Welcome, fans and friends of Pamela Slim!

I’m Carmen Sognonvi, and I’m delighted to see you here. (Pam totally rocks, doesn’t she?)

My blog is all about local business and local marketing. If you’re a local business owner who wants to:

  • Make more money
  • Attract more customers
  • Retain the customers you already have
  • Set up systems and processes that will grow your business

…but still have a life outside your business, you’ve come to the right place.

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Here are a few posts to give you a sense of what my blog is all about.

From Social Justice to Martial Arts: Carmen Sognonvi’s Story
In this video, I share with you my story. You’ll learn how I became a sought-after speaker and commentator on race, how I launched a thriving martial arts school, all while juggling a day job and having a baby!

How a Simple Mindset Shift Saved Us 8 Years of Hard Work
In this video, I share with you the secret to my local business’s rapid rise to success. Hint: it’s got nothing to do with marketing or sales!

The REAL Reason You Didn’t Make That Sale (Your Prospect Will Never Tell You This!)
Closing the sale is a critical skill for the local business owner, but it doesn’t always happen. In this video, I share with you the real reason you’re not turning that prospect into a customer. The answer may surprise you!

The Other Guy Charges More Than You. So Why Do His Customers Happily Pay Extra?
Do you ever wonder how other local businesses can charge more than their competitors, and yet their customers happily pay the difference? In this video, I tell you what it is that sets these companies apart, and how you can achieve the same results.

The Mindset Mistake That Could Destroy Your Business
Running a successful local business is not just about doing the right things, it’s about thinking the right way. In this video, I share with you the single biggest mistake you could be making in your mindset and I explain why this mistake could devastate your business, if you’re not careful.

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