WHAT WE DO
WEB DESIGN – SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITES
We design beautiful websites to tell your unique story. We build affordable websites whether you have a business, ministry or nonprofit organization. We specialize in attracting your online audience. We use proven strategies for SEO and users so your site can be found and your viewers will find their way around it once they arrive.
We use WordPress, a proven content-management platform and build custom or template websites without coding from scratch which means we can build affordable websites. Our custom sites are finessed with CSS code which means we make beautiful websites fast and affordable for you. If you ask our clients what we do, they will tell you we make it really easy for them to look great.
We know you are busy, so we do the work of getting your story put together. We gather information from you however it is most convenient to get it to us…over the phone (we can record and transcribe calls), through email, uploads to our online project manager or even from mp3 memo recordings you send us. We also make sure your branding is consistent. That means your images, colors and content match what your customers will experience when they meet you or come to your business.
With university training in art and design, it was a small step to begin designing logos, brochures, ads, newsletters and magazines for our clients’ media. When you need a logo or marketing piece, we are happy to help build your visual brand in a way that is attractive and consistent across your all your media channels.
We are strong copywriters from years of professional grant writing, marketing consulting and business writing for a wide variety of projects. We make sure that wherever you’re trying to connect with your customers, you sound good. From advertisements and email campaigns to white papers and presentations, we make your content easy to understand and attractive to your audience. We clearly understand that you have specific goals and your target clients have their own needs. We are strategic in our designs and copywriting so you both get what you want. Web design or business copywriting is all about your customers or clients and our job is to help you get more of them.
CONSULTING & TRAINING
Our expertise is in community, business, nonprofit, and economic development. We offer a broad range of consulting and training services. We provide marketing training as well as content strategy planning for your online media. We provide consulting in the areas of branding, so you know what you’re saying; in media channel strategy, so you know who you’re talking to; and in website technology, so your site will do all the things you want it to do.
We named our company Seed Stock Media for several reasons. The whole idea of seeds is visionary. A little bit of organic matter goes into the ground and comes out the most amazing plant or tree producing a harvest of fruit. Talk about Return on Investment. You know the story of Johnny Appleseed, right? He was a real person named John Chapman and he carted wagon loads of apple seeds to plant throughout the Ohio Valley. He had a vision that resulted in apple nurseries covering five frontier states. He planted other seeds as well by sharing his faith wherever he went.
“Chapman was quick to preach the gospel as he traveled, and during his travels he converted many Native Americans, whom he admired. The Native Americans regarded him as someone who had been touched by the Great Spirit, and even hostile tribes left him strictly alone.” wikipedia
Planting seeds is a creative act filled with faith. It is the expression of one’s belief in the future, especially if you are planting trees. We are inspired by the miracle in the seed and see Internet marketing as a way for businesses and organizations to plant seeds. We see Internet media as an amazing opportunity for sharing stories, engaging constituents, and offering services to a staggering number of people trying to find solutions and products. Our mission is to help businesses and organizations tell their best stories online. With arts training and a business background, I find designing and developing websites and writing copy for clients provides the best of both worlds. We work to help people identify and create their stories in both words and pictures and then develop sites or clear copywriting content that makes it easy for their target audience to find them and resonate with their message. What does it take to make the seed and harvest process come alive? We believe it is about having faith, taking action and then being diligent. A few tools and a couple of skills also help. We aim to provide the tools and skills, so your part is to bring the faith and give us a call.
WHO WE ARE
Belinda Strotheide, President | Creative Director Belinda Strotheide has worked as a consultant developing promotional campaigns, websites, media and marketing workshops for small businesses and organizations in Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas. She has an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses through her experience in assisting new and expanding businesses with business plans and marketing strategies. For over fourteen years, Belinda served as a successful grant writing and fund development professional for a variety of nonprofit organizations and municipalities. Belinda is a summa cum laude graduate from Oregon State University with a degree in merchandise management and business administration. She also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Oregon Community College with a visual art and design concentration.