LightCMS Super Charges Steadfast Creative's Growth From One-Person Startup To A Thriving Digital Agency

Cloud-Based Content Management System Enables Growth for Designers and Design Agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—December 3, 2014—LightCMS, a NetSuite (NYSE: N) company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based content management system (CMS), today announced that Steadfast Creative, one of LightCMS’s strategic partner agencies, has used LightCMS to build more than 60 unique websites for small and medium-sized businesses. LightCMS provided the technology platform that helped launch the one-person startup based outside of Fort Worth, Texas, and has fueled its rapid growth over the past three years into a thriving eight-person digital marketing, branding and website development agency. LightCMS has helped Steadfast Creative ignite its business success with easy-to-use features and the creative flexibility to design rich, elegant websites that distinctively mirror a client’s brand.

“LightCMS definitely gave us a solid backbone and enabled us to really leverage our creative skills to build the business,” said Steadfast Creative founder Brad Parnell, who founded the agency in 2011 and began using LightCMS as a freelancer several years earlier. “I’m a huge advocate of the platform and attribute a lot of our success to LightCMS. If we didn’t have it, I’m not sure we’d have as big a client base or be as successful as we have been.”

Watch the video about Steadfast Creative’s partnership with LightCMS here.

Steadfast Creative and its clients have benefited from the simple, intuitive site design and controls in LightCMS.

These benefits include:

  • Using LightCMS has meant Steadfast Creative can focus on using their design expertise to deliver stunning sites that help the company’s clients attract and engage site visitors instead of spending time mastering specialized programming languages.
  • LightCMS’s support for responsive web design ensures that every LightCMS site displays optimally for the device being used to access that site, whether desktop, smartphone or tablet.
  • LightCMS’s simplicity makes it easy for non-technical users at client organizations to update and manage their sites themselves resulting in fewer support inquiries and more satisfied clients for Steadfast Creative.

Parnell added, “With LightCMS, I was finally able to offer clients a user-friendly platform for blogging, editing content, uploading images and managing pages—and it’s all hosted. We work with a lot of very busy small business owners who don’t have the time to learn the software. Giving them a beautiful site and showing them how easy LightCMS is to use makes their lives so much easier.”

Steadfast Creative recently joined the LightCMS Partner Platform program, designed to make it easier than ever for creative designers and resellers, like Steadfast Creative, to focus on what they do best—creating leading-edge websites with a standards-based platform. By taking advantage of the LightCMS Partner Platform, Steadfast Creative has introduced a new and simplified pricing model that provides its clients with websites that have unlimited pages, unlimited products and online store capabilities for a flat fee. For further information, please visit

“It’s fantastic to see Steadfast Creative and other LightCMS partners unleash their creative talents and realize great business success with the platform,” said Justin Cowan, Director of Content Management for LightCMS. “We’re gratified to be able to collaborate with agencies and designers through the LightCMS Partner Platform to make it easier than ever for them to reach new levels and delight more clients.”

About LightCMS

LightCMS is a NetSuite company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based platform for creating beautiful websites and online stores. Guided by its philosophy of sophisticated simplicity, LightCMS offers an ideal set of tools for individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses who want to communicate, conduct business, and sell products online. LightCMS is also a leading platform of choice for web designers and creative agencies. With industry-leading design flexibility, LightCMS offers designers and developers the opportunity to create custom websites their clients can easily manage themselves. More than 175,000 users from around the world leverage the simplicity and flexibility LightCMS offers to build standout websites and online stores quickly.

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