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!