* 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

 
Best way to host static HTML? Drew Kime (12 comments)
Balance of online vs traditional for B2B sales FJAS (7)
Splash Screen: Yes or No? MCoder (15)
What else to improve my site? Part II Brad Robinson (8)
Help with VAT and US tax compliance Doug (12)
How do you sell a license for 100 users to corporate? Edward Nance (5)
Concerned about listing on download sites Hiding from my customers (3)
generating registration key Bill Conniff (7)
Selling support? Dima (9)
A German address Steve McLeod (3)
Silverlight. Is it time to start builidng webapp with it? Arcada (14)
how critical is jre installetion when building java desktop app my242 (12)
recommend an app help system for java swing Dotimus (12)
Appropriate for a uISV Martin (2)
Press Release Advice Sam H (7)
What do you when.. Dima (13)
Microsoft Client Access License (CAL) Question NewPersonHere (3)
What to expect? Mike Morris (16)
Micropayments George Stivenson (4)
Hyphenated Webpages ScottK (8)
Finding market shares carrie cobo1 (3)
New web-site. Need your feedback Eugene Akinshin (5)
Get out of my Blog! MCoder (25)
constantly learning. Omar Mefire (12)
Customers don't get my emails Gautam Jain (5)
How to bring remote developers together for meetings? Jonathan Gray (7)
Paypal standard vs pro Bill Conniff (10)
What should I do about my new software company ? S Jackson (23)
Help Desk for ISV Ryan Wilson (6)
New software product - Feedback gratefully received! Jake Liddell (22)
Steady Sales Stormy (3)
igNew Coding Challenge Dan Murphy (0)
Other developer's offices Andy Brice (22)
How do you explain this? (Sales related) Anonymouse (4)
Internet Marketing books GoodStone (5)
Review my first product: ThoughtMuse, an online mindmapping tool Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson (12)
Storage Space Craig Snyder (16)
Contingency Plans Jason (11)
Seeking guinea pigs for on-line project management Michael Surkan (1)
Off the shelf FAQ system/scripts Steven Lee (13)
A MicroISV Search Engine Paul Johnson (0)
MicroCars: first 2 weeks sales figures Martin C. (14)
Is there a market for this product idea? Charles Lee (2)
Browser wars heat up between FF and Chrome. IE is DoA? gengstrand (17)
Is Windows 7 Stable for development now? Anonymouse (4)
What do you get with the MS Empower program? Anonymouse (11)
Can software houses operate completely online? Fabrizio Barbarino (10)
AISIP still active? Peter Nicholson (6)
Want to add www.mydomain.com/blog what tech to use ? Sam H (10)
Is this a good configuration for a new Dev PC Build? Anonymouse (11)
Do you block contries? Dima (18)
Automated web page translation Doug (9)
Yet Another Site Review... Craig Koster (9)
Google Analytics Question Martin Bradley (8)
Product help TFish (9)
Photos from the Software Industry Conference 2009 Dave Collins (4)
Has any one got a good Custom Software Telemarket Script Simon Kendall (9)
How do you use Twitter to help your business Charles Lee (23)
Release early, release often Colin (9)
Minimize taxes legally GoodStone (33)
phone dialer application or plugn recommendations ? bumperbox (4)
Mercantec? Heard of it? Use it? Joel Marcey (2)
Should I use: FogBuz + Beanstalk OR Assembla bennyb (7)
Overcoming the fear of failure fh (18)
What is the right size for your next product release? gengstrand (2)
How to block ips in amazon s3? Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (4)
Server being hammered by nigerian ip. Sales plummeted Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (4)
Best way to build dynamic forms David Erwin (3)
HELP! New CTO ian molesworth (15)
Your Software Doesn't Work for me MCoder (16)
How to protect the WPF application? Jov (11)
Support forum thread Still Anon (5)
Should a 'purchase' include a download? Paul Johnson (7)
Data Dictionary Task Omar Mefire (7)
How to promote product and website on the German market. Oleg (5)
I get knocked down.. Michael Johnson (7)
Version 2 versus Version 1 Steve McLeod (9)
How much would you charge for OEMing 10 000 lines program? Arcada (14)
Licensing questions moronica (3)
Sales Before Downloads!? MCoder (13)
Features vs Benefits revisited Doug (23)
What would you improve on this product web site? TN from RIATest (13)
A market for an Excel Add-Id test data generator ? Sam H (4)
Product Ideas - Spare 5 seconds Emad Ibrahim (8)
Please review our site and software thread (15)
How to make my google campaigns show up on www.google.co.uk?  UK Anonymouse (3)
Sending SMS to users all over the world Javier (5)
iPhone Developer Program Enrollment -- How long?? Joel Marcey (2)
how to translate about 40 sentences to 10+ languages properly? NickCEO (5)
The Python Monster Adeel Raza (6)
Product Just Reached $5000 a Month A.J. Pantoja (67)
Looking for a consulting agreement Maxx (2)
Question regarding GOTD (GiveawayoftheDay) KPMoore (2)
tell me what you think about this niches my (7)
Facebook Connect, Twitter oAuth or OpenID? Adeel Raza (6)
Google Voice Arcada (9)
Review our new servcie TheLifeThings steveneo (7)
Looking for feedback on my new service. PhilR (8)
Site license pricing and discounts. jccode (4)
Free payment processing? Colin (8)
How much % of software income to spend on marketing ? Edward Nance (13)
Help me with product naming please! ATS Dude (12)
How long it took to start earning $1000 per month? Arcada (25)
Web based scheduling/reservation  module for small B&B etc. TomEUS (6)
anyone taking California's IOUs? Contractor (4)
About google adwords Jefilo (4)
What on earth is a W-8BEN? Bruce Chapman (9)
Pricing for a combination helpdesk Emarketing contact management Dror (4)
Anyone using Lunarpages hosting? They seem to be down Antony (6)
Best Book On Software Testing? Christopher Hawkins (2)
3D Web Conferencing gengstrand (4)
Comments needed on our PHP membership script demo Charles Lee (7)
HELP: Product suggestion Dev S (6)
Is download.com honest? Kevin Z. (11)
Can the moon make people buy less or more software online? Edward Nance (12)
3 Years ago I offered free updates for life now... James M (30)
Different ways to use this? Peter Gadzinski of MaxScheduler.com (6)
BitsDujour Report Sajid (9)
WSSG Chapter available. Bob Walsh (2)
Epsilon Award 2009 Nominations is open David Boventer (0)
Please comment on our website builder software homepage Ted Ko (5)
Datamartist V1.0 Released- feedback please James Standen (6)
First iPhone game released! Martin C. (19)
Looking for web site review, please. Launched OS X app Today! Jim Sims (12)
When to release free report? Sanjay Sethi (8)
Crowdsource software idea? Zach C (7)
What Motivates You to Keep Going? MCoder (22)
Best way to implement a timed trial Bill Conniff (9)
Formula for volume licensing discount Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (3)
My software is listed on torrent sites :-( Steven Lee (21)
Tree View and Calendar control for Visual studio Virgil (5)
Building hardware to support my software David B (15)
SnapConfig on BitsDuJour Sunday July 12th for 60% discount Sajid (1)
Collecting customer data Toni (8)
CNN explains Chrome OS Colin (7)
PHPMyadmin: safe to put on a production server? NaiveBayesian (16)
How to limit a trial version, using Time or usage? Tamir Gefen (13)
Oh, Google is good Patrick Hughes (13)
Need you help again, select my productname Ramon Elias (5)
source of orders speedy (8)
Google Chrome OS - Official Now. Do you care? Joel Marcey (46)
Confused about seo, blogging and the site KPMoore (4)
Looking for Alpha Testers ResoMail (4)
Promoting our Online Password Manager Jason Wilmot (2)
eyes problem Omar Mefire (15)
ShiftSchema - Another mISV developer looking for validation :] Andrew Kennan (8)
Wanted: Beta Testers for OS X PDF Editor John Whitington (0)
Our software, our website, please advice :) Lepez isabelle (11)
Business model of a web-based application Evgeni Stavinov (7)
Improving 'closing' percentage John T. Hopkins (7)
Commercial use of Google API Mac Alnakari (2)
One (or two) best marketing books Doug (12)
Quick audit required: EU orders are greater then US orders Dennis Crane (8)
Updated website, please review Bill Conniff (8)
job interview should I insist on telephone conversation first? Robert Dobbs (9)
How to become a contractor? dmitriy ryajov (1)
Is it possible to show value of a new app in a saturated market? Omkar S. Bapat (4)
Help me evaluate beta version of website and product Ramon Elias (5)
How should I handle upgrades to version 2? Steve McLeod (9)
WPF App->Deployment Advice Dev S (5)
Proposal template Anthonyb (7)
"Wonderful" Download.com George Stivenson (7)
32Bit or 64Bit? for a new Dev System? Anonymouse (12)
Adsense Experiment with Results (In Progress) Russell Thackston (2)
Help with a payment processor question KPMoore (1)
Software Development Outsourcing (new vs. existing projects) aludanyi (1)
Help me choose a name for my app Michael Zenbach (7)
Web version released.  Any comments for me? Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (9)
Anyone In Canberra Australia interested in a meet up ? Sam H (2)
Do You Care About Enterprise 2.0? gengstrand (3)
Do these names sound OK? Gautam Jain (10)
Figuring Out Your Startup Niche/Domain/Idea/Product LarsL (9)
Should I start a software business? JamesA (10)
Recommendations for a PDF Creator Printer Driver? Gene Wirchenko (6)
Authorize.NET Fire? Ama (1)
Partner & Reseller program, confused Ibrahim Fahad Arzoo (5)
Patent My Algorithm? anonymous_jerk_registers_at_last (15)
Yet another name question for native speakers :-) PicoRun (6)
Need a new laptop with 24 or 32 Bit LCD Monitor.  Suggestions? Anonymouse (5)
Problem with the SaaS business model? walter byrd (11)
Free AdWords Consultations at Software Industry Conference 09 Dave Collins (1)
Using logos in our testimonials Tamir Gefen (7)
Mac OS X Software to Mark Up Screenshots? Steve McLeod (10)
Customer wants special request Mick09 (7)
(for Canadians) Saving money on currency conversion Glenn C (5)
Feedback on product and website: Web 2.0 Online File Manager Albert (5)
New app launch in July - Yes or No Jim Sims (14)
Separating business and personal finance Paul Johnson (12)
Can anyone recommend PDF maker? Dima (15)
Multilingual Jefilo (3)
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