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Archive for October 2009

Show #42: Rob Walling and Mike Taber, the Micropreneur Academy

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Rob Walling and Mike Taber, founders of the Micropreneur Academy, an online training program for people who want to become microISVs. Rob and Mike are software entrepreneurial veterans and have designed a powerful online learning environment that delivers real value at a very reasonable price.

(Bob’s Disclaimer: While some may think my StartupToDo.com and Rob’s Micropreneur Academy are competitors who should be biting and clawing at each other for your money, neither of us see it that way. If you’re serious about building a software business you should buy both! :))

Pat talks about something startups may have missed in the hoopla over System 7, namely Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4, and Bob talks about a third new resource for startups – with a precautionary warning.

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Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast:

This week’s show…

… Is sponsored by StartupToDo.com. StartupToDo.com is an online productivity app and community for startup founders, microISVs and anyone who wants to create their own software company in less time, with less wasted effort and far better results. Be successful faster at StartupToDo.com!

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

October 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Show #41: Windows 7 on the Startup Grill

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This week we break format and Bob grills Pat on if and why Microsoft Windows 7 matters to Startups and MicroISVs. Put aside the marketing and hype and the reflexive Microsoft hating: is Windows 7 just a rehash of Vista? Exactly what opportunities exist for startups in Windows 7?

And, Pat covers a few specifics for startups interested in being Windows 7 compatible.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast:

This week’s show…

… Is sponsored by StartupToDo.com. StartupToDo.com is an online productivity app and community for startup founders, microISVs and anyone who wants to create their own software company. Be successful faster at StartupToDo.com!

Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

October 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

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Show #40: Derek Sivers, CDBaby and MuckWork

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The Startup Success Podcast

This week Bob and Pat talk with Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby about creating and then selling CDBaby, his extremely successful approach to business, knowing when to sell, knowing what to start and more. This is one interview you don’t want to miss!

Bob sounds off aboout one useful way to tap the infamous Law API and Pat covers what Microsoft is doing now for LAMP startups and makes the case for open source developers to take a fresh look at Microsoft.

Download Show #40 here: Show #40 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Please review it on iTunes: we need your feedback!

Please call in your suggestions, comments and constructive criticisms to our Listener Hotline at 206-202-6473. When you call, tell us if it’s okay to play your comment in our podcast.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast:

This week’s show…

… Is sponsored by StartupToDo.com. StartupToDo.com is an online productivity app and community for startup founders, microISVs and anyone who wants to create their own software company. Be successful faster at StartupToDo.com!

Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

October 7, 2009 at 7:12 am