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5 reasons it’s time to rethink your web hosting or domain management

Published December 4, 2019 Author: Max Mogensen, writer at Portstr.com “Times were when the internet changed slow, like a herd of big horns movin’ lazy-like across the open prairie. Ah, those were the days. I remember, and I bet you do to: All…

Six SEO practices to follow in 2020

Published February 19, 2020 Author: Max Mogensen, writer at Portstr.com SEO is one of those easily mystified practices that small business owners and nonprofit managers ask us about constantly. Sometimes we recommend contracting with a third-party to jump start the process. And if…

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Why all the succulents? 3 steps to start a minimalistic marketing campaign for your business today.

Published June 25, 2019 Author: Elora Griswold, writer at Portstr.com The Italian designer Massimo Vignelli, famous for crafting New York City’s street signage along with countless corporate design projects, once said:   “Minimalism is not a style. It is an attitude, a way…

The Importance of Giving Your Product a Voice

Published June 17, 2019 Author: Elora Griswold, writer at Portstr.com Any business owner might knows the feeling: You have an amazing idea, an idealistic attitude, and an aptitude towards success. Perhaps you have yet to connect with your pending clients just waiting to…

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How to Create a Successful GoFundMe Campaign

Published October 21, 2019 Author: Elora Griswold, writer at Portstr.com If you’ve ever seen Despicable Me, you might remember Gru’s visit to the “Bank of Evil”. Desperate to gather funds for his moon-stealing mission, Gru has to pitch his ideas to accquire a…

Which social media platforms are best for your business?

Published December 31, 2019 Author: Elora Griswold, writer at Portstr.com In a sea of social media options, it can be hard to decide which platforms best suit the interests of your business. Promoting your business can be a tricky dance between becoming too…

Seal the appeal [13 tips to optimize your nonprofit site for donations]

Published December 26, 2018 Author: Max Mogensen, owner and creative director of Maine Creative Originally published on the Maine Creative blog. Click to view the original post. For most charitable organizations, December means wrapping up annual reports and working on end-of-year appeals. For…

Shore delight: The Maine Island Trail

Quiet picnic spots, porpoises and seals, remote campsites and seldom-seen coastal beauty await. Little Chebeague isn’t as little as you might think. My guide is leading me into the island’s dense, leafy interior. I can hear the words that she used before we…

Casco Bay’s Mackworth Island: A place to feel ‘the slow circles of nature’

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back in the slow circles of nature, is a help.” That quote comes from a posthumous publishing of the journals of May Sarton, the Belgian-born, Massachusetts-raised poet and memoirist who spent…