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Hi, we're Ben and Emma

…and we don’t just make websites

Currently based in Asia, we manage and work with businesses from all over the world to improve customer experience and create whatever you need to make your business fly.
We don’t just build you a website, we’re consultants that care about every aspect of your business.
Website Development

From theme implementation to customised development… more>

Shopping & Memberships

Online payments, subscriptions, members areas, digital and physical products… more>

Booking Systems

Hotels, hostels, tour companies, API and iCal integrations… more>

Translation

Language switching and country detection… more>

Search Engine Optimisation

Keyword analysis, landing pages, copywriting, ADA compliance… more>

Managed Hosting

Updates, backups, caching, image optimisation, uptime monitoring and issue resolution… more >

Online Marketing

Keyword analysis, audience targeting, content planning.

Graphic Design

Logo and identity development, brand guidelines… more>

We use the best tools to create you a powerful presence.

Helping to build your business from the ground up, or managing the small bits and pieces for you online. Always with honest advice and reasonable prices.
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Recent projects

Since November 2015 we’ve been on the road and spent half of our time working and volunteering with businesses and causes that we love. Below are some of our recent projects.

Vinka Design

A brand new website for Anita with full customisation of an existing Pro Photo theme, additional custom categories and code, managed hosting, and a full SEO project.

Visit vinkadesign.co.nz

Cari Hill Photography

With beautiful photos and prints for sale, the simple website we created puts Cari’s images front and centre. We built online shopping functionality and did a simple SEO project, giving her the tools to keep improving SEO herself.

Visit carihillphotography.com

RNE Group Ltd

We completed a full re-brand of RNE Group with a new logo, professional website and SEO project in 2 languages for prospective students studying overseas.

Read Elina's Testimonial
Visit rnegroup.co

Jungle Tide

For 5 months of 2019 we lived and managed Jungle Tide Guesthouse while the owners were away. As well as welcoming guests and helping with the business, we developed their new website and channel managers.

Visit jungletide.com

Trusted Tours

We created a business name, logo, and website for our friend while we were in Sri Lanka to help him attract more clients to his wonderful tours.

Visit srilankatrustedtours.com

Inspired Health

We created a beautiful new online space for Rachael at Inspired Health. Online shopping, membership functionality and custom event building.

Read Rachel's Testimonial
Visit inspiredhealth.co.nz

Together Journal

Custom homepage development and additional functionality with a re-skin of the existing Together Journal website to match their new magazine layout.

Read Greta's Testimonial
Visit togetherjournal.co.nz

Motovac

An online portfolio website with a simple shopping function for the new MotoVac product.

Visit motovac.nz

Sundocs

We created a new website for Dr. David Hassan to take online bookings and a social media marketing plan for promoting his important work.

Visit sundocs.co.nz

Twelve Tables

With beautiful event hire marquees and furniture, we created a new website with an integrated wishlist function and custom quote feature.

Read Jean's Testimonial
Visit twelvetables.co.nz

Totem Retreat

With amazing experiences and a converted farmhouse for hire, Totem Retreat has lots of space for beautiful images, online booking and contact ability.

Read Kate's Testimonial
Visit totemretreat.co.nz

Wild Delicious

A shop and blog for healthy living and amazing recipes using all natural ingredients. We are proud to work with Amber to grow her Wild Delicious life. With so many plans for the future, we can’t wait to see this website grow!

Read Amber's Testimonial
Visit wilddelicious.com

Leaf and Honey

After creating a mothers day site in 24 hours, we expanded the Leaf and Honey presence to include a custom portfolio layout and simple, functional design.

Read More
Visit leafandhoney.co.nz

Centrepoint Fabrics

New Zealand’s Largest Fabric Emporium.

Theme customisation, hosting and online shopping functionality.

Visit Centrepointfabrics.co.nz

Fast Track Compliance

Theme customisation, hosting, and monthly online marketing for New Zealand’s #1 Vehicle Compliance Facility.

Visit Fasttrackcompliance.co.nz

Rancho Tropical

A brand new website with 3 languages, online tour bookings and custom page types.

Existing theme customisation, new page development and displaying some fantastic Costa Rican adventures!

Read more
Visit Ranchotropical.com

La Isla de Los Monos

Our ten months living in the Amazon jungle and helping on one of the most amazing causes we have ever come across.

Website development, business strategy, social media development, fundraising.

Read More
Visit laisladelosmonos.org
Visit laisladelosmonos.org

Manati Lodge

Updating the website, copy, producing promotional videos and social strategy for Marillia’s beautiful jungle lodge in the Amazon.

Read Amber's Testimonial
Read More
Visit Manatilodge.com

Nina Chocolates

Two weeks staying with the brilliant Luz and Oliver to build two websites and define a brand and social strategy for their tree to bar bean and chocolate companies.

Read More
Read Luis' Testimonial
Visit ninachocolates.com
Other Recent Work

As well as full customer experience management we are also web development, design and hosting experts! Our philosophy is simple – use tools that are easy to maintain, fast to implement and keep costs down for you.

Here are a few of the brands we’ve worked with recently on design and development.

Speed improvements

Malware protection

Newsletter building

New products and coupons

 

Website improvements

SEO project

New pages


Website improvements

New pages and additions

Nuts and bolts

Custom theme development

Custom plugin code

Functionality improvements

Website design

Template implementation

E-commerce setup

Hosting


Website design

Template implementation

E-Commerce solution setup

Hosting

Custom menu development

New design implementation

E-commerce implementation.

E-mail styling.

Website design

Template implementation

Hosting

Testimonials

  • You weren’t just creating our website, the whole experience I felt was mostly focused on re-branding our company in the value we were wanting to approach to the audience.

    Elina – RNE Group

  • Working with BE Business was a breeze. I love my new-look website – it’s slick, easy-to-use, so beautiful and has style. I love the result, but the best thing was that the whole process of working with BE Business was just so darn easy. I was so grateful for this! I’d love to recommend these guys. They’re amazing.

    Rachel Grunwell – Inspired Health

  • You really understand my business and you get the solutions I need…

    Greta Kenyon – Together Journal

  • What we appreciate is the constant support we got from them, even when they left, we still get their help until now…

    Luz & Oliver Eggers – Nina Chocolates

  • I could never have imagined that after a very short time I would get such a quality, what a job ! I don’t have words to thank you guys for what you made for us !..

    Marillia – Manati Lodge

Read our full testimonials

How can we help?

Whether you’re looking for advice or action, we want to help.

Your Place Online

We can help to update your current website and make it mobile friendly or build you a brand spanking new one.

Digital Marketing

We can help you better manage marketing efforts through smart promotional tactics for your business. We can review and improve your SEO for greater online visibility.

Mind Your Business

Whether it is hands on improvement or managing in your absence. We have the skills you need in a team you can trust. Short or longer term.

Experience

We can help you better understand how others think about your business from searching for your product through to repeat purchases and brand loyalty.

Getting Social

We can help you look at all of your online social media and create a plan to optimise and excite your followers on each of your channels.

Get the Word Out

We can help you better manage marketing efforts through smart promotional tactics, building qualified leads and a whole raft of digital marketing strategies.

Making it Tick

We can help you identify areas for improvement on your day-to-day operations, while helping your business to reduce cost and improve efficiencies.

Win Hearts & Minds

We can help you to find innovative ways to win customers, retain fans, and increase conversion rates.

Here For You

We’re here to learn about your business, chat, and give free advice to help you.

Contact Us Today

OUR STORY

Since November 2015 we have been traveling through Latin America, Asia and Europe. We split our time between traveling, volunteering and working.

Our philosophy is to work with great people on great projects and then donate the rest of our time and money to causes that we discover on our travels.

Without a strict plan of where to go next, we can stop and concentrate our time on your business. 2019 has been all about managing a guest house in Sri Lanka and on to India (via the stunning islands in The Maldives). Where to next? We have no idea!


Ben McMahon

I’ve always had the travel bug. After university I spent 2 years abroad and during the next 8 years working in various corporate roles I always hoped I’d get to ditch the suit and live a digital nomad lifestyle.

When Emma and I realised we had the same crazy way of thinking it was only 3 months before we were on a plane to Chile without a return date in mind. After experiencing this side of life we’re resolved to use our skills to turn our extended holiday in to our lifestyle.

My corporate experience covers time working directly in Process Improvement, Service Delivery, Product Development and Marketing Management. I completed my MBA with AUT in 2008 and was once on a comedy radio show. Seriously.

Emma Harfield

Travel has always been a huge part of my life, I can’t remember when I haven’t been lusting over a new destination for adventures! What Ben and I have created is a life of balance, where we can travel and experience the world, but also spend time working with causes we love and on projects that can make a difference.

I have a passion for people – BE Business enables me to apply my experience in relationship management, and help clients to build and maintain connections with customers.

Strengths from my previous corporate life lie in business planning, building sales strategies, creating marketing campaigns and understanding how to generate new business opportunities.

Contact Us Today

If you’re looking for some advice or more information about what we do please get in touch. We’re always happy to have a chat!

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