crowdfunding for small business

Crowdfunding for small business: How to secure funding

When you hear the word crowdfunding your mind might immediately think of the campaigns people post on Facebook to help with their college books or spring break plane ticket. But, believe it or not, there are other ways to raise money for your small business other than posting a link on Facebook. Reward, debt, donation, and equity are four types of crowdfunding and each has its own set of benefits to bring to your company’s situation. Discovering the pros and…
App design trends

Mobile design: App design trends in 2018

Mobile applications are growing in number by day and mobile usage is skyrocketing. App design trends are moving quickly but rarely just disappear in a year, instead of fading over time. We can still see some of the trends from 2017 continuing into this year. Here are some of the popular design trends that will continue to evolve throughout 2018. Rich Colors Colors have always been a designer’s favorite tool when creating eye capturing interfaces. Colors inspire, set the mood,…
app idea

I have an idea for an app: where do I start?

If you are reading this, you have surely been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, or have an undeniably unique and awesome app idea that just needs to be a reality. In all of the excitement of dreaming up this new possibility, you might have found that you are like so many other entrepreneurs and do not singularly hold all of the skillsets to get from point A to point B (or even know what point A should be). Yes, for…
App Subscriptions

How To Monetize Your Free Mobile App

Entering the market as a premium paid application is one way to earn money with your mobile application, but initially places you at a disadvantage to the free applications that make up 90% of the all mobile downloads. Even when providing unique functionalities, justifying an initial purchase cost to a consumer can be difficult, especially without brand recognition. By utilizing some strategies that are less straightforward, but growing in popularity, you can earn revenue without sacrificing downloads. Ads A bottom…
live chat app review 2017

Want New Leads? Try Live Chat Software!

Looking for ways to improve customer service, develop new leads, and increase traffic to your blogs or landing pages?  Adding a live chat feature to your website or mobile app might be the answer!  We have had numerous partners interested in adding this feature, so we decided to add it to our own website to gain experience and knowledge.  We always strive to give credible advice and give our opinion based on research and experience.  That’s exactly what we did…
Bucketfeet acquired

Partner Company Bucketfeet Acquired by Threadless

Long standing FarShore partner, Bucketfeet, has recently been acquired by Threadless. As two Chicago retail companies, they have shared a similar mission to highlight creators through collaboration with emerging artists. Since Bucketfeet’s launch in 2011 they have built a community of over 45,000 artists and have sold nearly a million pairs of customized shoes, promoting a union between utility and art. Tangible design is more than prints you can wear, it means reaching out towards every corner of the globe…