* 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

 
HTML Template Design Reference anonymous_coward (4 comments)
AdWords CTR over 100% Mads (15)
Component market Stefano J. Ferrara (4)
Market doesn't exist yet - am I nuts? Charlie Williams (31)
Website Templating Stephane Grenier (5)
Marketing method: free single licences Orson Kart (9)
How to find people who are like minded ? RajM (9)
Winter holidays - how much time off? Ion (15)
How to create that buzz for new startup Asif @ Cubex (18)
Sending out newsletters Stephane Grenier (12)
Programming for MAC market is more profitable than Windows ? Oleg (26)
OEM Licensing & Questions Mike Harrington (3)
Start up in Asia kahfei (16)
How many users make a forum worth while? Doug (15)
Customer support problem during holidays Daniel Jackson (14)
Manager with coding experience manage myself (21)
Is email support only viable? Ace (11)
Good integrated CRM solution Dror Matalon (7)
service or licencse for web log analyzer? son of parnas (4)
Firefox support added to Ad Hoc in response to popular demand Sanjay Bhatia (3)
Desperately seeking software ideas for project management proces Bryan E. Daulton (16)
How to become an independent programmer in just 1068 days Dave (6)
Selling shrink-wrap to corporate, does every1 have Admin rights The EnX (13)
From consultant to software vendor Toto (3)
Asking for Testimonials? When and How? Amanvir (2)
Advice on a MT hosting service? Bob Walsh (5)
How to do Local Consulting and Freelance work? What a great economy... (29)
Why developers do not change their tools Oleg (36)
Office versions debate: outcome HankyPanks (7)
Internet advertising Agramont (4)
Finding Sales Talent GNUbie (6)
Screen shots and competitors, should I worry? Albert D. Kallal (12)
MIT Thesis on Small Business Software Needs Dharmesh Shah (12)
Buy 1 license, get * free kakka (10)
Microsoft acquires Opera Software Neville Franks (9)
Anyone have any Search Engine Optimization Book Recommendations Joshua Volz (3)
What does contracting lead to? Johnny (6)
What is your Idea Score? nj (22)
A doh! moment... Berislav Lopac (18)
Ubercode Pricing, Markets and Downloads William Rayer (7)
New Business of Software: Need advice Prashant (14)
SMS payment options? elloco (5)
Eating your own Dog Food. MSHack (9)
LAN with two subnets Ontario ISV (6)
google box on my application anon (1)
Decent Mp3 Recorder? Matthew Heusser (4)
Are my Googles ads being scammed? Imminent (13)
Office 2000 vs XP vs 2003: how many users HankyPanks (18)
The Practical Entrepreneur Ian L (37)
Customers not paying Paul Norrie (15)
Surfulater cracked, oh this is fun. Neville Franks (30)
launching a web site: planning/research tips Max Ischenko (8)
Quality Hosting Sam (4)
Are VBA Skills Still Relevant? Brice Richard (13)
The bad side of Release Early, Release Often for a Micro ISV Imminent (21)
Is AdSense worth it? Gili Tzabari (23)
del.icio.us downtime costing business productivity? Li-fan Chen (7)
How much for a good domain ? Bernard (17)
Anonymous Blog - First post KC (3)
Loophole in GPL'ed version of Trolltech Qt? Not a Troll (24)
Idea: school tournaments Johnny (9)
There is market for Text to XML automatic conversion? Francesc, from clear Barcelona (8)
One person company (18)
Pricing & Profits Amanvir (14)
There's some justice in the world William Rayer (17)
Does effeciency of google bids depends on time of year? Oleg (5)
Same license or different licenses for the SAME customer licenz (1)
On getting recruited out of college (17)
Dot Net's intrinsic insecurity Karl Cartlidge (20)
Virtual office/mail/identity doitagain (15)
Active content considered harmful (by XP?) William Rayer (5)
The great thing about Acura's ... Ian L (35)
How do I get a job without any Java and .NET experience J (21)
using armadillo with COM office add-in tekst (3)
Colo[u]rs for manilla folders William Rayer (15)
Dot Net Nuke Country (9)
US feedback needed Gavin Bowman (18)
hone my business skills Max Ischenko (7)
A Unique Tour Operator solution on the WEB AJ (9)
How do you handle testing? Crimson (9)
Should a US software company collect GST/HST? Joel Spolsky (17)
unusual book reco. request to englightened JoS readers :) troubled geek (24)
Looking for books on Usability Lurker (12)
What is YOUR Fav VS 2005 Feature? Brice Richard (21)
Requesting Vacation Time Working for The Weekend (7)
First LookLater, now Gozenta Doug Martin (7)
Order processing software for Small/Medium size business jerome (3)
Do you talk actual on interviews? anonymous_coward (32)
Micro-ISV Tip #19: The nine-year old Micro-ISV. Bob Walsh (14)
Database web service? RC (5)
Can you NOT offer a free trial? Yet Another Internet Service (7)
Looking for the right .WAV files Imminent (6)
Hardware-locked licesning Again full (19)
My way or the highway Daniel Howard (30)
Pros and cons of selling to consumers vs companies Keeping My Day Job (8)
Are Web Services Overvalued? Brice Richard (20)
Wish customers Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays George Hansom (35)
Finding (offshore?) QA firms anonymous this time (10)
FogBugz - I like it Rudolf F. Vanek (0)
Dot EU Domain Names Quartex (2)
Whiteboarding software Donald Adams (12)
kudos to a great article pablo (0)
Release of my first (almost) product Deborah Miller (23)
ASP.NET hosting question MBJ (5)
Shared Hosting Database Selection Jason T. (9)
Should Developers and Customers Interact SalesGuy (15)
What is forum spam? anon for this one (12)
A indirect business benefit of forums Simon@AutoUpdate+ (5)
Throwing away the first product SmallCompanyOwner (6)
Humor me - Databaseless design (almost) anon for now (20)
How do you deal with difficult customers? dx (19)
Big boys continue play C++ in their products Oleg (9)
Spam Software (Server-Side) Pep (8)
Products that deactivate themselves remotely? WTF? (22)
How well did your first product do? (25)
Redirect html help needed nj (2)
Trademarks and different services Ben Mc (9)
Poaching employees: is their a taboo? acccidental_isv (15)
Best CD Jewel box for extreme shipping Hardcore software distribution (10)
help! my competitors keep copying me! depressed innovator (25)
Yet another new ISV Blog Phil (14)
1 Week Micro ISV - REDUX Ian (21)
Market for OpenOffice components? AlphaBeta (8)
Distributing the JRE online installer with my app. Rob (4)
Transfer of Rights William (18)
[ADMIN] New host: Bob Walsh! Joel Spolsky (30)
Is There A Software Parts Industry? mojonez (19)
probably a stupid question..but I wouldn't know better yaau (7)
Credits in the About box Dennis Crane (Dr.Explain software) (16)
W9 form for outsourcing Asif @ Cubex (3)
Updates, Upgrades and the Dreaded Second Decimal Point Ari Berdy (9)
Micro-ISV tip #18: Squidoo is live - grab a lense now. Bob Walsh (54)
Chinchilla 1.4 Andrey Butov (15)
Is this idea worth something? Rustam Asgarov (17)
Source Code Control vs. Release Strategy Karel Thönissen (13)
Difference between consulting as one person or as a team? Bernhard (7)
Creating a shockwave online demo with Wink Andy Brice (31)
Fogbugz Hosting - Recommendations? Eugene Mallay (7)
Micro-ISV Off the Ground in 17 Weeks and 5 Days Imminent (28)
Small Biz 101 : New series at 37Signals JD (0)
Are you a Nonstarter? [name snipped] (21)
Server specification Suryo Baskoro (5)
ISV Development Organization Climbing Maslow's Pyramid (6)
New Software, more powerfull than Google, Microsoft and Ebay? M Pelletier (23)
New Ubercode beta version William Rayer (9)
Tax advantage for layoffs in US? MSHack (12)
website strategy pico-ISV (16)
Chinese Take-Out Menu Pricing Phil (13)
Web template provider with "professional" templates? Bored Bystander (5)
Email/Customer Management System Sam (3)
Working for a manufacturing company Tamer Salama (9)
IE ActiveX market is dead? Oleg (4)
Set of tiny free utilities will attract customers or ju..? Oleg (9)
End user software is more popular than components? Oleg (5)
Donating to PRWeb - is it worth it? George (3)
Best Web Development Language? Sav (28)
Interesting articles: 30 days to profit Nick Hebb (0)
Joel..what did you use for your aardvark DVD mail out? Albert D. Kallal (13)
Hiring Workflow Management Site Layout Change, Comments? Michael Johnson (4)
Shipping costs Gili Tzabari (11)
Version 1.0 Releases - Did Yours Stink? Ya Think I'm Gonna Say? (11)
LookLater: One month after startup Doug Martin (21)
Tracking all component and software tools updates... Elma (3)
1 Week Micro ISV ian (22)
Benefit of 2nd, non-commercial website linking to your site? Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap µISV} (9)
Aardvark'd - 12 Weeks With Geeks Captain Stinky (3)
Anybody use BlogSource.com? lurker (1)
Customer Portal for ISVs - Someone must have solved this one the other Vince (9)
Hiring Superstars Art Wilkins (14)
Personal/Academic Freeware with Commercial For-Pay Licenses QuestionMark (5)
Idea contest YaYaYa (4)
Generating product ideas lw (4)
Micro-ISV Idea #1 Bob Walsh (15)
Someone take this idea and run with it... BenjiSmith (10)
Microsoft Small Business Accounting Tom Dickerson (10)
Net 2.0 Framework/Microsoft Update? Bob Walsh (26)
Article: Techniques to Improve Your Software Online Help Dennis Crane (Dr.Explain software) (3)
Salaries and superstars Berislav Lopac (35)
Bootstrapping a services company? Asif @ Cubex (4)
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