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Questions about running a software development business.

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They need an additional developer. Its really that simple. Both of you should work on the entire code base. Or at least be familiar enough with each other's work to step in to fix problems in an em …
answered Dec 17 '11 by GrandmasterB
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You need to think outside the cubicle. Take advantage of your flexibility. If you want to hire a top talent programmer, but can't pay a full salary... hire a part-time, top talent programmer. You'd …
answered Dec 20 '11 by GrandmasterB
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I've done a couple over the years. As you said, with databases that rely on certain domain knowlege, it can get very tricky. As such I (or the team I was on) developed them without using a reporting …
answered Jul 27 '11 by GrandmasterB
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Knowing about business and management - and marketing - certainly cant hurt. It really depends on the context in which you work. In a large business where there's levels of management making … decisions and where tasks are very well devided up based on job titles, it may not be that important. Your company probably has dedicated people to handle that end of things. In a small business, on the …
answered Sep 29 '10 by GrandmasterB
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Yes, definately mention it. I'd recommend the following steps: Investigate the cause. Is it a javascript library? Unsupported HTML? etc. Develop one or more possible solutions, along with a gene …
answered Jan 27 '11 by GrandmasterB
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If the user can actually impose a cost on you greater than what they paid for the software, then you just arent charging them enough. Consider instead a long term subscription. Something like, inste …
answered Jun 9 '11 by GrandmasterB
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Do you mean sell it to your business, as in convincing managers to go for it? There's no magic trick, unfortunately, to make managers who view everything in the short term to recognize long term … thing financially. If they dont go for it, there's not much you can do other than sit back and watch things implode. On the other hand, if you mean how do you sell it to a customer who is a business
answered Sep 15 '10 by GrandmasterB
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Most Windows software is sold independently. Though if you are new to selling software often its a good idea to start off with one of the original 'app stores' - otherwise known as shareware registra …
answered Dec 8 '11 by GrandmasterB