Web design for small business
Whether you are online or have a brick and mortar small business, you need a website that reaches the right audience and brings you more business.
So many small businesses try to DIY their websites. It’s time to have a professional, conversion-focused website that grows your business.
The Website Design Experience
A tried and tested design process that starts with strategy and ends with a website that works hard for your business.
Let’s focus on your website for an experience that takes you from frustrated to in love.
Your growing small business needs a website that works as hard as you do
If your website isn’t driving sales then you are leaving money on the table. We know you created your business to provide a product or service that helps people but if they don’t understand your message and don’t have the right guidance to buy from you then everybody loses.
To grow your small business you need a powerful platform to inform, inspire and provoke action.
What’s more, you want to work with someone as passionate about their business as you are about yours.
Get your online or small business website created with an experienced designer who can guide you through the process to build an impactful message with a design to match then you’re in exactly the right place.
How it works
Book a call
First things first, let’s get to know each other. Tell us about your website goals, your ideal audience and your brand message. Ask us anything you like!
We build what you NEED
Throughout our design project, we will guide you with custom content wireframes, design inspiration and a focus on attracting your ideal clients. You and your business are at the centre of the process.
Grow your business
Reach the right audience with your conversion-focused website that does exactly what it needs to while you focus on your business.
Our website design process
During our Strategy Session we'll discuss your core brand messaging, website goals and ideal clients. We cover exactly what is needed to create a website that grows your business.
Get Content Planning
Clarify your message with our wireframe content guides for each page. It's an interactive system to get you focused on your message and includes prompts to get you unstuck.
We get to work on setting up your website with your branding, colours, fonts, navigation and structure.
We create your homepage and connect any marketing integrations you need. We'll provide a walk through video of the design and a link to our interactive feedback app.
Once you’re in love with your new homepage we’ll begin work on your subpages, bringing your content to life with conversion-focused design that inspires action.
We finalise and test everything, speed things up with a little magic and connect important tools like Analytics.
When you're happy we'll hit the launch button and get your new site out into the world.
After launch, you may have some final changes that you would like implemented. You get extra development hours so that we can make small tweaks to your design in the 7 days following the launch.
You’ll get our custom training videos that explain how to keep your website up to date and functioning properly, update the content on your site, add new sections to pages, add and edit blog posts.
Support & Maintenance
30 days of email support if you find yourself stuck or confused.
If you’d like an expert to look after the site once we launch then we can help with that too.
Small business website design – our packages
Coaching website design packages that offer exactly what you need to create a site that engages YOUR people. Ask us about our payment plans!
Fast & Fabulous Essentials
What’s in the box
- Two-week streamlined process
- Strategy and planning session
- Custom wireframe content guide
- Up to 8 pages
- Email marketing and scheduling integrations
- Tutorial videos
- One year of shared hosting
The Sales Machine
What’s in the box
- Four-week streamlined process
- Everything in Essentials
- 10-15 pages including dedicated sales page template
- Blog migration
- Mini SEO research and optimisation
- Mini Graphics package for icons or illustrations
Bells & Whistles
What’s in the box
- Six-week streamlined process
- Everything in The Sales Machine
BELLS & WHISTLES:
- ✓ SEO research and optimisation
- ✓ Online courses, memberships, directories, e-commerce and multilingual websites
- ✓ Storybrand coaching & support
- ✓ Email marketing funnels
Small business website design F.A.Q.
Every project includes a strategy session and guided content creation. You can choose to work with Mellissa for strategy and design or first go through the Storybrand process with Sandrine before Mellissa designs the site.
Each site is unique but yours could include integrations with top email marketing software, embedded scheduling app, Instagram feed, sign up for your freebie, Facebook pixel, a blog and more.
WordPress shared hosting includes a free SSL security certificate, cPanel and free backups. Webflow website hosting includes fast loading speeds, SSL security certificate and daily backups.
What’s not included?
Your domain name is not included.
Branding, logos, lead generation funnels, content marketing and SEO research and optimisation can be added to your package if you need them.
Premium plugin licences, font licences or other paid integrations should be purchased by you unless otherwise agreed. If you require a multilingual website we provide a lifetime licence for WPML.
If you are running an e-commerce site we recommend an upgraded hosting package.
Do I need a logo?
Yes, you’ll need all your brand assets including your logo, colours and fonts decided before we begin. If you’re unsure about your branding then don’t worry, we’ll be covering the basics in the content planner and if you need more help we offer branding packages too.
What about SEO?
Your website will have an SEO plugin installed. This means you can do some important things to optimise your site for search engines. Our content planner also has some basics on SEO to help you.
If you need SEO research, strategy and optimisation this can be included in your package and will be discussed during our discovery call.
Do I need website hosting?
1 year of hosting is included in your package. If you would like to use alternative hosting just let us know.
Will I be able to update the content myself?
Yes, you can update the content and images, add new sections, new pages, add blog posts etc, our handy explainer videos will help you get to grips with this.
What prep work do I need to do?
We typically need your outline content, brand assets, images and videos before the design project can begin. Following our strategy session, we provide custom content wireframes so you know exactly what content you need to provide to us.
Throughout the process, we’ll need access to any tools or other platforms that will be connected to your website. Don’t worry, we work all this out before the design begins.
How many trees will you plant?
For each project, we plant at least 75 trees through Ecologi. We also offset our carbon footprint with them each month.
Hi, I'm Mellissa
I’m Mellissa Wheeler, founder of MeanCreative. I’ve been working in brand strategy, web design and search engine optimisation for over ten years. In that time, my team and I have built over 100 high-converting WordPress websites.
At MeanCreative, we are a team of talented freelancers each with our own technical expertise, creative flair, and hands-on marketing experience. We put our clients at the centre of our design process: we get to know you, the people you help, and the people who support you. That way, we can translate your ideas and your mission into a website that gets the desired results.
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