Impressive Websites for Small Businesses | sitebreed

My goal: to develop a website that works for your business.

The attention span of people surfing the web is notoriously short. If your website doesn’t look professional enough, doesn’t create an impression, and is not immediately engaging, online visitors will close it down and look elsewhere in a matter of seconds. And that’s as good as not having a website at all.

If that’s the case with your current website, I encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible. There is no reason why you should settle for a mediocre website that doesn’t do anything for your business. I will develop a web presence that finally works for you and your business.

If you don’t have a website, I’m guessing you already know you need one. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. Maybe you just never found the right person to develop it, or you’ve been putting it off because you think it’s going to be too complicated. It’s not. Now is the time: I’d love to help you bring your business online! Let’s talk about how to make it happen.

I promise to make the process as smooth, painless, and fast as possible. That’s my commitment.

An approximate model of my brain:


The blink of an eye: that’s how long you have to impress your online visitors. People judge a website in less than a second, and their first impressions affect the way they perceive that business as a whole. That’s why you need a website that stands out from the crowd.

Web Developer

Small businesses don’t benefit from over-complicated websites that confuse users. What they need is something that is well-organized, easy to navigate and built to help them attract new customers. This section of my brain takes care of that.

SEO Analyst

Because there’s no point in having a website that nobody can find, I’ll optimize your website in ways that will make it rank well on Google and other search engines.


Judith Klein Rich


“Working with Nuno on our big We Heart Astoria re-launch was a pleasure and provided a seamless experience. Not only did Nuno have great recommendations on how to improve our website through new navigation, design and SEO optimization, he made our internal workflows easier and organized. As a result of Nuno’s work on We Heart Astoria’s re-design, we experienced a 300% increase in organic traffic that has been sustained (and growing steadily) for the last 3 years. We continue to work with Nuno on other site extensions and developments and implicitly trust him with our business.”

Chris Murillo


“Sitebreed delivered a website that exceeded our expectations, both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Nuno was able to understand, translate and, in many cases, improve upon our vision for the website, which added tremendous value to the final product.”

Doug Karr


“Sitebreed is the best web design outfit we’ve ever used. They did a complete re-design of our Pie Face Pictures production company website and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Nuno and his team’s input was invaluable every step of the way, their designs are fantastic and they make the process fun. The combination of consummate professionalism with boatloads of talent is a rare find. I recommend Sitebreed to anyone in need of web design services. They’re fast, effective, and have great taste. What more could you ask for?”



I own a computer.

That’s a start. I also have an internet connection. So, there you go.


I hate crappy sites.

With a passion. Nobody deserves a crappy site. That’s just wrong. There is no justification for crappy sites


I was born in São Miguel, a beautiful island in the Azores, Portugal.

This is not relevant at all, but you should visit. It’s nice there. We have a lot of cows. Great dairy products. Awesome steak.


When I was young, I built my mother an electric juicer using a conventional plastic juice squeezer and a motor from a hairdryer.

It only worked one time, but I like to think that it was an early indicator of entrepreneurship. Also, I’m pretty sure my mother had to go out to the corner store and buy a new hairdryer. That shows that I’ve been helping small businesses thrive from a young age. Right?


I wrote my first book at 16. Over summer vacation.

If that doesn’t say something about focus, commitment and dedication, I don’t know what does.


I won’t buy anything that has an ugly label. (That drives my wife nuts, by the way.)

I might be a little bit too obsessed
with the way things look, but I think
that ugly labels, just like ugly websites,
are a sign of sloppiness. With the
right amount of effort, there is no
reason whatsoever to not have both
great content and great packaging.
It’s with that goal in mind that I
approach every project I work on.


If I buy something that has a nice label but sucks, I get very, very disappointed.

Nothing makes me madder than that. I feel like a fool. And I have to face my wife.


Like you, I also have a small business.

I know what it takes.

Domain name


Website Design

Content Management

Website Maintenance


You can hire me to create your website only, or to create it and manage it over the years. That’s totally up to you. Either way, it is important that you are aware that designing the website is only one of the steps of the process and that there are other costs involved. You’ll need a domain name and a hosting service to get started, and you’ll need to maintain it once it’s live. So, if you are considering creating a website for your small business, read this introductory guide and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Domain names (ex: “mydomainname.com”) are to websites as street addresses are to houses, and you’ll need to acquire and register your domain name at a domain name registrar. Once you decide on a name and check its availability, it should be a pretty straightforward process. Normal domain names are not very expensive to acquire, and you shouldn’t pay a registrar more than $15.00/year to register and renew yours.

Some web designers will buy domain names for their clients, but I strongly believe this is something you should always do directly with a domain name registrar. I mean, it’s your name; you should own it and personally have all the rights to use it, even if you don’t work with that particular designer in the future.

If the domain name is the street address, hosting servers are the house itself: the place where your website will live online. These are powerful computers that are always connected to the internet to make your website available at all times.

You’re free to choose any web hosting service you want, but, like everything else, some hosting providers are better than others. In any case, you should be able to find reliable hosting for around $8.00/month, maybe less.

Once your website is ready to go, I’ll transfer everything from my development area to your web host, making sure everything is working smoothly. After that, technical support regarding hosting will be handled by your web hosting company.

I’ll use a WordPress theme as a framework to create a professional website with up to 10 pages, structured to fit your business needs.

The content of those pages (all text, photos, and everything else you want to put on the site) will be provided by you, after we agree on a general direction for the project. I’ll optimize everything to make your website rank better on Google searches, and I’ll make all design and structural changes you want until you’re happy with the final product.

If you want to manage the site yourself, I’ll deliver a complete, fully functional website and you’ll take it from there, updating its content in the future whenever you want. That’s possible because your website will be installed on WordPress, a Content Management Service that runs pretty much like a blogging platform. You’ll be able to add and edit text, upload new photos, create new pages, and more.

The other option will be to acquire a Support and Maintenance package and let me take care of all that. Content creation will always be up to you, but I’ll put it up on the website making sure it looks good and is optimized for search engines. This includes photos, news about your business, videos, client testimonials, promotions and sales, reviews, media clips, and any sort of content you want to share. It also includes edits on any of the existing content.

Once the website is up and running, you’ll need to perform all necessary WordPress upgrades, including updates to all installed plugins. WordPress will always let you know when a new upgrade is available and will tell you how to install it. However, you should always play it safe and backup the website when performing upgrades, in case something goes wrong. I can’t stress this enough: backing up your site is very important.

If I’m your webmaster, I’ll be on top of all upgrades and security fixes, and I’ll be responsible for always having your website running on the latest stable version of WordPress. I’ll also perform monthly maintenance check-up to make sure everything is just peachy, and keep a backup of the website to avoid potential data loss.


How much?

I need to know a little more about the requirements of your website before I can give you an honest estimate.

So, hey: if you’re at least a bit curious about what I can do for your business, get in touch and we’ll go from there.


That’s how many people use the internet to research products, services or companies before they make a decision.

And that’s why you need a professional website that will attract these people and transform them into customers. I can help you achieve that.

The world went mobile.

It is estimated that 17.4% of total web traffic comes through mobile devices.

I’ll build you a website that looks good and performs well on smartphones and tablets. It’s essential.


A few more reasons why investing in a good website is good business:


All expenses involved with creating a website are tax deductible.


A website is something you pay for once, but stays there forever.


A website never closes, takes breaks or goes on vacation, meaning that it will be working for you even when you’re sleeping.


Studies show that 80% of customers trust a company more if it has a professional website.


A well-built website will rank higher on Google and other search engines.


Compared to pamphlets, brochures and other forms of traditional advertisement, a website can reach a lot more people for a lot less less money.


Most people today expect serious business owners to have an online presence.


If you have any questions, please get in touch. I’ll reply as soon as possible.