* 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

 
Selling softwarte to the US from Canada - tax confusion Bob Frances (9 comments)
Getsatisfaaction Vs Forums Dror (9)
What's a good algorithm to crate an API key with? Justin Vincent (6)
Do we have a chance for Venture Capital? Randy Bendict (25)
Thought you guys might be interested Worklog Assistant (2)
How to pull the trigger. Bob Walsh (8)
Does personal finance reflect on a business partner? Derek Illchuk (3)
Simidude Sales Followup Torsten Uhlmann (10)
First few sales of PasswordsPro Germán Arduino (4)
Is it okay to list my customers on my website? Florian Heinemann (11)
Is it better to be tight lipped or spill the beans? Justin Vincent (5)
linode vs slicehost VPS Vilmantas Baranauskas (7)
IMAP backup utilities Andy Brice (14)
Registration key -> bind to the user's hardware ? Vic (16)
MicroISV Bug Tracking Corey H Maass (16)
The 2009 Softletter Telesales Compensation and Efficiency Survey rick chapman (0)
Am I being Un-professional? Randy Bendict (28)
Why do people download the trial multiple times ? Sam H (12)
Developers suck at CSS design Rui Curado (16)
How much to charge a customer? Antony (9)
Is modeling used when developing software in a mISVs? Jordi Cabot (9)
i just lost a deal to someone who does the same thing for free bumperbox (13)
I think I have a good product. How do I market it? Sam Warmuth (15)
Sumtree.com - First Sale Martin Bradley (17)
shell access Emrah (7)
Andy Brice speaking @ SIC this July Mr. Analogy (0)
To Europeans: Translate your website on Russian, Ukrainian free Roman Rudnik (3)
Which Flow-Chart Software? Maayan Porat (8)
Dealing with upgrades Multi Tennant SaaS Justin Vincent (7)
United States phone number - $40 - instant credibility? Reluctantlyregistered (14)
Opinions on my new product, website and price ? Sam H (25)
Getting paid in options Ryan Michela (32)
Demand for SaaS apps? walter byrd (9)
Yet Another SaaS Business Idea HB (13)
So you can make a ton from an mISV Robin (20)
So-so CS undergrad--options for grad school? Steve L (9)
Marketing- what I've learned so far Glenn C (13)
New Product from APAN Software Armando P (11)
Multitenancy in SaaS software by mISV Adel Khalil (7)
Ownership of customized features? Steve Hanov (8)
Worth learning Joomla for a services start-up website? Karen Tiede (4)
AdWords: Conversion optimizer problem. Alain Bocherens (devsoft) (0)
The results of the survey on conversion ratios Andy Brice (12)
Need Advice on my Web Service (Online Intake Forms) Josh Pearce (2)
Experience with portable PCs? Tim J (9)
Buying a business A reader (3)
New idea - turnkey Linux solution for SMBs - "Business in a box" Young Wannabe Entrepreneur (11)
Customers you don't like Scott (40)
Organizing product training courses, how to? B2B (6)
Is it a good idea to use tracking component? Jason Hu (3)
Do unlimited trials work? Brad Robinson (12)
Simple tool for Amazon S3 backup Melvin (7)
Code on a Train Mark Gladding (9)
$100 Amazon Gift Voucher if you can explain Twitter Dave Collins (15)
Screencam video effect on support and sales B2B Micro ISV (1)
Web Design for ROI Steven Lee (2)
teleconferencing solutions for small company? Tim J (4)
Interesting call with a customer today GXT 4 life (13)
Free online term sheet generator Furqan Nazeeri (0)
Triangle microISV Meetup is today (Wedn., April 22nd) Jon Chase (0)
USD Devaluation Strategies Bruce Chapman (23)
Datamartist Beta 2 release and Site upgrade James Standen (7)
Seeking Article on Dangerous Jobs and Optimal Team Size Alan Campbell (1)
The Red Gate million dollar challenge Andy Brice (21)
Added web-value of your incubators? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (9)
Flowchart for my project glen harvy (12)
Good Screen recording/Demo Software Armando P (13)
Long copy follow up Mo Flanagan (12)
Protecting the app's SQL code Dmitriy (4)
OMG... oracle buys sun Dima (13)
where are your visitors from? Charlie77 (8)
Funny SEO services Charlie77 (9)
Jira and Confluence $5 each (for 5 days) Torsten Uhlmann (16)
Doing business in the US, on H1B visa anabayan (19)
.net 3.51 WPF for B2C application? moronica (5)
Mystery of the Orient Broom Javier (6)
Random teaser /Tagadelic on Homepage: Is this  Improve SEO? Fherry (1)
Need to be multi-lingual? GXT 4 life (4)
Where can I get it ? Anonymous this time. (3)
Simple website uptime monitoring windows software Edwin (12)
iPhone, google Phone? or blackberry Strom for mISV use? Anonymouse (11)
an interesting look at piracy bob samson (4)
Beautiful multi-product websites? Doug (9)
ad-supported software? good idea? Maciej Gorny (17)
New MicroISV, Need Your Feedback Mihaela Mihaljevic Jakic (16)
A solution looking for a problem KPMoore (16)
Visible activity flag on your ISV website? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (5)
For Entrepreneurs 'Financial Exit' is a Dangerous Misnomer Furqan Nazeeri (6)
Most profitable activity for a telecommute programmer? Egor Shipovalov (4)
PRWeb vs ROI Tonny Kohar (4)
Does installer size matters? Arcada (7)
Facebook Advertising Flyer Pro? Does it work for mISVs? Anonymouse (5)
Potential customer wants to have a meeting in my premises tomz (22)
don't talk about algorithmic programming to other developers Robert Dobbs (8)
Do follow up emails work? Steven Lee (12)
Why every print publication should also be a digital publ Aman Bhatia, Jr. (6)
Tip: Grow your mailing list Brian Rasmusson (3)
Can a company outsource core programing to good freelancer? JDelage (14)
Pricing - Upgrade to a better edition Jim Johnson (15)
Using "free" as market research GXT 4 life (6)
Press Release for Windows software Trygve (3)
Stop and restart Service under Windows at specific times Donald Adams (3)
Windows Help files format IanH. (9)
Launching new product and website...feedback desired Xavier YOUNG (10)
Handling requests for discount pricing Brad Robinson (11)
Public beta, looking for testers EP (10)
Paypal Chargeback, is it possible to reverse? Charlie77 (9)
Member mgmt script that integrates with e-commerce providers? Edwin (4)
Need feedback on new product Globiz Solutions (7)
Best Web App WYSIWYG editor for End-users SimonH (4)
Creating a product under pseudonym David D (9)
When is it good enough for beta? Still Anon (17)
Awesome home office Steven Lee (7)
Interested in Sharring a GotoMeeting Account? Brian @ ApexTwo (7)
iPhone/iPod Touch app success stories and sales figures dood mcdoogle (16)
Wysiwyg Web development program Noble D. Bell (8)
Bits du Jour for higher-price-point products? Monique Stover (SeaGreen Software) (4)
RANT: Shareit (DR), I'm impressed Javier (13)
Desktop Application Framework Jonas Linde (11)
My maiden web site/product - request your comments! uwf - WorkWolf.com (12)
Website Critique live webinar Dave Collins (0)
Need feedback of new released website and software Rick.Guo (4)
Can Paint.Net be distributed with your mISV product? Anonymouse (2)
Tips for appearing larger than single person company GXT 4 life (10)
No spam? Lewis Tian (1)
Perfect Version Number Scheme? Frank Reiff (16)
Feedback on redesigned website.... Rackshack (8)
New uISV product and site for review Javier (12)
Startup PR: How could they get SO MANY coverages? Alex Dong (11)
the economics of software products Carlos del Cacho (13)
A Product Idea Charlie77 (19)
Single-member LLC, trouble obtaining a code signing cert. Bill Holt (7)
I'm looking for a good Windows Server VPS hosting provider? Maayan Porat (7)
Can this website be improved? MyWebExam.com (9)
Request to "Private Label" My Software Armando P (6)
Getting people to know your product Giammarco Schisani (4)
another web site feedback request Maciej Gorny (7)
Out of state LLC Pedro Estrada (2)
Does paypal ask for Social Security Number? Anonymouse (3)
Anyone using long copy? Mo Flanagan (17)
Code signing? does it matter? affects download/install ratio? Javier (10)
Same product. New face. Adeel Raza (7)
Effect of discount on sales Robert Dobbs (5)
The cost of burgalry Steven Lee (4)
My New MicroISV David Christian (5)
Poor sales the last 2 weeks Steven Lee (12)
What do I do now ? dontknow (9)
Need formula for valuation of IP Jay Cincotta (6)
Tracking installation mature student (6)
The mythical 1% conversion ratio Andy Brice (28)
Evaluating a new business idea.. feedback desired Young Wannabe Entrepreneur (6)
Website feedback request Adriaan Putter (6)
Being your own boss Robin (14)
uISV needed: SVN search as SaaS Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (6)
Outsourced Software Marketing Promotion Martin Makundi (7)
English native speakers - could you help me? Eugene Karpov (10)
Need some help with Marketing KPMoore (9)
Your B2C increased-sales story? Conrad Albrecht (5)
Can you recommend a good ASP.NET 3.5/SQL Server 2008 web host? Robert Ringham (7)
SQL Sets 1.5 Released.... Mike Morris (5)
Best portable Raid system? Anonymouse (8)
forum usage Emrah (7)
What is your install/purchase rate? Charlie77 (14)
Legal and Tax Implications of Founders' Equity Splits Furqan Nazeeri (0)
Ask BoS : How to do Server Based Licensing Scheme? Bruce Chapman (7)
will I get buried in support requests? jay mcdonald (11)
My first iPhone app released! Will (3)
Need Website Feedback Girish (8)
Dental Insurance for 1 person LLC B2B Micro ISV (11)
Need a copyrighter .max (8)
Query about MIT/X11 license IJ (3)
Simidude - BitsDuJour Statistics Torsten Uhlmann (6)
New micro ISV (critiques welcome) Pindropper Info (20)
standard software license text uwf - WorkWolf.com (4)
What documentation do developers really use to start coding? Michael Friedman (10)
Cooking recipe app? Karl Perry (13)
iPhone Market Germán Arduino (7)
Creating Video Tutorials - Easy Way OneNerd (8)
How about the 'other' people in a software company? Martin P. Hellwig (7)
could you please give me some feedback,thank you very much. hacker47 (6)
need recommendation for a web design shop/freelancer Vlad J. (12)
Can you have a cartel of one? Drummer (8)
Francise Tax for California LLC Jack K (11)
Will people pay for this?? Neo Syne (7)
Finding "Golden" price when you're growing Eugene (16)
New Product - looking for feedback Todd Gasall (12)
Starting a project managment software project Adel Khalil (13)
Resume Software Product for Sale Brian Briggs [Mission Expert|SWOT Expert] (2)
Do download sites generate quality traffic? Mo Flanagan (13)
What's the value of speaking at a conference? Steve McLeod (9)
Product suggestion Ted Graham (1)
new product launch and affiliate marketing - good or bad? Maciej Gorny (4)
Simidude on Bits Du Jour on April, 5 Torsten Uhlmann (3)
Share revenue numbers with employees? Doug (11)
Lawsuit Threat Adeel Raza (11)
Would you trust a lesser known online backup service? Joel Marcey (6)
Pricing for speculative development Don't really want to leave my real name (13)
New product released GKathire (5)
Price elasticity of -1 Ethan Vujanovic (7)
Non-native voice in slidecast, how does it sound? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (15)
PayPal vs. e-junkie or PayPal+e-junkie? Serkan (8)
OnLive - A Game Changer? Joel Marcey (16)
Unsolicited basic advice for startups Dave@ultrasaur (6)
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