Below is a short list of the products and/or websites that we have had a hand in developing or promoting. This is not a complete list, nor is everything currently available. Some are undergoing transitions, but everything should eventually be back and all are things we can talk about. – Bluetick is an automated email followup system designed to increase the response rate for the warm leads you communicate with. Don’t let your emails go into a black hole. Make sure you follow up and know where each one stands.

Micropreneur Academy – The Micropreneur Academy is primarily the brainchild of Rob Walling, of Software By Rob fame. In early 2009, Rob approached Mike Taber to ask for assistance with building out the Micropreneur Academy into a place where software entrepreneurs could come to get help launching their own products. The dynamic duo (sans tights of course) teamed up and have built the Micropreneur Academy into a thriving community of software entrepreneurs. Several hundred developers from around the world have signed up since it launched, and more are joining every day.

The Micropreneur Academy features 11 core modules consisting of more than 75 targeted lessons relating to building a software company and launching successful products. These lessons are available in several formats including PDF, HTML and MP3. In addition, many of the lessons contain additional information such as task check lists, worksheets, spreadsheets, video screencasts, and more. Additionally, more than a dozen in-depth case studies on products launched by Mike, Rob, and several Academy members are featured.

If you ever thought about building your own software company or launching your own products, take advantage of the collective 20 years of experience of Mike and Rob today with a 7 day trial for only a penny. If you’ve already launched a product and are having problems with the marketing, it’s not too late to save it from obscurity.

MicroConf & MicroConf Europe – MicroConf is a small conference aimed at self-funded software companies. It provides a place where founders can get together and talk about better ways to run their businesses and be more successful. Since its humble beginnings in 2011, MicroConf has expanded to include a Starter EditionĀ & Growth Edition, both run in Las Vegas in the Spring and a European version which hasĀ been hosted in Prague, Barcelona and Lisbon.

Single Founder Blog – Mike started blogging on August 21st, 2005 on the domain of He’d waited too long to get and wasn’t quite sure at the time what face he wanted to put onto his blog. Over the next two years, he came to realize that too many people were saying that it was impossible to create a software startup. The idea struck him to get, yet still he waited. When he made the decision, it was too late. Fast forward two years and the domain name became available again and this time, Mike snagged it without a second thought.

Today, you can read articles on various topics around software startups, development, marketing, and building your own company from the ground up as a single founder. The fact is that you can build a software startup on your own. Mike has been living that dream successfully since 2005 and you can read more about it at The Single Founder Blog.

Startups For the Rest of Us Podcast – This Podcast is another joint venture of Rob Walling and Mike Taber. Both had been interested in creating a podcast, but neither had found a suitable counterpart until they came together with the Micropreneur Academy. The name was inspired in part by Mike’s blog article of the same name in 2006, which he wrote in frustration at Y-Combinator’s startup program because $2,000 just isn’t enough money to live on for three months while you build a startup when you have a wife, kids and a mortgage.

With this podcast, Mike and Rob share their collective wisdom on a variety of topics related to starting your own micro-software company. You can subscribe to this podcast either on the podcast website or in iTunes.