Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


How $500 and a Spare room Grew Into Leading Web Design Firm

How $500 and a Spare Bedroom Grew Into New Zealand’s
Leading Small Business Web Design Firm


Summary: Founded in 2007, Kiwi-owned 123 Online has designed over 1,400 small business sites

123 Online (http://www.123online.co.nz/) has become one of New Zealand’s leaders in website design for small businesses. Their design creativity is unmatched but it’s their experience in working with a huge number of small businesses – over 1,400 websites to date! – that has made them so valuable to Kiwi business owners, whether launching a first site or seeking to increase online visibility and customer conversion. They’ve earned their reputation as one of the friendliest and most creative web design companies, were a finalist for Best New Zealand Website Design Company in 2011, 2012 and 2013. All this, started from just two friends and a spare bedroom.

As a small business themselves, 123 Online has an intimate understanding of the challenges, both economic and promotional, that go into running a small company. It was founded in 2007 by two friends, John McLean and Justin Lanigan, with just $500 in capital and a spare room borrowed from McLean’s mum. 123 Online’s mission is to be an affordable solution for any small business seeking to increase their bottom line because while creating beautiful-looking websites is great, it’s ultimately the business that results from the site that matters most.

123 Online makes the design process extremely clear and easy to follow. They use a simple 3-tiered pricing structure so the client knows exactly what to expect throughout the process. Along the way, a talented team of project managers, graphic web designers, web developers, customer support staff and consultants help to produce the final product.

Even if a business has an existing website, 123 Online can lend its expertise to help improve traffic and sales conversion rates. As a Google Certified Partner, they will help to develop an affordable AdWords campaign that ensures only the right people see a company’s ads, and the right people click on them. Michele Clemens, owner of Clementines Business Support commented, “I had a crack at trying to do AdWords myself, and the results were spectacular – spectacularly bad. After 18 months of trying we had almost no leads. But from the moment 123 Online got involved, the business took off. Within eight weeks we had $20,000 in new business. As an accounting and bookkeeping company we know all about return on investment, and believe me, that's an absolutely brilliant result.”

Small companies considering 123 Online’s help in taking their business to the next level are encouraged to visit http://www.123online.co.nz/web-design-auckland.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Pre-Budget: Computer Emergency Response Team, Assemble!

John Key told the country's first ever Cyber Security Summit in Auckland that the government had earmarked funding set up a national Computer Emergency Response Team to help prevent and act on cyber incidents in partnership with the private sector and other organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Job Cutter Goes: Mark Weldon To Step Down As MediaWorks CEO

“When I joined MediaWorks in August 2014, I had a mandate to lead a significant change programme to bring the business back from receivership into a position where it could once again be a strong competitor in the market, with a sound and sustainable future. It was a big brief, laden with inherent challenges, but I took it in good faith and have dedicated myself fully to the goal since." More>>

ALSO:

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news