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.
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 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
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?
Empty Frames Initiative is inspired and driven by the heart of the Father.
We believe everyone is created with a purpose.
Our goal is to empower orphaned and vulnerable youth with discipleship,
training in life skills and a supportive community.
Around the world youth aging out of state care are put into vulnerable positions. It’s not uncommon for kids to age out, try to navigate this new road on their own, and then become susceptible to traffickers, get involved in criminal life, or commit suicide. We are looking challenge cultural paradigms and invite people to take part in filling empty frames.
We carry an international vision and, by the Lord’s grace, we are beginning in Raleigh, NC.
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)
Hello and WELCOME to Altered Aesthetics!
My name is Jen Santoro and I am the owner and senior artist at Altered Aesthetics. Growing up in Southern California I always had a passion for all things makeup and beauty. After getting my first tattoo, I found another passion, getting more tattoos! In 2013, when I moved to Raleigh I decided to take a different path in my career and found permanent makeup and microblading, which brought together my passion for makeup and tattoos.
I am huge advocate of continual education in this industry, and am continually refining and perfecting my skills through additional cosmetic tattoo and microblading courses. By learning new techniques I am able to bring new and exciting services to Altered Aesthetics.
Altered Aesthetics has been a woman owned Raleigh business for a year now! Big things are coming and we have added another artist Kelly Denhalter, who shares our passion with brows. The goal of the team at Altered Aesthetics is to provide clients with an amazing set of brows that they will love and be proud of.
MyBeeHyve is for network marketers, by network marketers. We created the mobile app we wish existed to manage our contacts and daily task list. It’s simple, free and will help you boost sales, crush goals and follow-up like a boss babe! Create your free account today, to get more done in less time, grow your client base, and increase your sales.
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.
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I am a natural light lifestyle photographer that specializes in children, family and newborn portraits, and social media head shots, serving Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas. I shoot on location in the city, at the park, in a field, or wherever your personality shines. As a mom of 3, and former teacher, I truly appreciate the innocence and natural wonder that you can see through the eyes of a child. My goal is to create fun, vibrant, meaningful portraits that speak to you and last a lifetime. Think outside the picture frame. The moment, the glance, the curiosity, the laugh, the LOVE…
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.
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]
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! 🙂
Hi my name is Edalisse. I am a photographer. I photograph women….. I believe all women are beautiful in ways they do not recognize. I see past the wrinkles, the pounds and the self doubt. I see beauty from a woman’s perspective. My style is feminine, soft, and beautiful. Everything a woman strives to be. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes and we forget our essence. When was the last time you felt beautiful? Truly beautiful? Was it at your prom, your wedding? Do you even remember? At any age and every stage of your life I want to capture the best of you.
Sweetbottoms is a mom owned & mom run business proud to offer a fabulous assortment of Natural Products for Mom, Baby, and Home. We are the experts in cloth diapering and babywearing. We also offer breastfeeding supplies, essential oils and accessories, eco-friendly toys, natural cleaning supplies and more! Shop our website for the best brands, including bumGenius, GroVia, Kawaii, Tula, Kalon Studios and more! We sell only the highest rated products on the market and each product in our store has been carefully selected for you, the natural family!
Sweetbottoms is happy to offer you FAST & FREE shipping, quality products at a great price, and *superior customer service.*
Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our “Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. We deserve better, and we’re doing something about it. Scientists shouldn’t be the only ones able to decipher the label on a cosmetics bottle. Our Ingredient Glossary is a comprehensive collection of every single ingredient used in our products—all of which are carefully chosen and assessed for safety through our groundbreaking Ingredient Selection Process.
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.!
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
SoCharm Designs is locally made jewelry designed to fit every woman’s lifestyle through creating fun, versatile, and unique, yet classic pieces. It was born out of my two passions: making things with my hands and jewelry. My goal is to bring you pieces that give you confidence and add just right finishing touch to your wardrobe.
Follow SoCharm Designs on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know of the latest designs, giveaways, and promotions!
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.
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!
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!**
Raleigh Rodan + Fields Premier Level V Executive Consultant
Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields created the #1 selling acne treatment, Proactiv, and marketed their products via infomercials. But infomercials are becoming a thing of the past, with social media and networking becoming the most effective marketing tools of today. Although their new skin care line was a success in high-end retailers (it was Nordstrom’s #1 selling skin care line), over the counter sales could not reach their target market as the infomercials once had. So, the dermatologists pulled their products, changed their business model, and are now putting them in the hands of their consumers directly! And many of those consumers are so impressed, like me, that they are joining their team to help build markets all over the country (not just Raleigh, NC) and now into Canada. With clinically proven, award winning products it’s no surprise Rodan + Fields has been cited as the fourth largest premium skincare brand in the United States and the fastest growing skincare company for two years in a row!
A teacher by trade, I love educating everyone on why these products work and how to use them correctly. I also love mentoring my business partners teaching them how to grow successful, thriving businesses in part time hours around their already busy lives. Contact me to learn more about Rodan + Fields!
The Sweetest Things is the heart’s desire of owner Melanie Brown. After many years of telling others to pursue what they loved, she realized she wasn’t taking her own advice, and The Sweetest Things was born. With a mission to provide simple, yet delicious treats, we use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t identify in our products. Although our specialties are blondies and brownies, we also make delicious cakes, pies, and cookies. The Sweetest Things is able to help you with treats for any occasion from a simple treat to an elaborate dessert buffet for business events, parties, or weddings. We can help you with gifts for any occasion, and you don’t have to lift a finger- we even deliver! Our product offerings also include party or event favors personalized to fit your needs. Give us a call today. We look forward to serving you!
I’m an artist on a mission providing “niche” wedding + event styling and design services in Raleigh, NC + beyond. First and foremost I’m an artist, and my passion is style and design, but I am also certified in wedding and event planning. My niche is my passion – give me all the eclectic, ethereal, woodsy, bohemian, earthy, unique, eclectic, and intimate vibes – and I’ll give you the decor, artistic, and styling experience you deserve. I’ve carved out a small space for myself based on what I love and I pride myself on that. I love networking and collaborating for styled shoots as well. I offer a variety of services from the most intense to simple a la carte items. Please head over and scope out my website. 🙂