetalRob (5)
Conversion ratio on PPC Nick Reuter (3)
My site is up! Looking for some feedback! Nick Reuter (12)
Sneaky competitor Bring back anon (7)
How Would YOU Run An "Exclusive Offer" Campaign Brandon Doyle (7)
Complicated B2B installation, potentially loosing leads Ano for this (5)
Released new software...and I would love some feedback! Ziad Hilal (19)
Looking for Feedback on Beta Site Adam Martin (7)
What website bandwidth/diskspace does a new microISV need? Paul Johnson (5)
1st employee? Joel JO (19)
Startup Costs for Marketing Alan Colburn (7)
File Hosting w/ high speed download Chaim H (8)
Satisfaction Guarantees Nick Reuter (9)
Text?! On the internet?!?! In 2009? Whaaaat? David Erwin (15)
Store.co.za as a download? TFish (0)
Sneaky way to fight refunds alexandar (9)
TweetMiner Stats Now Reporting Full Revenue Justin Vincent (8)
MailChimp Bring back anon (4)
Vista style screenshots Arcada (7)
What would you ask Don Dodge? Bob Walsh (10)
SEO implications of Internationalized Domain Names Javier (6)
Website licensed as BSD and LGPL AnonForThis (3)
Pricing bespoke software development for tender? John Clark (10)
God! I hate it... Attilah (10)
Invoice issue Patrick Wang (20)
SAAS Accounting Issues Jason Murphy (2)
sales blog/books for small business? SimonH (7)
Recommendation for a SkypeIn compliant phone Tarek Demiati (3)
Six Steps to Managing Project Risk gengstrand (7)
Recommendations for Hosting? Peter Cunningham (18)
New website design - appreciate your comments Torsten Uhlmann (12)
Which country to choose for incorporating a software business? foo (12)
Are app stores the future? How should we move forward? Steven Lee (24)
Computer Science degree required? Michael C (13)
JetWorksheet (Belgium µISV) JetWorksheetCreator (7)
Twitter Search is powerful Revenew (3)
Business of Software 2009 Conference Mark Dochstader (4)
When you first got pirated, how did you feel? Bring back anon (9)
Yahoo going out of their way to drive customers off dhimes (6)
What percent of users do pay for major updates/upgrades? Arcada (4)
Free advertising for fellow entrepreneurs Girish (5)
How do I get into the Apple Store? Frank Edwards (4)
Website change. Not exactly an MISV.. but Michael Johnson (7)
1 data point for Android app sales data Javier (4)
Mainframe costs v Jave platform Beverley Nash (4)
How I lost $2K+ worth upgrade because of bureaucracy foo (8)
Help with Elevator Pitch ChrisC (7)
How important is the Fogbugz hosted version to Fog Creek? Tom L (3)
Landing Page Feedback ScottK (14)
A customer bought your product. What do you put in the email? Peter Severin (13)
Demo File Size Limitator Alen Dombaj (7)
GoDaddy and Domain Forwarding Alan Colburn (2)
Was your ISV success easier or harder than expected? Roger (9)
Remote Working Roger (1)
MSTechZone (for the Microsoft Ecosystem) - Reviews Welcome Samuli Lintunen (1)
Ask Joel: Please review my website (mathmaster.org) John Lam (5)
Software Generation tools Mike Hadly (1)
microISV reading list Andy Brice (3)
How will Twitter themselves make money? Bill Holt (12)
Your Tips & Advises for testing a market Tarek Demiati (3)
Site review - sharpauthorize.com consultutah (8)
Is a subdomain OK as your product's web site? Carl Colijn (6)
Lessons From Project Runway and Top Chef. Michael Johnson (9)
How long from no product to sales of $5k per month? Roark Fan (22)
I'm in urgent need of some inspiration for video presentation. Anonymouse (7)
Cost/Time of developing a flash game Mac Alnakari (10)
Did your expenses scare you from starting up? Roark Fan (30)
WSJ article on "firing" customers Tim J (1)
Website like FactCheck - will I get sued? Patrick From An IBank (10)
What is the professional way to get rid of a customer? TFish (12)
How do you call the opposite of a 'prospect'? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (11)
Anyone know FamousWhy? Jeroen V (3)
Website Feedback Alan Colburn (12)
I see Eric Sink (Source Gear) has been busy.... Floyd Price - www.componentworkshop.com (10)
A lesson in how to make money with free software from.. Frank Reiff (11)
Amazing randomness and probability alexandar (10)
Finding an accountant for my microISV PaulB (10)
Does this new site nav work better? Jay Cincotta (9)
Using 99designs for application icon design Alexander Avdonin (13)
Weekend Support? Steve McLeod (13)
Anyone signed up fot the "Works with Windows.." log scheme? Steven Lee (2)
Beta before investment? Floyd Price - www.componentworkshop.com (14)
License for API specifications Alex P. (4)
Startups.com Floyd Price - www.componentworkshop.com (24)
How do we know that AdWords don't cheat? Dima (19)
How to handle large payments? Anonymoose (20)
Need your feedback on new software and web site (LogDigger) Martin W (9)
Looking for help with pricing for webapp Martin Jones (6)
Looking for feedback on supporting sales text Justin Vincent (8)
Re: Does slow growth equal slow death? RGlasel (31)
Yet Another SEO Question KPMoore (5)
Identifying a good employee Dan Murphy (26)
Planning my WebApp for using on Cloud. Arcada (5)
Thanks for the feedback / action taken the_slow_road (10)
Submitting product Apple Downloads page TN from RIATest (6)
Opinion on user interface NaiveBayesian (3)
Most popular search engines by language. Oleg (4)
Some statistics about my BitsDuJour Day Torsten Uhlmann (11)
Setting up a limited company in the UK Anthonyb (13)
Buying instead of developing. Tips, experiences, opinions? Harald (11)
Pricing an online service Pietro Polsinelli (2)
A small ISV's application was noticed by big guys Dennis Crane (15)
Creating Soft-Bundles Tim Haughton (3)
Using known brands in product name for SEO Brian Rasmusson (6)
do you trust KeePass? Anonymouse (9)
Can I ask your opinion on a new interface? Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (12)
Image editing canvas component?  a mini photoshop in ur app Anonymouse (4)
How to contact OEMs and project sponsors? Christopher Wells (2)
Windows application newbie needs help Anon1221 (19)
Job advice and different perspectives needed. Tennis Fan (4)
$30,000 sales from an iPhone app koan (24)
BitRock Install Builder Anonymoose (12)
how much of a turn off is beta - or is it something else? the_slow_road (18)
Happy Halloween!  (Seasonal promotion worked fairly well) Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (7)
Submit article free Fherry (5)
How does Win7 run inside a VM with say 2gb of ram? Anonymouse (6)
How to keep email in synch using Thunderbird on a PC and Laptop? Anonymouse (4)
Why I'm moving away from Google Analytics Revenew (11)
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