Meet Michele Sfakianos, Owner at Open Pages Publishing – NAMISS Sponsor

Michele Sfakianos - Open Pages Publishing

My daughter, Alia, is a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant in California. She will be competing in San Jose in June for the state title in the Teen category and hopefully move onto the national competition in November. You can read all about NAMISS and Alia here, and to thank her sponsors we will be posting interviews about their businesses. We are SO appreciative of the support Alia has received from clients and friends that want to help her achieve her dream.

The fourth interview is with Michele Sfakianos who owns an independent self-publishing company through which she offers self-help books about parenting.  I’ll let Michele take it from here! THANKS MICHELE!

What is the name of your business and what do you do? 

Open Pages Publishing, LLC – We offer quality self-publishing.

How or why did you decide to start your business? 

I started this business to make the best self-help books available for those in need.

How does your business make a difference for your customers/ clients? 

The information provided is helpful to different situations, such as: Life Skills, Step Parenting help, and help for teens and parents to help them navigate the teenage years.

What is unique about you or your business when compared to your competitors? 

The information provided is easy to read and understand.

Who are your ideal customers or what is the demographic/target of your business? 

My ideal customers are those moving out on their own for the first time; new step parents wanting to build a well-blended step family; and those with teenagers who are trying to navigate the difficult times our teens face today.

The 411 on Life Skills by Michele SfakianosWhat is your company’s mission? 

To use our knowledge and caring nature to teach and provide guidance to help individuals and families reach their full potential.

What are you personally passionate about? 

Helping others.

What 3 pieces of advice would you give to other business owners? 

Stay current, stay connected and listen to what your customers need.

Do you have any advice for the teens of today, as they navigate their way to adulthood?

Listen when someone gives you advice (even if you don’t use it). Learn everything you can and know that the sky is the limit!

Do you have a favorite quote or inspirational story to share?  

Energy flows where focus goes.

Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know? 

Life is an adventure. Learn the easy stuff first, devote more time to the hard stuff, and above all, love yourself.

To find out about all of Michele’s books, or to request her free booklet, “Get Organized” visit her website at


For more information on marketing your business with social media, be sure to check out my book, Social Media for Direct Selling, available at online retailers or here.

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