Agree with Duncan and Ange’s advice.
A good product with good feedback is a great position to be in. Many new businesses have similar challenges – starting with a low budget and still requiring high quality solutions supporting ‘being market competitive’.
Repeating Duncan’s advice – Swiftly 1000 website project is a great option https://www.manaaki.io/1000websites/.
Smaller operators that comprise graphic design, web site setup to create a strong visual appeal may also be worth looking at. These are usually home based workers with low overheads and more compelling price points – https://www.souldesigngroup.co.nz/ is an example. There are others so shop around.
A mix of the two may be worth considering.
Happy to talk further.
Good luck and please reach out to the Manaaki team.