7 Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2015 Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp


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I’m excited to announce that registration is now OPEN to the public for our upcoming Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp happening May 1-3 in downtown Atlanta, Georgia!

We already have over 60 amazing women from our Happy Black Woman community coming to join us from all over the country.

Will you be one of them?

Click here to learn more about this transformational event and reserve your seat

Here are 7 reasons why you should attend the 2015 Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp:

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Iron Sharpens Iron: How to Surround Yourself With the Right People


Pictured from left to right: Lisa Sasevich, Marni Battista, Rosetta Thurman, Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Dr. Venus Opal Reese

I had a great time in San Diego last week learning and speaking on a panel at my business mentor Lisa Sasevich’s​ Event Profit Secrets training.

I looked at this picture and realized that I have literally been surrounding myself with successful women over the past year, including the “Black Women Millionaire” Mentor herself, Dr. Venus Opal Reese​!

All of these ladies inspire and motivate me to keep doing the work to empower thousands of women in our Happy Black Woman Community to create their ideal lives and businesses over the next few years.

1505638_10152808537218822_2309359831781070814_nOur community is already growing much faster than I ever imagined, so stick around for the ride! Just in terms of our reach, we’ve gone from ZERO to 13,000 Twitter followers, 20,000 email subscribers, 75,000 pageviews/month and 200,000 Facebook fans. On the revenue side, I’ve gone from replacing my previous salary to surpassing the 6-figure mark with our transformational products and programs.

At this point, we reach a LOT of women all over the world every single day and still, I am constantly looking for additional ways we can spread the word and help even more women claim their freedom through personal development and entrepreneurship.

I remember when Happy Black Woman was just a little itty bitty blog back in 2010 when I had first quit my 9 to 5 nonprofit job and I was writing about the exciting, yet terrifying transition from employee to entrepreneur.

5 years later, here’s what I know for sure:

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VIDEO: What’s Your Freedom Number?

Freedom Number VidI often get the question:

“Rosetta, how did you find the courage to quit your job and work for yourself full-time?”

What many people don’t realize is that I didn’t just make an impulsive decision one day to leave my job.

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How to Be Coachable

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As a coach, I love celebrating my client’s big WINS!

Not only does it lift them up, but it energizes me and constantly reaffirms my commitment to the work of empowering women to transform their lives.

Last week, one of my private business coaching clients booked her very first PAYING client for $1200!

It was such a wonderful experience to see her open to the possibility of actually getting paid to do what she loves – and eventually be able to leave her job.

I feel so blessed to be able to support the women in our tribe who are stepping into their power as changemakers in this world.

If you have a coach…

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Do You Need a Business Coach?

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My last blog post must have struck a chord because we’ve been getting some great responses from women in our Happy Black Woman community about their big business plans for this year!

Many of you are planning to officially launch your business, book paid speaking engagements, offer coaching services, publish your book, host live workshops, create online courses, start your blog, attend networking events, build your social media presence and much more!

And it made me wonder…

Do you need a business coach?

The reason I ask is because as of March 1, I’m going to be shutting down my private coaching program so I can focus on our upcoming group programs and events, plus do some more traveling this year.

So here’s the deal.

Right now, I only have space in my calendar to work with 5 private coaching clients before my schedule fills up for the rest of the year with events, speaking and international travel.

Time is of the essence, so if you’ve been wanting to work with me privately, we need to have a conversation ASAP.

Apply for a complimentary Launch Your Business Strategy Session

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What’s Next for Happy Black Woman: Our Big Plans for 2015!

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Last month, I shared that I had been doing a lot of inner work to reflect and map out what I want this year to look like.

I came up with all my personal goals and my 2015 theme of “fun, love and adventure.”

But there was something deeper going on with me and with our community that I’ve been wanting to talk about.

Once again, I’m being called to become a much bigger version of myself – in my life and in my business.

All of sudden, new people and new opportunities are coming into my life that are stretching me to become even more of who I really am.

It’s like the universe is daring me to step up so I can make even more of an impact through the work I do to empower women all over the world.

And it’s all starting to feel a bit like “deja-vu.”

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Is Indecision Killing Your Business Dreams?

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I’ve been in Tucson, Arizona for the past few days at a retreat with my business mentor.

Last year, I made the decision to join a high-level mastermind program with like-minded entrepreneurs from around the world. Every few months, we all get together for business training, personal development and lots of “aha” moments!

One of my biggest takeaways from this weekend came from one of my colleagues who said something so profound that may apply to where you are in your business.

“The decision comes first.”

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VIDEO: Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Your Big Goals

Success Vid ImageAt some point along the journey to reach your big goals, you might begin to wonder…

Is all my hard work ever going to pay off?

If you’ve been asking yourself that question lately, the video below will give you a reason to keep moving forward, even if you’re feeling discouraged right about now.

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Have You Given Up on Your Business?


I’ve seen it far too many times…

You get one negative comment on your blog. So you just stop blogging. 

You can’t seem to get more than 53 people to “like” your Facebook page. So you decide to shut it down and go on a “social media sabbatical.”

You plan a big launch, but not one person signs up for your online course. So you decide no one wants to learn from you and never offer an online course again.

You spend all day writing the perfect article for your newsletter, but when you send it out you get 5 unsubscribes. So you stop sending out newsletters.

You can’t seem to figure out Mailchimp, so you decide to stop trying to build your email list.

You conduct 10 free strategy sessions but no one buys your coaching program. So you stop offering it..

You see other people in your industry making money every day, but you still have yet to land that first paying client. So you decide maybe you’re just not “cut out” for entrepreneurship.

Any of these scenarios sound familiar?

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5 Important Steps to Launch Your Speaking Business in 2015


Speaking at the Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation conference in Maryland earlier this year

One of the most powerful ways to make a difference in thousands of people’s lives is to speak at events where you can tell your story, share your message and teach what you know.

Now that I host several of my own live events throughout the year, I don’t speak at conferences as much I used to, but I still I get a TON of questions from aspiring speakers who want to make money by spreading their important message all over the world. I’ve been speaking professionally since 2008 and I love being able to get paid to do what I would do for free – teach and inspire others!

Today, I sat down to reflect on five of the most important steps I’ve taken over the past 6 years to build a successful speaking career. I hope they help you launch your own speaking business in the coming year!

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