Cynthia Videau CEO of C.Beyond Marketing Resource Center Entrepreneur Cover (Print Issue AVAILABLE!)
Interview by Samantha Cee
This issue we sat down with Cynthia Videau. Cynthia Videau is the Executive Marketing Director and Founder of C.Beyond Marketing Resource Center, LLC. CBMRSC is a 5 – star
reviewed, BBB Accredited, industry leading Marketing-Design Agency located in Alabama specializing in custom web design, marketing and business development. Cynthia is a certified Wix Partner, Expert, and Icon level designer leveraging her skills help elevate, launch and transform brands. Here’s Fashion Gxd Magazine, exclusive interview on the rising brand.
FGM: Its an honor to sit down with you all. Tell us a little about your brand and how you've come to this vastly successful peek in your career .
Answer: Thank you for this opportunity! I’ll tell you, it has not been easy. Having a business was not something I planned on doing until the idea was presented to me. My Bachelor’s Degree is actually in Communication Arts and Business Administration, but I thought I would find a career in marketing and work for a fortune 500 company. I never got the dream job post graduating from college. As a matter of fact, the journey to finding a job in that chosen field proved to be more difficult than expected. After 5 years and 30K in student loan debt, I had to think of something. I started working at a fast-food restaurant and while I was there the opportunity to design a website for my church was presented to me. I happily agreed and soon after was presented with another opportunity to design more websites for a business development agency. It motivated me to turn my talent into a business.
As I continued to create more websites my reputation began to grow. Clients continued to refer us out. I started adding additional services such as graphic design, marketing and business development. I learned that a business needed to not only have a great digital footprint. They needed brand development and strategy. Through offering different services and building business relationships, my agency started to become the preferred company to design websites for finance companies, politicians, beauty brands, real estate investors, schools, authors, ministries and more.
Recently, I was chosen as one of the Top Women In Business for 2021 by Courageous Woman Magazine, Chosen as a 2021 Woman of Black Excellence Honoree and Guest Panelist for Jesus Coffee and Prayer Christian Publishing, and nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year by Catalyst in Huntsville, Alabama.
FGM: Who are the clients/what are the projects that you most enjoy working on?
Answer: In my career as a professional web designer, I’ve worked with many amazing brands such as Viese Grease, Dr.Allison911, Devoted Holistics, Hope Business Solutions Group, IGNITE! Alabama, Yunique Smells and many more. I love working on very creatively challenging websites, more specifically websites within the corporate and beauty sector. I love projects that have a story behind them. Companies with a story of success and persistence with a profound mission to help others have always proven to be a good client to work with because they value hard work and understand the value they bring to the lives of their customers.
FGM: How do you feel you make a difference in the world?
Answer: Well, where do I start? When I think about the world, I initially think about my immediate circle of influence and how my choices and journey affects them. Outside of my work life, I am a wife and mother. My husband and son are the two most important people within my world. Their world view and support helps me to continue to build others. I make a difference in the world by helping brands express themselves creatively and strategically. I am a woman who strives to inspire and uplift other women by encouraging them to be confident within their own skin. I remind women all the time that true beauty is more than skin deep. God’s purpose for their life is far deeper than what the eye can see. I make a difference in the world by being dedicated to showing kindness, patience, understanding, love and compassion in an ever-changing world so committed to being self-serving. I believe it’s better to give than to receive.
FGM: Tell us about a time when you showed determination to continue as an entrepreneur
Answer: When I first started my business in 2014, I did not have anyone to help support me financially and my family lived hours from me. I was not sure how to get a business loan and for many years, I financed my business and used the profits I made to supplement my income. I learned how challenging it was to grow a business without funding or capital.
I wanted to quit entrepreneurship and for a year I took a step back growing my business. During that year, I worked and while working all I could think about was how to make my business viable. How could I make my business an asset instead of a burden?
Fast forward to 2021, were still in business and better than ever! I was and still am determined to be successful and not give up on my dreams.