Small Business Websites
Everything you need to know

Benefits of Small Business Websites

Are you considering investing in a small business website to help promote your company? It could be a great idea! Benefits of having your own small business website include:

Find more customers

Some people will only look online for local businesses and services, so if you don't have a website, you'll miss out on their business.

Offer better service

With a small business website you can offer features like online ordering, instant quotes, downloadable brochures, and easy contact forms. This all adds up to a better customer experience.

Keep up with competitors

More and more small businesses are going online, so if you don't follow them with a website of your own, you could get left behind.

Save money

Your own small business website allows customers to find you online and buy from you directly. This can reduce your advertising costs and any commission you pay to third parties.

Retain existing customers

If you have a website, your regular customers will know where to go when they want to re-order or browse your latest products and services.

Professional image

All big brands have websites, so having a well-designed small business website can make your business seem more professional to potential customers.

Plus, getting a small business website design doesn’t have to be expensive. We talk more about what small business websites cost below.

With all these benefits and more, it’s clear that investing in a small business website design for your company could be a fantastic idea… but before you jump right in, there are a few things to think about first.

In the next section of our Guide to Small Business Websites, we tell you the crucial questions you must ask yourself before ordering a website for your business.

Questions to ask before investing in a small business website

Why do you need a website?

Before investing in a small business website design for your company, you should be very clear on what you want the website to do.

Do you want the website to act as a portfolio where you can show off examples of your work? Maybe you want customers to purchase through the website? Perhaps you want new customers to contact you via a contact form or phone number on the website? Or maybe the website is a customer service portal for existing customers to get support and manage their accounts.

Of course, your website could be a combination of some or all of these things. Or something else entirely. 

The important thing is that you’re clear about what you want your website to achieve from the outset.

Who will design your website?

Will you create your small business website design yourself or pay someone to do it for you?

To design a website yourself, you will most likely need to use a “page builder” like Wix or Squarespace. These services allow you to drag and drop boxes to position text and images, as well as choosing your website layout, colours and fonts.

Website builders are a great way to make a website without having to delve into code. However, they usually do still need some level of design skill in order to make a website that really looks good and works well for users.

The other option is to hire a web designer to create your website for you. That’s what we do here at Noweto – we specialise in making professional and affordable websites for small businesses.

Who will maintain and update your website?

A website isn’t something that you just set up once and then forget about. You’ll need to keep your website secure, ensure the software it uses is always up-to-date, and add new content.

If you create your website using a page builder (see previous question) then you may also be happy to update your website yourself. Just make sure to plan a reasonable amount of time in your schedule each month to check your website and make any necessary changes.

If you have someone design your website for you then they will probably be able to take care of updates and maintenance too.

At Noweto, our small business website design packages include all updates and unlimited design and content changes whenever you need them.

What will be on your website?

Before ordering your website, it’s a good idea to think about the kind of content you’d like to include.

For instance, you might want a description of your business, details of your products, and a contact page so that customers can get in touch.

Next, think about whether you have written information prepared, or whether you need to write it, and whether you have images ready to include on your website.

At Noweto, we’re happy to either use wording you provide or take brief information about your business and adapt it into effective website text for you.

And if you don’t have any images, we can also provide stock images to make your website look welcoming and professional. 

All of our text and image services are included in the price of your small business website package.

Examples of small business website designs

Below are just a few of the small business website designs created by Noweto.

Every website has a different aim and is designed around achieving that aim.

My Taxi Driver

The aim of this website was to communicate the services offered by My Taxi Driver and encourage customers to complete an ‘instant quote’ form. 

Goldies Takeaway

This website helps customers order online. It tells customers where the takeaway is and whether it’s open, then gives them the option to browse the menu and order their food.

GM Landscapes

The owner of GM Landscapes wanted to do two things: Show photos of their work and encourage customers to get in touch.

Small business website design cost: How much should you pay?

The main factor that affects the cost of a small business website design is whether you plan to design the website yourself or have someone design it for you.

If you choose to design your website yourself using a page builder (that’s a system where you drag and drop text boxes, images and other elements to position them on the page) then your small business website could cost as little as £8-£10 per month. Popular page builder services include Wix and Squarespace.

Of course, you save money with a page builder, but it costs you time spent working on your website. 

The alternative is to have someone design your website for you. Unfortunately, this can be very expensive. Some web designers charging thousands for a website, which is clearly an unaffordable cost for most small businesses.

At Noweto, we make it possible for small businesses to enjoy the best of both worlds: a bespoke small business website design created just for them, but at an easily affordable low cost. 

What does a Noweto small business website design cost? We’ll do absolutely everything for you from as little as £19 per month.

If you’re considering a Noweto website, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and we’ll be more than happy to help.  Alternatively, if you’re ready to order, you can go ahead and choose a monthly or annual plan.

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Small business website packages

The idea behind a small business website design package is that you don’t buy your website design separately to your web hosting, your domain name (web address), and anything else you may need. Instead, you simply buy one package and get a complete website.

By purchasing a website design package, rather than buying everything separately, you save time, effort and money. You don’t need to waste time registering your domain name. You don’t need to work out how to set up your web hosting. And the company that provides your package should be able to offer a low price, as you’re buying everything from them.

This is exactly what we do at Noweto. We don’t sell services separately. We only offer complete, affordable website design packages, made bespoke for small businesses. 

The Complete Small Business Website Package

When you choose a Noweto website, you get all of this as standard in your website package:

Next steps

We hope you’ve found this Guide to Small Business Websites useful and that it helps you make the right decisions when choosing how to take your business online.

If you’re up for designing your website yourself, we recommend checking out Wix and Squarespace.

If you’d rather have someone create a website for you – and you’d like everything included in one easy package, including your website design, web address and hosting – then we hope you’ll consider choosing Noweto. We’d love to design a professional small business website for you and we can offer exceptional customer service and an affordable low price that you won’t find anywhere else.

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