Website design that drives growth for small business and start-ups

Let us build a website that works hard for your business from the moment it is launched.

A well designed website can transform small and new business engagement with customers old and new and deliver rapid business growth and customer satisfaction.

Business website development

Over 15 years experience of helping businesses thrive online

We can help you grow your business with a well designed website that will help establish credibility and engage new customers.  We build websites that look and work great on all devices and deliver on our customer’s business goals.

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FREE initial consultation

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone interested in our services.  Click to go through to our online booking calendar and just select an available slot convenient for you.

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Digital web design agency

Web design for small business and start-ups

Your website is an important, ongoing, tool for your business.  Often it is the first opportunity to connect with your customers and impress them with the value of what you offer.  aento designs and builds custom-designed websites for our customers.  Working alongside them to build their online presence and drive business growth.

Creating an exceptional website involves time and effort but it doesn’t need to be painful.  aento can make this easier for you by following a well established workflow covering requirements gathering, planning, website design and build, website testing and ongoing website performance monitoring.  

Small business website design

Value for money, high quality Website design

Your business is unique and your website requirements are too.  As such, we don’t offer a range of rigid, pre-priced packages.  We’d rather discuss your project with you and provide you with a FREE quotation tailored to your exact needs and budget.  You can be assured we always provide competitive, fair pricing and offer top quality web design and development using our in-house team based in Monmouth, UK.

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All the features you need and more

Because we’re web developers as well as web designers, we’re pretty much unlimited in the features and functions we can add to your website.  All of our web design packages typically include the following features as standard.

Easy to use content management system (WordPress). Once we've designed the website you can easily add and edit your own content.
Fully customised and bespoke design to match your brand and business objectives.
Fully responsive design - will work perfectly on all devices
Optimised website performance - will load fast on all devices
Free SSL certificate (https://)
Page designs to match your products and services
Advanced contact form, including email notifications and contact database
GDPR compliant privacy policy and Cookie policy/handling
Included stock Images
Included stock video clips
Customer testimonials
Social media Linking
Social media feeds
Google maps integration
W3C Web accessibility standards compliant
Fully SEO Optimised
Automatic site map generation when changes are made to the site
Submission of site to search engines
Set up of google analytics and google search console
Set up of google My Business
Custom domain name and FREE first year's registration and hosting
FREE first year's web hosting on lighting fast, optimised web hosting that includes global CDN

A professional website for your business

It’s your website

Once the website is designed and launched, you have full ownership over the site and your domain name.  We give you full “back-end” access to everything to allow you to move your website and domain at any time.

Affordable web design without compromising on quality

Why aento?

From simple websites through to e-commerce platforms through to line of business web applications, aento has the knowledge and experience of cutting edge website design and build to allow your website to be designed and built in the shortest possible time.

We take the time to become familiar with your business and what you want to achieve with your website.   In the same way that every business is different, no two website design projects are the same.

We use our wide experience to build a website unique to you and specific to your needs.  Our services are cost effective, even for the smallest of businesses and provide rapid return on investment.

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We'd love to have the opportunity to help you with your project.

Why not take advantage of our FREE, no obligation, initial consultation.   Just send us a few details on what you're working on and we'll let you know if we can help.

Business website design – keeping your project on track

Small business website design – our process

We follow a well defined website design for small business process to ensure your website is developed and built as quickly as possible whilst ensuring it meets all of your goals and provides you with maximum return on investment.

Phase 1 – Requirements gathering and planning

Careful reserach and planning are key to the ultimate success of any web design/development project.

Understanding your business and your goals

We start by asking all the right questions to understand your business and to establish exactly what your requirements for the website are.  We make sure we understand your image, goals, target markets and so much more.

Plan for success

We map out the architecture and structure of your website.  We define the pages and their relationships to each other.  We work with you to define the content, text, images, videos, etc to include to get the best results on search engines.

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Phase 2 – Website design

We then design a first layout of your website.  Trying out different layout, font and colour palette ideas to best reflect you and your business and to match your business image.  We will modify the website layout as needed until you are happy with the overall design.  Once the design and layout of your site has been agreed we can move on to building your website.

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Phase 3 – Website build & test


We build your website following best practice for technical website build and W3C accessibility requirements to allow your website to be used by the widest possible audience.

We build your site to look and work great on all devices, desktop and mobile and to be optimised for search engine performance.  We will ensure that your website complies with all legal requirements such as GDPR and use of cookies.

We will enable your website for integration with services such as google analytics, bing webmaster tools, etc.


When it comes to the ultimate success of your website, content is king.  It is often best for the content to come from you, the customer, as you know your business best.  If you will find it difficult to provide content we can optionally undertake competitor and keyword research and provide professional copywriting.  Either way, we will be there to ensure your content is SEO (Search Engine Optimised) to get the best results for your site.


We test your website in different browsers and on different devices.  We will run a technical audit on the website to ensure that there are no technical issues that could impact on your website’s Search Engine performance.   As a part of building your website it is important that the site is tested.  Ensuring it is mobile optimized and works well on all devices.

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Phase 4 – Website launch


When the website is launched, we will ensure that correct sitemap and robots.txt files are created and will register your website with the major search engines to kick start your website SEO.  Optionally, we can register your website with various well respected online business directories to further boost your SEO.


We’ll provide you with training to allow you to work with your website, keep content up to date, add blog posts, manage product listings, etc.

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Phase 5 – Ongoing support


Following launch, we’ll continue to monitor your website performance and will be on hand to provide any technical support you need.

Digital Marketing

If you want us to continue to help you build your website’s online presence, we can provide ongoing SEO and digital marketing services.

If you’re happy to build your website’s presence online by yourself why not consider using our SEO and digital marketing analytics platform to monitor your website performance on an  ongoing basis.

Other things to consider

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Why WordPress?

We build websites for our customers using the popular WordPress content management system.  As of late 2019, WordPress powers more than 60 million websites worldwide and is used in over 33% of the top 10 million websites.  It is by far the most popular platform for building websites worldwide.

WordPress is a scalable web platform that is fully compliant with web standards.  It can be extended and expanded as needed using a huge eco-systems of plugins and extensions to provide just about any functionality you can imagine.   Start with a small business website presenting a few pages and expand over time to a full blown e-commerce solution offering thousands of products for sale.  It’s all possible with WordPress.

The importance of a content management system

One important aspect of aento building a website for your small business or start-up using WordPress is that, being a content management system, once we have designed and launched your initial website you can then add content to your website yourself.

You can add pages, blog posts, new products, etc to your website without worrying about website design.  New content added to the site will automatically follow the style and layout rules defined by aento for your website and will just look right and perform correctly on all devices.

Of course, we will always be on hand to provide further support, maintenance and assistance with your website and we’re happy to add new content to your website for you if you desire

Professional WordPress web hosting

We offer competitively priced, scalable, state of the art WordPress website hosting.  The perfect home for your website. Find out more here.

Email addresses

Our WordPress hosting packages include email mailboxes using your own domain name.

Ecommerce websites

We build ecommerce websites that give you an easy to manage, great looking online shop that works on all devices.  Find our more here.

Support and maintenance

Having a problem with your website?  We can sort that out.  Our support and maintenance packages will give you the knowledge that all issues will be handled quickly. Making sure your website stays running smoothly.  Contact us for more details.

Digital Marketing and SEO services

We can manage your digital marketing and SEO on a monthly basis at a competitive rate.  Find out more here.

SEO Analytics

Fed up of having to use multiple services and providers to find out just how your website, social media and digitial marketing is performing in the real world?  aento’s SEO analytics platform brings together data from multiple sources into a one stop reporting dashboard that is always on and always collecting data.  Easily monitor your website, digital advertising and social marketing.  Find out more here.


Run a free performance audit on your website now and see the results immediately.

Quickly identify any technical issues with your website that may be affecting its performance.  Get a report that provides prioritised recommendations on what to fix to improve your website performance.

Our free website performance audit automatically checks the following key areas of your website:


Affordable, high quality, small business web design

aento vs a website builder program

It can be tempting, particularly if you are a small business or working to a very tight budget to consider using a website builder program to build your own website.   Many website hosting companies offer a step by step visual website builder that can build rather generic looking websites based on a templating system.  It can initially appear cost effective and time efficient to use a website builder and it might be a good idea to get an initial website up and running whilst you consider a more professional website.

However, relying on a website builder program can mean that your website will not be optimised to meet your business goals and will under perform.  A poorly designed and under performing website can cost you significant amounts of money over time in terms of lost business opportunities and poor customer satisfaction.

Why spend time learning how to use a website builder when we can do it for you, leaving you to concentrate on your business?  Using aento gives you access to our expert advice at every stage of your website design, build and launch.  We will always give you our objective perspective and help you accomplish your short and long term goals.

A website design for small business is an essential, vital tool for small business and start-ups.  At the very least, contact us to get a price estimate for your project before making a final decision.

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