Archive for the 'microISV Profile' Category

microISV Profile: Bob Walsh, Safari Software & microISV Author

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Bob Walsh has been very active in the microISV world over the last year and this week his book Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality is being released. Bob has been a contributor here at as well as moderating the Joel on Software - The Business of Software forums, and that’s only in his spare time. Bob currently runs Safari Software which sells his product MasterList Professional. Because of all of his efforts, I wanted to learn more about his microISV business and his experiences writing the book.


microISV profile: Derek Sivers, CDBaby and HostBaby

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

I first heard about CDBaby at a Billy Pilgrim concert back in 2000 or 2001 (oh, how I wish they’d make more CDs available) and when I checked out the site then I immediately thought it was the perfect example of how to use the internet as a platform for small business. Looking at it today, I still feel the same way.

Derek Sivers, the founder of CDBaby, has built a business that started as a hobby simply so he could market his own CD without having a distribution deal. Seven years later, CDBaby has become home to over 100,000 independent musicians resulting in the sale of over 1.7 million CDs…all with one programmer.


microISV Profile: Micheal Zammuto, Sapago Inc.

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Michael Zammuto is a former CIO who left the corporate world to launch the microISV, Sapago Inc. Sapago’s first product, Art-FID, allows art galleries to leverage RFID and handheld technologies to boost sales by reducing the dreaded words “just looking” from customers.


microISV Profile: Clarke Scott, Vivid Software

Monday, March 7th, 2005

This month’s microISV profile is of Clarke Scott, founder of Vivid Software. Clarke is developing a CRM application that is not yet launched so we have another view of the microISV life that hasn’t been profiled yet.


microISV Profile: Phil Wright, Crownwood Software

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

Phil Wright of Crownwood Software is a microISV who has developed a .NET control library that he sells commercially. For those of you who have wondered how to have a day job and build a successful microISV, then keep reading.


microISV Profile: Jesse Grosjean, Hog Bay Software

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Jesse Grosjean of Hog Bay Software is the latest microISV to be profiled. Hog Bay Software specializes in apps for Apple’s OS X operating system. Jesse is a full time microISV who offers his insights on pricing, user support and productivity.


microISV Profile: Nick Bradbury, creator of TopStyle & FeedDemon

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Nick Bradbury shares his experience gained from creating three successful shareware applications as well as some insights that many can use while on your own path to creating a successful shareware application.


microISV Profile: Steve Troxell, Krell Software

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Steve Troxell of Krell Software is a successful microISV who has created several tools for SQL Server users and developers. Steve has been kind enough to share his experiences of being a microISV and offers some great advice to those who are looking to do the same.


Looking for microISV’s to profile

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

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