Carmen Sognonvi

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Carmen Sognonvi

You Can’t Give Birth to Adults

You Can't Give Birth to Adults

You can’t give birth to adults.

What does that mean?

In this video, I explain what that phrase means, and I’ll tell you what it has to do with being an entrepreneur.

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Designing Offers for Business Flyers

Designing Offers for Business Flyers

Do you want your flyer to be a pretty piece of paper? Or do you want it to actually generate new leads for your business?

If you want to your flyers to generate sales, you have to include an offer that they just can’t refuse.

In this video, I share 5 different types of offers you can use when you’re making flyers for your small business.

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Delegating Is Overrated. Here’s Why.

Delegating Is Overrated

The conventional wisdom is that all business owners should delegate as much as they can, as quickly as they can.

But I’m here to tell you that for many entrepreneurs, that’s just wrong.

Check out this video to find out why I think delegating is overrated.

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Why Your Local Business Needs Private Cloud Storage

A few years back, our computer at Urban Martial Arts crashed.

I wasn’t worried, because I had been backing our files up to an external hard drive. Only when I went to look at the hard drive, I realized that I’d only backed up a small portion of our files. The rest of was lost. Forever.

I don’t want you to go through this, so I was excited when WD contacted me about a new product that offers cloud storage for small business.

It’s called WD My Cloud EX2.

WD My Cloud EX2

Now, some local businesses will need more hard drive space than others.

If you’re a print shop or a photography studio, you probably deal with hundreds of large files every day for your clients.

If you’re a bakery or a martial arts school (like us!), you probably don’t have that many client files to deal with.

BUT if you’re active in content marketing, you probably have lots of valuable photos and videos you need to store safely.

That’s where WD My Cloud EX2 comes in.

WD My Cloud EX2.

Here are five reasons your local business should consider using a private cloud storage option like WD My Cloud EX.

1. There’s no monthly cost

Cloud storage services like Dropbox are convenient, but they make you pay a monthly fee. With WD My Cloud EX, you just purchase it one time and that’s it! No monthly fees to pay, ever.

2. You get TONS of space

Dropbox Pro is the most affordable paid option they offer, but you only get 1 TB. The smallest version of WD My Cloud EX has 4TB, but you can purchase one that has a whopping 8 TB!

3. It’s faster

Loading your files to the WD My Cloud EX is much faster than uploading it to a cloud storage service like Dropbox. For local business owners like us, time is money. All those minutes you save add up!

4. It backs up wirelessly

Unlike traditional external hard drives, the WD My Cloud EX backs up your files wirelessly. That means it doesn’t have to be plugged into your computer to work, meaning fewer cables to make a mess.

5. It reduces your stress

Business owners like us have enough stress. The last thing you need to add to your list of things to worry about is backing up your files. The WD My Cloud EX gives you peace of mind, knowing that your files are safe and sound.

WD My Cloud EX

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How to Pick the Right Photo for Flyers

How to Pick the Right Photo for Your Flyers

Are you designing a new flyer for your business and trying to decide which photos to use?

Then stop and watch this video first!

In it I explain why you should always use one large photo instead of several smaller photos, and give you tips on how to pick the perfect photo for your flyers.

This video is a preview of the presentation I’ll be giving at the 9th Annual Small Business Summit in New York City. There are still tickets available so please join me! You can get discounted tickets by using the promo code CARMEN.

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