Here's a little insight into our journey from being a tiny school project to becoming a reality as a small business.
Carefully put together, piece by piece.
We are a small online business based in the UK, providing cloud service offerings an an authorised reseller through trusted partners, along with selling general merchandise via online marketplaces (eBay/Amazon etc.). We were formed in April 2018 as a business but we've been around much longer.
New Years Day 2012
ArbiInnovate came to life.
What was just an idea on paper became a reality. The idea was to start small, featuring various ideas of the activities that would be implemented. Web hosting and selling odd items were some of the ideas.
yseHosting was introduced.
On August 1st 2013, via a VPS we started providing shared small web hosting services on our site. Exciting times back then.
We had a name change.
In 2014 we had a bit of a name change... We became ArbiInnovate Online GB and had introduced new services such as Webspaces to the ring. At the same time we kicked off a StartJoin project too.
Fibermouse is born.
Shortly after the StartJOIN project was launched and was mostly successful, we renamed our Webspaces service to Fibermouse. By that time we were hosting a few small websites as well.
Fibermouse was retired.
Our environment was changing and it was decided that Fibermouse would be retired. It would be back to the drawing board.
We officially became a business.
It was back to the drawing board back in 2017 for the most part. But the biggest milestone yet was in 2018. On April 25th we were officially incorporated as a limited company in the United Kingdom.
We joined eBay United Kingdom.
On September 12th 2018, we joined eBay as a business and from time to time processed a number of sales of general and IT merchandise (motherboards, modems, CPU's etc.).
Mar - July 2020
Unusual times due to the pandemic.
2019 was a calm year but 2020 however as for many others was a complete different story as we were affected by the pandemic. Being under a national lockdown and under various restrictions our initial plans to expand were put on hold. Restrictions started to ease during the summer and slowly but surely start to put a few plans into practice.
We joined the Microsoft Partner Network as a reseller.
In October we became part of Microsoft's Partner Network as an authorised indirect reseller, allowing us to provide cloud subscriptions to great products such as Office365, Windows and even SQL Server!
We joined Lenovo's Partner Hub.
In addition to becoming an MPN member we registered with Lenovo's Partner Hub. On top of that, planning was under way to start putting our store together.
Another lockdown comes in but the show must go on.
At the start of the new year we joined IBM's PartnerWorld program and also became an Adobe Certified reseller. We hope to be offering services from these on our web store when it becomes available!
We joined Dropbox Business's Partner Program.
This month after doing all the training we became authorised administrators/resellers on Dropbox Business's Partner Program - which also includes Hellosign as well!
For us it's onward and upward.
Our journey continues - despite life being far from normal we're still pushing forward with our plans including our Give Back scheme, hoping to give a small percentage towards good causes.