A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, annual reports, invitations, cards, announcements and more.
Let’s talk about how Emma Catarino Designs can help your business grow.
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
Studio 557 is more than just a studio, we are a community that supports the creative entrepreneur. Our blank canvas studio space features white painted walls, ceiling, and floors it is a dream space for close to 1000 square feet of wide-open space and is flooded with natural light from floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. The studio’s wide-open floor plan allows space for large workshops and access to an exterior patio overlooking the tree-lined streets of downtown Holly Springs. The extra-large space is ideal for photographers and videographers to be able to create multiple sets for their clients all in one space.
Our dual space also features a Community Workroom with coworking aimed to feed the creative soul. With options for every business including dedicated or flex desk options, conference room, and lounge area to relax and feel inspired. You started your business with a dream. The Studio 557 community is here to support you, and give your business the resources to make an impact in this world for good.
We are more than a studio with four walls and desks. We are a community of passionate creative entrepreneurs who thrive to use their resources for good and have a strong desire to make an impact in this world. Being a part of our community means being a part of something bigger than just your business. We encourage and foster a collaborative mentality where we learn and grow from each other with opportunities like weekly mastermind style meetings. Being a small business owner is already hard enough, you don’t need to do it alone and we are here to encourage, motivate, and support you on your journey.
Joanne Wetzel is a Digital Business Strategist. Through content and coaching, she teaches service-based business owners how they can make more money in the online space.
It is her utmost passion to help women in business scale their businesses online to be able to make a greater impact in the world while also making a fantastic income. Joanne is also the host of the Passive Potential Podcast and YouTube Content Creator releasing high-quality, weekly content to help business owners succeed making money in the online space.
When Joanne isn’t busy coaching female entrepreneurs, you’ll find her hiking with her husband and two rescue pups, volunteering, reading a good book, or stretching out on her yoga mat.
As a one-stop creative partner to coaches, consultants, and service business owners – Greatest Story Creative gives you the clear message, consistent visual brand, and compelling website to confidently share what you do.
Branding That Shows Your Value, Tells Your Story & Grows Your Business
I’m Annie Franceschi, a former Disney storyteller and your creative partner here at Greatest Story Creative®. I believe you’re amazing at what you do, and you shouldn’t have to struggle to tell that story in your marketing.
I understand that it isn’t easy to find the right words and visuals that connect with your ideal clients. That’s why I’ve given nearly 100 coaches, consultants, and service business owners a clear, consistent brand. And with my seamless one-stop solution, I can give you everything you need to be seen as professional and authentic to your dream clients.
Here’s how it works: set a free consultation with me, we’ll create your clear message, consistent brand, and compelling website, and then you’ll finally have the tools to market your business with confidence.
Grab that time with me today, so you can stop worrying if your marketing is confusing people and start proudly sharing your business with those you want to help most.
Raleigh Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Welcome to Beyond Words! My name is Dana Smith and I specialize in unique, handmade jewelry and gifts, many of which are made from repurposed materials such as scrabble tiles, dominoes and washers. While I specialize in jewelry, I also make magnets, bookmarks, compacts, pill boxes, purse hooks and ornaments. I began Beyond Words four years ago as a stress reliever and creative outlet after having my third child and becoming a stay at home mom. Being creative is my therapy. In addition to selling on Etsy, I also love participating in local festivals and craft shows in Raleigh/Cary/Apex. Check out my online store at http://www.beyondwords12.etsy.com or find my booth the next time you visit a festival or show in the area. My show schedule is always posted on the Beyond Words Facebook page.
We are challenging the status quo of startup entrepreneurship success with our Startup Plan-It™ online education platform at Oak City Marketing Agency, LLC.
We bring more than 40 years of marketing and business development experience to our community of clients. Our experience includes assisting B2B and B2C clients with business development, creating marketing strategies, supporting inclusive economic development, and national awareness campaigns.
The organizations we have served include Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) at NC State University, Trauma-Focused Therapeutic Community (TFTC) Gardens in Raleigh, NC, A Simple Gesture in Greensboro, NC, Project Uplift USA’s Freedom Balloon Fest, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) walk in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and A Helping Hand in Durham, NC.
If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of good bookkeeping and the crucial role that it plays in making sure that your business is being run as efficiently as possible, but you probably don’t get excited about devoting more than 45 seconds of time and energy to the bookkeeping effort.
We’re here to make it easy.
With 16 years of bookkeeping experience, Abbi Tenaglia is prepared to help you as little or as much as you need. If you just need a little bit of guidance and coaching, she can do that. Or if you need someone to completely manage the process for you so that you don’t have to think about it at all, she can do that too.
In addition to QuickBooks, she’s also well-versed in PayPal, Square, 17 Hats, Amazon seller back office, Stripe, E-giving and LulaRoe back office.
– QuickBooks set up, training and ongoing support
– Bank and credit card reconciliation monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly
– Sales tax management & reporting
– Payroll services and tax management
– Nonprofit start-up registration with state and federal entities, tax filings, and donor reporting
– Year-end management and reporting, including 1099 e-filing
– Accounts payable and accounts receivable management, weekly or monthly
– Notary services
CPA Liaison Service:
Bookkeeping hourly rates are typically much less than hourly rates for a CPA. For this reason, clients often find it beneficial to engage Abbi to do most of the legwork for their tax preparation at the end of the year, then hire a CPA for an hour to check over the documents and e-file the tax return. This proves to be much more cost effective for the business owner than paying a CPA for several hours of work, and much more efficient than hiring an employee to manage the books all year. It’s a way to cut costs without taking on huge headaches.
Non-Profit Consulting Service:
There are so many needs in our community, and many community members have some fascinating ideas for addressing these needs. But it’s important for nonprofits to know the laws and to ensure proper management of the funds entrusted to them by donors. Abbi started and ran her own nonprofit for seven years before eventually merging with a larger organization. She’s been hired as a consultant by several nonprofits to share her knowledge in the realm of nonprofit management.
Need help? Grab a spot on Abbi’s calendar for a quick 30 minute call to discuss more details.
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Dr. Susan Lovelle is the Personalized Wellness MD. She specializes in supporting busy, over-extended women who are ready to uplevel their businesses but are surviving on caffeine, wine, and willpower.
She believes that you are unique and there is ONE way of living that will bring you into harmony with your best and highest self – energetic, focused, happy, and productive.
Whether it’s to lose 20+ pounds, gain more energy, or just plain sleep through the night, through innovative and personalized programs and coaching, you’ll discover your ONE way so that you experience wellness in every sense of the word – physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
Just think – what would it be like if you had a proven, transformative plan designed just for you?
Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs. My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years. I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton boll stems and finding creative uses for found objects. My latest obsession is with cotton stems, succulents, nests and burlap. I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look. My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products. At this time in my career I am creating mostly artificial flower designs. I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at https://www.marysfloral.net/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysFloral Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC http://www.ourmomentsintime.net/ http://www.Facebook.com/Marysfloral1 and at many area craft shows throughout the year.
I will be teaching a variety of classes at Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8300pm. Come check out the new store complete with local artisans, coffee and baked goods by Baked By Billie!
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
Hi! My name is Amanda Sulyi and I’m a northerner who transplanted to the south. I lived in Ohio for 25 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been for the last 16 years. I am married and the proud mom of almost 10 year old twins, and a 4 year old giant yellow lab.
I started this hobby of making jewelry as something to do while I watched sports on TV. I love watching sports of all kinds, it is a big part of my life. My shop name acutally comes from the nickname of one of my favorite athletes, who is a race car driver. I had made several pieces of jewelry for friends as gifts and they always had told me that I needed to sell what I made. In 2014, my New Year’s resolution was to start an Etsy shop. I followed through on that resolution and here I am. My work is ever evolving, when I get a new idea and go for it…..and I love the outcome.
I truly enjoy it when someone purchase one of my pieces as a gift for a friend or loved one. I believe handmade gifts are the best, because it comes from the heart and there is intention and thought behind such a special gift.
I hope you enjoy what you see…..if you are looking for something in particular, send me a convo and I’d be happy to make something just for you! 🙂
‘Building Customer Engagement in Professional Beauty Services, one client at a time.’
If that’s your business objective, then Imbeau is your software solution. Beauty is personal ..and therfore Imbeau’s beauty-tech goes beyond booking and payments, focusing on ‘Point of Care’. Want to be a pilot customer? Come visit us at http://www.imbeau.us or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a freelance website designer and developer, I developed TWTH Consulting with the goal to add a custom touch to each project I work on. I am a hard worker and trustworthy partner for your online presence and bring an edge of creativity & enthusiasm that will set your site apart from your competitors.
I like to first sit down with a company to learn more about their business and how it operates. I find that usually a project may extend beyond the need for just a website but perhaps for tools to also help streamline processes behind the scenes for the business. By taking the time to get to know you and your business better, I am best able to develop a site and tools for you with the thoughts of how the business will grow in the future in mind to make expanding your site easier as the company grows.
I have experience working remotely with clients all over the country and here locally in the Triangle. If you are looking for a website designer, please contact me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your project.
Chunky Beaded Jewelry Handmade
Hey there! My name is Tracy and I love to create statement jewelry pieces for moms and kids. Some exciting projects we’ve done are party favors, bridesmaid gifts, and team spirit wear. We have fabulous, fun, custom, chunky, bubblegum jewelry for Moms and Kids, handmade right here in North Carolina. We make great statement pieces for birthdays, holidays, teacher’s gifts, photo shoots, etc. Have a special outfit? We can match it. Contact me via Facebook for shopping, placing a custom order or to book a birthday party for your little princess.
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Vibe Cary Coworking is a vibrant coworking space where you can collaborate, connect and grow.
More than just an office, we are a meeting space, event space and a coworking community designed with a female focus.
Does “working from home” no longer work for you? Come out of your isolation and join a community of entrepreneurs and small business owners. At Vibe you’ll feel connected while you work on your business and get your most important work done. While our focus is creating a space that supports women, we welcome men and corporate teams.
Everything from our decor, to our work space offerings, to our guest presenters and special events speaks to our vibe. We have created a space within a space that includes a cafe, lounge areas, serenity room, maker and artisan space, and a treatment room available for personal services, including massage. All of these amenities surround our open and dedicated coworking desks, traditional private offices, virtual office services, and meeting and event space.
I am the owner of a sewing and embroidery business. I make everything from baby items to upcycled clothing for adults and children. I also create Memory bears, pillows and t-shirt quilts. I can custom make almost anything you are looking for. I will digitize and embroider most images.
I have worked with two local dance studios to make and create costumes.
I do most alterations out of my home as well.
Oh Lord Help Us encourages and teaches women who to be who they were created to be. Throughout our lives we have been bombarded with lies. We need to replace those lies with God’s truth.
Oh Lord Help Us gives writings, bible studies, speaking, and physical reminders to show women they are loved, pursued, redeemed, beautiful, and enough.
Adventures in Bloom offers fun, hand stamped metal jewelry as well as “hammer-it-yourself” metal stamping parties!
Custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains and more are available to be customized with a very fast turn around (usually within 24-48 hours!)
For the DIYer, metal stamping parties are available publicly at a variety of local establishments. Tickets for these events are available on my website. You can also choose a private party. I will bring the party to you if you have as few as 6 guests stamping. Over 10 attendees and the host stamps for free! The private party option is great for co-workers, ladies groups, wedding parties, literally the possibilities are endless!
Whether you are looking for a personalized gift or a unique night out-Adventures in Bloom has you covered!
You started your business but your brand still needs to be boosted, your team needs to be developed and your strategy plan for this year hasn’t been finished yet.
M³ & Co.– Global Strategy, Development & Consulting is an international results-driven firm helping companies, organizations and professionals. Our consulting and development firm helps companies and professionals fine tune their direction and growth for the benefit of the organization and the customers. With a focus on Business Strategy, Personnel and Management Development and Brand Consultation, we help drive revenue and profit.
If you feel like you are a Team of 1 and your business could use some brand “envigoration”, a focused strategy plan, guidance on your budget, team or CEO development/support or business coaching, visit our website and contact us. We’d love to help your business grow and stabilize to success.
I’m a web designer who understands your website needs to be more than just another pretty page on the internet.
It should perform as a valued employee – working to collect leads, share your service offerings and establish you as the go-to expert in your field.
A strategically designed website can highlight your past work, book appointments and sell your products or services. I’ll help you put your digital assets to work with easy to manage tools like Squarespace, Mailchimp, Acuity & Dubsado.
I work with businesses who need a full website created as well as tech-savvy business owners who just need a guiding hand in designing their own website.
Want to learn more? Check out this popular post where I explain How to Get on the First Page of Google’s Search Results.
Let’s turn your website into your best employee.
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Initial Decor is a Raleigh based monogram & handmade jewelry company. We are a retail/wholesale jewelry and decor company.
We might be best known for our Hook Back Bangle™, a hooking clasp bracelet with beads and monogram discs wire wrapped to the top. They come in several sizes which include adult and children.
We handmade our jewelry and decor in our studio/showroom on Leesville Road in Raleigh. We use our studio space to host Pop-Up events with clothing vendors and meet with our wholesalers.
Checkout our website!
We welcome all boutique owners to apply to carry our line in your store! Application can be found on the contact us page on our website.
You are an entrepreneur who is building your business, perfecting your service and product, and also creating your brand, but what exactly is a brand? You will find thousands and thousands of definitions. If you went to college for business and took marketing you know it’s cemented in your head that the brand is the logo, symbol, design, and beautifully cohesive Instagram feed. This simple concept from the past has evolved – a brand is not just what you present to your ideal customers and clients in how you want them to perceive your brand it is also your ideal market’s experience of YOU! The gold mine of your success is when your brand is aligned with how your customers experience your brand. It is vital that everything in your business is consistent and precise – everything should be crystal clear. Unfortunately, when it comes to meeting your clients, your big photoshoot for your business, or being interviewed or featured in a magazine – you realize your clothes do not align with your brand and you have nothing to wear, resulting in a mini meltdown. A missing piece for entrepreneurs and small business owners is their clothes! They want their brand to be fresh, fun, and innovative but in their photos they are wearing a black blazer with pearl earrings – talk about unalignment in your branding.
Serena is a style brand expert who helps women entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals align their personal style with their brand. Serena is a certified personal stylist who is passionate about supporting women by defining and aligning their personal style to elevate their brand. Whether it’s meeting with clients, guest appearances, videos, or photoshoots, Serena gives confidence to women entrepreneurs because their clothes reflect both who they are and their brand.
Ways to collaborate and work with Serena:
Personal Styling Package for women entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals click here.
Let’s chat: book a 15 minute call click here.
Stay connected with upcoming news and style tips click here.
Whether it’s helping you launch or improve your own business as an entrepreneur, or helping you get financially fit, or working with you on your sense of well-being, TRIBE is passionate about helping you re-create and re-envision your whole idea of life after 40, 50 and 60 (sometimes referred to as “retirement age”).
We believe in expanding the possibilities of life as you age. We believe you can become increasingly relevant and increasingly engaged (even increasingly wealthy!). Your future is not about settling for less. Your future is about using your acquired wisdom and life skills to become the amazing human you were born to be. We’re here to help.
zoo&roo is handcrafted happiness! I take great pride in the items I design and create – gifts such as custom wine tumblers, keychains and jewelry. My goal is to bring a smile to someone’s face and spread happiness through gift giving. In addition to shopping on my website, you can find zoo&roo in Southern Home Crafts in downtown Apex and Briggs Hardware in downtown Raleigh.
I’m a part-time executive paper pusher by day and a full-time wife and mom all day, every day!
A collection of my hand-crafted jewelry and small watercolor and oil paintings, The Painted Pearl is my creative passion project and side hustle once my kids to go bed.
Welcome to The Paisley Poppy Store, your source for handcrafted goods including (but never limited to!) reusable snack bags, burp cloths, wet bags, purses, totes, pillow cases, unpaper towels, aprons, and pouches.
I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.
I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.
Frustrated that good vintage style dresses are either extremely fragile, the wrong shape for today’s bodies or too expensive, I turned to creating my own designs.
I started making clothes for my daughters back in the 1980s. They’re all grown up now, very much into the Vintage scene and my youngest asked if I could make her a dress.
So I returned to college, studied garment construction, pattern drafting and tailoring techniques, developing the skills to make any women/child a beautiful bespoke dress, jacket or outfit for any special occasion.
It’s so lovely to return to exhibiting at craft and vintage fairs, meeting so many new people.
And now I’ve started passing my skills on through a series of sewing classes; from beginners taking their first steps in sewing, to giving intermediates the confidence and experience they desire to create their own garments and designs.
Since 2010, Katiebug Bows, LLC has been specializing in handmade hair accessories and monogrammed gifts for ages 0-100! In addition to helping you find the perfect headband, hair bow, or ponytail streamer for a girl or her doll, we have created a wholesale spirit wear program for schools and teams. This allows schools to earn a profit while selling our custom designed hair accessories to their families for spirit wear or uniforms.
We have two online shops and you will find a different selection of items in each. Our Etsy Shop exclusively offers our hair accessories that are handmade right in Apex, NC. Our independent online store, KatiebugBows.com, offers hair accessories in addition to a selection of gifts that can be personalized. You’ll also find our wholesale items for schools and teams! We would love to add your school to our growing list!
In the 2016-2017 school year we have worked with the following schools:
Apex Elementary (Apex, NC)
- Apex Middle School’s Softball Team (Apex, NC)
Farmington Woods Elementary (Cary, NC)
Highcroft Drive Elementary (Cary, NC)
Mills Park Elementary (Cary, NC)
Olive Chapel Elementary (Apex, NC)
Scott’s Ridge Elementary (Apex, NC)
St Mary Magdalene Catholic School (Apex, NC)
- St Timothy’s Volleyball Team (Raleigh, NC)
Westpark Elementary (Texas)
Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Do you know you need a website for your business but don’t know where to start
- Do you find yourself so busy working on your core business that you don’t have time to create or update your website?
- Does technology intimidate you?
- Does your website look too “DIY” and not reflect the professional that you are?
Let me take the stress off of your website so that you can go back to the core purpose of your business.