Web design for small businesses


Hi I’m Martin and I run my small business web design services, from my office in Cheddar, Somerset, UK. Using WordPress’s content management system (CMS) and e-commerce software, my emphasis is on clear navigation, usable and uncomplicated design, with every effort made to ensure a good natural search engine position over time and to keep costs as low as possible. I operate through my own limited company, Kay Initiatives Ltd.

My services include web site and blog maintenance, monitoring customers’ web site security, web content management, hosting, email provision, and setting up of various site add-on features where required. I also create web shops with WooCommerce.  For some clients I also manage a Google Adwords campaign, Twitter or Facebook pages, and carry out search engine optimisation work. Click here to find out more about my background.

Small business web design

If you are looking to set up a first web site for a small business I can create a starter web site for a set-up cost, for the initial creation, design, and filling out of the content for up to 10 pages. Domain name registration and maintenance is also available if needed for an additional fee. This would be a web site you can then maintain yourself by logging in to the site in any browser.

I would show you how to do that as part of the set-up, via a remote desktop and Skype/FaceTime session (or in person if you are close to me in Somerset or North Somerset). Using popular site frameworks like WordPress means your site adapts well to smaller screens and tablets, is fully portable to any host and can be supported by any one of thousands of international web services providers. You wouldn’t be locked in to any support contract or stuck with some bespoke web site that is hard to maintain.

Web site hosting

I provide web hosting and also domain name services for my customers, so you have a one-stop shop for anything to do with your web site. I can set up domain-based email accounts for you, or redirect your domain email to a BT Internet, Microsoft,Gmail or other email address you may already use. Annual fully-managed WordPress hosting on my server includes Wordfence security monitoring and InfiniteWP automated site backups.

Webmaster tools

For those customers who require it, I can also keep on top of their site’s relationship with Google. This used to be just about getting good search engine visibility (and still is) but also now involves a lot of work around effective keyword usage, setting up Google Places, Analytics, managing Google Ads (Adwords) settings and keeping abreast of any issues in the Google Webmaster Tools area (where issues around accessibility and visibility of sites are reported) that need attention.


If you are looking to set up an internet store I can help with this, using popular off-the-shelf e-commerce packages. Because I run sideline e-commerce businesses of my own, I can not only install an e-commerce site but also advise on everyday store management matters such as shipping, stock control and tax settings.

Social media services

I also provide some services to small businesses looking to get to grips with Twitter and Facebook, so if you would like some help with developing your social media profile, please get in touch.  In my Facebook page I also post information related to current internet issues (particularly around security and fraud) that may be of interest to my customers, as well as keeping people informed of my own news.

Cheddar Village

cheddar2016_logoSince 2004 I have created and maintained the local Somerset web site Cheddar Village providing local news and information to tourists and residents, and supporting local initiatives in our community of around 5000 people. Many of my clients are local to the village and thus also benefit from some valuable “link juice” from the Cheddar web site.

In 2015 I worked on a new version of our local Parish Council web site – I’ve described the project in a bit more detail here – it’s a good example of an exercise in updating an old site and adding in some of the latest widgets and other features.

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