- Thinking about getting business cards printed? Once you have a nice logo, check out these opinions about where to get your cards. VistaPrint gets slammed. When ordering, it is a good idea to have the back matte, as many people like to make a few notes on a card about what was discussed.
- As I wrote a couple weeks ago, many successful founders believe that one-person ISVs are much less likely to succeed than multi-person companies. Several micro-ISV founders disagree with that premise. One pointed out an old strategy letter discussing two types of businesses and how they act differently. I found this interesting. Our business has few competitors and strong lock-in, so the advice would be to use the get-big-fast model.
- Most small ISVs don't have enough support calls to justify subscribing to WebEx for the occasional customer troubleshooting. CoPilot was designed to tap this market. CrossLoop is a new competitor in this market, they are in Beta and currently free.
- I've been using IrfanView for years now, and I really like it. It is a freeware image viewer that handles every file type I've ever needed. It is fast, and supports batch operations on images. I like using it to embed my comments about photos inside the picture (through the comments), so I don't end up locked in to a single photo management tool.