Croatia and USA

FarShore’s CEO Named Croatian American Top 40 under 40

The National Federation of Croatian Americans (NFCA) has announced the recipients of its first 40 Under 40 awards.  The award celebrates the success, commitment, talent, and accomplishments of 40 Croatian Americans under the age of 40.  Recipients ranged from entertainers to sports figures  to entrepreneurs.  Included among this broad group of young professionals is the founder and CEO of FarShore Partners and co-founder of Dashfire, Nicholas Begich, III. Prior to starting FarShore, Begich held several corporate positions spanning information technology,…
Magento vs WooCommerce

Magento vs WooCommerce – How to choose the best ecommerce platfom?

There are many ecommerce platforms on the market today, but Magento and WooCommerce are among the most popular.  Each has their own strengths and depending on what you want to do, one might be more suited for your needs than the other.  Before deciding which platform you want to build your site on, you must first answer a few very important questions. First, you must ask yourself what you want your site to do in terms of functionality.  This is arguably…
how to promote your iOS app

Ten Ways to Promote Your iOS App in 2016

With the resources available today, it has never been easier to make an iOS app. As a result, there has also never been as much competition in the app store. Without proper promotion tactics, it is very easy for your app to be buried under the other thousands of other iOS apps also competing for a limited amount of iOS users. It isn’t enough to simply have a useful app anymore, the app needs to be marketed and promoted to…
Maintenance and user engagement graphics

More on Maintenance and User Engagement

To steal a line from AMC’s Mad Men, “the day you sign a client is the day you start losing them.” The same sentiment could apply outside of the advertising world, to that of mobile applications and their users. The day you finally get that user download is the day you are no longer simply competing against other apps in the app store, but also every other thing your user spends their time on, both on and off their devices.…
artifact uprising acquired

Farshore Partner Artifact Uprising Acquired by VSCO

Today, we are honored to announce the acquisition of Artifact Uprising, a Dashfire portfolio company, by VSCO.  There is no singular path for startup success, just a number of right paths; most of which are celebrated as successful in hindsight. The founders of AU, Jenna, Katie, and Matty, paved their own path. In fact, had they shared their roadmap with the startup community, it would have likely received the standard “just what the world does not need, another photo book company” commentary. But AU…
Free Advice for Entrepreneurs

Free Advice for Entrepreneurs: Don’t Hire Wile E. Coyote as your Head of Technical Strategy

Think back to those Saturday morning cartoons we all enjoyed so well – remember the intrepid adventures of Wile E Coyote and his pursuit of acquiring a delicious meal courtesy of Roadrunner?  Each week we would see time and time again Coyote fail (albeit creatively) in his attempt to trap the Roadrunner and get his well-deserved glory.   But it wasn’t just the number of times he attempted and failed (though that figure is mightily impressive) – it was the inventive…