Small Business Contest Winner

Posted November 6th, 2009 in News by admin

It’s November and we’re wrapping up our Small Business Month competition. We received an overwhelming number of impressive entries, so picking a winner was a bit of a challenge!

We are very pleased to congratulate Wendy Lau of Blue Wonder Cloth ( as the winner of the $10,000 Extreme Small Business Makeover bundle!

About the Winner

2009-11-06-blue-wonderBlue Wonder Cloth has sold environmentally friendly cleaning products for over 15 years – before it was “in” to be green! Wendy has been selling products through her website for nine of those years and is one of’s first customers. She did so well that she bought out the business’ original owner almost five years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

Wendy’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs:

“Find a really good product. It must be something you really believe in, and it should fit the parameters of success – for example, is it easy to ship? Is it breakable? Whether you’re selling a service or a physical product, with the competition out there, you have to feel it’s going to be #1.”

Thank you to everyone that entered the contest – you have some fantastic stories and we can’t wait to learn more! Takes Home the ad:tech Award!

Posted April 21st, 2009 in Personal Message by admin

2009-04-21-wonYou did it!

Thanks to your votes, we officially won the People’s Choice Award for Best B2B Marketing Website!  We truly couldn’t have done it without you.

People’s Choice Awards are the ones that really matter to us, because they let us know that you think we’re doing it right. Again, thank you for voting.

We also want to send out congratulations to all the winners – there are some really great ideas out there! Check them out at

Hi! I’m Max.

Posted January 13th, 2009 in Personal Message by admin

himaxI’m the newest addition to the team here at a CityMax!
You might have already seen me on the new website. That was my first assignment – I even got to do a little video to introduce the website builder. It was my first “starring role”!
Anyways, my job is pretty much to give you the inside scoop. You know… all the things that you want to know to get the most out of your website builder!

On this blog, you’ll find out about all the great features you have right at your fingertips, just waiting to help you grow your business.

You’ll also start to see me around the website builder, helping you get the most out of CityMax, through introductory and “how-to” videos.

Well, that’s pretty much it for now. I can’t wait to share some of our “in-house info” with you!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Posted January 9th, 2009 in Personal Message by admin

Thank You for your business, collaboration and loyalty for the last 10 years.
What started as a simple goal (to give small business owners the tools to get their own websites) turned into the invention of the first dynamic easy website builder and, eventually, tens of thousands of loyal, active, and passionate entrepreneurs.

Like any good internet company, it started with a handful of zealots working all hours to create something really cool.  The dot com crash tested us.  Then a handful of passionate geeks joined and gave us the energy to take the company to the next level. Since then there was no turning back.  One by one, we built a team of empathetic and talented young professionals that really do care about you and the success of your website.

Being one of the online innovators and leaders over the last ten years has meant that we’ve had some great success and a few stumbles along the way. Thank You so much for sharing the highs with us and for your patience when it was required.

As we head into 2009, I’m very excited to let you in on a secret.  In the next days, weeks and months, CityMax will be transformed with:

  • A new, improved website builder
  • New, improved support
  • New, improved communication between you and CityMax
  • New tools
  • New servers
  • New training and education
  • New exclusive offers from some very cool customers

Over the last year, you’ve seen us quietly make a number of fundamental changes, like the Account System, that have enabled us make these improvements possible.

The most exciting part is the new “let’s do it” attitude that has swept over the team.  They’re determined to make CityMax more than just your website builder. They’re committed to providing all the tools, education and support you need to make your website a success.
Almost a year ago, the team committed to a new plan, to doing things differently and to doing whatever it takes to make it happen.   During these meetings, the team developed CityMax’s Vision, which has guided us in everything we’ve done ever since:

CityMax Vision

  • fuels the entrepreneur’s dreams online and is the vehicle that brings those dreams to reality.
  • By empowering the entrepreneur, our team, and our community with easy tools and education, we help make the imaginable possible.
  • Our long-term goal is to have a community of 1 Million entrepreneurs that trust and depend on our builder, tools, and education by 2015.
  • is where great people make great things happen.

Finally, I would like to introduce Max.  He’s a tiny bit of each one of us here.  He’s passionate about your success and believes in you.  He lives the CityMax Vision and will be cheering you on in the background.   You will get to know him well over the weeks ahead and I think you will grow to love him like we have.
At that, I will turn this blog over to Max and talk to you again as a guest blogger every now and then in the future.”

Thank You once again for your business.

Dean H Gagnon
Chief Evangelist & President