Maine Business Resources

What we USE and who we TRUST

Maine Business Resources
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Bulk Image Resizer

100% FREE Online Image Resize with tons of options. Great for resizing your large smart phone photos for your website.

Pioneer Telephone

Cloud Backup Service

Best Cloud Backup Provider, for business and personal use. Personal computer backups for just $6/mo

DropBox

Online Image Editing

Pixlr is the best and easy to use online image editor we’ve found. Includes many Photoshop quality features.

Maine Technology Group

NordVPN Web Security

Encrypt your internet connection to protect your data and privacy

Pioneer Telephone

Pioneer Telephone

For more than two decades, Pioneer Telephone has provided reliable, affordable communications services.

DropBox

DropBox File Sharing

The secure file sharing and storage solution that employees and IT admins trust.

DropBox

Aweber Email Marketing

Grow, sell, and engage with your audience—all from a single platform.

Our Favorite Resources

Business resources for website owners – These resources and tools will assist you with your online presence.

Business Communications

  • Slack – The best inter-office communication software we’ve used, great for remote employees. Slack is where work flows. It’s where the people you need, the information you share, and the tools you use come together to get things done. (Dan’s Favorite)
  • Zoom – The #1 video communications solution. While Slack has inter-office video communication, Zoom is perfect for larger groups, one-on-one training, webinars and more.

 

SEO Tools

  • Keywords AnywhereSpecial Offer though this link you will get 20% extra credits. Simply the best keyword research tool out there. They have a Chrome Browser Plugin that will give you stats on anything you search for, as well as the tools to find related keyphrases to enhance your SEO Efforts. (Dan’s Favorite)

 

WEBSITE BUILDING

Website Builders

  • WordPress – The #1 Online Website Content Management System (CMS) on the market!
  • Kopage – Beats Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly hands down; feature for feature. No Upsells!!

Getting Started – Web Design

  • MHS University – Everything you need to know about using your MHS web hosting account. From setting up email to configuring a database it’s all here.
  • Download.com – Free software tools for developing and maintaining a website.

Online Fonts

  • Google Fonts – The defacto standard for online fonts, Kopage and most WordPress themes automatically support Google Fonts, this is the place to view them live.

Java Script Resources

Social Media Marketing Resources

  • Buffer – The best way to push content to all of your social media outlets.

GRAPHICS RESOURCES

Finding FREE royalty-free images for your website:

  • Pexels – 1+ Million Royalty Free Images
  • Pixabay – These guys also have a great WordPress plugin that allows you to easily embed their photos on your pages.
  • Unsplash – The internet’s source of freely usable images.
  • Barn Images – Free high-resolution images for everyone.

Our favorite PAID image resources:

  • Dreamstime – 131 million stock photos, world’s largest stock community
  • ShutterStock – Royalty-free stock images, photos, videos, and more for your creative projects
  • Getty Images – Moving the world with images

Choosing a color pallet:

  • Adobe Color Wheel
  • Palleton Color Pallet Maker
  • ColorMind Pallet Generator – Just keep hitting the Generate Button to view new pallets, great for ideas.

Best places to find ICONS:

Online Image Editing

  • PIXLR.com – Best FREE Online Image Editor (Dan’s Favorite)
  • BeFunky – Best Free online collage maker.

Image Editing Applications

  • Gimp – Best FREE Photoshop Alternative!! Available for Mac, PC and Linux.
  • Photoshop – The leader in professional image editing software! Available for Mac, PC and Linux.

Security

  • NordVPNIf you’re not already using a VPN, you need to start NOW! Do you use Windows at work, macOS at home, and Linux for your special projects? You’ll enjoy online privacy and security on every platform. There’s a NordVPN application for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux and even Android TV. 

 

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