SmartWoman Guides Weekly Newsletter Launching This Week!

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This Thursday, July 24th, will be the official launch of the new SmartWoman’s Weekly Newsletter. I will be including, all in one easy to find place, a weekly summary of all the previous week’s blog posts, hot topics, news, interviews, and more. I am even lining up some guest authors too, so there will be exclusive content in these newsletters that won’t be on the daily blog.

I also plan to pre-announce all new products and events to my membership community first, so newsletter members will get the first heads up on tele-seminars, contests, and live interview sessions. I want to do all I can to make this as exclusive as I can, as I feel it’s important that you have a place to go where you get the extra juicy stuff. Note: I am currently working on a Web Traffic 101 course that will be very affordable and helpful to those of you trying to really make your business’ website create an enduring revenue stream.

As a special thank you, I am offering an inspirational quote eBook via email download as a gift for signing up for the newsletter. This eBook is filled with beautiful original photography (by myself and other women artists I know) and dozens and dozens of quotes from my favorite women (and women friendly men) throughout history and contemporary times. These quotes were hand selected by me personally and are intended to encourage you, embolden you, and lift you up as you live your passionate life. I sincerely believe you will love them.

To sign up, please come to Newsletter Launch Once you sign up, you should receive an email from SmartWoman Publishing that contains your download link. Contact me if you run into any problems receiving your email, ok?

The newsletter membership is free and your privacy will be respected always. And, let me take this opportunity to say that I appreciate that you have come to visit and look forward to getting to know you better.

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman


Friendly Reminder: Free Teleseminar Wednesday June 25th on Turning Your Passion Into Cash

Just a reminder of the free teleseminar call on Wednesday, June 25th, with Lynn Pierce, founder of the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit.

Call topic: Turning Your Passion Into Cash
Call date: June 25th, Wednesday
Call time: 5:00 PM PST
Call duration: 60 minutes

Sign up for the free seminar call:
SmartWoman Guides with Lynn Pierce Teleseminar Signup

Sign up for the free scholarship giveaway (deadline midnight CST June 25th):
Free Scholarship Contest

For more information about the seminar:
Women’s Business Empowerment Summit
(Be sure to return back here to actually sign up, though, or you will pay a whole lot more!)

For exclusive discounted tuition, sign up here:
Women’s Business Empowerment Summit Signup

Together, we are stronger!
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

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“Turn Your Passion Into Cash” FREE 60-minute Teleseminar for Female Entrepreneurs!

Lynn Pierce, creator of the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit, has agreed to a SmartWoman Guides exclusive 60 minute tele-seminar event on Wednesday, June 25th at 5:00 PM PST.

Lynn will be discussing how she created the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit and what the theme and focus will be for this year’s event. She’ll be telling us about her 7 step approach to turning your passion and expertise into cash. She’ll be giving us her unique perspective about effective product creation, and share with us some very convincing statistics about why women fail and succeed in business.

There is no enrollment fee for this teleseminar. The only cost to you, beyond your time investment, is the personal phone fees you normally would pay when you call long distance. All you have to do is sign up below and then show up on the phone line at 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday, June 25th.

To sign up now, go to
( has moved to a self-hosted site–you can get all the details there).

For more information about the event, go to

(Be sure to return back here to actually sign up, though, or you will pay a whole lot more!)

To sign up for this event at the discounted rate of $497
Women’s Business Empowerment Summit Signup

To enjoy a series of free interviews with the Summit faculty members, sign up here:
Pre-Summit Sessions


4 Women to Win Free 3-day Scholarships to Women’s Business Empowerment Summit!

Lynn Pierce, creator of the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit, has generously provided free scholarships to attend this awesome event.

To sign up for your chance of receiving one of these scholarships, fill out the form below no later than June 25th. Winner will be announced June 27th.

To sign up for the contest, go to Contest Page 

Winner will be notified via email, so please provide the email address that you check regularly.*

The winners (4) will be picked based on the answer to the question “What inspires you to be an entrepreneur?”

Keep your answer to 50 words or less. Show your personality and fire. Speak to your passion and show us what makes you tick. Don’t be shy. Speak from your heart and share why you really do what you do.

To sign up for the contest, go to Contest Page 

Deadline to enter is midnight CST June 25th. Winner will be announced June 27th. Don’t delay in signing up!

What is an Emerging Woman Entrepreneur?

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I confess I have an agenda. I am passionate about connecting with and empowering women. Not just any woman, but the 35-55 year old female entrepreneur–what I call the “Emerging Woman Entrepreneur”.

I am often asked “Why just 35-55 year olds?” and “Why just entrepreneurs?” and of course “Do you not like men?”. Fair questions and here are my answers.

Women go through a dramatic life change during the 35-55 year span. I call it the “Second Coming of Age”. It’s like a redux of puberty, with all the incumbent insecurities, questionings, and discoveries. (Read about it in New Passagesby Gail Sheehy, and Marianne Williamson’s latest book The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife.) I personally have experienced it (and still am) and I have not yet met a woman who hasn’t. It’s not imagined or just a physiological result of the onset of menopause. It’s a spiritual, emotional, and psychological awakening.

Myself, I began at about 38 years of age to deeply examine all aspects of my life. At the end of my contemplation, I chose to get divorced, quit my high stress corporate job, travel, and finally, embrace my entrepreneurial calling. And, for the first time ever, I felt free and in control. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with those feelings, but they were fully there.

The essence of my quest came from asking what I wanted. I quit focusing on pleasing others and came to terms with what I wanted my life to be. Life began to seem too short to compromise anymore. So, I stopped, and it opened up a whole new world of choices that I now have before me.

I see many women who have followed the societal path of being an employee when they weren’t really well suited for it. The joy that honoring my entrepreneur inside gave me was something that had to be shared. And I knew that other women who hadn’t found theirs yet needed encouragement, especially during the sometimes dark days of their Second Coming of Age. I hope to offer that encouragement.

Lastly, I love men. Seriously. I enjoy the way they think and I appreciate how they see the world. (They go through their own awakening, but that’s another story). In the same way that I am not a mother so I cannot fully understand their mindset, I too cannot fully understand and speak to men’s needs. So, I stick with what I know and can speak honestly about. Ultimately, all are welcome here who seek to understand or can relate to what we’re discussing. It’s an open door.

I hope this sheds some light for you.  What do you think? Have you experienced this? Please share your own stories-I Iove the value of sharing.

Vicki Flaugher