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    LAUNCH YOU! 2007 E-ZINE ARCHIVES

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  • LAUNCH YOU! 2009 E-ZINE ARCHIVES

  • Volume 3, Issues 1-24

  • FREEBIES

    SMALL BUSINESS START UP QUOTES

  • Balancing Life & Work

  • Delegation

  • Goals & Goal Setting

  • Guaranteeing Your Small Business Success

  • Leaving The Corporate World

  • Money, Riches & Wealth

  • Starting Up

  • Time Management

  • Transitioning

  • HOW-TO VIDEOS

    THE INNER SAMURAI BUSINESS LEADERSHIP VIDEO SERIES

  • Discovering Your Inner Samurai

  • The Five Stages of Change for Small Business Owners

  • How to Become a Written-Word Authority in your Field in Six Months or Less

  • How to Make Your Business Money this Christmas

  • How to Set Goals that Stick

  • How to Use the Law of Attraction for Deliberate Creation

  • Recession Proof Your Small Business Now and Forever

  • TURN YOUR BUSINESS DREAM INTO REALITY VIDEO SERIES

  • Five Characteristics of Great Business Names

  • Grow Your Business from Solo to Enterprising Entreprenur

  • How-to Write a Great Mission Statement

  • How to Write a Great Niche Statement

  • How to Write a Great Vision Statement

  • Declaración de Misión

  • SMALL BUSINESS ARTICLES

    BYLINED ARTICLES

  • 3 Questions Every New Business Owner Must Answer
  • 5 Old-school Rules You Can Break When Starting Up
  • 5 Steps To Determine Your Unique Selling Point
  • 5 Tips Today's Entrepreneurs Can Learn from J. K. Rowling
  • 7 Habits That Made Steve Jobs A Success
  • 7 Things Every Greenhorn Needs to Know Before Starting a Business
  • 10 Helpful Inner Practices For The Transitioning Soul
  • 10 Pieces of Advice from Dancing with the Stars for Budding Entrepreneurs
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Online Business Money
  • 12 Ways to Make Your Business Merry This December
  • A Simple Way to Manage Your Time
  • Are Your Emotions Helping Or Hindering You?
  • Begin Your Economic Recovery. Lower Your Prices Now!
  • Business Coaches: How to Deal with an Ex Who Refuses to Leave
  • Cultivating the Millionaire Mindset Using the Law of Attraction
  • Entrepreneurs to the Rescue
  • Excelling as a Woman Entrepreneur
  • Financially Preparing Small Business Owners for 2010
  • Five Keys to Sales When You Hate to Sell
  • Freelancer, Consultant, Entrepreneur: Which Are You?
  • Guilt-free Summer Reading List for Busy Entrepreneurs
  • How is the Economy Looking for Women Starting Up Businesses?
  • How Many of You Became Entrepreneurs Accidently?
  • How to Achieve Your Financial Goals
  • How to Clear Out the Old to Make Way for the New!
  • How to Define Your Niche for Your New Business
  • How to Mindfully Deal with and Extinguish Business Fires
  • How to Restore Balance in Your Life
  • How to Utilize the Powerful Law of Attraction to Achieve Balance in Your Life
  • No Guts, No Glory - Three Hard Things to Do to Succeed in Business
  • The Olympics for Small Business Owners
  • One Fun Way to Avoid Becoming a Small Business Startup Fatality
  • Post-Recession Success: 7 Actions for Small Business Owners to Take Now
  • Put Your Marketing Real Estate Agent to Work For You
  • Six Weeks or Less to Double Your Productivity in Tough Economic Times
  • Small Business in America: 10 Years after 9/11
  • Stay Within 2 Degrees of Separation When Starting a Business
  • The Super Bowl for Small Business Owners
  • Take Control of Your Money: Become a Freelancer
  • Ten Steps to Successful Online Book Marketing
  • To Lay Off or Not to Lay Off? That Isn't the Question.
  • Too Old to Start Up a Business?
  • Top 10 Resolutions for a More Productive 2009
  • Top 10 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Boost Productivity
  • Turning Your Business Dreams Into Reality: Managing The Critic
  • Your Home Office: 5 Ways to Be Penny-Wise, Not Pound-Foolish
  • What Women Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Women Business Owners: Start Your Engines!
  • Why Hire Employees When You Can Build a Team?
  • Why Positive Affirmations Can Be a Business Liability
  • ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR

  • Accidental Entrepreneurs: Creative Ways to Deal With Indecision

  • Accidental Entrepreneurs: 3 Stunningly Simple Ways to Stop Shooting Yourself in the Start-Up Foot

  • Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Preneur?

  • Embracing Your Multiple Streams of Passion

  • Freelancer, Consultant, or Entrepreneur: What’s the Difference?

  • Help! I am Having a Career Transition Crisis!

  • Is Midlife Entrepreneurship for You?

  • This Is Not Your Parent’s Workplace: The Case for Becoming a Small Business Owner

  • Why Age Is an Asset to the Midlife Entrepreneur

  • COACHES & COACHING

  • Coaches – Create Your 3-tier Funnel for Active Leveraged Income

  • Coaches: How to Deal with an Ex Who Refuses to Leave

  • Coaches - Should You Raise Your Prices in 2009?

  • Coaching the Coach: Time to Say Goodbye?

  • The Five Stages of Change for Small Business Owners

  • From Indecision to Decision in Five Stages

  • Inner Samurai Business – What a Confused Client Is Telling You

  • Make Your Coaching Retreat Business Big in 2009

  • Small Business Coach or Small Business Advisor?

  • The Three Things Your Coaching School Didn't Tell You about Making a Living as a Coach

  • GROW YOUR HOME BUSINESS

  • Before You Expand Your Home Business – Do These Things First

  • Grow Your Business from Solo to Enterprising Entrepreneur

  • Grow Your Home Business: Is Virtual Office Space Right for You?

  • Three Home-Based Business Expansions that Won't Break the Bank

  • Using the Law of Attraction to Create a Million-Dollar Business

  • HOT BUSINESS STRATEGIES

  • Don’t Set any Goals this New Year . . . without Applying the 60-40 Rule

  • Five Characteristics of Great Business Names and Five Popular Trends to Avoid

  • Four Creative Money Saving Ideas for Your Home Office

  • Four No-Brainer Essentials To Make Living and Working Anywhere in the World Easier Than You Thought

  • Recession-Proof Your Small Business in 2008

  • Small Business Owners – A Step-by-Step Formula for Raking in Serious Profits

  • Small Business Owners: Six Surefire weekly Actions to Double Your Productivity in Tough Economic Times

  • Turning Your Business Dreams Into Reality: Dealing with The Oppressor

  • HOW TO

  • How to Be Highly Successful The Steve Jobs Way

  • How to Be Mindful in The Face of Challenge

  • How to Be Ridiculously Rich and Spiritual, Too-A Nod to Todays ePreneur

  • How to Find a Profitable Niche

  • How to Determine Your Unique Selling Point

  • How to Get Referrals When Starting up Your Business

  • How to Move Past the Fears of Starting Up Your Business

  • How to Set a One Minute Intention

  • How to Set Financial Goals

  • How To Set Goals That Stick

  • How to Simply Manage Your Time

  • How to Thrive through This Recession, Jack Canfield Style

  • How to Use the Law of Attraction for Deliberate Creation

  • How to Write a Great Business Mission Statement

  • How to Write a Great Business Vision Statement

  • INNER ENTREPRENEUR

  • Feeling Overwhelmed: Five Easy Solutions for the Spiritual Entrepreneur

  • Has Financial Freedom Become Your Holy Grail?

  • Seven Inner Practices for the Soul in Career Transition Crisis

  • Spiritual Entrepreneurs: Their Three Most Catastrophic Thoughts and How to Turn Them Around

  • The Inner Samurai Priority System

  • The Secret to Building Your Business from the Inside Out

  • Understanding and Using the Law of Attraction in Business

  • Using the Law of Attraction to Achieve Balance in Your Life

  • MARKETING & PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS

  • Attention, Ladies - Lower Your Prices!

  • Inner Samurai Business Sales for the Professional Businesswoman

  • Niche Marketing for the Online Business Owner - How to Find Your Niche Market

  • Optimize Your Website...and They Will Come

  • The 12 Days of Christmas for Smart Small Business Owners

  • The Power of the Written Word: Top 10 Ways to Become an Authority in Your Field

  • Using Online PR Distribution Services to Your Advantage

  • OVERCOMING YOUR FEARS

  • Are You Sabotaging Your Start-up Success?

  • Courage: The Anti-Drug for Small Business Start Ups

  • Five Nagging Start-Up Questions Facing Small Business Owners

  • Overcoming Negative Habits and Programming-Remember WYTIWYG!

  • Resistance or Fear: What's the Difference?

  • Small Business in America: 10 Years after 9/11

  • Stop, Drop, & Roll, Baby!

  • What’s Holding You Back from Your Business Success?

  • SMALL BUSINESS TIPS & IDEAS

  • Are You a Tortoise or a Hare in Your Business?

  • Business Secret: Why Saying Positive Affirmations Can be a Business Liability

  • Dancing with the Stars for Small Business Owners

  • Five-Step Time Management System

  • Me & You & a Dog Named Boo

  • Nine Hot Online Niche Market Research Sites

  • No You Can't Have it All

  • Out with the Old. In with the New!

  • Separating Out the Wheat From the Chaff in Your Life

  • The Coup de Grâce for Sustainable Long-Term Success

  • The Importance of Creating the Right Environment for Your Business Success

  • The Tortoise and the Hare Model for Successful Small Business Start Ups

  • What Is a Nice Green Business Like You Doing Without a Plan?

  • WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

  • Eat, Pray, Love for Women Entrepreneurs

  • Emotions - The Key to Business Success for the Woman Entrepreneur

  • From Woman with a Good Idea to Woman with a Thriving Home-Based Business

  • Guilt-free Summer Reading List for Busy Entrepreneurial Women

  • Happy Independence Day for Women Entrepreneurs!

  • How Women Entrepreneurs Will Save Our Economy

  • Ladies . . . Start Your Engines!

  • No Agony of Defeat for Hillary Clinton

  • Mom Entrepreneurs – Easy Solutions to 3 of the Most Common Problems of Running a Business from Home

  • Now Is a Great Time to Be a Woman Small Business Owner

  • Small Business Grants for Women in America

  • The Three Ps of Lasting Business Success for Women:

  • Top Five Tips Small Business Owners Can Learn From J.K.Rowling

  • U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

  • Want to Excel as a Woman Entrepreneur?

  • What Olympic Moms are Teaching Mom Entrepreneurs

  • Women Entrepreneurs: Position Yourself for Post-Recession Success

  • Why Aren’t Women Making The Big Bucks?

  • EBOOKS

  • Are You Ready to Jump the Corporate Ship? Here's How to Know!
    This e-book is written for anyone working in the corporate world, who is considering jumping off the corporate ship and becoming a successful small business owner. It will also help you make up your mind if you are ready to jump the corporate ship, and if not, give you insights as why not.


  • START-UP COACHING SERVICES

  • New Business Start Up
    This is the perfect package for those just starting up their business.


  • Niche Clarity Program
    Identifying a viable, clearly defined, profitable niche is something every business owner needs to do as early in their business as possible. The Niche Clarity Program will help you do just that in four, short weeks!


  • Niche Clarity Workshop
    Our goal in this workshop is to identify your sweet spot so that you can build a business that taps your passions AND supports clients who are willing and able to pay for your services.


  • One Page Business Plan
    Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.


  • Law of Attraction Marketing
    This is the perfect package for those wanting to uncover their specialty niche market, develop a Law of Attraction-based marketing plan, and create products and services especially suited to their niche.


  • Grow Your Home Business
    Are you ready to grow your home-based business? Ready for more? If so, this is the perfect package for you!


  • Increase Your Prosperity
    Abundance and Prosperity coaching is perfect for the person who wants to raise their set-point around money, increase their happiness, and free themselves from outmoded belief systems.


  • BOOKS

  • Discovering Your Inner Samurai
    "Discovering Your Inner Samurai: The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Journey to Business Success" is the secret behind “The Secret” for business success. More than just an inspirational book, Discovering Your Inner Samurai actually gives people the tools they need to create a business from the inside out. There’s no holding back in this book. The book will tell you what works and what doesn’t. It just doesn’t talk about success; it shows you how to create success!


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  • 2011 Inner Samurai Poster Calendar
    Perfect for your desk or wall, this 12”x17” poster calendar is made of premium, 80 lb. cardstock with a glossy finish.


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