Going back to the beginning, I got my start as a web designer. I had already spent more than a decade of working hard on several side-hustles. But I was looking for more, so I paid to have a website built for me while I was learning web design.
As a result, it didn’t take very long to get my first few customers. And as my client base grew, so did the demand for my services. But I was looking to take my business to the next level.
1999 – 2014 River Valley Hosting & Web Design
By mid-1999, I was working and making more with my “side-hustle” than I was working my “real” job. So I began researching what I needed to register my business with a new name in the state of Pennsylvania. And in September of that year, my new company was officially born.
Anyway, I made the name change because then I was offering more than just web design services. A big step forward was obtaining the necessary tools and resources to offer website hosting services. Additionally, I was offering SEO, eCommerce development and so much more.
But 2014 was a hard year!
And then in late-2013, I began having some issues with my health. I was stubborn, ignoring the writing on the wall that my days as a firefighter were coming to an end. So by March 2014 I had lost my job and not too long after that, I lost almost everything else.
Since January 2014, my company was hemorrhaging customers. I made the announcement that I was no longer going to offer web hosting services. So with that news, my base for web design work shriveled and dried up too.
It took me more than a year to get my health problems under control. Money was tight, so I did no marketing or advertising at all. And what was left of my business completely fell apart.
2016 and onward, C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC
So for the past 5 years, I have been working on building a new business. One that I can scale to new heights and creates jobs. But more importantly, an Internet Marketing Service that provides value and delivers results for our clients and their businesses.
Since late 2016, Ann began learning the ropes of digital marketing. So this was my first step in building that world-class team. And she has been an invaluable member ever since.
So now we are looking to expand our team again. However, 2020 has been a rough year for small businesses all across the U.S. But we are now also ready to get past this COVID-19 crap and move forward!
Company Info: Mission Statement
The C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC Mission Statement has been superseded by our new Vivid Vision. But this document will soon be replaced by the forthcoming 2023 Vivid Vision, coming in December 2020.
Company Info: Our Philosophy
Our goal is to make finding you more business leads easy and transparent. So our philosophy is just as simple; we don’t succeed unless you do too.
“We want to earn your business for life!“
Charles E. Snyder III, CEO C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC
Company Info: Our Core Values
We make shit happen, not making excuses
Everything is your fault; take ownership and improve
Learn something new every day and apply it
We are here to serve our customers with integrity
Treat everyone like family (that you like)
Having fun and being positive is a requirement, not an option
Tell the damn truth all the damn time!
“Ninja” is synonymous for world-class – operate like it
Speed, flexibility, and punctuality are our strengths – embrace it
Don’t think outside the box, think ‘what box?’
Be clear, be specific, be thorough and be profit producing