* 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

 
Paid advertising for mISVs? Joel Roggenkamp (7 comments)
Thoughts on product Tim Haughton (24)
Do you allow re-branding ? Dima (4)
bos wiki AlexD (4)
Hardware dongles Doug (10)
how to get my system out there. Avrind (2)
What happen to BoS? Ubercoder (9)
Interesting Yale business podcast Bring back anon (4)
Software for Education Segment anyone ? Ankur Gupta (2)
Do you know of any successful commercial product basedon python my (9)
5 for 1 at WooThemes Tim Haughton (3)
2009 Year In Review Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (19)
Why Duke Nukem Forever never shipped Andy Brice (13)
Second product, merge websites? Tim Haughton (18)
Starting a Web Business from a Third Country Abid Omar (13)
Is using Steve Jobs voice illegal? Coprime (5)
Which hosting provider is OK  ? alexandar (7)
Don't just listen to your users Magnus J (1)
Do you know of any successful commercial product based on Flex? anabayan (23)
VMWare books amd/or tutorial Donald Adams (5)
Wikipedia annual donations: wouldn't subscriptions be better? Vladimir Dyuzhev (13)
It's a Festivus Miracle! Phil (11)
Software to track email correspondance with customers Rensy (15)
Laptop tax deductions. Mark Cogan (4)
Recommendations for Classified Ads System / Package Dale Lim (1)
Memorable Names for Domain name Pers (2)
Customer satisfaction survey Mo Flanagan (2)
Blog Product Review Bill Conniff (10)
Affiliate Programs Steven Lee (4)
Looking for Discussion Forum Software Steve McLeod (8)
From development to design, tips, experiences, career advice? Harald (1)
Interesting Blod on A/B Tests (w/results) AFT (15)
what's that UI testing website? Edwin (6)
Home User Desktop Apps written on .Net Framework? Noble D. Bell (15)
mISV support Ymir (4)
Feedback on video tour, please Bruce Greig (3)
Forum Software Pers (18)
How should we improve our architecture? gengstrand (10)
Website Template Pers (9)
Paid Software Upgrade Arcada (3)
100% Uptime Dedicated Hosting?  How? Anonymouse (16)
Google Analytics-like download counter? PatrickC (7)
Employers may not like me having a side business suomynona (55)
Log analyzer or online web statistics? Welant (9)
A reminder how important marketing can be over technology Sam H (6)
Follow up with customer? QWERT (10)
Anyone advertising on stackoverflow? B2B (8)
Great Example of an mISV site structure? Anonymouse (6)
Saas Pre-Launch Feedback Requested consultutah (11)
Customer complains about discounts... Kuzmitskiy Dmitry (10)
PHP vs .NET BearManPig (22)
business purchased personal-use license Robert Dobbs (4)
Is PayPal good for your microISV? My Paypal horror story Jacob Gorban (20)
Considering SaaS Bring back anon (9)
Can Anyone Recommend an Answering Service? EricaB (5)
Are the Holidays affecting your sales?  By how much? Anonymouse (10)
Research on uISVs (based on analyzing PAD Files) Robert Ellison (4)
Thoughts on PayPal for a subscription web app Jim Jones (3)
Misv & customer with the "Get hit by a bus" question ShyAnon (10)
How to license source code but keep control of it codeflakes (3)
Handling refunds B2B (18)
Roughly what's the most a customer will pay online for software via nueve (18)
What do I need to get going? Peter Cunningham (6)
Purchase order... deliver license info before or after payment? QWERT (17)
Website Templates Query (from previous post) schlabnotnik (6)
A bogus site selling my software, how do I handle this? Steven Lee (25)
exhibition booth setup in the UK Andy Brice (6)
Adwards Conversion Tracking for Download Button Click? Anonymouse (5)
$1500 or $1495? yow (10)
"Consent to Merger"? yow (8)
Help with previous post schlabnotnik (6)
An American looking to work in the UK for a year James A. Smith (13)
Announcing the first 10 StartupToDo.com Scholarships. Bob Walsh (7)
Design of User Manager window Alexander (2)
A shareware site has asked if they can review my software Steven Lee (5)
How to track keywords - sales conversion in adwords Ramon Elias (8)
iPhone API licensing codeflakes (3)
First webapp launched - would love to hear feedback Martin Jones (16)
Google search and 'new' domains? John Clark (6)
Snail mail address for accepting checks Nathan Funk (9)
Web and Concept Feedback - Improving Customer Experiences Aurelio Agundez (7)
How best to do a "Clients" page Anon User (4)
Remote use of office computer? how to best set it up? Anonymouse (12)
Expenses, taxes and profit speedy (2)
Collection of resources for SEO, Adwords & Design of sales funnl Anonymouse (5)
Pricing model for version 2? Still Anon (4)
An Open Source Project... BRILLIANT Piece Of Viral Marketing! Brandon Doyle (4)
Best IP address locator? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (7)
Web conferencing software that works well for limited bandwidth B2B (5)
What SaaS, project management software are you using? Why would you match on name? (4)
White Labeling software- pitfalls? Stories? FJAS (3)
Why did Joel change his mind on Site Licenses/Unlimited Users? anon-1210 (11)
A Critical Examination of Evidence Based Scheduling Russell Thackston (12)
Same application design? Bring back anon (6)
How to understand a new domain? Pers (6)
Using a Dictionary Word as a Product Name PaulB (8)
Event/admission ticketing system webdave (5)
Steering a new blog in the right direction? John Clark (8)
Refund fees / Plimus DanielBoS (11)
BoS: My apology to you. No more lies. Dmitriy_Gorbachev (13)
How to setup webcasting on my site for video? Free? Anonymouse (1)
Handing over a SaaS product. Grant Black (6)
Are you big in any non-english speaking countries? Steven Lee (6)
Need feedback on a screencast Dima (6)
Patent Query schlabnotnik (12)
1 product and a BIG competitor Arcada (23)
How to trump Microsoft, Google & Yahoo - The Venture Matrix Justin Vincent (2)
Job websites - opportunities? John Clark (3)
Google, Microsoft and Trademarks Bit Bot (2)
Redistributable Flash charting component? Bring back anon (11)
Asking for feedback (especially from Android users) Ben Edwards (7)
We are about to release our first iPhone App - marketing ideas? David Chmura (2)
Taking a new direction w/my blog Jon Chase (1)
Please review my (new) product website MyWebExam.com (10)
Indian offshore salary Joe King (6)
Screenshots, Images and Copyright Bit Bot (9)
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" BeMeCollective (27)
Quick help: software to track sales calls? Adriano Ferrari (6)
Are we ever responsible for our own piracy? 3.1415927 (11)
Why are developers kept being screwed by the suits? fh (10)
Third party email service to plug into a web app Corey H Maass (5)
A Tale of Two E-mails Steve McLeod (8)
Am I right to be annoyed here? Benji (39)
Unethical Site Practices Ryan Wilson (11)
How to get leads from a speaking engagement Bridal Shop POS Software (5)
Trial subscriptions: ask for credit card or not? Jack Lampka (16)
Anyone in the legacy enhancement game? John Clark (5)
Feedback - Simple and Beautiful Project Collaboration service Michael Zenbach (15)
Business Question, From a Programmer. (Not really a Software Biz Shane (17)
What happens after a price increase? Alf Zimmerman (8)
Two new online services – looking for feedback Pietro Polsinelli (6)
Any Delphi users getting false positives from Avast today Quinn (9)
International Conference on Software Business Slinger Jansen (3)
what to do? AnonForAnon (14)
PhD or mISV NaiveBayesian (34)
Credit Cards that are dominant option for international selling Spiro (2)
Statistics about payment options Spiro (5)
will this approach work against Piracy/Crackers? nj (3)
Is there any value in LinkedIn? dmitriy ryajov (9)
How to approach potential clients as a freelance developer dmitriy ryajov (1)
inc.com suggests 6 ways for tracking competition victor a.k.a. python for ever (3)
Pros & Cons of Employees Working Remotely Keith DeLong (9)
Suggestions for Virtual Server (VPS) hosting for .NET? Anon1221 (6)
need feedback:FireFox web toolbar builder as web application my (2)
Changes for site v.next up - any suggestions? consultutah (2)
Code Signing Certificate for Offshore Company? Jack Farias (1)
A domain sitter has the .co.uk of my .com domain but.. Steven Lee (2)
User testimonies, how useful they are? How to get them? Dima (12)
Vermont Virtual Company - Is it good for uISV? Arcada (5)
Someone contacted me about collaborating on my app WayneM. (8)
Too late I realize my product have strong competitors Ramon Elias (7)
Separate designs for promotional site and webapp Martin Jones (5)
Cloud Computing's Messiah Javier (1)
http://www.browsera.com/ Anthonyb (1)
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