Cidnee Stephen

Cidnee Stephen is the owner of Strategies for Success - a marketing company that focuses on the needs of budget minded small businesses and professional services. She has helped hundreds of small businesses get out of their peak and valley ruts to finally achieve that next vital level of success. Cidnee is also a sought after speaker, writer and blogger on marketing topics that affect small businesses and B2B service based operations. Subscribe for Free to her bi-weekly marketing tips for small businesses and also receive a special report on the 7 Steps of Marketing Success. You can follow her on Google+.

Recent Articles Published by Cidnee Stephen

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Facebook Rolls Out New Look for Business Pages

Facebook announced a couple of interesting new features last week. First, they are beginning to test video ads on Facebook. (This is definitely in the very early stages so stay tuned.) The second announcement affects those with existing business pages on Facebook. If you haven’t already seen some changes to your Facebook business page, a... Read more »

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Does This Street Entertainer Practice Better Marketing Than Your Company?

On a recent trip to Boston, I was enjoying Quincy Market when I came across a delightful street entertainer. I don’t know about you, but I love a good street entertainer—you know, one that engages the audience, is exceptional at what they do, and makes you want to stop and watch. What was of particular... Read more »

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Top 5 Online Marketing Tactics to Focus On in 2014

As the New Year approaches, many small business owners will be taking time to reflect on their marketing strategies for the New Year. This year their timing couldn’t be more perfect. Read more »

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Can Facebook Really Help Your Business?

It is easy to come up with reasons why Facebook isn't going to help your business. I hear them all the time. My response remains the same: Don’t knock it until you give it a decent try. It will cost you little in time and money to do so, and the payoff could be well worth it! Read more »

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How to Differentiate Your Business From the Competition

The other night, I was out at my favorite sushi restaurant. We go there quite regularly because both my son and I are in love with their rolls, especially their Signature Dynamite Roll. Being the marketer I am, I couldn’t help but notice, as the little boats floated around with various dishes, that others must... Read more »

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This One Easy Exercise Will Improve How You Use Your Time On The Job

Organizing what you do every day into these four categories takes less than 30 minutes to do, but it will completely change the way you prioritize your time. Read more »

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Direct Mail Marketing Isn’t Dead

Does direct mail still work? It can, but Cidnee will share with you a few pointers you need to consider. Read more »

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The Secret to Successful Social Media

2013 is definitely the beginning of an Online Renaissance. A time when business owners can finally find their voice and yell their message from the online rooftops. Read more »

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My Mom Is Twitter Offline

My mom has taken on the role of communicator in our family for at least as long as I have been alive. Read more »

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The Power of Solution-Based Strategies

As small business owners, we tend to avoid a deep dive into strategy at the best of times. Face it, we are usually too busy fighting the day to day fires, keeping up with communications and managing the finances. Yet the time always comes when we need to put down the fire extinguisher long enough... Read more »