Bristol-based BaseKit has a mission to democratise tech across the globe. The organisation has quickly become renowned for its accessible digital tools for micro-businesses. As a software development company, BaseKit has prioritised catalysing a digital revolution to help business owners realise their ambitions and start selling online. 

Since celebrating its new B Corporation status at the start of this month, its latest initiative is a co-branded referral program, KitStart. The idea was born out of a goal to reach a wider audience more effectively and efficiently. KitStart utilises the same award-winning BaseKit Platform to small businesses, providing the opportunity for founders to create an online presence on desktop and mobile devices. 

The program will offer BaseKit partners a super fast way to boost digital services play,  scale their business and make dreams with effortless digital business tools designed with the entrepreneur on the go in mind.

Building an online business 

BaseKit’s research in collaboration with YouGov uncovered a huge disparity in digital education for small businesses across Britian. 26% of the surveyed business owners said they didn’t have a website, whilst 77% said they wouldn’t look for new digital tools. In such a fast paced economy, there’s a risk these businesses won’t be able to compete in the long run. 

“We announced last year our revised company mission for tech democracy for small businesses,” explains Simon Best, CEO at BaseKit. “Traditionally partners white label our software and integrate it into their platform. With this new solution, we hope to open up our software to many other businesses large and small who are looking to help small businesses thrive.”

Partners can earn 40% commission, whilst facilitating small businesses to enrich their digital services. 

BaseKit prides itself on offering super simple digital tools, designed to encourage anyone with a business idea to start selling or take bookings and payments. Their editor is a cross-device responsive which means it works everywhere whether you choose to work from your desktop or mobile phone on the go.

KitStart delivers BaseKit’s platform, developed and proven over the past 15 years with small businesses, enabling them to create a website, start selling and take bookings on their mobile in minutes.

Shona Wright

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