Andrew Connell

Along the microISV & entrepreneural lines...

Ever have that itch to create a product and market it? I've always dreamed about going into product development. There’s a guy locally I used to work with who I’ve discussed this at length with. We’ve brainstormed, done a lot of talking and thinking about it... just never acted on it because we haven't found that “killer app“. I’m not hip to the life of consulting forever… sure it’s got it’s perks… you get exposure to a vast array of business challenges, solutions and products. Still, it’s appealing in this afternoon mental tangent. I like how Phil positions his approach (in his first post, excerpt below), which is similar if not identical to what Joel Ross did with Tourney Logic (although I think Joel's was more of a hobby). Anyway… A few other posts along these lines that I've come across in recent weeks… (all of these blogs are also great reads) » Heather’s synopsis of the Taking Your Product to Market TechEd 2005 Session» The Game is Afoot by Eric Sink» Phil Wright’s blog about his microISV process: Component Factory Phil Wright’s blog is fantasic… it’s a great read… his tag line flat out rocks: “Join me as...

Ever have that itch to create a product and market it? I’ve always dreamed about going into product development. There’s a guy locally I used to work with who I’ve discussed this at length with. We’ve brainstormed, done a lot of talking and thinking about it… just never acted on it because we haven’t found that “killer app“. I’m not hip to the life of consulting forever… sure it’s got it’s perks… you get exposure to a vast array of business challenges, solutions and products.

Still, it’s appealing in this afternoon mental tangent. I like how Phil positions his approach (in his first post, excerpt below), which is similar if not identical to what Joel Ross did with Tourney Logic (although I think Joel’s was more of a hobby). Anyway…

A few other posts along these lines that I’ve come across in recent weeks… (all of these blogs are also great reads)

» Heather’s synopsis of the Taking Your Product to Market TechEd 2005 Session » The Game is Afoot by Eric Sink » Phil Wright’s blog about his microISV process: Component Factory

Phil Wright’s blog is fantasic… it’s a great read… his tag line flat out rocks: “Join me as I take a journey from concept to real world business. Is it possible to create a viable microISV on a shoe string budget and working only in your spare time? Let’s try…” His story has me hooked, a must subscribe… just like Joel’s blog . He had me at hello… err… his first post:

microISV, The impossible dream

I want to live the impossible dream.For the first few years of being a programmer I never even thought about the possibility of being my own boss, of actually owning and running my own company. That was the sort of thing a few lucky others might do but never me. I only thought of myself as a code monkey, grinding away at the keyboard and enjoying the technical challenges involved.But then things started to change…

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Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.