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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.

Our mission is to empower startup entrepreneurs and college students who are actively starting a business while completing their education.  We award up to 4 scholarships per course.  Apply Today!

Our Community

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.

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.

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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.

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Vorola Services is a small business staffing firm designed to support small businesses in The Triangle reach their full potential.  We provide coaching and discussion around where you are leaving money on the table and where your time could be better used.

We provide administrative, retail and assistant support resources to retail shop owners, makers and entrepreneurs.  Our clients range from photographers who need an assistant during a shoot, to makers who use Vorola Services for retail support during markets and events to even service providers who need an extra set of hands to write thank you notes, following up with clients or other administrative tasks.

Our goal is to enable our clients to stop working ‘in’ their business and instead work ‘on’ their business with a flexible schedule and a minimal number of hours a month.

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Hello love, I am Zoe Clark, a Maternity and Newborn Photographer in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. I have 2 silly daughters that are going into their teen stages soon. My husband is my best friend and nothing is more important to me than my family. I am a foreigner from a big city, Hong Kong, who loves to cook, eat, travel, dance, and practice yoga.

Whether you are a working mom with a crazy-busy life or a stay at home mom with toddlers and you are trying to grow your family, I’m here to help you capture and document all these beautiful, precious moments that past by too fast. I’m here to remind you to enjoy every moment with your little newborn because how fast time flies without notice. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to be on camera when you think you are not in your best shape while you carry your beautiful baby in your belly or you need to lose that 10 or 15 pounds baby weight. Because all of those little moments of details will turn into a memory and we freeze them into all these beautiful images that you and your baby will appreciate more and more as time goes by.

And, like many of you, I struggle with how fast time seems to fly by. That’s one of the reasons I’m in love with photography. When a client tells me, ‘My newborn is growing so fast, she looks different every day.’ I totally get it. Or, ‘I just want to get some portraits taken before he loses those chubby cheeks.’ I get that, too. And I especially get it when someone says, ‘She is already One Year old, it’s crazy how fast the first year went by!

So call me. We’ll plan your session, we’ll have a great time, and you’ll love your pictures!

Our Gallery :

2018 Summer Offer | WaterScape

Maternity

Newborn

Baby First Year

Themed Princess Session

Senior Portraits

Mini Film

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Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast. With over 600,000 readers in the last year, stillbeingmolly.com has become a trusted community for women, especially moms, who love everything from ethical style and clean beauty, to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. Her true passion lies in helping inspire women to know that they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Molly has had the honor of collaborating with well-known brands such as Stitch Fix, Target, Elegantees, The Root Collective, Sseko Designs, CAUSEBOX, Sevenly, Noonday Collection, and more. Molly is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, Scary Mommy, Fashion Revolution’s Zine “Loved Clothes Last”, The 700 Club, North State Journal, Cary Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine. She is a wife, mama, dog mom, a loud laugher, lover of Jesus, Diet Coke and all of the Chipotle burritos. You can find her on the internets at stillbeingmolly.com

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5107 Southpark Dr, Ste 201-B, Durham, NC 27713

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.

 

Bookkeeping Services:
– 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.

 

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I’m an artist on a mission providing “niche” wedding + event styling and design services in Raleigh, NC + beyond. First and foremost I’m an artist, and my passion is style and design, but I am also certified in wedding and event planning. My niche is my passion – give me all the eclectic, ethereal, woodsy, bohemian, earthy, unique, eclectic, and intimate vibes – and I’ll give you the decor, artistic, and styling experience you deserve. I’ve carved out a small space for myself based on what I love and I pride myself on that. I love networking and collaborating for styled shoots as well. I offer a variety of services from the most intense to simple a la carte items. Please head over and scope out my website. 🙂

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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.

 

 

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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!

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The Mary Kay brand has been relevant for more than 50 years! We create & nurture lasting relationships with our customers everyday. The vision of Mary Kay, business opportunity, and powerhouse products keep getting better & better with time, and it’s those things that have kept me with this amazing company for over 18 years!

Enriching Women’s Lives….it’s what we do! Contact me to try our new revolutionary skin care launching May 2018!

Your Future Face will LOVE you for it!

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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.

Services offered:
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Whitepapers, Annual Reports, Powerpoint Presentations, Trade Show Graphics, ​Branding MaterialsInvitations
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
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Cary, North carolina

Cultivating the human connection in marketing through content and design for the home and lifestyle industry.

• Social Media Marketing • Advertising & Graphic Design • Concept and Brand Development • Event Production and Coordination • Customer Service Liaison • Traditional and digital marketing • Google AdWords • Facebook Advertising

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8220 Creedmoor Road, Suite 101, Raleigh NC 27613
CUSTOM PORTRAITURE EXPERIENCES
My mission is to capture beautiful & artistic portraits of Women, Seniors, Dance, Pageant & more through personally customized full session experiences that focus on the essence of YOU with memories you’ll always treasure! Whether full of confidence or more timid & camera-shy, having no idea of how fabulous you truly are inside and out… we’ll take a step away from your every day busy running to focus on just you, team up with my incredibly talented professional hair & make-up artists and work together to capture the very beautiful sides of you and your personality! Just need a quick but fabulous headshot to enhance your social media, business page or dating profile? We can do that too!
View more in our GALLERIES or watch our EXPERIENCE VIDEO to get a feel of what we do & the fun we have!
When you’re ready, reach out and START PLANNING YOUR SESSION… I can’t wait to meet you!
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6616 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27615

Hello and WELCOME to Altered Aesthetics!

My name is Jen Santoro and I am the owner and senior artist at Altered Aesthetics. Growing up in Southern California I always had a passion for all things makeup and beauty. After getting my first tattoo, I found another passion, getting more tattoos! In 2013, when I moved to Raleigh I decided to take a different path in my career and found permanent makeup and microblading, which brought together my passion for makeup and tattoos.

I am huge advocate of continual education in this industry, and am continually refining and perfecting my skills through additional cosmetic tattoo and microblading courses. By learning new techniques I am able to bring new and exciting services to Altered Aesthetics.

Altered Aesthetics has been a woman owned Raleigh business for a year now! Big things are coming and we have added another artist Kelly Denhalter, who shares our passion with brows.  The goal of the team at Altered Aesthetics is to provide clients with an amazing set of brows that they will love and be proud of.

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Youngsville, NC 27596

I love that viaONEHOPE allows me to help bring awareness and raise money for multiple causes. I’ve always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, lucrative, and fun while that allows me to give back to my community. Whether you’re looking for a girls night out, a fundraising opportunity, or an office party, I welcome the opportunity to host an event with you. MIX. MINGLE. MAKE AN IMPACT.

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Raleigh Wine Tasting

Ever heard of clean-crafted wine? Of course you haven’t.
But you’re about to.

Have you ever gone wine shopping and wondered how much to spend, what wine pairs with what food, etc? Do you love your favorites, but have to be careful to avoid a morning-after migraine? Most of you know, I adore my wine, but the headaches were becoming a problem (even after just one glass).

Enter Scout & Cellar. The founder started getting headaches while studying to become a sommelier and after a lot of research, she figured out why: there are up to 300 chemicals imbued in almost all mass-produced wine. (Yep: up to 300 chemical additives. Ew.) Scout & Cellar was created to deliver the world’s most delicious clean crafted wines, right to your door.

Interested? I’d love to help you:

  • Taste yummy, clean-crafted wines
  • Choose varieties based on your likes / dislikes
  • Host a tasting for your friends (perk: free wine!)
  • Give back – ask me about charitable giving and/or event discounts
  • Choose unique gifts –  Corporate, holiday, or individual
  • Stay current on seasonal wine selections

Let’s get together and start enjoying cleaner, healthier wines. Start here!

 

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SoCharm Designs is locally made jewelry designed to fit every woman’s lifestyle through creating fun, versatile, and unique, yet classic pieces.  It was born out of my two passions: making things with my hands and jewelry.  My goal is to bring you pieces that give you confidence and add just right finishing touch to your wardrobe.

Follow SoCharm Designs on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know of the latest designs, giveaways, and promotions!

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When you receive something thoughtful, you know it. You can feel it – the quality, the intention, the pieces that all carefully come together in something special just for you. But for the people we care about, finding meaningful gifts can often feel so out of reach.

Thoughtfilled is here for you. With our exclusive selection of fun, quality paper gifts, we provide you with so many ways to gift what matters.

At Thoughtfilled, you will find colorful, personalized notepads, notecards, and notebooks that can be long loved and used. Our

dynamic invitations and printables will set the perfect tone for your special events. And you’ll discover unique products designed to make your gifts last forever – like our new Love, Mom keepsake box, an all-inclusive letter writing kit for moms like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

We also carry everything for your gift giving needs, including custom address labels, stamps, and designer gift wrap. With these special touches, your presents will make beautiful impressions on those that matter most.

Because what you gift counts, we’re Thoughtfilled.

I also provide a myriad of graphic design services business to business.  Please don’t hesitate to email me for inquiries.

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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.

 Start here!


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Vendor Events By Kathleen plans, organizes and schedules a variety of events each month for vendors to attend. We have over 30 different events to choose from and you can even host your own event. We take all the work out of planning, organizing and scheduling events. We provide all the vendors you need to host a successful event!

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Melissa DeVoe specializes in custom photography for expectant Moms and babies. She has a gorgeous and comfortable studio space in Wake Forest which houses her massive prop collection, and is where she holds all of her newborn sessions. Melissa is well known in her area for her impeccable posing and beautifully styled sessions. She serves Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Cary, North Carolina and its surrounding areas.

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6616 six forks rd suite 201 Raleigh NC 27615

Hey! I’m Christina Kirkey and I am the owner of Pinup Studio. Graduating high school early and heading straight to cosmetology school was always what I wanted to do. I have been in the industry for over seven years now and have been in business for three years, I continue to fall in love with my career time after time. Becoming my own boss and opening up my own doors three years ago let me run a studio I stand behind 100% from the customer service to the products I use and techniques I have learned and continue to learn so I can grow with the change in trends. I offer individual lash extensions, lash lifts, hair cuts and color services as well as Brazilian Blowouts.

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Hi! My name is Meagan and I’m proud to be a Director with Thirty-One. Thirty-One is a company that has changed my life, providing stability for my family and a social network for me. We provide functional solutions for women, for their families and for their homes as well as an extensive array of gifts for throughout the year. With an on trend product line and a competitive workplace environment, Thirty-One has moved onto the national stage as a leading direct sale company.

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5607 Hwy 55, Durham, NC

‘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 [email protected]

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If you have old draperies, out-dated valances or nothing at all on your windows, we can help. BG Custom Windows creates classic and modern drapery. We will collaborate with you to design guaranteed unique window coverings that coordinate perfectly with your home.

Our designer, Tammy, is an expert in custom draperies and oversees every step of your project from fabric selection to installation. Our process produces beautiful results and is why our business was built on customer referrals and repeat clients.

Our simple design process helps us narrow down the style, fabrics, and hardware from the thousands of options available. In short, it turns an overwhelming decision into a fun, transparent choice. There are thousands of options for your window coverings and it can be overwhelming to choose the right style, fabrics, trims and hardware.

We will walk you through every detail, listen to your input, address any of your questions and fine-tune the details so that the final product is completely customized to you.

Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Nicola Lane Photography

Nicola is a top Raleigh newborn photographer,  who loves to style and customize your shoot.  Nicola has been trained to specialize in   Newborn Photography, maternity photography , family photography and child photography. Her  style is best described as simple, beautiful and timeless.  Newborns are the main focus in a shoot, posed yet still very natural. Nicola does love taking pictures of families, however, these are best done outdoors. Nicola loves to capture the candid moments and fleeting smiles and glances  with your family. These moments only she can see  from behind the lens.

Services extend into the Raleigh – Durham NC Triangle areas including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay – Varina, Angier, Clayton, Garner and Wake Forrest.

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