Today we’d like to introduce you to Cynthia Videau.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts and Business Administration, the journey to finding a job in that chosen field proved to be more difficult than expected. I kept getting rejection emails for the positions I applied for. The reason was always that, ‘I didn’t have enough experience.’ After five 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 didn’t have any prior experience with designing websites other than practicing at home, but I happily agreed and soon after was presented with another opportunity to design more websites for a business development company. It motivated me to turn my talent into a business.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect? Yes! I experienced many setbacks. I didn’t immediately quit my job to pursue entrepreneurship. I used it to supplement my income. Initially, I couldn’t dedicate all my time to my growing business. I struggled to “put myself out there.” I was nervous about being rejected. My mindset towards pursuing new clients was more toxic than embracing the process itself. As technology began to change, I had to learn how to adapt. I’m naturally an introvert and the thought of opening myself up to rejection was intimidating. My biggest setback was not having self-confidence. I wanted more but I was too afraid to go after it. Another setback was financial support. 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. I learned how challenging it was to grow a business without funding or capital. These struggles made me want to quit entrepreneurship and for a year I took a step back from 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? As an entrepreneur, this journey doesn’t come without learning curves, frustration, happy and sad days. It’s just a part of the process. The reward is not just making the sale, it’s becoming comfortable with the process so much that making sales is inevitable and predictable. With time, the process always yields its rewards.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about C. Beyond Marketing Resource Center, LLC? Our company is a 5-star reviewed, BBB Accredited, highly recommended, and industry-leading Marketing- Design Agency. We specialize in creating stunning, custom, websites tailored specifically for your marketing goals and strategy. Our additional services include business development, digital marketing, SEO, graphic design, building your online credibility, and creating press kits. I am the Executive Marketing Director and Founder of CBMRSC. I am best known for my exceptional website design and marketing work. I am also an Icon level Expert Designer and Partner with Wix. For over six years, I have pushed, curated, and helped brands grow. As a visionary and designer, my desire to see others succeed is a conduit for the work I do today. What sets me apart from others is that I strive for perfection and excellence. We have managed to maintain all 5-star reviews and that is not something I take lightly. We are proud of our reputation and sustainability. We are growing despite the pandemic, which is such a blessing to say. We work with many different industries such as celebrity artists, record labels, finance companies, schools, realtors / real estate investors, authors, international speakers, ministries, beauty consultants, and more.
I was recently selected as one of the Top 25 Women In Business for 2021 by Courageous Woman Magazine, nominated for Female Entrepreneur of Year by Catalyst in Huntsville, Alabama, am a 2021 Women of Black Excellence Honoree by Jesus Coffee & Prayer Christian Publishing House, and now a Women Breaking Barriers Honoree, with Breaking Barriers Television. I was recently featured as the cover girl for Fashion GXD magazine (Issue #18), and I will be a featured speaker in June at the Leadership Experience Conference Tour 2021 hosted by Shawn Fair with Fair Consulting Group. I am a wife, mother, minister, speaker, and an International Best Selling Author and #1 USA Best Selling Author. I’m also known as The Website Whisperer. I’m grateful to God for every single accomplishment I have.
What was your favorite childhood memory? As a child, I had a sincere love for the arts. I loved the performing arts. Acting and singing just played a huge role in my life and development as a child. One of my favorite memories was the day my fellow actors and I won the State Trumbauer Theater competition. It was literally the happiest day of my life. Out of everyone in the whole state, we were #1. We were the best in show, the best in makeup, had the best set, and the best actors/actresses. It brought great joy to me because it showed me that using creativity and being genuinely who I wanted to be was worth it. Entrepreneurship has its challenges, but that childhood moment reminds me to leverage my talents and skills and as a tool for prosperity and growth.
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