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.
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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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.
Beachbody Raleigh | Your Fitness Coach
I am health and fitness accountability coach that will design programs to help clients meet their fitness goals. Nutrition and exercise accountability groups are held virtually and available 1:1 in Raleigh area. I help my clients find the time and tools needed to fit in fitness and succeed as well as custom meal plans, leading exercise programs and nutritional supplements. If your goal is weight loss, weight gain or to feel like yourself again, let’s talk![caption id="attachment_7288" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fitness and nutrition programs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7289" align="alignnone" width="300"] Business opportunity helping others succeed[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7290" align="alignnone" width="300"] Healthiest meal of the day[/caption]
Overwhelmed with technology or stressed out by all of the “moving pieces” that it takes to run your business in our digital world?
Frustrated with technical issues or need help deciding what online system, tool or app is best suited for your needs?
Whether you are a new business owner or you are looking to expand your online presence, I can help. Think of me as your Digital Therapist!
As a teacher, trainer, and business owner for over twenty years, I’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs implement systems and digital strategies in their business so they can be more efficient and effective. I’m an Evernote Certified Consultant and have researched and worked with hundreds of online tools and apps. So I can walk you through the options you’ll want to consider AND teach you how to use them.
Don’t let technology stop you from reaching your goals. Contact me to set up a digital therapy session. Hourly sessions and packages are available and are done online through Zoom. Screen sharing allows me to walk you through each process step-by-step.
Have a Direct Sales Business?
Connect with me at Step Into Success. After reaching the top .1% of my company, I joined the training team at Step Into Success and offer courses and programs through Digital Academy & Direct Selling Now.
Looking for a speaker or want to set up a webinar or training with your team?
I offer workshops on topics such as…
Evernote & Creating a Paperless Business
Creating the Direct Sales Business of Your Dreams
Social Media & Online Marketing
Contact me for more information or to schedule a session.
Connect with me on Facebook
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.
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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Melissa DeVoe is a professional newborn photographer based in the Raleigh-Durham-Wake Forest, NC area. Melissa specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography and prides herself on creating beautiful, unique portraits for her clients. Melissa holds her newborn sessions in her private 1,000-square foot studio in Wake Forest where both baby and parents are always comfortable. She has a massive collection of unique props, backdrops, and flooring that she uses to create her one of a kind portraits for each client. Her specialty is in the adorable posed newborn photos!
Melissa earned her MBA in 2005 before returning back to school for photography courses, both of which have helped ensure her success in the field, and have made her the business savvy person she is today. The center of Melissa’s life are her two little boys and her husband of 12 years. You may even recognize Melissa’s family, as they were featured on HGTV’s House Hunters in 2013 as they searched for their new home and photography studio space for Melissa!
Melissa’s portraits have been featured many times on sites such as I Heart Faces, Learn Shoot Inspire, NewbornPhotography.com, Evoking You, Clickin’ Moms and she has also been selected as a nominee in the International Best Newborn Photographer’s monthly competitions.
Melissa prides herself on making her customers happy and ensures a satisfaction guarantee. She is delighted that most of her clients return to her for their second, third and fourth babies! She is also happy to offer a discount to her many returning clients!
If you would like more information on a newborn, baby or maternity session with Melissa, please visit her website or send her an e-mail at [email protected]. She is typically booked several months in advance, so please contact her as early as possible to ensure you can get on her schedule!
Also, be sure to stop by her FB page for updates on her schedule and photo shares from her recent sessions!
**Melissa is currently offering fall mini-sessions to the many people who have requested updated family and child photos for their children. Please e-mail me for more information!**
I am Nichole Richardson, I specialize in contemporary portrait photography. I work with my clients to create deeply personal and meaningful images for them and the ones that they love to treasure for a lifetime.
If you would like or need beautiful photographs of you or your family please contact me via email or 571-606-8620.
zoo&roo is a custom boutique where you will find handmade happiness – gifts such as custom wine tumblers, keychains and inspirational 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.
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.
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 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.
Unique Raleigh Kids Birthday Parties
Serving Raleigh families with children’s birthday party planning.
HAPPY CAMPER creates a fun and innovative alternative to your next kid’s birthday party. Sleeping under the stars, sprinkled with a dose of whimsy and creative genius. Colorful tents set up on your lawn or play space, complete with lanterns, twinkle lights, and matching bed rolls. Add in the large screen projector with popcorn cart for movie time treats. For your next celebration give your little explorer the experience of the great outdoors even if you have to keep it inside! HAPPY CAMPER, a party adventure for the child in all of us! Call or text today for more info. 606-813-4302, Stephanie lead trail boss.
Self protection for women – stun guns, pepper sprays
We have a children’s line! There are sooooo many things – and we teach you how to use them!
emergency road kits, portable door alarms, portable protection alarms, kubotans, and so much more! Affordable!
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.
Select Sitters is a local babysitting, pet sitting, and nanny agency. We offer qualified, experienced, reliable, and background checked nannies and babysitters to families all over the Triangle. Select Sitters offers the perfect solution for families who need occasional babysitters, part-time nannies, or full-time permanent nannies. We strive to make finding childcare as simple as possible for busy parents.
Heidi’s philosophy of Level Up Coaching is all about elevating your game, that one thing you know you are called to do, to the next level. In the world of gaming, they talk about Leveling Up; achieving a new, higher standard in a particular area. To achieve a new level, you need to master the skills and tasks where you are and set your sights on the next level. Heidi’s powerful, intentional questions will help you clarify and articulate the vision of what you are trying to achieve. Together you will explore action steps to live into your vision. She will help you explore potential obstacles and challenges and craft specific plans to overcome them.. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and whole food nutrition with the Juice Plus company.
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.
Would you like your family to learn firsthand about another culture without incurring the expense of travel? Hosting a student with World Heritage will provide the opportunity to welcome a 16 year old student from another country, another continent, another culture, into your family. Each year we have at least 400 students apply to live with an American family because they want to get to know the real America, the one that only you can offer them. They want to become a part of your family and a part of your community, and to World Heritage, a family can be empty nesters, unmarried couples, and even singles! My family has hosted, and I now have 6 international daughters in addition to my own two adult daughters. I have worked with World Heritage as an Area Representative for 12 years, and I can help you select a student who will be a good fit with your family. We place students in Wake County Public Schools for the Junior year only, either for the Fall semester or for an entire academic year. We place all over North Carolina; I have helped families in Chapel Hill and Clayton welcome an international daughter to their families, too! If you reside in Wake County, though, you need to know that WCPSS has a hard deadline of July 31, and some schools have already filled their allotted seats. Contact me for information, and let’s talk about hosting! My email address is: [email protected]
Interested in a testimonial from the World Heritage website?
Being our first time to host, we had no idea what to expect. Although terribly excited about our new venture, we were a little nervous and unsure of how much initial awkwardness or time was needed for everyone to acclimate. From the moment we met Michela at the airport, she removed all hesitation and fears by immediately hugging us all. Having two boys and no daughters in the house was a new experience for us all, yet Michela made it so easy.
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!
Tippi Toes Dance in Raleigh offers kid-friendly, fun, high-energy dance classes for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years! Tippi Toes Dance Company® brings a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.
Tippi Toes cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Our dance classes fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking, and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills. Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others. Enrollment is year round. Call today to enroll!
Independent Wine Consultant – WineShop at Home
My name is Debra I’m a Director with WineShop. I have consultants across the U.S. and the largest team of active consultants in North Carolina, and yes… I officially get to drink on the job:-)
WineShop at home is a winery in Napa California that makes handcrafted limited production wines you can’t get anywhere else. Consultants bring 6 artisan wines into your home with 6-10 of your wine loving friends, and guide you through how to swirl, smell, sip and savor wines paired with chocolates, cheeses and fruit. Perfect for friends and family, holiday gatherings, or to invite clients and prospective clients to network.
- Taste amazing wines (most around $20) in the comfort of your home or office
- Try before you buy – don’t get stuck at the wine wall again!
- Have your own personal wine consultant to answer your questions
- It’s affordable – Get $120 worth of wine for just $29.95 (plus tax and shipping)
- Host a stress free party!
Like wine, host a tasting.
Love wine, join my team!
I’m a Mom and Wife committed to spreading the message of hope and healing! After 2 decades of health struggles with cancer, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, digestive issues, food allergies and more, I FINALLY found relief with the Plexus natural supplements. They got to the root of the issue and allowed my body to heal. Praise God! After my amazing health testimony, I decided to give up my 6-figure business mentoring biz to focus entirely on helping people feel well. I also LOVE helping my team grow a rewarding, flexible, financially abundant business with Plexus. It is the BEST business model and compensation plan that I’ve ever seen!
To learn more about the supplements and/or business, visit http://www.LearnAboutPlexus.com.