Raleigh Small Business Consulting
I founded Vend Raleigh out of a love and great passion for other women’s businesses. I’d love to share what I’ve learned with my three online business to get you as a business owner and your business to the next level!
No matter where you are in your business, haven’t started or been at it for years, I’d love to work one on one with your online business presence to increase engagement on your website, create a marketing plan for greater interaction on social media, get you power networking with other Raleigh small business women, begin to create a valuable email marketing list or whatever your needs are!
I have the experience and can give you clear direction for your business in these areas:
- Professional insight and feedback on your website and social media accounts
- Examine branding and marketing strategies
- Determine steps to become a legal business
- Find the real passion for your business
- Examine what business duties to outsource (and whom to hire)
- Create an email list and create an email marketing plan
- Pick 2 or 3 social media accounts that excite you and make a marketing plan for each
- Blogging for your business and gain visibility with guest blogging
- Connect you with specific business leaders (Mompreneurs) to grow successful with
Meeting with Cary was literally a God-send for me and for my business. I was truly struggling with the direction in which I would be moving our business for the future. Cary was able to understand those difficulties and ask the right questions to help me recognize the importance of knowing what I was really passionate about and how I could use that passion to grow the business. She took the time to look through my website and social media pages and offered great suggestions on how I could improve the look and feel of each one. I have already implemented many of her ideas and I am looking forward to implementing more on our newly updated website. Having started several businesses and Vend Raleigh, Cary has personal knowledge of how to connect to customers, subscribers and others in a truly relational way. If you are looking for someone to get a “fresh set of eyes” on your business, I would highly recommend Cary. Her perspective and advice have been invaluable to me. I am certain that she will bring that same enthusiasm to all her clients.
Michelle Miller, SonShine Wear
The consult was great and outside opinion was nice to hear. The write up of [Cary’s reviews were] very helpful in [allowing me to stay present in the consult and not having to take notes, giving me direction after our meeting.]
Former owner of Stay at Home Rock Star LLC and Social Butterflies NC.
Photos credits to Hanner Studios
Inside-Out Strong – Creating Strong and Confident Teen Girls
This is a program developed to guide teen girls to know who they are, strengthen who they are inside and out, so they can serve and lead their generation.
I am a Wellness Partner with Amare Global. “Amare” means “to love” in Latin, and love is the universal language. Yet, in order to truly love others, we believe you must first start by loving yourself. Our vision at Amare is to lead the global mental wellness revolution. By inspiring people to love and believe in themselves, we envision they will live an extraordinary life and make a difference for others. Amare Wellness Partners are real people, whose lives have been enhanced and enriched through our platform. They have made it their mission to spread the word and empower people to live happier and healthier lives every day. Amare’s scientific approach is designed to meet you where you are at today and then, from there, optimize your potential. Whether you are an elite Olympic athlete looking for the mental edge on your competition, a busy super-mom juggling dozens of responsibilities, or you’re currently feeling a bit “off” or “stressed out” like so many others, Amare’s science is designed to empower you to be your best you!
Raleigh Moms Blog is a community – online and off – of women raising kids in the Triangle area. We are a collaborative resource site written by and for local moms with daily posts on things to do around town, ways to get involved in the community, parenting solutions, ideas for family activities, personal essays from local moms, local business spotlights, giveaways, and more.
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.
We are a one-of-a kind women’s clothing online boutique and brick and mortar store located in Raleigh, NC. We offer a variety of women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and more! We started in May 2016, and have been growing quickly!
Our mission is to bring you the most sought after trends at a reasonable price. We hand-picked all our merchandise and only bring a few pieces of each style, making it exclusive and unique among your friends.Opening Koket Boutique has been a dream come true for me.
Many thanks from our family to yours!
Globody is a high end professional spray tanning company that is inspired by nature using the best natural and Organic ingredients that are vegan, paraben free and PETA certified. Our mission is to Inpsire, Empower, and Educate men and women to be the best versions of themselves. My desire is to provide my clients with outstanding customer service, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident with their spray tanning experience that makes them feel like they are Glo’ing from the Inside Out.
Allison is an author, Bible study teacher and speaker at many women’s events. She shares what gets in the way of hearing God’s whisper and relevant and doable ways to incorporate God into all we think, do and say. Her desire is to give women courage and a thirst to open God’s written word and find Him there.
I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.
Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. While you are here make sure to check out the tips from the Doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctors’ seasonal skin-care recommendations.
Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people’s skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceeding your expectations and always here to help.
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! 🙂
Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Servicing the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Durham and Chapel Hill area. We offer portraits both on-location and in our professional photography studio by appointment.
We are passionate about telling our client’s stories through beautiful imagery and creating heirloom pieces of artwork for families to cherish. Whether it is capturing your growing family, anxiously awaiting graduation with your high school senior, or celebrating an engagement while planning for your wedding day. We are there with you every step of the way. From planning out the perfect location for your session, to coordinating wardrobe selections and even arranging for hair and make-up. Our focus is to capture every moment as well as the moments in-between because those are the ones you truly never want to forget. You can expect to have a lot of fun while we capture a variety of candid moments as well as a few more comfortable but posed shots. Our goal at AFSP is to give you a variety of images, all of incredible quality.
“Amber is an incredible and gifted photographer. She works well under pressure in any circumstances! She was able to capture my family in a way no other photographer has ever. Every picture was perfect. She is a delight to work with and we will absolutely use her again!” – Cottingham Family
“Amber was awesome! …She made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She captured such wonderful memories that we will treasure for a life time! She is such a blessing to work with on your special day!” – Lewis Family
“I can look back on the day with so much joy because of the moments you captured for us. Working with you is like working with a close friend – which I love so much! ” – Harris Wedding featured on Wedding Gown Designer Maggie Sottero Designs’ Blog
Owner and photographer Amber is a sucker for true love, soulmates and a big believer of happily ever after! Amber is also the heart behind The Studio : A Coworking Space for Creatives where she focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners through education with a space to grow their business. As an educator she has a passion for teaching workshops and mentoring for photographers and other small business owners.
267 West Center Street Holly Springs, NC 27540
Amy Crosby is a professional photographer specializing in branding photography for businesses. Proudly serving Raleigh, Durham, RTP and surrounding areas. Services include branding images for website, blog, social media, marketing materials, products and commercial. Amy works with you to create beautiful images of you, your business, services and products so that when potential clients view your website or see a social media post from you- they see your professionalism and understand your message.
Hi! I’m Amy Hill. I am the owner and photographer behind 627 Photography in Cary, NC. I love to help women business owners tell the story of their brand and business through photos. It’s more than just a headshot, it is a way to show visitors to your website why they want to work with you. In this digital world where we meet so many online, you have to standout and you have to connect!
In addition to beautiful branding photos for women, I also love to photograph + empower high school seniors. I love to make them feel special, confident and happy with who they are. I take time to learn about them and create a fun, custom session that results in the most beautiful pictures they’ve ever seen of themselves!
zoo&roo is handmade 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.
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.
As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.
Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.
Find your balance naturally.
As a full time licensed North Carolina Broker and Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker HPW (Howard Perry and Walston), I am dedicated to providing you the soup to nuts of your real estate needs. As an experienced Marketing Executive it is my endeavor to make you the most strategic buyer and marketable seller in the market.
I take great pride in providing high-end home buying and selling by partnering with the right group of professionals I consider “My Arsenal” – all for your convenience.Whether you are looking for your dream home, considering selling your current home, or even if you just have a real estate related question, please contact me. It will be my pleasure to serve you.
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But A Moment Photography is one of my great loves. I am the owner, call me Shan. I am an internationally published wedding photographer based in Holly Springs, NC. I serve the Carolinas and destinations through the US and worldwide.
My goal is to capture your wedding day with images that could easily grace the pages of wedding magazines. I strive to tell your story in a way that is intimate, organic, romantic and timeless.
Pictures tell stories for generations to come, and it would be my pleasure to preserve your wedding day memories in photographs.
You should know:
1. I am a true functioning introvert. I absolutely love people, I can hold my own and get things done. You will find that I capture moments as they happen, while also jumping in to make sure you look your absolute best in your images and that you are in the best light. You willnot find me laying on the ground to get the shot, it is your wedding day and all eyes should be on you.
2. You do not have to be a supermodel or even comfortable with the camera to have magazine worthy images. I just need you to show up and be in love…I will handle the rest.
Contact me to check availability and to get my current pricing or just to tell me your love story.
Audrey Priel of Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina family and wedding photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. She takes a very lifestyle and photojournalistic approach with her clients, focusing on authentic moments, real smiles, and family stories. She is inspired by gorgeous sunlight, infectious laughter, and all of the Boston sports teams. Audrey is the recipient of several photographic and wedding industry awards and has been featured in over 30 online blogs and publications, as well as numerous books and magazines such as The Know Book and CIRCA magazine.
Everything happens for a reason, so it was no accident that when Audrey picked up her camera… she was hooked. She was born to laugh, meant to make people happy, and she truly TRULY loves being the reason why people smile! Each session is super unique and filled with laughter, smiles, and stories. Fun fact: you WILL laugh during your session!
You can also read more about each of Rose Trail Images’ photography sessions by reading the blog here!
For more Children and Family Portraits: Children & Families
Fore more Couples and Engagements: Couples & Engagements
For more Lifestyle Newborn Sessions: Newborns
For Maternity Portraits: Maternity
For Seniors and Portraits: Seniors & Portraits
For the Wedding Gallery: Weddings
For the Mitzvah and Events Gallery: Mitzvahs & Events
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.
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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As a SeneGence distributor, I am passionate about lip color with staying power! SeneGence also has a full line of cosmetic products and skin care collections and now offers more than 300 products that are centered around anti aging, skin care, and beauty!
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is amazing in comparison to many other lipstick products on the market. LipSense is versatile and you can mix shades to create many different colors and effects.
LipSense is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off! It does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content and color lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours!
I’m happy to answer any questions as well as provide a consultation to help you find the perfect colors for you!
Lips By Tina
Baked By Billie was started because of my love and passion for baking. We provide homemade cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, scones and so much more. We pride ourselves in custom made orders. We love being to add love, sunshine, smiles and sweetness to each person that enjoys something homemade from us.
Frolic & Co. Photography is a portrait photographer serving Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. Portraiture includes Families, Children, Tween, Teens, Senior, and Couples. Business offerings include Full Branding as well as Social Media updates. Headshots for business, acting, and dance.
Let’s capture your story. Your family is worth it.
Raleigh Durham Family Photographer
With a focus on genuine connection, movement, and beautiful light, I strive to capture your family in the here and now. It is my goal to create family portraits that are not only art, but a legacy to be passed down through the generations. I’d be honored to tell your story.
Located in Holly Springs, Brittany B Photography LLC is a lifestyle photographer. Brittany captures families, newborns & maternity, seniors & also branding & product photography. BBP serves Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, Cary, Raleigh & surrounding areas & offers on-location sessions at local parks, farms, gardens & even fields! Brittany is also available for travel to The Crystal Coast & surrounding areas.
Brittany’s sessions are natural, organic, & authentic. Brittany will give some direction but will strive to capture the in-between moments. The knowing smiles, the giggles & outbursts, the hugs and special kisses – these are the moments you don’t want to forget. Brittany B Photography’s collections include digital images with print release. Learn details on your investment & products offered here. Lifestyle newborn sessions are taken in your home – where Brittany can capture your new addition in their nursery and with their family.
Branding & product photography is unique to you. It’s personal & authentic – for entrepreneurs, small businesses, coaches, speakers & more. If you need a headshot, photos for marketing, or social media, branding photography takes care of all these needs and more. This is a very customized experience tailored to you & your needs. We’ll discuss the details & spend a few hours together capturing what makes you unique. Find more info here.
Dot Dot Smile offers the cutest dresses for kids sizes 6 months to 8/10. Known for their twirl, the dresses quickly become a favorite of any girl who puts them on! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
I have a passion for navigating my buyers and sellers through what can be a daunting process. I work with all price points and love how every transaction and client is a new adventure. I am extremely passionate about my clients and for advocating for their best interest. I go above and beyond your typical agent and have a team pf agents, contractors, attorneys, you name it on my side to make this process as seamless as possible. It is crucial for me to start with a client/realtor relationship and end as friends. I enjoy keeping up with all my clients after the closing!
I have lived in the Triangle Area in several locations for 13 years. I was born in Great Falls, Montana and moved back to NC a few days later when my father was discharged from the Air Force.
I am a North Carolina girl. I have lived all over the state but primarily Eastern NC until my move to the Triangle. My hometown in Greenville, NC and I am proud to be a Pirate! Go ECU!
I spent the first few years after college teaching elementary school and education for children is a passion of mine. I have 3 children of my own so I try and stay very abreast of things with Wake County Schools and preschool programs in the area.
I spent 13 years in medical sales and am very well versed in the medical community in the Triangle Area for many areas of medicine.
I am extremely involved in various community organizations and activities and pride myself on having a pulse on the Triangle.
Carrie Stafford is a passionate coach with a heart to help others in career and life transitions. Her mission is to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to achieve their personal and professional goals. As a Career Transition Coach, she empowers others who are dissatisfied or unmotivated in their careers to find purpose and fulfillment in whatever work they choose to do. Carrie helps clients understand why they feel stuck, identify what is driving their career dissatisfaction, and coaches clients through career transitions. Her ultimate goal is to help others find work they are truly passionate about. She launched “From the Inside Out Coaching” in early 2013 upon receiving her professional coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC).
Honest Hazel is a refreshing new beauty brand, our initial product is an under-eye gel treatment that gives ‘tired eyes’ an instantly refreshed look, with powerful natural ingredients the quick treatment is simple yet significant. You can find us at your local Anthropolgie store, Credo Beauty, goop.com, FreePeople.com and many more.
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