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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

Anyone notice that Google Apps Standard Edition Is "Hiding"? Joel Marcey (7 comments)
Raffle Off Services Steve Evans - SerkTools (3)
Employers: why not use sites like: odesk, rentacoder, elance . . walter byrd (21)
Please evaluate my site and plan Bill Conniff (14)
unexpected feature that turned out to be an expensive hassle Oliver Jones (13)
Product idea already exists MariusVE (14)
Licensing Lessons, Useability and Vendor Lock-in Mark Gladding (5)
Companies that sell your software... dmitriy ryajov (9)
What was the name of that software??? Anonymouse (13)
copyright, trade secrets-how did the weekend hobby get destroyed Robert Dobbs (15)
IIS Security and ISAPI development viable as a business? dmitriy ryajov (8)
Not making sales, is everything all right ? Ibrahim Fahad Arzoo (11)
Intricacies of Partnering and/or join ventures. Miguel (6)
mISV Liability Insurance Chaim H (9)
Naked product? random dan (11)
mISV: Consumer Product vs. Large Ticket Product Thad James (4)
Looking for a good video streaming service provider gengstrand (2)
Just About Done Webifying BCC.  Comments? Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (16)
Hosted blogging service Tony J.K. Lee (9)
Twitter killing blogs? speedy (15)
New Idea Syndrome Dev S (5)
Website considerations for multiple products Noble D. Bell (5)
DNS clarification IJ (2)
Good email hosting other than Google Apps IJ (9)
Misv: Wrote software now what? Adam J (21)
Job listings asking for specific langs, many years experience Steven P. (1)
Business Idea: Craigslist monitoring website Ted Graham (10)
What database to use for a .Net framework desktop application? Anonymouse (15)
What are the specs of your Dev Machine?  I need to upgrade. Anonymouse (16)
Hate it.  Hate it.  Hate it working for the man. fh (13)
Buy or Make eCommerce Software Jim Duffy (5)
Need for SQL Job Visualizer? Michael Johnson (1)
Software Sales are Up Again Stormy (5)
KPI/Business Metrics Software Joel Webb (7)
How much to charge for Forum software? Lucky Lisp (7)
Potential new coder Jonathan Matthews (21)
Discount for the training cources Arcada (5)
Can you imagine Google, Gmail & Google Apps are blocked? Edwin (8)
How to do basic market research? Phil Wright (15)
Recommend component licensing system? Phil Wright (1)
In-bound marketing offer Karen Tiede (10)
Good story about development for mobile devices + sales data Nilo Menezes (7)
opensource CMS that allows "subsribers only" contents cableguy (8)
TXT Payments and notifications Ben Mc (6)
Advice a best "self-educate" accounting book Vladimir Dyuzhev (8)
Can I make a business out of my open source product? Sam Saffron (28)
Software Q&A portals and newsletters marketeer (2)
Selecting a Wiki Javier (5)
Help Me Choose ian drake (16)
New Product, Pro Version, or Enhancement I'm Anonymous (8)
OEM relationship TheWhiteFace (6)
Now is not the time to take risk Bring back anon (9)
Execryptor keygen on my hosting Arcada (2)
License discounts Tony J.K. Lee (4)
Going full-time on a shoestring Regular contributor, anon for this one (23)
Affiliate program Niko (7)
Adopting Linked Data in Your Apps gengstrand (4)
Under quoted a project Anon4now (8)
Suggestions for financial and investment planning of a mISV Paul Baumer (7)
Possible new, very large customer... what do I need to know? QWERT (4)
How to submit software to PC World? Barry (5)
The others are too snob to implement this Stray__Cat (9)
Database design; integration with pay proc and multi tenant Adel Khalil (2)
Come 'n Git It -- Gibraltar Launched, feedback welcomed Jay Cincotta (7)
Contact form or email address? Edwin (12)
Dev tools source code sale ARMSoft (4)
Please review. Are we making something that is useful? Hendro Wijaya (12)
Customization Deal - Should I Back Out home_gym_guy (6)
Economy and sales - recession is back? Doug (62)
Your job vs. your business Dan Radu (8)
Are you Delphiing? Amos (20)
Making a profit out of free software Nikos Steiakakis (21)
Getting into the game Craig Snyder (7)
New startup idea: BizTeen Emil Hajric (18)
Bluehost Shill? Russell Thackston (11)
Quick Poll: Do you send email as html, text, rtf, or mixed? B2B Micro ISV (11)
Banner Advertising Effective M.J. Schenkel (1)
possible death of ExeCryptor and Online Activation Arcada (9)
Ethics of monitoring user behavior in SaaS apps Still Anon (7)
Service Level Agreement Guy C (7)
Best way to ensure thate email reaches customer Gautam Jain (5)
What do you use for error reporting? Mo Flanagan (13)
Cheeky 'reseller' Bob Frances (16)
Customer asking for a U.S. Tax ID. We're a non-American business Frank Edwards (15)
Selling heavy digital content Tony J.K. Lee (3)
stackoverflow and Ad sense managed placement Sajid (10)
Maintenance pricing Doug (4)
Plimus Phone Support B2B Micro ISV (4)
Selective use of nofollow to control PageRank no longer works Richie Hindle (5)
Stealthy License Validation James D (13)
Business partners. Dennis (15)
Help motivation needed! Steven Lee (16)
Service MicroISV Framework ServiceGuy (3)
DDOS on sale Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (6)
antivirus doesnt like my application Amos (23)
Problems with emailing license keys Richie Hindle (9)
Forum/KB/FAQ Amos (7)
Should Google decide my product name? Randy Austin (5)
How willing are people to pay for your software? Mark1a (18)
Please give us some feedback on our Website Max Schneider (9)
assigning .com to one server .net to another? possible? Anonymouse (3)
Mobile Customer Service B2B Micro ISV (5)
Looking for more folks to interview on techzing Justin Vincent (1)
Is this right? Bring back anon (6)
Trial vs Non-Trial Jim Sims (12)
Google Adwords Jeroen V (5)
"Pooled" Mac for casual/learning iPhone development? Dan S. (15)
Consider adding an uninstall comment form Mo Flanagan (10)
What to ask for as compensation? I miss being anon (17)
Where to buy Windows (en-US) outside of the US? bfxorpvnsd (8)
Fantastic Component Deal Ryan Smyth (8)
Launch: AVChat 3.0 (a flash video chat) Naicu Octavian (2)
Insurance for equipment? (US - northeast) Tim J (3)
Want your opinion, please. Gautam Jain (14)
Question about Pricing Strategy MobileDeveloper (10)
DeepTrawl site changes Jonathan Matthews (8)
Help Evaluating which Idea=>Product next Dev S (5)
Backlinks Germán Arduino (3)
automation software asoftech (3)
Source of orders speedy (14)
Web site banner in Silverlight Steve Li (8)
How much does an Employee cost (UK)? ujuvxpddfd (13)
White label system cleaner software dribler (0)
Someone Registered My Domain with the WWW and no dot CrazyEd (14)
Updated site Kevin Walzer (12)
Enterprise License Price Anon California (3)
My modest summary of operations Dima (23)
.NET tools: need advise ARMSoft (14)
Online Help Mosh (3)
Buying a web site/domain Steven Lee (3)
Website Critique: djsoft.net Kuzmitskiy Dmitry (7)
Royalty Free Music And Sound Scott Kane (6)
making big product plug-in as small product my (3)
Non-binding partnerships Dave@ultrasaur (4)
Price of the project? Anton Vorobev (11)
Anyone used DemoGirl's service to create your sales video? Anonymouse (7)
Writing Ebook on MSIVs Armando P (6)
Seeking feedback on website, product mix, marketing strategy Kevin Walzer (20)
My iPhone App is live Jason Moore (6)
Live Chat support on website.? what software o use? Anonymouse (8)
Why is it so hard ? Omar Mefire (24)
FeedDemon Plugin Omar Mefire (4)
Just 1 more try for Trial software Ben Mc (14)
Did anyone build Resume Management Software? TheDavid (3)
Partnering with the competition. Rensy (8)
Market 1 program that does everything, or two smaller programs Rensy (7)
A couple of questions for the group KPMoore (12)
"getting a hooker" Why does google like me so much? ian drake (13)
Wording of a license termination letter swift (5)
Well, that's an even BETTER idea! BenjiSmith (18)
Need help for shipping this product ? Rajat M (4)
Website Critique live webinar II Dave Collins (1)
Tuition centre software suhu (7)
Have fun and receive help authoring software for free Dennis Crane (1)
Here's a good laugh Dmitriy (2)
Collective Intelligence with Social Media in the Enterprise gengstrand (1)
Anyone have experience with EV SSL certificates? Paul Young (Stylizer CSS Editor) (5)
Looking for co-founder Steve Li (6)
One click configuration Sajid (3)
Your mISV without Free and Open Source Software Russell Thackston (25)
Do you often get onerous contracts from clients? Anon Irregular (9)
Closing Open Source Asim Jalis (9)
New version released - Please criticize my site and product Nir Dobovizki (yaTimer Time Tracking Software) (13)
Installable GitHub Daniel Lopez (1)
Could sales tax compliance drive small shops out of business? Crimson (13)
Regsoft - as bad as Shareit Reluctantlyregistered (2)
Looking for guests for our techZING! podcast Justin Vincent (1)
Open Source versus mISV Russell Thackston (11)
Projected sales - am I too pessimistic? Smiley (12)
Will I be taxed? UK question anon2009 (3)
How would you incentivize/reward your team members? Matt Ruma (6)
Directory of blogs by entrepreneurs Furqan Nazeeri (2)
Is Delphi still popular? IJ (23)
BOS wiki vandalised again Andy Brice (11)
Let's have your twitter account link Dror (35)
Joel's Ebook on sale $10 Jeff Schoolcraft (2)
$15/year SSL certificates mthadm (12)
Leasing .vs. purchasing Mosh (3)
Blog vs. article pages Edwin (17)
Twitter Marketing Secretary Javier (13)
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