Being an entrepreneur can be scary, like hide under the covers and never want to come out scary. But by having a network of other entrepreneurs who can support and help guide you through the rough terrain of starting your own business will make you feel less alone. Which is why if you are an entrepreneur you need to download Flare right now.
GoDaddy Inc. recently launched Flare, a community based app that helps bring business ideas to life. Flare provides a community for people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs and experts. Flare’s goal is to help budding entrepreneurs take the next step to make their dreams a reality.
In a recent survey conducted by GoDaddy, 67% of respondents reported having come up with a concept for a business, product or service, but only 15% actually pursued it.
The biggest barriers for not taking action:
- People didn’t know what to do next (30%)
- Fear/self-doubt (15%)
- 55% said they regret not taking the next step with an idea
67% of people in a survey reported having come up with a concept for a business, product or service, but only 15% actually pursued it.
“Everyone has ideas, but too often they don’t go anywhere,” said Rene Reinsberg, vice president of Emerging Products at GoDaddy. “We created Flare because we recognized the need for a community where people can get impartial feedback on ideas and connect with others to help them turn those ideas into something meaningful. Whether you’ve just had a fleeting thought and want to explore where you might be able to take it, or you’ve been dreaming of creating your own business your whole life, Flare is the first place to go for someone that wants to take the next step.”
Flare has a variety of helpful features that could prove invaluable to entrepreneurs. You can quickly give feedback by swiping left/right to dismiss an idea or be reminded of an idea if it becomes popular. Or you can tap an idea to learn more and “love” an idea to follow its progress and shape its direction.
One feature that users will find extremely useful is the ability to poll followers for directional feedback regarding pricing, desirability, and feasibility. Your followers can also pledge to become customers once your idea comes to fruition so you can gauge interest in your idea. And if you are looking to connect with local entrepreneurs you can explore your local community through the app. Flare is available now in the Apple App Store and will launch at some point in June on Google Play for Android devices.
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