About Start Smart
DEDICATED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY
Start Smart Website is a sub-brand of Bauhinia Solutions, and we recognised a gap in the market for cost effective, easy to use, ready-made websites that YOU can manage yourself. Whilst we have been building WordPress websites since 2007, all our work has been through word of mouth, and existing clients. We’ve created this website to highlight our work.
In early 2019, we decided to spread our wings and jump all in, and officially start promoting our website design and development services. We are based in Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Africa, Netherlands, and Australia. We happily work with clients globally. Our service has been specifically designed for women entrepreneurs who are time poor, and want to spend their money wisely.
We like to keep things simple and uncomplicated, and Nicole’s attention to detail has rubbed off on the team.
We’re excited to help you create a beautiful, professional and fully functional website!
Founder and Director
Nicole started blogging after moving to Hong Kong in 2003, started learning to create websites in 2005 and has been providing virtual support since 2007. Having grown alongside WordPress, Nicole has designed and built her own websites as well as many client sites. She started out hand coding the CSS files, and as WordPress and technology evolved, she shifted to creating almost custom designs using premium themes from StudioPress and Elegant Themes.
Over the past 10 years Nicole has noticed how much more empowered women are to start their own business, and with this in mind, felt it was time to offer an almost custom website design solution. Nicole’s goal is to empower 1,000 women to manage and maintain their own website (until they’re ready to outsource it due to business success and growth).
A brand new website that fits my brand perfectly.
Nicole and her team have been instrumental in scaling up my business by creating a brand-new website that is easy to maintain and fits my brand perfectly. This has been great in helping me to get my name "out there." The team are wonderful to work with: super-responsive and dedicated to making me shine online. I can't recommend them highly enough!
Britta Butler, Founder, Britta Butler Designs
Made a significant difference to my business.
I’ve worked with the team on two occasions to rebuild commercial websites for my business. I highly recommend their services for anyone looking for a one-stop solution partner to build a simple, attractive and effective website for a small business. I found them to be very easy to work with because they are super structured in terms of planning for the necessary inputs and work to be done. They limit the systems they work within so that they can be very efficient and knowledgeable. In addition, they were able to make decisions about the look and usability of the website that suited me perfectly and saved me a lot of trouble. The results are two websites that I’m proud of that bring me business every day.
Angela Spaxman, Founder, Loving Your Work & Spaxman Limited
Offered invaluable insights and suggestions.
A huge help working with Anna on the redesign of our website. Anna quickly understood our client base and therefore the look and feel we were after. She offered invaluable insights and suggestions both in terms of content and design and was able to translate web requirements into something I could work with. I wouldn’t have made the progress we did without Anna’s support. We now have a website that we’re really proud of.
Suzanne Lines, Executive Coach, abamentis Ltd
I couldn’t work with a better company.
And they rocked it people. I couldn’t work with a better company. I love these guys, they were SO easy to work with, so patient, and so professional. If you’re looking to work with people who come from a place of integrity, I highly commend Nicole Graham and the team at Bauhinia Solutions.
Michelle Chant, Soul Coach, Holistic Therapist
Beautiful websites at low cost.
Bauhinia offers beautiful websites at low cost. The customer service was thorough and friendly.
Dr. Monica Borschel, Clinical Psychologist
The whole process was efficient and effective.
When I was setting up my business as a sole trader, I was so fortunate and grateful to have the expertise, guidance and support of Nicole and Anna to help me with my website. The whole process, from vision to implementation, was efficient and effective and the final product is an ideal representation of me and my business.
Aran, Founder, Trainer and Coach, MindTheFullness