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/
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.
A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, annual reports, invitations, cards, announcements and more.
Let’s talk about how Emma Catarino Designs can help your business grow.
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
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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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.
Reflect the vibrancy within
Striving to get your face and body reflecting the vibrancy within? Vibrant Skin and Body is a convenient stop for all your relaxation and skincare needs. We offer facials, massage, waxing, peels, tinting and customized skincare regimens. Spa parties are also apart of our growing menu of offered services. The treatments with our professionals are tailored to help you feel most confident with your intrinsic beauty.
I am a Senior Stylist with Stella and Dot. I am here for fashion, fun and a stylish way to live! I can help you host a fun little trunk show to show off the entire Stella and Dot line to your friends and get some amazing free Stella and Dot shopping, or if you are interested in becoming a stylist I would love to give you more information about that. Also, if you ever just wanted to place an order please let me know. I am here for you as your Stella and Dot stylist!
I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.
I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.
Frustrated that good vintage style dresses are either extremely fragile, the wrong shape for today’s bodies or too expensive, I turned to creating my own designs.
I started making clothes for my daughters back in the 1980s. They’re all grown up now, very much into the Vintage scene and my youngest asked if I could make her a dress.
So I returned to college, studied garment construction, pattern drafting and tailoring techniques, developing the skills to make any women/child a beautiful bespoke dress, jacket or outfit for any special occasion.
It’s so lovely to return to exhibiting at craft and vintage fairs, meeting so many new people.
And now I’ve started passing my skills on through a series of sewing classes; from beginners taking their first steps in sewing, to giving intermediates the confidence and experience they desire to create their own garments and designs.
Our founders are Haley Gray, and Christine Schoaff. This company was born when Haley experienced care giving for both of her parents simultaneously, while caring for four small children, and working a full time job. Some of the caregivers which worked with her parents were fantastic. Some of them were not. Some of them outright neglected Haley’s father who had dementia and Parkinson’s, leaving him sitting in a soiled diaper for hours, and leaving him alone while on duty. Other caregivers weren’t so bad, and they just neglected to scoop the kitty litter box, resulting in a nasty, smelly apartment.
Haley spent hours talking to the good caregivers trying to understand what motivated them, and what didn’t. It became clear that most of the good caregivers consider this line of work to be a calling. Frankly, you can’t pay someone to do this kind of work, and expect them to want to do it. They have to WANT to do it. So, the question becomes- how do we attract, and retain the industry’s best and most caring caregivers? We surveyed a number of caregivers and other personnel in the industry to understand what was important to them. Then we set about to start a company which provided those things which were most important to the caregivers.
From the client side of the equation, Haley interviewed a number of other clients, as well as geriatric care managers, pharmacists, and others, to ask them what the best practices are in the industry. By combining their suggestions together, and putting together a business plan as part of Haley’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration at Duke, we had the basis of the company. We use technology where it is appropriate. We also use various low-tech approaches to care giving, such as better access to supervisors, random, unannounced drop-ins, and a note-book sharing system so that caregivers and family can communicate with one another about the state of their loved ones.
What this means for you is this- we aim to provide the best of both worlds. That means, better care for our clients, and a better work environment and conditions for our employees. It is quite simply, a win-win.
We have an amazing team of caregivers and managers in this business. Everyone’s first priority is customer safety, and satisfaction. We aim to be an Extension Of You. To make sure that Your Standards Are Realized.
Plexus Products are health and wellness products! Through recent testimonials, Slim has reported to help people lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and even help control diabetes! Testimonials speak volumes, and Plexus Slim has many! No need for fasting diets or meal replacement shakes! Plexus Slim works with the body to get you healthy from the inside out using all-natural ingredients, helping your body work optimally, lose excess weight, and keep it off!
Plexus promotes the following benefits:
*Loss of weight & inches by burning fat, not muscle!
*Healthy blood sugar levels
*Healthy cholesterol & lipid levels
*Healthy will power over food choices
Many have had success with relief from auto-immune issues (such as those connected with Hashimoto’s, and psoriasis) fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Our core product, Plexus Slim comes in powder form and is mixed with water to create a light, refreshing drink. It tastes quite sweet, actually. It is not a meal replacement, but rather a food supplement.
Plexus Worldwide first began as a breast health company in 2005. In 2009 they launched their health and wellness line. In 2012, Plexus released a 3rd line to our company- the Fast Relief/pain management line. All products are all natural and gluten free. Getting people healthy, changing lives and making dreams come true is what Plexus Worldwide is all about!
Email me today to learn more: [email protected].
Principal ballerina Lara O’Brien’s Tutu School is a whimsical boutique ballet school providing a creative dance education experience for toddlers and children. A place that urges the exercise of big imaginations as well as little bodies and offers the most magical introduction to the enchanting world of ballet. Hosts packaged Birthday Parties as well.
Torrey Hill Inc. offers handcrafted items for men, women, and home — made in North Carolina by me. Even though I strive to upcycled recycled repurposed, I will gladly use new materials to create your custom item. Just inquire!
I have been running an online business for over 17 years. I am active in social media, and have studied web and graphic design. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience to bring to Torrey Hill, Inc.; and want very much to offer quality, handcrafted creations to you.
What you can find in my shop (but not limited to): beaded crochet jewelry, kumihimo jewelry, messenger bags, cross body bags, wristlets, water bottle carriers; and coming soon – upcycled – recycled – repuposed clothing!
- Very cute will be great at my party. (DISNEY PRINCESSES Garland Book Bunting)
- Cute monkey for my Grandson. (plush sock monkey patriotic july 4th USA )
- One of favorite etsy purchases ever, thank you so much! (Upcycled Irish womens top PLUS SIZE)
- Beth designed a beautiful custom skirt for me which is now one of my very favorite possessions! She does professional and creative designs which I would sincerely recommend to anyone, particularly to someone interested in upcycling. Thanks Beth! (St Patricks Day SMALL upcycled skort skirt shorts)
- It’s so great. I wore it today when I went to visit my parents, and my mom fell instantly in love with it! Thanks so much. (crochet rose neckwarmer)
zoo&roo is a custom boutique where you will find personalized jewelry and gifts such as drinkware, keychains, wire wrapped bangles, charm bracelets and more. Most of my items offer inspirational and motivational words to spread more light in our lives. I want my creations and designs to make you smile and feel good. I offer custom monograms and design work as well.
Get an unforgettable glimpse into your baby’s world with Babygram 3D 4D Ultrasound in Raleigh. We offer multiple packages starting at $49 and are conveniently located on Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh. Call us today at (919) 438-0874 or visit our website to schedule your session. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WHILE ‘Getting Your Art Buzz On®’ WITH US AT WINE AND DESIGN!
Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun
and fabulous art! You supply your cocktails, and we’ll supply the rest.
At WINE AND DESIGN, all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up! Your canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local artist helps you create that night’s featured painting. You go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that shows
off your “inner artist.”
No experience in painting? NO problem, our local artists will guide you step-by-step! Our paintings are suitable for the first-time painter or for more experienced artists.
And for Children… We have an entire division called ART BUZZ KIDS® that is all about… KIDS!
Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Kid Classes! Check each studio location for availability and reservations!
Wine and Design on Wheel–if you can not come to us..we can come to you!!!!
Karatbars is an international gold money savings club based in Stuttgart, Germany. We are an Ecommerce company operating in 124 countries as of today. Our company allows for everyone to obtain small affordable quantities of 24k 999.9 pure financial grade gold bullion in 1 gram, 2.5 grams and 5 gram increments.
Not only can you save gold in your personal gold vault, but you can also choose from many collector, specialty, worldwide country cards and a spectacular gold coin, in which you can save for yourself, your children or they are great to give as gifts. Each one of these cards comes with a 1 gram 24k gold bullion embedded in it. Absolutely stunning cards to see.
If you are into fundraising for charities, churches, organizations or any entity you wish to raise money for, we have “Branding Cards” available, which can be personalized with the charity information on the front and back sides of the card. These branding cards are used by a lot of realtors and professionals who like to give gifts to their clients. These cards are designed with the realtor information just like a business card on the front and back as well. All of these include a 1 gram 24k gold bullion embedded in it. What a fantastic way to raise money and give something to your donators in return.
All Karatbar accounts are FREE to join AND there are NO monthly or annual fees to deal with. Note: They also offer an optional affiliate program for those interested in helping others save in gold which bears a one-time fee.
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.
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!
I’m Beth (Wiley) Breeden, and I specialize in creative fine art portraiture of children and families. My approach is to focus on real relationships, with the goal of creating timeless, authentic portraits that you will be thrilled to look at for years to come. I work on location throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, and Clayton, North Carolina, where I have been photographing children and families professionally since 2005.
I would love to talk to you about making a portraits that you will love to live with, or about a documentary session to record The Art of Real Life in your busy family. Please give us a call at 919.624.1633 or fill out the contact form below, and we’ll get a pain-free portrait session planned for your family.
I am a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant located in Chapel Hill, NC. I have been building my business for over a year, and would love to help you with your skin care and cosmetic needs! I am an Advanced Color Consultant and love to help every woman feel authentically beautiful!
As a busy parent, you don’t have time to research the 25 onsite resorts at Walt Disney World and you don’t have time to figure out the best cruise line for your 3 year old. That’s where we come in! DWB Vacations offers full concierge level planning services to assist you in planning your dream vacations.
We specialize in family friendly destinations such as the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azul Resorts by Karisma, Iberostar Resorts and much more! We also are available to help plan an variety of adult preferred vacations like Sandals, river cruising, Europe adventures and more! Our concierge planning services are free when you book through us. Your agents at DWB Vacations are with you from the beginning of the planning process until you return home. Our team is never more than a text, phone call or email away. If you are standing in Universal Studios and have a question, just text your DWB agent! If you wake up in the middle of the night and suddenly wonder if you should pack your swimsuit for your Alaskan cruise you can just email your DWB agent. We are your personal planner and adviser.
Why should you use a travel agent?
- Travel agents work for YOU, not the travel supplier. We are looking out for YOUR best interest. We will call and call and call to get you the refund for the incorrect charge that showed up on your account. We do not try to sell you more than you want or need. In fact, we have been known to talk clients out of spending money because they didn’t need the options they thought were necessary.
- Travel agents save you time. You can share with us what you are looking for and we can immediately rule out options that are not a good fit. We can sit on hold dealing with new discounts that just came out. When you have a sudden thought while sitting in carpool, you can call or text to before you forget.
- Travel agents save you money. We follow discounts, specials and promotional offers. We know how to plan to help you maximize the money you are spending. We suggest options that will allow you to get the most “bang for your buck”.
- Travel agents can help you avoid scams or less than ideal locations. We book with trusted, reliable sources. We recommend hotels and cruise ships that have a good reputation. Travel agents talk to each other and we share information about the cleanliness of a place or the level of customer service provided.
DWB Vacations’s concierge planning services are complimentary when you book through 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.