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Ladies Who Launch is the first company to define the feminine approach to launching a business and to make the connection between starting a business and bringing creativity into your life with self-esteem and happiness.

The nationally acclaimed Ladies Who Launch program has enabled thousands of women across the country to break out of the nine-to-five mold and thrive in entrepreneurial enterprises that reflect their true passions, skills, and desires. Located in more than 40 cities in the United States, the Ladies Who Launch incubators, workshops that give women the support and encouragement they need to embark on making their dreams reality, have inspired women to start businesses, grow existing companies, and tap into their creativity to develop essential services and products and enjoy the lifestyle of their dreams while doing it.

Available for the first time in book form, the four-step incubator process, using self-tests, inspiring stories, and practical information, gives women the courage to follow a cherished but unfulfilled dream. Through this unique program, women are encouraged to:

  • Imagine it: allow a secret desire to come to light
  • Speak it: choose a dream to pursue
  • Do it: take effective action to make it a reality
  • Celebrate it: revel in successes, reward effort, and be good to yourself along the way

Ladies Who Launch provides a proven approach to igniting a fire under a long-smoldering dream, having more fun, and catapulting a lifestyle, relationship, or occupation to an infinitely higher level.

©2007 Victoria Colligan, Beth Schoenfeldt, and Amy Swift; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

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  • Diana
  • Gig Harbor, WA, USA
  • 02-21-08

Does not make for a good audio experience.

While I'm sure this would make a wonderful book, it does not work at all as an audio book. The inclusion of statistic after statistic makes it impossible to get into the groove of the book. I found myself tuning out every time the narrator began "25 percent of women.... " I think a reworking of the book specifically for audio would be a great idea. I wanted to get into the meat of the book, but it bogged down with telling me WHY Ladies Launch, not HOW they launch. Wish I could recommend this one. I think their organization is wonderful, and their efforts are noble, but the audio book. Pass.

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  • Pamela
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 07-07-07

Worth reading but needs editing for audio

I would give this a much higher mark (4+ stars) for content than for listening experience. Great inspiration for women starting up. No revelations but very good encouragement and reframing of ideas. An ultimate 'you go girl' book. Good things to think about for raising daughters (ie relationship with money). However, the book includes MANY surveys, all of which are read out line by line, number by number. These should have been summarized as my mind wanders and loses the point every time. Listen if you don't have time to read, but read it rather than listen if you have a choice.

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  • Layla
  • Yukon, OK, USA
  • 12-16-07

Skip the Audio Version

The authors of this book have some really good ideas, so it's unfortunate the audio version was produced as it was. The paper book contains many, many pages of statistical surveys, & unfortunately the narrator actually reads each one VERBATIM. Even worse, most of them are really obvious, e.g. "Percentage of people who are happier as Entrepreneurs", AND there is one chart for men & one for women for almost each quesion, so you have to listen to each table of results TWICE. I gave up after a couple hours of listening to the reader drone on and on and on, went to the bookstore, flipped through & gleaned what I could use from this book in about 5 minutes. I would suggest buying the book if the ideas are new or helpful to you, but I wouldn't subject yourself to the audiobook.

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ladies who launch...what?

this book defines nothing as stated in its contents. How to launch a buisness? NO. Its all about...nothing. Nothing to the point of buisness starting,being creative,self-esteem, or happiness. I give it a one star because the narrator IS professional! Also, They Say "LADIES WHO LAUNCH" more than anyone can stand. 7 hours? Ladies... get with it. It was like an infomercial to auctually buy the real book !????

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  • ABLOCH
  • Stroudsburg, PA, United States
  • 06-01-17

Inspiring!

I've been looking for quite some time for the energy and inspiration to work on a few projects that really speak to me. Ladies Who Launch not only gave me the inspiration to pursue my dreams, but also offered the way to create my own road map. This is a must-read for all ladies who aspire to live the life they want. Truly!