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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

How much should we discount for a site license? Michael Knight (8 comments)
What happened to my host: Eric Sink Jello (6)
I Own "Action Pack" - Best options for Visual Studio? Bored Bystander (6)
How does international T work when selling online Ged Byrne (11)
ideas versus IP Bystander (NOT bored) (24)
Starting a Business Matt Cox (16)
Getting Acquired Acquirius (11)
Selling shareware for $100-$300 Boris Yankov (7)
Leaving the day job NickH (11)
Outsourcing TESTING ? Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap ISV owner} (13)
Cash out Nemesis (16)
Joel's Inteviews Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (8)
How do ISV's beat open source? nakedCode (16)
web applications  vs.  desktop applications Addy (21)
Budgeting Software Budget Challenged (6)
What's wrong with PayPay? AC (23)
How to dress? Software company CEO (47)
What to do about Problem Coworkers? (regular poster) (4)
Programmer Time Planning Software Bacon (9)
Are you a good employee? sedwo (14)
HELP: Approaching potential-customer for advice... Gili (11)
Amber Fleming Amber Fleming (6)
Escrow and Data PT (4)
IT Workforce Study 2004 - Employee Tenure ShyK (16)
Resellers Tadas (1)
1-person shops: How do you schedule and get work done? Steve cries in his beer (24)
Migration to another target market Cosmina (2)
Code Obfuscation, anyone? Just Curious (3)
hosting @ home? ak (22)
ISV + Contracting sedwo (6)
Four Releases Per Beta but No New Features? Jeremy (7)
Resources for app service providers? Zknet (3)
How to build a team The Haertchen (7)
Selling to emerging markets - China, India, etc Roger Jack (7)
Product Category Brian (7)
Web Subscription Service Mike F. (0)
On-line database of UK companies ? Evgeny Gesin (2)
Advice for web app ISV jz (2)
Books on legal side of business business builder (5)
Ethical Dilemna, redux nathan (11)
Google stealing great MS minds Jim Rankin (12)
Anyone using press release services?  DP Directory? Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (8)
Hackers? Script Kiddies? Or...? Caffeinated (2)
Managing bullies WoodenTongue (11)
Free trials (more ideas) William Rayer (12)
Enter the .NET component business? NickH (4)
US jobs numbers Jim Rankin (28)
How important is D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) to my success? Andy Miller (13)
Too damned multifaceted, and my marketing sucks Multifaceted (5)
interviewing for a sales guy vacancy Simon (1)
Empower ISV - do you get to keep the licenses? xavier (7)
Cost of running large website? Gili (21)
Very interesting thread on what it takes to be successful... Crimson (23)
Software development in the year 2009 Roger Jack (24)
Giving People More Confidence in Buying Brent P. Newhall (5)
Google Adwords: why do some ads appear at top of search? Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap ISV owner} (7)
how many years is the break even point for a migration? Patrick (16)
Revenue models for high-profile, free web services Max Ischenko (8)
What should I include in my reviewer's guide? Ben Richardson (2)
Good source, advice for touch screen kiosks? Jetguy (3)
Competing with open source -- 'Community Edition'? Cowards don't tell (14)
The RSS feed for this forum Josh (1)
someone takes open source to commercial, but alters code JacobJunkie (22)
Free trials considered harmful? Kalani (18)
$179.00  -vs-  $175.00 Edward Livingston (21)
SourceGear's "no refund" policy Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (13)
So what exactly did Linus Torvalds do at Transmeta? muppet 3.11 pro gold (22)
should I correct the boss? Rich (30)
scheduling tasks Poppa (2)
FYI: SoftwareCEO.com sedwo (7)
Fantastic Marketing Book Edward Livingston (9)
Suggestions for mentoring? Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap ISV owner} (1)
Credit Card Processors/Merchant Services Spoonful (7)
Packaging an IP Transfer KayJay (12)
How do you know if your idea ... Choco Kid (6)
Privacy Statement and Terms of Use . (6)
Incentive pay considered harmful Neil Earnshaw (21)
Selling an Internet business Alex Moskalyuk (3)
Internet considered harmful? Steve (19)
From Full Time to 4 Days a Week Senior Spielbergo (16)
Just a neat "trick"... Nigel (2)
SIIA Codies: scam or worthwhile? Joel Spolsky (15)
Marketing Expirement? Anon (7)
SSL certificates Phil (7)
Obfuscate or not? Dutch Boyd (19)
How can micro ISVs afford to interface with big business? Jerome Morrow (14)
Typical ISV File Cabinet Edward Livingston (3)
Making money with Open Source Kalani (27)
market research Ewan's Dad (12)
First hire? Ray (22)
Is Overture worth it? Monad (3)
Programmer resume question Caveat (17)
Question about programmer pay vs. ROI TonyB (8)
Code Complete and the Small ISV Here's to Hoping (8)
Small ISV success with non-developer products and no gurus AVCI (13)
Winnable Solitaire Experiment Biased? AVCI (6)
The connection between strategy and interface Rikard Linde (1)
Numerous custom software installs devinmoore.com (5)
Eric: Magazine ads are kin to burning money . . . Matt (16)
Selling your app-how? Bob Walsh (15)
Standalone product site vs company site Sergey (5)
"Winnable" Solitaire AdWords (7)
Anyone using ComponentSource, and why? Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (26)
Margins and Commissions for overseas distributor Scott (12)
New at contracting Somebody (12)
Eric, What about a book from your articles? Franck from quebec (3)
Corner Job. mirror (4)
Sibling rivalry Just me (Sir to you) (4)
Sourcegear now has your email address? Just me (Sir to you) (9)
Working through product specs (5)
Avalon prediction na (5)
Books on microeconomics Søren Sandmann (15)
Microsoft's Strategy Roger Jack (17)
Yippee! Beta-testing for Fog Creek! Martin A. Bøgelund (2)
Business of Software Nemesis (7)
First post! JT (5)
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