There is nothing more satisfying than creating a new website for your small business. Whether you’re looking to make a splash with something bold and modern, or you want something simple and classic, there are tons of resources out there that can help you achieve your dream.
In this article, we’ll be looking at some inspiring small business websites and start-up companies to provide some useful tips on how to make your perfect site come to life.
Little Boat Company
Little Boat Company is the perfect example of a website that resonates with its target customers. Lesley and Carl are the people behind the Little Boat Company who have developed a range of candles to suit everyone’s liking, candles that can scent your room, lit or unlit. Their range of products are hand poured, 100% soy wax, vegan, cruelty-free scented candles, diffusers, and melts. Made with love and care on their little boat that travels through the canals and waterways of Cheshire.
The team at Little Boat Company invested time into carefully crafting their website to ensure it is easy to navigate and find information quickly. The website focuses on the business ‘why’ as they found a gap in the market for candles that burned over 35+ hours. Their genuine love for candles and desire to create highly fragranced, long-lasting products has helped them perfect their recipes across all their products.
The Business Box
The Business Box is a monthly delivery of office tools, a self-development book, self-care items and online training. It also creates opportunities for members to join a community of like-minded female entrepreneurs to help elevate their businesses.
Owner Lauren started The Business Box in 2020 during the Covid pandemic with the aim of helping her community of subscribers grow their business and look after themselves. Not only does Lauren run her own subscription business but runs free challenges to help people start their own subscription box business, working together to get new ventures off the ground and ready to launch.
That Rebel House
The three owners, Isabel, Angela, and Sarah are the UK based team behind this unruly, boundless, and bold brand. Designed in the UK, the range of vivid lampshades and textiles are crafted in small batches with a heightened focus on environmental responsibility. The owners’ use of ancient artisan techniques for their original designs and the sourcing of vintage fabrics over brand-new fabrics, reinforces their mission of promoting eco-friendly interior design with recycled and recyclable packaging.
That Rebel House provides personable customer service with handwritten notes and follow-up emails, humanising the brand in a time of automation and depersonalised software. Their genuine care for each product and desire to make as little negative environmental impact as possible secures their repeat customers.
Just as the name states, Nela-Nela tea savours the Nela-Nela philosophy of slowing down over pots of botanical tea. Owners Amy, Tom, and Tim wanted to bridge the gap between Georgian tea artisans and their home countries. Their handcrafted teas focus on a slower pace of life using botanical teas that are fermented by tea makers in Georgia.
The small business intertwines nature throughout their online presence highlighting that they work hard to source tea leaves from ethical growers who are committed to natural farming methods. The higher quality tea leaves means customers can re-brew the leaves up to 5 times. So not only are customers supporting Georgian tea makers but getting better value for money than cheaper tea bags.
Moonie is a ‘lifestyle rather than another brand’. The mother-daughter duo’s mission to make eco-friendly products more affordable, accessible & attainable started their new venture. After the pandemic, both women felt disappointed with the lack of affordable and eco-friendly products available in the UK, which encouraged them to bridge the gap with their passion for sustainability and handmade reusable products.
Moonie’s purpose to make a real environmental difference is evidenced in their first year of business when they saved 2 million single-use make-up wipes from landfill. The eco-conscious impact of the brand is illuminated throughout their branding. With over 100 stockists, the family business continues to encourage customers to start opting for sustainable products and plastic-free swaps.
- Instagram: wearemoonie
- Facebook: Moonie
Feeling inspired? My New Venture is here to help you on your small business journey. With the right help and guidance, you too can create a website that perfectly showcases your brand and personality.