The Startup Success Podcast

Information you need as a startup, indie or microISV.

Show #3: News from PDC, getting startup accounting right.

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The Startup Success Podcast!

Helping microISVs and startups succeed!

In our third show, Pat and I discuss the impact on startups and microISVs of various announcements at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC). This is strategic, important stuff, whether or not you’re Microsoft-centric.

Also, I interview Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill, Senior Vice President for the consulting firm Accretive Solutions on the basic financial and accounting knowledge every microISV and startup needs. Accretive Solutions has provided accounting, financial and other consulting services to over 500 startups, and Mairtini’s insight is something you won’t find via Google.

If you are going to make money, accounting and financing are things you need to at least know the basics of. This podcast interview with Mairtini will get you started; this webcast (sponsored by Microsoft) is the extended play version if you will.

Quick note: Tomorrow I wrap up the Startup 101 webcast series with a talk with the founders -Mark Morrison, CEO and Ian Clemens, CTO – of IDV Solutions, an enterprise software company that began as a microISV and has grown to 45 employees in just 4 years. Sign up here – it’s free. It’s live at 9am PDT, Oct. 31st and the recorded version will be available a day later at the ISV Innovation site.

Download Show #3 here: startupsuccess003 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

(Since these two segments are about 20 minutes each, we skipped the microISV and Microsoft tips.)

What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!

Bob Walsh is on twitter at or you can email him at
Patrick Foley is on twitter at or you can email him at

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.


Written by Bob Walsh, Self-Funded Startup Consultant

October 30, 2008 at 2:30 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Could you please tag the MP3 with title, artist, and album?

    Josh Reed

    October 31, 2008 at 12:00 pm

  2. Doh! Didn’t think of that. Thanks for pointing it out, Josh.

    Patrick Foley

    October 31, 2008 at 5:01 pm

  3. […] #3 of the Startup Success Podcast is out. In this show I give Pat a hard time over Vista, he gives me the lowdown on PDC and Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill gives […]

    47 Hats - MicroISV Digest

    November 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm

  4. I attempted to tag Show #4 with the items you mention … would you please let me know if I did it correctly? Thanks!


    November 6, 2008 at 7:19 am

  5. Hi,

    Didn’t you mention a book in this podcast? Something like “Get it done” ? Can you post the details (or just email them to me) please?


    January 21, 2009 at 4:46 am

  6. Hi Chris – I think you mean David Allen’s Getting Things Done (2001) or just out Making it All Work. If you are new to GTD, get the latter.

    Bob Walsh

    January 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  7. Hi Bob,

    Yep that’s the one I was thinking of – thanks!


    January 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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