April News

April brought many business developments to Forward View. Our most exciting news is the launch of our research subscription service.

Why did we develop this specific service? Most of our previous research was delivered to Wall Street and large investment firms through distribution agreements with high-end data providers. Such research publishers aggregate investment analyses from many firms and package them for resale. The annual subscription fee to one of these information services is around $20,000 a year. We realized that's not affordable for smaller investment companies or typical Americans, and yet these are the same businesses and investors who lack professional research and executive contacts. Well, we aim to fill that gap by offering a reasonably-priced research service to anyone. For $275 a year/$34 a month, you'll have access to everything we publish! We believe Forward View's analyses will pay for themselves many times over. (And for the record, we do still publish for Wall Street and the big banks as a way to maintain our connections and offset some expenses.)

On the website development front, we completed a new deli's digital presence. The restaurant's online ordering system will be available when the business opens on May 15th. Forward View provided the integrated e-commerce platform, website, digital menu, social media page, email newsletter and the logo. (Many thanks to the uber-talented Jamie Brown for her awesome graphic design and copywriting contributions!) Forward View also fulfilled a contract to provide a new Dickenson County, Virginia tourism logo:

Our ever-amazing collaborator Kerri Costello really outdid herself with that logo! It's the perfect visual depiction of our home county. We look forward to finishing the Dickenson County Chamber of Commerce's website in the coming weeks, too.

As always, we thank our clients, business partners, contributors and friends for their support. We're excited about upcoming projects (and warming weather). Have a great day!

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.