Keep up to date with all of the latest up and coming products and creators while on the go with apps designed to help you stay one step ahead of the game while also supporting creators and small businesses.
Below are five apps to help you discover and support small business:
Helping Hands 365 is a crowdfunding platform designed for charities and individuals looking to raise money for a variety of different reasons. A Helping Hand 365 campaign can be set up by anyone who is looking to raise money for a project or charity and as a result is a great way to find and support people across the world and their ideas. Whether it’s supporting somebody who is completing a race for charity or an organization looking to raise money for new equipment there is a campaign for everything.
Product Hunt is a new and fun way to discover new products and help support small businesses to get their products known and out into the world. With Product Hunt find everything from new apps to awesome gadgets that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. Scroll through different categories to discover new products and check out other users reviews before trying them out for yourself. Review, up-vote and share products with friends to help the creator to get their name out there and the support that they need for their products to make it as a success.
Indiegogo (iOS, Android)
Indiegogo is a great way to discover new products and help to fund them become actual products that are widely sold and can be enjoyed by all. Search through different categories including films, art and gadgets to discover exciting new projects. Share projects that you’re passionate about with friends and donate to receive campaign perks depending on how much you give. You can also choose to receive notifications for projects you’ve supporting so you can easily stay up-to-date on changes and become part of a community of people who are supporting the same projects as you.
Patreon is a way to connect with your favorite content creators and support them and the content that they create. Join your favorite creator’s private paid membership groups to receive extra content, and become part of their community where you can connect with other fans and get to know like-minded people. As well as becoming part of a special community you also get to support your chosen creators and show them just how much your value their work. The Patreon app allows you to receive notifications when new content is available as well as joining live chats run by creators.
Kickstarter is a place to discover small business, independent creators and projects that all need your support to become a reality. There’s no limit to the type of project that can be posted on Kickstarter including art, film, games, music, and more. Search through all the different categories and discover products and ideas that excite you and pledge to your favorites with just one click to see them become reality. Stay in the know with updates on projects you have supported so that you know when they have reached their goal and access timelines for the project’s completion. You can even leave comments and chat with creators to truly feel part of the projects you support.