In Search of America's Small Businesses #JimdoRoadTrip

The Idea - Meeting Small Businesses in Small Cities and Towns

We opened up our office in San Francisco this spring to get to know our U.S. users better. After a few months here, we decided to get out from behind our computers and back to our small town roots (remember, Jimdo started on a farmhouse in northern Germany).


We're traveling north on I-5, stopping at small cities and towns between San Francisco and Portland. Along the way, we're meeting small business owners, entrepreneurs, economic development organizations, local web designers, and of course, Jimdo users. We want hear directly what Jimdo's doing right, what's working and not, and how we can make Jimdo better. We want to make sure we're doing right by local businesses and the communities they're in.


The Route

In California, we're stopping in Chico, Redding, Roseville, and Davis. In Oregon, we're visiting Medford, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, and Portland.


If you live somewhere along this route, get in touch with us (leave a comment)! We'd love to meet you, learn about your business, your organization, and your town.


The Jimdo Roadtrippers

The intreprid travelers on this tour are Christian, Powen, William, and Brent. Check out the photos below as we set out on our journey!


Follow along as we report on the people and towns we encounter in our travels in Jimdo blog, and catch the in-between fun and pictures on Twitter via the @Jimdo account and the #JimdoRoadTrip hashtag!

Continue reading about the Jimdo road trip in part two and part three.

Comments: 8 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    Derek Sine (Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:01)

    Sweetest Tour Ever!

  • #2

    2talentsvideo (Thursday, 04 August 2011 17:24)

    Great idea! If you ever get to Texas, give a call!

  • #3

    don (Friday, 05 August 2011 07:06)

    cool! drive safe

  • #4

    Peter (Friday, 05 August 2011 11:05)

    If you have the time drive back along the coastline. You will not regret it ;-)

  • #5

    IFlyTailies (Friday, 12 August 2011 04:54)

    I would like to see the following changes made to JimDo Business:

    - add/omit state tax automatically during check out
    - integrate gift certificates so store owners can offer gift certificates to their customers
    - more delivery options (Standard, Express, 2nd Day Air, Next Day Air, etc.)

  • #6

    Powen (Friday, 12 August 2011 19:10)

    Thanks for the suggestions! We're working on the sales tax stuff, and I'll pass on the other change ideas to our dev team!

  • #7

    aafpropmgmtcorp (Monday, 05 September 2011 20:11)

    Nothing like I-5 on the West Coast!!

  • #8

    popdlites (Friday, 09 September 2011 18:24)

    we will be waiting for u in Forida!!