GoDaddy this week launched Flare, a community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life.
According to GoDaddy, Flare empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a collaborative way, providing a resource to receive feedback and drive new concepts or ideas forward.
In a recent survey conducted by GoDaddy, 57 per cent of Canadian respondents reported having come up with a concept for a business, product or service, but only 38 per cent actually pursued it. The biggest barriers for not taking action: people didn’t know what to do next (29 per cent) and fear/self-doubt (26 per cent).
“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 also enables people to give back to the community by becoming advisors. It gives people the opportunity to share their knowledge in a given field or discipline with others seeking advice.
“We are delighted that Canadians will have the opportunity to share their ideas, get immediate feedback, and build a social community of advisors,” said Jill Schoolenberg, vice president of GoDaddy Canada. “Flare will make it easier for people to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.”
Flare is available in the Apple App Store. It will launch next month on Google Play for Android devices.