Blog

Business of Software conference news

GBP Austin Dimmer | Building a Software Company is Hard

GBP Austin Dimmer | Building a Software Company is Hard

In this guest blog post Austin Dimmer, CEO and Founder of Effective Computing shares the difficulties he has faced trying to create a sustainable software business.

I’d like to set out by letting you know that creating a successful software business is extremely hard.

I personally suffer from a rare disability that means I am not able to operate computers with traditional keyboard and mouse, as you can imagine in an age in which “software is eating the world” it is very frustrating to be physically limited in capabilities. A number of years ago I was advised by a leading doctor not to work with computers and to seek an alternative career.

Read more

Rand Fishkin Hangout: Helping Customers Find You Online. The Everchanging World of Online Marketing

Rand Fishkin Hangout: Helping Customers Find You Online. The Everchanging World of Online Marketing

This is the link to register, and view our Google Hangout with Rand Fishkin, Co-Founder of Moz/Inbound.org and as close as to a SEO deity on earth you will find.

The Google Hangout with Rand, on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 18.00 GMT (10.00AM PST), will to discuss his Business of Software Conference USA talk, ‘Helping Customers Find You Online: The Ever Changing World of Online Marketing’.

Read more

5 lessons from our Hangout with Steve Johnson

5 lessons from our Hangout with Steve Johnson

“It’s easier to find technology for people you know, than it is to find people for technology you know”

On Thursday 22nd January we hosted Steve Johnson of Under 10 consulting for a hangout, focused on his talk BoS talk ‘Have we leaned too far?’. If you didn’t join us for the chance to chat with him live, you missed out. Never fear however, we’ve summarised some of the main points into five snippets for you.

Read more

Why companies take investment – Patrick McKenzie (@Patio11)

Why companies take investment – Patrick McKenzie (@Patio11)

Systematizing Sales With Software And Processes @Patio11

If you haven’t subscribed to Patrick McKenzie’s email newsletter, click the link above, read this article, then subscribe. It is a brilliant piece on scaling a small software business written by a brilliant software guy. The post is much more about the practicalities of scaling a small software business but it also contained something that resonated strongly.

Read more