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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

Rejecting Customers' Orders My Ear is Ringing from that angry Card Holder (37 comments)
Google sued for click fraud Gordon Rowland (16)
Faster hosting and Downloads the other Vince (6)
Software development as a part time career? Bewitched bothered and bewildered (7)
Large number of low income web sites Web entrepeneur (19)
GNU Licensing Questions anonymous (5)
Selling a business idea in one minute andy (9)
Commercial distribution of open source or freeware? Ben (26)
private registration newbie (9)
What explains Google popularity, simplicity? vic (34)
Please Register to Download Product Manager (28)
Simple Games, Big Money Rich Rogers (6)
Leasing to a hospital - guaranteeing removal if lease ~renewed Mr. Analogy (uISV) (20)
Is UI a good differentiator? Micro-ISV Maybe (22)
Cheap Software Development Model Berlin Brown (3)
Commercial software running using system() a GPL executable? Yahoo Fan (11)
Contracting / Consulting... Normally Not Anon... (11)
Why does Scoot McNealy always talks of RedHat instead of Linux? Fred (12)
Asterisk & SIP Phone Li-fan Chen (8)
Excite founder & 21st century markets example (4)
independent trainers noclue (9)
software maintenance: in 1st year? accidentalISV (7)
Google adwords Pythonic (18)
Selling software out of state Jim Duffy (6)
Section 508 Compliance Bob Snyder (1)
Advertising To Sales Ratio Newbee (15)
Help me find a product name Dimitris Giannitsaros (17)
.Net == Source open? Burner (50)
Google POS to ease software online selling? Bonafont (8)
Opt-in email service - Which one? Vince (10)
Accepting Credit Card Payments DP (27)
OK, I've picked a name for my widget, now what? JT (11)
Joel's new book & Copyrights Nick Koranda (10)
Cost of putting MS SQL Server on a webserver? Victor (18)
Euro VAT - Are we (US) vendors suppose to charge it? Vince (26)
Updates and Revenue Anon (for now) (9)
Per record instead of per user? User (13)
Aardvark = Side Pilot? Roger Jack (1)
Programming Jobs Losing Luster in U.S. concerned (11)
Well known company seems to use my unlicensed components (53)
Online services further thoughts Gordon Rowland (4)
Ubercode Version 1.0 William Rayer (31)
Online services as the future of commercial software? Gordon Rowland (25)
Is the open source model sustainable? Kamen (53)
Can anyone crack a phpbb forum? embarrased (10)
Business strucure for Part-Time Consulting confuzzled (3)
MS Certified Partner Ron (3)
Beta Testing, How To Make It Attractive Phillip Flores (12)
Where is open source leading us? JD (97)
Micro-ISV Tip #3: When the going gets tough, the tough get virtu Bob Walsh (27)
Software Licences and selling enterprise software accidentalISV (12)
yet another licensing question dil.b.ert (12)
RSS Reader/Aggregator Suggestions ML (19)
MS Outlook CRM Rudolf F. Vanek (2)
Supporting a 3rd party app ALD (5)
What to do about open-source fanatics? Gili Tzabari (37)
At the Crossroads... Amazinderek (10)
How do you guys find time to get any work done :-) Ewan McNab (14)
Why customers leave example (10)
Employee owned consultancy J.Howard (9)
microISV - Managing Product Sales and Licensing ML (3)
Activation and node locking: what do you think? Tones (20)
Sales / Support / Marketing Software (salesforce.com?) Bankstrong (12)
Tools to start an uISV Ian G (16)
Is ASP.NET 2.0 production ready? Michael (8)
Immediately make a living by selling a product Mike P (8)
Is having an ISV worth it? Anonymous but send us email plz (14)
about to throw in the towel really bummed out (13)
Forms requesting minority/gender information A U.S. Citizen (14)
[REQ] Winnable Solitaire Post-mortem Pete (4)
Intel Macs and ISVs Andrew J. Brehm (17)
Hiring/Interviewing Sales Guns Glen Gary (3)
naming female (10)
Licensing my application's source code Contemplating (6)
Anyone using GM PLus Accounting  to link Quickbooks & Goldmine? Mr. Analogy {uISV Owner} (1)
legal issues with file formats dil.b.ert (11)
The unpleasant guru Burned by the genius (16)
QuickBooks - a product hated and loathed by it's users OneFlew (17)
Bad client archetypes Bored Bystander (11)
subversion hosting Alex Bendig (8)
Perfection Makes a Poor Man. Sgt.Sausage (24)
The Curse of the Access Databases Colm O'Connor (35)
OnCall -- How Much is Too Much? Tired Anonymous Coward (7)
Qarbon for software training/help/marketing? ML (9)
How to make usability a selling point ? Serge Wautier (18)
ShareIT registrion - I'm confounded by it Alex P. (3)
How is corporate or company tax legally avoided? OneFlew (11)
Business of Software Club Li-fan Chen (18)
Just an idea Soufi Mohamed Zine el abdinine (8)
Product registration, User names and Branding William Rayer (22)
The Language Formerly known as Lingo... William Rayer (62)
Business card designs example (13)
Backup to the web Rudolf F. Vanek (9)
Discovering a BIG competitor during development time... Funky Moe (15)
Done To Death newbie (5)
FeedBurner follows Joel's tip JD (1)
Advisory Board - Compensation? KC (13)
Porting to non-Windows: when does it make sense if costs > 10%? Paolo Amoroso (11)
This section is like... Bored Bystander (2)
Questions when comparing micro ISV's to other types of business OneFlew (5)
Microsoft Empower for ISVs ??? rudedog (8)
micro IHV Eugene (1)
HSA vs Health Insurance Myke (7)
fixing bugs on Internet time happytheman (7)
The microISV plan. Just me (Sir to you) (30)
can you explain the word "leverage"? Full name (23)
What do you think about doing ONLY consulting work? Crimson (35)
License closer to free? User (4)
Interesting business idea... William Rayer (19)
Viability of the Web Shop model Sassy (4)
Decisions Decisions Ron (9)
microsoft software advisor is 32 old? (2)
Who writes your licenses ? i believe i can fly (5)
eCommerce - DIY or use a merchant service? Paul Crowley (8)
The Tipping Point for ISVs? Dave C (10)
White&Carr - What happened? Mitch & Murray (from Downtown --> now Reno!) (10)
Trade Show Setup Horror Stories! Jon B (16)
Educational software Harrassed PA (6)
Selling the IP and existing client base of a software product Brad Thomas (6)
What to do about security flaw? Anon (7)
New 'Lingo' beta William Rayer (3)
MicroISV's and contract work Ian (19)
A complete E-commerce Price ???? Rupesh Gandhi (15)
Corporate dollars are where it's at, so... Amazinderek (4)
MicroISV Tip #2: Your Tax Dollars at Work Bob Walsh (5)
I'm STUCK! Not a creative bone in my body... (45)
PR Announcements dizzy dave (8)
Practices for small website development? moashalex (4)
Barking up the wrong tree? b-bop (5)
Gaining Domain Knowledge Rajat (7)
No more ... Pythonic (12)
Industry specific consulting community... Mike Jones (10)
Maintenance Fees John F (2)
prototypes as pre-sales tools almost starving coder (14)
self employed and afforable health care - any advise? Phillip (15)
Groklaw Patent Definition Simon Lucy (5)
News and info about software companies with $1M-$5M sales? George Kane (6)
Recommendations for store front anew Robert (3)
Recomendations for storefront/shopping cart product Scott W (4)
Being Your Own User Would Be Micro-ISV (14)
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