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Lately, I’ve been having some eye-opening conversations with my entrepreneur clients about the blocks that are keeping them from making the money and the impact they desire. What I’ve found is that what looks like “lack of clarity” or “procrastination” is actually a clue that there’s something deeper going on. In this episode, I discuss...

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This is how it happens: You’re scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and all of a sudden, she pops into your feed. A beautiful woman entrepreneur who seems to have it all – style, wisdom and the kind of business you’ve been dreaming of building for years. You click “like’ and begin following her immediately. Her...

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Lately, I’ve been having some interesting conversations with women in our Happy Black Woman tribe about what’s holding them back from launching their business this year. I’ve noticed that one phrase in particular has been coming up again and again. If you’ve heard the following phrase come out of your mouth, then this message is...

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Between all the different platforms, technology and tactics, so much has changed over the years when it comes to building a successful business online. The good news is that as a Black woman entrepreneur, you have the power to leverage your gifts and transform your financial future in 2018 and beyond. In this episode, I...

The post HBW 111: The 3 Ms of Building a Successful Online Business in 2018 & Beyond appeared first on Happy Black Woman.

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Today’s show is for my entrepreneurs! In this episode, I share 4 spiritual strategies for earning more money in your business this year that have nothing to do with your marketing plan and everything to do with your FAITH in what’s truly possible for you. If you’ve been struggling to create consistent cash flow in your...

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“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change–breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” – Susan L. Taylor I’m writing this post from the plane, flying from San Diego to Richmond, VA for my cousin’s baby shower and...

The post It’s OK to Be Human (or How to Run Your Business When Life Happens) appeared first on Happy Black Woman.

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Last year, I had an incredible experience on Richard Branson’s Necker Island hideaway resort in the British Virgin Islands! Over 4 days, I connected with some amazing people – multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, investors and influencers who all came together for an invite-only conference to exchange ideas about the future of business, technology, healthcare and more. And...

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Over the past 9 years since I launched my first business, I’ve discovered that you can learn all of the tactics and strategies in the world, but if you don’t have the right mindset, you are not going to accomplish very much at all as a black woman entrepreneur. I have studied and mentored and coached with...

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I’m still in celebration mode after a successful Happy Black Woman 3-Day Mastermind Retreat in Paris! I’m so proud of the women who said YES to themselves and their desires. This was an absolute dream come true for me to be able to host my 2nd international business retreat in one of the most beautiful...

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Over the past few years, I’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of amazing women in our Happy Black Woman tribe, helping them to launch location-independent businesses that allow them to live and work anywhere in the world. What I know from experience is that the women who move forward the fastest in their...

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Do you know one of the biggest reasons why most black women will NEVER launch their business, no matter how much they say they want to? Yep, you guessed it. FEAR. Fear can prevent you from putting yourself out there so you can attract clients and customers. Fear can keep you stuck in a job you hate for...

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Do you really want to launch your business in 2017? It’s a serious question. It’s time to stop putting things off because of fear or doubt or the negative voices around you and make the commitment to build the business you know deep in your heart you can create. Rosetta is hosting an event in...

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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 April 7-9 in New Orleans!  We already have dozens of amazing women from our Happy Black Woman community coming to join us from all over the country. Will you be one of them? Our final...

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Yesterday, I made a video from my hotel on my last day in Bali. A lot of people who haven’t followed my journey from the beginning wonder how I got to where I am now. How did I go from working at a 9 to 5 nonprofit job in DC to running a successful training...

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I had a blast in this past weekend speaking at Dr. Venus Opal Reese’ “Black Women Millionaires LIVE! Luxury Experience for Black Women in Business” at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. On my way back from the airport, I did a Facebook Livestream highlighting 3 of my major takeaways from the event. As of this post, I...

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Just 2 weeks ago, our Happy Black Woman Tribe gathered in person for our 2016 Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp in Atlanta to explore the question: What happens when a black woman stands in her power? When she stops running from her purpose
 When she surrounds herself with like-minded women
 When she invests in her...

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When you’re building your business, it’s really important to surround yourself with the right people. People who “get it.” People who get excited about your ideas instead of doubting them or tearing them down. In the video below, I share 4 ways you can surround yourself with the right people so you can move forward more quickly...

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Aloha!

I’m back in Hawaii for a while and happy to be “home.”

My Airbnb apartment has a beautiful lanai (outdoor patio) filled with colorful plants and flowers, pictured above.

I feel surrounded by life and excited to have my Sunday beach days again!â€Ș

Last night after I got settled in, I walked to Tiki’s for dinner and had the best miso butterfish with brown rice.

It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, along with the pineapple cheesecake I had for dessert!

As you know, I love to eat and Hawaii is one of my top foodie destinations.

I’ve been traveling pretty much nonstop for the past year and it feels good to “settle down” for a while and soak up the sunshine, play in the sand and focus on completing a few important projects by the end of 2015.

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We’re just weeks away from our upcoming “Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive: Build Your Tribe, Create an Authentic Online Brand and Turn Your Blog Into a Business!” being held October 16-18, 2015 in Washington, DC! We already have over 80 amazing women from our Happy Black Woman Tribe coming to join us from all over the country. Will you...

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I had a great conference call with my Event Manager today about our upcoming Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive happening October 16-18 in Washington, DC! As we get closer to the LAST Happy Black Woman event of the year, I’m getting so excited to meet our amazing tribe in person. But first, I am off to Bali –...

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This is a picture of me working in my virtual office in Honolulu, Hawaii!

I have all my mail sent there, where the receptionist opens and scans my mail for me when I’m on the road, which is most of the time.

At this point in my life, I consider myself to be “location-independent” – which simply means that I have the ability to live and work from anywhere in the world
as long as I have a laptop and an internet connection!

If you’re not familiar with my story, you may be wondering
how does Rosetta travel so much?

The answer is NOT that I inherited a bunch of money from my grandparents or that I have a rich hubby.

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I definitely haven’t walked down the aisle yet.

So how do I do it?

The short version is that back in 2007, I started a professional blog, which led to me starting my first business as a nonprofit consultant, speaker, trainer and coach.

For 2 years, I ran my consulting practice on the side, earning an extra $10,000-$20,000 a year on top of my 9 to 5 salary.

In 2010, I resigned from my job and I’ve been working for myself full-time ever since!

In 2013, I took my second business – Happy Black Woman – full-time and in a year grew it to over $100,000 in revenue.

Fast forward to 2015 and my business has almost DOUBLED to multiple 6-figures, all while I’ve been wandering around the world over the past year, including trips to Mexico, France, Israel, Argentina and Indonesia!

But none of this happened by accident.

Every day, I do the work it takes to bring in clients and customers – consistently.

In fact, throughout the last 8 years, there are a few steps that I’ve followed, over and over again, to launch my businesses, grow my income and create my freedom-based lifestyle.

Here are the exact 5 steps I’ve taken in my journey that you can use to build your own profitable, location-independent business!

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Right now, I’m at a business retreat in San Diego learning and connecting with some amazing women entrepreneurs from around the world. In the midst of powerful masterminding, eating incredible food and drinking fabulous wine, we’ve been talking a LOT about how we can all make a bigger difference in the world with the work that we do....

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On Monday, we kicked off the June 2015 cohort of our yearlong training, coaching and mentorship program for entrepreneurs who want to build a business helping others, all while creating a life of happiness, success and freedom.

Today, we announce and celebrate the exclusive group of women who will be working with me over the next year in our 2015-2016 Happy Black Woman Mastermind!

We are welcoming 20 new members into the program and I’m so honored to be working with these amazing women over the next year.

I’m excited to introduce them all to you!

Click the link below to meet the newest members of our Happy Black Woman Mastermind program:

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I just wrapped up my 2nd annual Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp in Atlanta! To be honest, I’m still processing the magnitude of the transformation that our Happy Black Woman community experienced this weekend.

It’s hard to pick my favorite moment over the course of 3 amazing days, but at the top of my list is what we were able to do together to give back to the next generation of women in business.

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As a location-independent business owner, I thrive in an online environment so my team has to be virtual as well! I get questions all the time about staffing and what kind of people you should hire to help you run your online business.

I’ve just gone through a process of adding new staff members and upleveling my team here at Happy Black Woman, so I wanted to share some ideas and resources you can use as you begin to hire your own support staff. Click here to learn more about our incredible team!

When I first started my nonprofit consulting business part-time back in 2008, I didn’t see the need to have anyone helping me. And I definitely wasn’t keen on the idea of paying someone to perform tasks I could do myself.

But as I learned more about what it really takes to run a business, it became painfully apparent that I could not grow without having some additional help with scheduling client appointments, organizing my speaking engagements, helping me implement marketing strategies, customer service, etc.

I started off with grad student interns who worked 5-10 hours a week and then I moved up to virtual assistants with more advanced skills. I found my first interns through my own network of colleagues by simply posting an ad on my blog. It worked out great!

Years later, at this stage of my business, I have identified my “dream team” organizational chart of four core team members, plus a handful of what I would consider “as-needed” contractors and freelancers.

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As we prepare for what will be an EPIC Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp in Atlanta, the word “possibility” has been heavy on my mind.

Because what my team and I have been hearing a lot lately is:

I wish I could come to the event, but I can’t take off from work.

I know I should be there, but I can’t travel to Atlanta.

This is exactly what I need right now, but I can’t afford it.

It got me thinking about something one of my mentors, Valorie Burton, told us at her Coaching Training Institute many years ago.

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I was sitting on the beach in Waikiki the other day and I realized a shocking fact:

As of this year, I’ve been working for myself longer than I’ve ever worked for anyone else.

It’s been more than 5 years since I quit my full-time nonprofit job in DC. And to be honest, at this point I feel like I’m permanently unemployable!

I was only 27 years old when I left my job and made the decision to become self-employed.

And I don’t regret it one bit.

Of course, there have been ups and downs and twists and turns.

For instance, I had no idea that after 3 years, I would end up shutting down my first business to build a new one!

But it was the very best chance I ever could have taken on myself.

Today, I wanted to honor this milestone in my career by sharing the blog post I published on my old website the week I submitted my resignation, which was back in December 2009.

If you’ve been thinking about taking the leap, I hope reading these words from that pivotal time in my life offers some insight for your journey as well.

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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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I 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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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.

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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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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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At 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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