Whether you need to set up your small business website or refresh your existing one, there are several free website builders that can help. Here are our picks of the best.

1. Wix

One of the best things about Wix is its offering of hundreds of templates specifically designed to suit a variety of businesses – restaurants, accommodation, freelance creatives, designers, consultants, event planners, education providers and more.

Wix offers a range of premium plans, but its website builder option includes 500MB storage, secure hosting, a mobile site and a handy drag-and-drop editor function – and it’s free!

2. WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms around, so it’s no surprise it powers 30% of websites. It allows users to create a website quickly and easily, making it a good choice for small businesses and sole traders.

Its free website builder includes access to hundreds of free themes, a customised WordPress URL address, unlimited pages and blog posts, 3GB of space and community support. There’s an option to upgrade to Premium or Business plans, both of which come with additional features.

3. Weebly

Weebly sites are easy to create and are designed with first-time business users in mind. Offering a range of plans, including a free website builder, each plan boasts additional features and benefits.

Small business owners opting for the free option have access to SSL security, unlimited pages, chat and email support, and 500MB storage space.

4. Webs

Sticking by its motto – “We’ve been making small business simple since day one.” – Webs allows businesses and individuals to create professional websites easily. Sign up, choose a URL and free theme, then use the drag-and-drop function to build your free website. Webs has three paid plans in addition to its freebie, which includes access to complimentary themes and hosting.

A free website builder is a good place to start, but as your business and its needs grow, it’s worth upgrading to a paid plan or hiring professionals to develop and design a modern, SEO-friendly business website.

Whether you use a free builder or pay for a plan, keep your website up to date, refresh it with new images and publish content regularly. Take advantage of all the features at your disposal – such as site analytics, social media buttons and blogs – to make the best business website possible.