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We are here to help small businesses and charities build their digital presence, ethically and holistically.


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Do you want to build a new website?

Business Website Design To Suit Your Business and Your Budget

A company’s website must be their wisest investment; it’s a business asset, and a professional modern website will help you stand out in a competitive market. We build our websites on WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace so they’re effortless to edit, and develop in the future.

We believe websites should grow as your business does without having to start from scratch, and we build with ethical values so we won’t oversell services you don’t need.

Do you want help with an existing website?

Upgrade Your Site, Improve the Style, Increase Traffic, Get Help

We can help you improve, tweak and develop your website to increase traffic and attract more sales. Or, to improve the functionality and make your life easier or help make your website more ethical and accessible.
Does your site need to be more user friendly, cleaner, simplified, or look more professional? Or do you have a big (or small) problem which needs fixing? We can take a look at it for you and provide a quote to help get it sorted.
We also offer monthly care and maintenance subscription packages to make looking after your website more stress-free.

Do you want help to be found on Google?

Keyword Optimisation and other Search Engine Help

If your business website needs some help (aka optimisation) to be ranked higher on Google and other search engines, then we can help!
It may be technical aspects like displaying on mobiles and tablets properly, ensure your site doesn’t have broken links or making your website faster and safer.
Or, perhaps, you need help with aspects like increasing visibility locally, keyword research or competitor analysis. We can provide both one-off overhauls or on-going monthly packages but without blinding you with science or charging you the earth.

Do you want training for your business or charity?

Bespoke website and SEO training, and mentoring

Our qualified trainers can provide either one to one, or group, bespoke training in a variety of digital subjects like WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, digital tools, or the ins and outs of improving your SEO.
Training takes place in and around Manchester or online and we hold a variety of group sessions throughout the year.
One to one sessions can be booked by the hour or in blocks of courses and we will tailor each session to your needs. We also offer on-going mentoring, for those who want help whilst they learn over time.

We are super nice, straight-talking, no-nonsense, professional, creative, experienced, flexible, oh! and….we’re a small business too!

Suzi Brown, Founder of The Smart Bear Digital
Suzi Brown

website design with Ethical Values and digital help without any hidden charges, from our office in urmston, trafford

The Smart Bear is a business website design and development company based in Urmston, within the borough of Trafford, Manchester, and we understand how scary it can be in a ‘techy’ world where the experts try to blind their clients with science; And so, we avoid using jargon and endeavour to explain everything in plain English.

Our mission is simple, we want to help facilitate small businesses looking better and working better online and our ethos is to never oversell or over-complicate the process.

We know how to design a website using WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace, and we’re here to help create good looking websites of a professional standard but at an affordable price by removing anything unnecessary, or anything not required by the client. We feel there is a huge gap between the prices of big-client-big-budget web agencies, and the little guy who is on a tight budget and working hard to make their business work.

And, as we work independently (we’re a small business too!), our overheads are kept low and we can pass these savings on.

We keep our website designs simple and functional whilst also retaining a modern feel. Combining our decade of WordPress experience with newer developments such as search engine optimisation and mobile first responsive websites, our clients obtain a business website which helps to grow their business.

If this sounds like a company you want to help to build your new website or modify/rebrand an existing website, then book in for a free consultation to find out how we can help.


Customer reviews

Laura Borland
Laura B.
16:44 31 Aug 21
If there was a medal for professionalism and patience then Suzi would definitely win it! I am really pleased with the website that has been created. I really appreciated Suzi's willingness to engage and listen and make ideas. I found her really easy to work with.... and did I mention her patience?! She is really responsive and clearly cares about delivering a great service. Highly recommend 🙂
Michelle Crosby
Michelle C.
14:30 23 Feb 21
So glad I booked a power hour with Sarah! Lots of straight forward practical SEO and social media advice and a friendly motivational chat all at the same time!
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