Working with offsite team

Truth vs. Myth: Working With An Offsite Team

Every project has challenges and often times the concept of working with an offsite technical team seems like it would amplify those issues. This is because there are several common misconceptions surrounding collaboration with a globally distributed team. In an effort to address and put to rest some of these concerns, I have gathered a list of typical myths surrounding this type of work. Let’s see if I can debunk them all! Myth: “I will never interact with the technical…
HEARTBLEED BUG

HEARTBLEED BUG: What you need to know

    What is the Heartbleed bug?    The heartbleed bug is a two-year old vulnerability in OpenSSL code, which is a widely used data encryption standard used to handle secure information. This vulnerability was only very recently unearthed and patched.   Who is affected?    Unfortunately, almost anyone who transmits information and signs up for accounts over the internet could include the bug. To determine if a site you visit is still vulnerable, you can visit http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/   What can…
Magento Plugin Curebit

Magento Plugin Spotlight: Curebit

  The Plugin: Curebit   The Pitch: Make referral marketing as simple (and beautiful) as pie.     Pricing: Free for the first $10,000 you generate per month in referrals!   Why it’s awesome: For those who want to offer customers rewards for referrals, Curebit is the gold standard. Allow customers to share referral links at the point of sale, or create a standalone campaign for existing customers and affiliate marketers.         Once you’re integrated, (this can…
10 Tools for E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

10 Tools Every Serious E-Commerce Entrepreneur Should be Using

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, odds are your eyes are always peeled for new tools to increase conversion, lower costs, and better handle e-commerce conversion. Below, find a list of 10 such services. 1. Curebit—Curebit is widely regarded as the best referral-marketing tool. In minutes, you can set up campaigns to allow existing customers to refer friends for rewards. The entire process is painless—and most shopping cart platforms can be integrated without any coding. 2. EasyPost—Easypost is the Stripe of shipping. You’ll…
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…
Chweek

TechWeek Wrap-up ’13

Another year, another successful TechWeek. This year didn’t disappoint, with exciting new Chicago startups, enlightening panels, and awesome competitions. Farshore started out the week at the Expo where we heard all about Crowdfynd, tried out Freeosk’s sample vending machine, and tested our physical strength with the nextstep.io mobile app. Also exhibiting were Farshore partner companies Tablesavvy, DigitalGroundUp, Stock Manufacturing Co., PackBack Books, and Robotoaster! Next we moved on to the panels. First, we sat in on an SEO panel. (Did you know that it can take Google 30 days…