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
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.
Ongoing mentorship programs. See more details at: http://sarahschall.net/inside-out-strong-mentorship-program/
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
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.
My love for houses and helping people has led me to choosing a career as a real estate agent. I grew up with a father who worked in the residential construction business which has allowed me to recognize both positive and negative aspects of housing. I feel it is very important to educate the buyer or seller about the process, listen to their needs/wants, and be their adviser. Buying or selling a house is a very important and challenging task to undertake. I will walk you through the entire process and make it as fun as possible while putting your needs in the forefront. I earn my client’s trust through honesty, patience, and hard work. I will see my clients needs through to the very end and will continue to provide value to the client even after a sale completes.
Beautycounter is a mission based company that launched in March of 2013. Beautycounter’s mission is to get “safer products into the hands of everyone.” You may be wondering what does that really mean. It means that Beautycounter is about educating and informing consumers on how to read their personal care labels. Beautycounter provides an option to choose safer products for you and your loved ones. Beautycounter has skincare, body care, kids and baby line and cosmetics.
The last federal law to regulate the ingredients in personal care products was in 1938. To date, the US have only banned 30 ingredients, whereas the European Union (EU) have banned 1400. Therefore, it is perfectly legal for personal care companies to include ingredients that are known to be harmful to our health. With that in mind, Beautycounter created a Never List that comprises over 1500 questionable or harmful ingredients that is prohibited when formulating their products. Beautycounter creates products with safety and performance in mind. When Beautycounter launched in 2013, there were 9 products; however now there are 90 products and more in the works.
I’ve been using Beautycounter for over 2 years and started as a consultant in July 2016. I decided to join as a consultant after my youngest daughter started Kindergarten. I wanted to find a job that would be super flexible so that I can still focus on being a stay-at-home Mom. I already loved using Beautycounter products, so I thought what better way to share the mission and help our family out financially.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Beautycounter, I’d love to chat with you. I also have products on hand for you to try. You may contact me through email [email protected] or phone 415.517.0112. Here’s my personal website for you to check out the products: beautycounter.com/dinasaiz Looking forward to meeting you!
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)
Raleigh Family Travel Planner | TMC Travel | Disney Destinations Specialist
FREE Disney Vacation Planning Services
Make the most of your vacation with my free services and worry free booking!
Let me help you discover a magical Disney experience with my FREE Disney vacation planning services. I’m a Raleigh native and mom to 4 who has lived the parks, experienced the resorts, dined with the characters and sailed the seas with Mickey! I will put my Disney savvy to work for you. My FREE concierge style service will make planning your trip a snap!
I work with you with all aspects of Disney trip planning from when to go, to where to stay, where to eat and what to do when you get there! I offer worry-free booking – I’ll make sure you get the best price for trip and will keep searching for discounts until you travel. I also offer free gifts for packages, a referral program and tips and tricks so you can make the most of your trip. I’d love to help you have a magical vacation and make some very special memories. I stay up to date on all the current changes at Disney World and Disneyland to make sure you have the most updated information available before you head to the parks.
I have extensive knowledge of all Disney Destinations including: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii and the Disney beach destinations in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC. Let me use my knowledge and experience so that you can have a stress free planning process!
I am a full service travel agent and can help you with ALL family travel including Universal Orlando, All-Inclusive resorts and all cruise lines!
I am looking forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!
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Ratings and reviews for assisted living communities in Raleigh.
I have worked/studied in the accounting field for 20 years. I like to read, eat, pray, encourage others, travel, and make wood projects. I love to swim and lounge on the beach. I love that early sunrise over the ocean water. I am also a mother of 2 boys, ages 20 and 14 and 1 handsome little grandson! They are very interesting people and they make life happy!
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*Home Based Business in Fuquay Varina, NC. The address listed below is a mailing address only.
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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Pure Haven Essentials develops and produces cutting-edge, SAFE products to the highest performance standards.
Pure Haven Essentials offers a range of quality products. All of these products are made in-house in our Warren, RI manufacturing facility. All products are made with the very finest ingredients and no harmful chemicals; all ingredients are listed on each product. Pure Haven Essentials products are made in the USA and are extremely effective. Ingredients matter. That’s why we start with the best and safest, and leave out harmful chemicals. From skincare and baby, to body and home essentials (and more), see for yourself how amazing and effective “pure” can be.
Just as most people have learned to read labels on the food they eat, we think it’s equally important to become ingredient detectives when choosing personal care and home products. Because it’s not only what you put IN your body, but what you put ON your body that can affect your health. And when you know better, you can do better — making better, smarter decisions. Our pure and primary mission is to share this important information, and to provide safe, effective and affordable alternatives.
Our mission is to educate everyone on the issue of harmful chemicals in everyday products – and provide safe, effective alternatives. I can teach you how to read your labels on personal care and household products along with which ingredients to avoid.
Rachel the NC Realtor Rolls out the Red carpet for her clients– from her abundant knowledge of Triangle Living to her expert experience in Sales & Marketing. Rachel uses the 4-“R” strategy in her real estate business to find buyers for sellers and homes to buyers.
- Maximum Reach
- The Golden Rule
Rachel is a married mom of 2 boys that loves fitness, family time and Carolina sports. Rachel also writes the popular blog– FitTriangleMom.com and enjoys sharing her passion for Triangle Living with her clients.
I want to first introduce myself – my name is Liz Gross and I am a mom, wife, people lover and health & wellness coach. I was struggling with my weight after I gave birth to my 10lb 5oz baby and was feeling very lethargic and negative about life. I kept trying all different diets and exercise and nothing would fit into my life – between work and running around with a toddler, I didn’t have time to exercise for hours or cook glamourous meals. I was very skeptical about trying Isagenix but heard only positive things! I finally let go of all my excuses and reached out to my now coach and gave it a try. It was a 30 day cleanse that changed my life, my attitude and my body. It was super manageable and easy and my energy level changed drastically – I felt happy, healthy and positive. I would loveeeee to share this amazing gift with you and tell you more about my story!
I help women feel fabulous in fashion they LOVE! LuLaRoe has something for everyone. I offer sizes ranging from XXS – XXXL. LuLaRoe clothing is fashionable yet insanely comfortable. LuLaRoe manufactures a limited number of items per fabric pattern so my inventory is unique and always changing. Let me introduce you to the fun fashionable world of LuLaRoe. Contact me today to book the bus boutique at home, at the office, in the park, we can party anywhere!
Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is a locally owned and operated accounting firm serving small businesses throughout the NC Triangle and beyond. We offer a wide variety of business services, including bookkeeping, QuickBooks installation and training, payroll services, sales and use tax reports, and preparation of Form 1099. We also prepare individual income tax returns and provide specialized bookkeeping services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Our goal at Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is to maintain your bookkeeping throughout the year so your tax preparation process is simplified, saving you time and money. Our specialty is “shoebox” cases – where a company provides us with a box full of receipts and bank statements and allows us to record the data in an organized manner. Because we’re a small, independently owned business, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need!
Our payroll services are billed at a low monthly rate, with no hidden charges for direct deposit, tax filings, or new hire reporting. You’ll be guaranteed of the correct tax rates and on-time federal and state filings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business! At Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC, we are freeing small business owners from that pile of receipts, one shoebox at a time.
For you, for your home and your family! We have a solution for it all. We offer personalized gifts and organizing solutions that will simplify your life. Already a fan of our product? Let me help you earn it free with a home, on-the-go, catalog or facebook party. We party the way you want to! Love our product? Let’s chat about this amazing opportunity!
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in a more lifestyle and photojournalistic approach, focusing on the moments and the reason behind the story as opposed to stiff posing and awkward moments. From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has a blast laughing, creating, and meeting extraordinary people along the way.
Audrey is inspired by sunsets, infectious laughter, and the joy of the here and now. She’s an iced-coffee drinker, a sunset chaser, Mom of boys and wife of a Denver Bronco addict. She loves all things chocolate and cake-like, as well as the Red Sox, she swoons over Tom Brady, and keeps her camera by her side like an added appendage. When not out capturing awesomeness, you can find her at home with her family and their herd of animals yelling at their respective teams on TV or outside playing in the sunshine.
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: we have a really good time together!
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
Jewelry expresses your mood, your attitude, your personality. Jewelry places your signature on your outfit. Are you searching for a perfect gift? Jewelry is always appreciated and appropriate. Fashion-forward, unique, and exquisitely handcrafted, many Park Lane creations are inspired by world-renowned designers. Wear Park Lane jewelry with pride and you will sparkle with beauty and confidence everywhere you go!
About Park Lane Jewelry
Founded in Chicago in 1955 by Arthur and Shirley LeVin, Jewels by Park Lane defines `The American Dream`. As the world`s leading direct sales jewelry party plan company, Park Lane proudly offers exceptional quality jewelry that is backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
My Park Lane Story
I was introduced to Park Lane Jewelry in 2013 by friend from church. She invited me to go to this thing called a ‘Quarter Auction’. Well – I won 2 pairs of earrings and saw some of the most beautiful jewelry I’d seen in ages. My friend introduced me to her sister – a Park Lane Fashion Director and I was hooked. I attended many more special events and purchased many more pieces outside of the events. I was – and still am- always amazed at how much I got for such a small amount of money.
In the second half of 2015 after having an expensive surgery, expensive kitchen water damage & repairs AND a shattered car window – none of which were fully covered by insurance, I knew I needed a way to make a little more income.
That same Fashion Director – now a Sr. Division Manager is still my ‘Park Lane Person’. I’ve been to many more quarter auctions and special events and even had a few of my own. She even helped me find the perfect jewelry ensemble for my daughter’s wedding!
She shared with me the unbeatable buying program for guests, the amazing & ridiculously generous hostess program and the outstanding Fashion Director`s income & perks – like free trips and a Mercedes! Add those to the jewelry I had to have and a really simple show demo and I knew I could do this – I could be a part of Park Lane! I was impressed with the company’s values and work ethic – and of course how they reward their customers, hosts and their representatives.
I love showing our beautiful jewelry to everyone. Whether you are classic, trendy, bold or traditional in your jewelry style, I’ve got something for you. I am so excited to be helping my clients and hostesses understand all they stand to gain by our programs in a fun, interactive way! Please contact me to host your very own, very fun ‘dress up party‘!
My name is Stephanie Sikes and I am a 200K VIP with Le-Vel. I want everyone I know and will meet in the future to feel as good as I feel! The THRIVE Experience has changed my life. I have more energy, mental focus and clarity. I have found myself having more patience with my children and I’m in a better mood than I’ve been in, in a long time! I am experiencing better digestive health, less aches and discomforts, and more control over my appetite! So what is this THRIVE Experience?
The THRIVE Experience is an 8 week premium lifestyle plan, to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before! Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can slightly differ for everyone – depending on which areas of your lifestyle need the most help – and depending on your 8 week goal. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, or simply be the best you can be, we know the THRIVE 8 Week Experience will get you THRIVIN’ in all areas of your life! Individuals on the Experience will enjoy premium support and benefits in the areas of:
- > Weight Management > Cognitive Performance
- > Digestive & Immune Support > Joint Support
- > Lean Muscle Support > Inflammation Support
- > Anti-Aging & Antioxidant Support
THRIVE by Le-Vel is something that’s hard to explain, and challenging to describe… it’s something that can only be experienced.
Custom home furnishings provide the opportunity to create decor elements that are suited to your personality, your home, and your design aesthetics. Instead of wasting hours browsing through home decor stores, custom designed items come right to your door and are created to be the perfect piece for your room. Custom home decor elements from Indigo Interiors are high quality products that will hang better, look better, and feel better than anything you’ve had before.
Indigo Interiors is here to help you create custom home decor to suit any of your interior decorating needs. From valances to slipcovers, Indigo Interiors can handle it all! Indigo Interiors will assess your needs and be at your side as you find your style and fabric needs. Our services give you the unique opportunity to have your hand in choosing everything down to the thread color. Indigo Interiors is also available for interior design consultations to straighten out a room, or create a room from scratch to suit your needs.
Lead designer, fabricator and owner of Indigo Interiors has been sewing since the age of 13. With a family history of sewing and a deeply ingrained love of fabric, Elle creates high quality items with professional finesse and lots of love. As a current member of the Window Coverings Association of America, Elle is committed to creating window fashions of the highest caliber. With experience in education and fashion, Elle has a knack for identifying personalities and styles and truly turning houses into homes.
Indigo Interiors specializes in custom home decor, such as:
Window Treatments, Throw Pillows, Coverlets, Valances, Cornices, Cushions, Roman Shades, Fabrics and Trims, Outdoor Cushions, Outdoor Curtains, Cylindrical Pillows, Down Pillows, Specialty Fabrics, Sewing Classes, Sewing Parties
Located in Apex, NC[caption id="attachment_4953" align="alignnone" width="300"] Handmade pillows by Indigo Interiors[/caption]
Welcome Baskets, Corporate Gifts and Personal Gift Service
Southern Oak Gift Co. provides local businesses and individuals with a resource for all their gift giving needs.
We curate, design and deliver custom gift baskets, boxes, bags and favors full of high quality North Carolina-made and Southern-made products.
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.
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!
Raleigh Women’s Ministry
Our vision: The ONLY meaningful way to make a difference in the eyes of God starts with knowing Him personally through His Son Jesus Christ. We teach women and girls how to KNOW God personally – not merely knowing about Him. We do this under four pillars Relationship, Marriage, Parenting, and Impact.
Tara Furman is the founder of Knowing God Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit women’s ministry whose passion is to help women hear and see Jesus in their everyday lives. As a speaker and author, Tara has helped hundreds of women develop their own personal relationship with Jesus.
Raleigh Arbonne Executive District Manager Emily Brennan has enjoyed selling product and building a team in the health and wellness field with Arbonne for 8 years! Arbonne carries skin care lines for men, women and children including a #1 best selling anti-aging line! In addition, Arbonne Raleigh has nutritional supplements that include protein shakes, energy drinks and a phenomenal sports nutrition line! Along with weight loss products, aromatherapy and detox products Arbonne has something for everyone! All of Arbonne’s products are mineral oil and paraben free. A healthy choice for the entire family as well as a wise business choice! Arbonne is a 35 year old health and wellness company with a huge opportunity for growth in the Carolinas! We offer flexibility and an amazing compensation plan. Contact Arbonne Raleigh Emily Brennan for a free sample and to learn more about this company!
Having concerns with your skin? Fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, rashes, acne.? Or maybe you’re just wanting to keep the great skin you have and want to use a preventative measure to ensure you continue to keep you’re flawless look. That’s exactly what Rodan and Fields is all about. Giving the gift of great skin. There are specific products for each concern. I’d be more than happy to speak with you and help you find the correct skin care regimen tailored to your needs. Maybe you’re looking to invest in a company where you can be your own boss, have a flexible schedule and still be able to help other people. If so, I’d love to speak with you about how to make that happen for you! Whether you’re wanting to start your own business or just try the products, it’s an empty bottle, 60 day money back guarantee. Contact me today for more details!
I’m a mom of 2 young adults, a wife, a daughter, and a business consultant “by day”. I have a very short commute to my home office … so I treasure how Origami Owl has given me connections with other women that I wouldn’t be able to have otherwise!
I Love What I Do
My favorite part of being an Independent Designer is being able to help others create lockets that “tell their story.”
Whether they are creating a locket to reflect their family, their hobbies, their career or to honor special people in their life, it has been an honor to hear their stories and to be a part of that process.
Another reason that I love what I do is that I have the opportunity to mentor and help others begin their amazing career with Origami Owl.
I would love to help you design something special! Tell me, what’s your story?