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…
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,…
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Ecommerce Web Design: How to get Beautiful and Functional Design for your Online Store

As a web designer, working on designs for an e-commerce site is always a challenge. On the one hand, you want your designs to look great, and you want to bring something new and exciting to each project. On the other, there are several rules you have to follow and there is only so much invention you can bring to the table, since in the end, the only measures of a site’s success are conversion rates and sales. So how…
development firm hiring

5 things that companies forget when hiring a development firm

Well here we go.  You’ve been bit by the creativity bug and come up with an exciting application idea that could be that one missing thing you need to achieve all of your goals and ambitions.  You’ve seen a problem (or opportunity) and have concluded that technology can help you respond accordingly.   You’ve seen what is on the horizon and decided to bring your digital vision to reality.  But wait, you aren’t Mark Zuckerberg?   You don’t have a team of…
startup linkability

Likeability with startups

Current Minnesota Senator Al Franken was a satirical self-help talk show host named Stuart Smalley. That opening sentence is 100% true and ridiculous. Smalley had a catchphrase that's been repeated too many times by too many people who aren't funny: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it people like me." Though the character was a satirical self-help host,  I have adapted it to be my actual credo when choosing who to work with. "I don't know if you…