In this day and age, almost any small business owner knows they need a website. But knowing that you need a small business website doesn’t necessarily mean that you know where to start!
One of the best ways to find inspiration before you start to design a small business website is to look at the work of those who have gone before you. Each week on the Webs blog, we feature great sites built by small business owners using the Webs SiteBuilder. Looking through these small business website examples are a great way to learn about the features of a great site, options for making your site stand out from the crowd, and some general small business website best practices.
Photography Portfolio Websites
- A good homepage is especially important for a photographer. Check out the work of Jacob J Photography.
- Have you worked with big name clients? Tell the world about your experience like Neville Hopwood.
- Make sure that your potential clients can see all your beautiful images by keeping content above the fold like Little Ones Portraits.
Education & Non-Profits
- For an example of a truly robust website, check out RSM Montessori School.
- Kellogg’s Center for Market Leadership provides a great example of how consistency is key.
- If you want to punch up your homepage, take a few notes from Kikulu.
- Check out Beachcat Sail Company for a really robust web store example site.
- DesignKandy is a great example of how to make your ecommerce site beautiful and professional.
- Mobile shopping numbers are soaring. Check out Peplum Blanc for advice on having a solid mobile version of your store.
Real Estate & Home Décor
- Learn 5 tips for effectively branding yourself like Lennox Tartan Design.
- RentMatrix is a great example site that shows clear website navigation.
Resumes & Headshots
- If you’d like to have agents view your body of work, take some notes from professional model Patricia Olufemi or actress Róisín Monaghan.
Spa & Beauty
- Get 3 tips for improving website readability from Silver Sage Spa.
- Are you redesigning your website? See what how two chefs changed their site’s branding at Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen