Wellington Website Design Agency
Grow My Business is a Website Design Agency based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Our mission is to help as many small businesses survive, thrive and grow via awesome websites, as we can!
Meet the Team
Iona & Ben
Hi, I’m Iona and the founder of Grow My Business. I’m a big picture thinker who is practically minded and understands all the challenges of running a small business. I have a background in business strategy and operations, working with start-ups as well as global businesses.
I bring a strategic view to web design ensuring all websites are customer and results-focused to meet your business goals.
As well as GMB, I run Chrysalis for Women, a Wellington networking group for women, and I’m an instructor on all things “website” for The Helpful Academy. I recently co-authored a book “The Perfect Recipe for Creating Awesome Content” and I am excited about other collaboration projects in the pipeline.
Ben, who is also my son, brings flair and functionality to the design. He has a background in graphic design and illustration as well as web development which means he has the rare ability to design both visually and practically. An innate problem solver he is always looking at how to improve on things and do them better.
He’s the one that gets involved when we need clever solutions, researching new functionality or design and then customising this to meet our client’s needs.
Together we make an AWESOME team.
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Here when you need us
We build relationships as well as websites
It starts with coffee and leads to something really rather fabulous! What can I say – we love coffee (especially if accompanied by cake).
We’re not a build it and run agency.
We work closely with our clients to get them the best results for their businesses. We are very privileged to still be working with many clients from when we first started, updating and managing their websites as their businesses evolve and grow
We use a platform that you can easily manage and update yourself. We provide training and resources if that’s what you want to do, with our support when you need it.
If you want to focus on your business and have us take care of it all we offer this too. Check out our Website Care Plans for more details.
Whatever works for your business, we’re here when you need us.
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Where it all started…
I worked in operations and business development for several start up businesses, getting them going and growing before realising I would never have the final say, I would always be working for someone else and was always making money for other people.
Through this time I also got breast cancer and it totally changed my perspective on what was important.
So I started my own business consultancy with my 20 years of experience in growing businesses and saw straight away that most small businesses had either a very bad or non-existent online presence.
They came to me for expert business advice and clearly their most important business tool, their website or lack of was really hindering their ability to grow their business online.
They had great businesses but their online presence did not reflect this. And they had no idea where to start or what to do.
Aha thought I “This is where I can create the most impact and add the most value ”
So that’s where building effective websites for small businesses all started. All businesses are different but what they want is the same – to reach and convert more customers.
Ben joined the team in 2019 while studying at Yoobee design school.
To date we have built over 150+ websites, transforming the online presence of these businesses and being part of their growth journey. What a privilege.