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[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Software engineers are extremely high in demand, and over the past few years the growth in their salaries has shown exactly how much in demand they are. Here’s an infographic that shows you more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software

YoungUpstarts

Today in the tech industry, we’re entering an era of Levittown software, and the change is important for all businesses. The companies that ‘rent’ these products on a SaaS basis enjoy the highest standard in software without the costs, risks and tech quandaries of in-house development.

[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012

YoungUpstarts

The continuing tech boom has resulted in strong competition for top engineering talent, resulting in a subsequent upward surge in salary scales as well. Check out the infographic for more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

This is Not Your Father’s Software Industry

Andrew Payne

The software industry has seen major changes in the past 10 years, as the business of software has gotten increasingly efficient and friction-free. Expensive software stacks, primitive tools, million dollar server farms, and 50+ person development teams have given way to free, open source, high-quality tools, small teams, and rentable infrastructure. And just when you think it couldn’t get any easier to create software, it does.

5 Benefits Of Accounts Payable Software

YoungUpstarts

Here are just five of the benefits accounts payable software can provide your business: 1. For example, experts at consulting firm RPI Consultants estimate that the average accounts payable team member is paid a salary of about $45,000. by Steve Smith, U.S.

This is Not Your Father’s Software Industry

Andrew Payne

The software industry has seen major changes in the past 10 years, as the business of software has gotten increasingly efficient and friction-free. Expensive software stacks, primitive tools, million dollar server farms, and 50+ person development teams have given way to free, open source, high-quality tools, small teams, and rentable infrastructure. And just when you think it couldn’t get any easier to create software, it does.

Paying Your Nanny… Using Software

YoungUpstarts

by Paul Byrne, Managing Director of Thesaurus Software. Creating an employment contract can be made easy with software packages that enable you to create tailored, professional contracts of employment and staff handbooks. You are required by law to provide a payslip to your nanny highlighting their pay and deductions made from their salary. Not declaring their salary in full is not only illegal but also affects these and other rights. Thinking Aloud payroll software

This is Not Your Father’s Software Industry

Andrew Payne

The software industry has seen major changes in the past 10 years, as the business of software has gotten increasingly efficient and friction-free. Expensive software stacks, primitive tools, million dollar server farms, and 50+ person development teams have given way to free, open source, high-quality tools, small teams, and rentable infrastructure. And just when you think it couldn’t get any easier to create software, it does.

More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

Rather than paying thousands in tuition or fees, qualified individuals can get their foot in the door to a tech career while earning a salary from their very first day. Techtonic Academy provides underprivileged youth, minorities, women, and veterans both technical training and mentorship to become entry-level software engineers and pursue a career in the technology field. I think many software developers share that sentiment.

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How Much Software Engineers Really Get Paid (Infographic)

Inc Startups

All of these factors determine an engineer''s salary Front end or back end? Traditional tech company or startup?

Tobias Lutke, CEO, Shopify at Business of Software 2011: “How we can build businesses that people in 100 years won’t be embarrassed by?”

Business of Software Blog

Quietly spoken, Tobias offered one of the most thought provoking talks of Business of Software 2011 by asking the question, “How we can build businesses that people won’t be embarrassed by in 100 years ?”

Peldi (@balsamiq), Balsamiq at Business of Software 2011: Interview with John Nese of Soda Pop Stop.

Business of Software Blog

Giacomo ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni is the founder and CEO of Balsamiq, makers of Balsamiq Mockups, the instantly-useful, forever-loveable wireframing software. So do you have any company policies, salary, vacation, bonus?

Troubles Managing Hiring? Software That Can Help

Inc Startups

In 30 minutes to an hour, a manager is supposed to be able to figure out not only if this person can do the job, but if the candidate will fit the culture, work hard, and be worth the offered salary.

5 Things Every Small Business Should Know About Payroll

YoungUpstarts

Not counting the salary and any other amounts you pay an employee, these are the different outgoings to factor in when you start hiring: Federal taxes (withholding tax: pay-as-you-go, paid directly to the IRS). Professionalisms payment software payroll payroll software Shrad Rao

Do Worry, Be Happy! Peldi's brilliant talk about keeping sane as a software CEO. Video & transcript

Business of Software Blog

We will give the person that offers the best answer a guest pass to this year's Business of Software.  I wanted to have a year’s worth of salary before I quit. And trying to be a sponge and understanding how software is sold and marketed and all that it takes.

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Video of Dharmesh Shah at Business of Software 2010 Conference

OnStartups

I have now spoken at the Business of Software conference for 3 years in a row. If you enjoyed my talk from Business of Software 2009 or Business of Software 2008 , you'll likely enjoy this too. And, thanks to Neil Davidson, Joel Spolsky and Mark Littewood, I'm thrilled that I will be once again speaking at the Business of Software conference in Boston. If you're in the business of software, you should attend. Dharmesh Shah at Business of Software 2010.

Actionable Takeaways from the Business of Software Conference, Boston 2012

Business of Software Blog

All employees have a base salary that is better than market value. BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.

The Software Product Myth

Software By Rob

Software by Rob Passionate about Startups and MicroISVs Lessons Learned by a Serial Entrepreneur home about press micropreneurs archives ← I’m in a Book! Blog Blazers: 40 Top Bloggers Share Their Secrets Startup Success Podcast, Open Source For-Profit Startups, One Laptop Per Child 2008, and $19 Usability Testing → The Software Product Myth Micropreneurship , Startups If youre trying grow your startup youve come to the right place. Doing software business is hard.

Dharmesh Shah on strategies for building great companies at Business of Software Conference 2012

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh is a BoS regular but this was probably one of the talks of his life – a very practical guide to what strategy means for a software business. BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.

Startup Software Developers

SoCal CTO

There’s quite a bit of truth to what Mark is saying about startup software developers, but my guess is that there’s another reason that it seems harder to find developers in this context. reduced salary, partial equity, good experience, etc. Second, there’s this funny perception that the cost of software development have been dramatically changed in the past few years. That said, it definitely is difficult to find really good startup software developers

Why You Can’t Find Any Mobile Developers

Andrew Payne

As a result, many good developers have (or believe they have) a better chance at doing their own thing vs working for someone else for salary or an hourly rate. Entrepreneurship SoftwareIn case you haven’t noticed, it’s impossible to find mobile developers. People ask me all the time if I “know anyone”, and I’ve all but given up helping with referrals. The reason is “self-publishing” is now a reasonable option.

The Top 10 Jobs For Millennials

Inc Startups

Though the top-ranked jobs offer salaries above the current median for millennials (roughly $30,000 annually for men, $35,000 for women), it's important to note that many jobs well-suited for Generation Y don't necessarily pay the most up front. Below is a list of the top 10 jobs for millennial employees today, including the median salary and possibility for growth: 1. Advertising Account Executive -Annual Median Salary: $115,750 -Projected Growth Outlook: 12% 2.

The Very First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in is You

Both Sides of the Table

We had raised a $2 million seed round, which meant taking almost no salary so we could afford to hire staff. Back then there was no “cloud” so we had to plow money into hardware, software licenses and web hosting. Why did I join as a partner in a VC fund on that salary?

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"When in doubt, look different". Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software. Video & transcript.

Business of Software Blog

"I have to say if I have, to be in a business during this economy, I would want to be in a software business. A service led software business. " Business of Software 2011, Boston, MA, October 24-26 th 2011 [link]  For people growing sustainable, profitable, software businesses.  Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software 2009. But I have to say if I have, to be in a business during this economy, I would want to be in a software business.

Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 4) | Rich Mironov Guest Post

Business of Software Blog

We’ve laid out three fundamental facts about commercial software: your development team will never be big enough ; all of the profits are in the nth copy or nth subscriber ; and the software bits we release are not the product.

What is Your Software Saying Behind Your Back? | Sarah Allen, Ultrasaurus | BoS USA 2015

Business of Software Blog

Even data warehousing software has a personality – even if you might not want to spend your leisure time with it. Organisations spend a lot of time reflecting on and thinking about their internal values but these are not necessarily embedded in the software you ship. All software has a personality – it can be passive-aggressive, boring, dominating, supportive, helpful, even fun. What does your software say to your customers? You can empower people with software.

Adii Pienaar, Woothemes. Going global from the edge of the world. A Business of Software Conference 2012 talk

Business of Software Blog

To celebrate the 1,000,000th download of Woothemes , we thought it would be nice to share Adii Pienaar’s Business of Software Conference talk from 2012. I think piracy is one of those things that if someone wants to pirate your software then they should do it.

To Outsource or Not to Outsource Software

Startup Professionals Musings

Since my background includes software development, I often get the question about when to build a solution in-house, versus outsourcing it to a local company, near-shore service, or off-shore organization in China, India, or Eastern Europe.

Black Hat Recruiter Tactics

Nathan Hurst

Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. For example, a recruiter will inflate the salary/compensation portion of the job description or inflate the job responsibilities while dumbing down the job requirements. If youre a company or a software engineer whos tired of dealing with these tactics, check out Hirelite: Speed Dating for the Hiring Process.

Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas

Tony Wright dot com

Most software startup have a pretty low COGS, so this question generally comes down to, “How much does it cost to buy a customer and how much revenue does that customer represent over their life?&# Is it interesting enough to justify the opportunity cost and the fact that you’re looking at a drastically reduced salary for 2-5 years? Tags: Marketing My Life Software Dev Startups A great developer I once worked with was kvetching at lunch one day.

Expenses You Don't Think of When Starting a Business

Software By Rob

I ruffled a few feathers with my recent post The Software Product Myth. The unrest surrounded my statement that making $2500/month from your software product wouldn’t allow you to quit your day job. 4 Inflecto [Software Developers] on 01.08.09

11 Personal Finance Tips For Startup Entrepreneurs

Early Growth Financial Services

Make sure you are paying yourself a salary (rather than paying your personal bills) out of the business finances as soon as possible. Use software like Mint.com (www.mint.com) to keep track of your … Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Originally published in KillerStartups.

Dan Lyons, Newsweek Editor, aka Fake Steve Jobs on mobile, meme businesses and maximizing your chance of getting press coverage

Business of Software Blog

This is an hilarious and actionable talk from Dan Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs, aka technology editor at Newsweek when he spoke at Business of Software. He left shortly afterwards to become Editor-in-Chief at ReadWrite but by the end of the year he was working for a company that most Business of Software attendees will have heard of – Hubspot. Dharmesh really should pay Business of Software some recruitment fees.

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Why “saving money” and “ROI” are probably the wrong way to sell your product

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Code Collaborator is tool which helps software developers review each other’s work, just like an editor of a book. In a perfect world, if the software development organization “produced more quality code” with fewer important bugs, that’s undeniably valuable.

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The smart way to expand software companies to the US

The Equity Kicker

To have any chance of success the first employee needs to be a big hitter with a good network and that sort of problem invariably comes with a big salary and wants a small team alongside him/her, and all of a sudden there is a lot of capital at risk. Investing in a European company and successfully expanding to the US is a great way to grow shareholder value at a startup, but getting it wrong is also one of the easiest ways to lose your shirt.

How To Grow and Scale A Culture with Limited Funds – Alicia Navarro

Business of Software Blog

Join the Business of Software Community. Get the latest updates from Business of Software free to you. But it does mean they stick with you for a long time, and that they value the experience more than the salary you can pay them. You’ll be amazed at how some people will drop their salary requirements when they feel that they are going to change your life. Scaling is a challenge which presents itself to any company starting out.

5 Steps To Maximizing Your Startup Cash Flow Runway

Startup Professionals Musings

Deferred payments start with stretching the payables period but, more importantly, include giving employee equity in lieu of a higher salaries and negotiating vendor deferred payments out of future revenues. Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup.

microisvs, Software Products and Startups: My Most Popular Posts.

Software By Rob

Consider this the Year in Review for Software by Rob. Some choose consulting, but many more inevitably decide to build a software product. December 23rd, 2008 | About this Blog , Micropreneurship , Software Development , Startups Building your startup?

Bootstrapping Organic Growth Makes Startup Sense

Gust

Spend the absolute minimum for what you need (equipment, software, and services) to keep your business running. Most startup founders already do this, rather than take a salary, to improve their offering. Image via Flickr from Food For Thought album.

8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring

Startup Professionals Musings

Use low-cost subscription software and cloud computing. I believe we are in the midst of a fundamental shift towards the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and away from the unsatisfying, highly specialized and highly focused hourly and salaried jobs.