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.
I love going Braless in a Ruby Ribbon cami and wear our leggings everyday. Ruby Ribbon is a fashion line with a unique fit. Our products are comfortable and hug, not spank, you to look and feel slimmer, smoother and more confident in your clothing and always looking your best in them. Beautiful colors that go beyond black or nude for shapewear and an entire clothing line that compliments what is in your closet! Contact for private fitting or parties (like for bridal parties and just fun girls night). Your friends will thank you for introducing them to Ruby Ribbon and helping them Style with Confidence.
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!
Scentsy | Raleigh, NC
Hi! I am Shannon and I am a Scentsy ADDICT! I became a consultant because I wanted to share my love of Scentsy with everyone and to show off how amazing the product really is. I used to be addicted to candles and would have them burning 24/7 which was a MAJOR hazard, but luckily I don’t have to worry about that ever again! Not only do I not have to worry about a flame or the harsh pollutants that candles give off, but the scent lasts so much longer with Scentsy. I am so glad that I made the switch and I would love to help you all out 🙂
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.
If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of good bookkeeping and the crucial role that it plays in making sure that your business is being run as efficiently as possible, but you probably don’t get excited about devoting more than 45 seconds of time and energy to the bookkeeping effort.
We’re here to make it easy.
With 16 years of bookkeeping experience, Abbi Tenaglia is prepared to help you as little or as much as you need. If you just need a little bit of guidance and coaching, she can do that. Or if you need someone to completely manage the process for you so that you don’t have to think about it at all, she can do that too.
In addition to QuickBooks, she’s also well-versed in PayPal, Square, 17 Hats, Amazon seller back office, Stripe, E-giving and LulaRoe back office.
– QuickBooks set up, training and ongoing support
– Bank and credit card reconciliation monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly
– Sales tax management & reporting
– Payroll services and tax management
– Nonprofit start-up registration with state and federal entities, tax filings, and donor reporting
– Year-end management and reporting, including 1099 e-filing
– Accounts payable and accounts receivable management, weekly or monthly
– Notary services
CPA Liaison Service:
Bookkeeping hourly rates are typically much less than hourly rates for a CPA. For this reason, clients often find it beneficial to engage Abbi to do most of the legwork for their tax preparation at the end of the year, then hire a CPA for an hour to check over the documents and e-file the tax return. This proves to be much more cost effective for the business owner than paying a CPA for several hours of work, and much more efficient than hiring an employee to manage the books all year. It’s a way to cut costs without taking on huge headaches.
Non-Profit Consulting Service:
There are so many needs in our community, and many community members have some fascinating ideas for addressing these needs. But it’s important for nonprofits to know the laws and to ensure proper management of the funds entrusted to them by donors. Abbi started and ran her own nonprofit for seven years before eventually merging with a larger organization. She’s been hired as a consultant by several nonprofits to share her knowledge in the realm of nonprofit management.
Need help? Grab a spot on Abbi’s calendar for a quick 30 minute call to discuss more details.
Hi! Kimberlee and Susan are a mother daughter team of Lularoe Consultants here in Raleigh. We both fell in love with this clothing when we discovered how simply comfortable yet fashionable it is. We feel in love with the buttery soft leggings, and then quickly embraced the whole brand. No longer do we long to get home and change out of our clothes and into “something more comfortable.” Everything that Lularoe makes is comfortable. From the variety of styles of dresses to the to skirts to the different tops, it all just feels good. And to make it even more fun, the prints that are used are continuously changing!
Our inventory is always changing so what you see one day might be completely different the next. Every time we get a new shipment of clothing, it’s a big ol’ surprise! We are always updating our Facebook sales page with pictures of our new inventory. For those that are local to Raleigh, we do offer porch pick up and those that are out of the state we ship. To see what we currently have in our collection join Lularoe Kimberlee and Susan VIP.
If you want to see any of the clothing in person, we often can be found at a pop up boutique in the area. We do advertise when and where we will be on our VIP page. If you’d like to earn free clothing by hosting and in home event, just contact us at [email protected] and we will schedule a party!
When you receive something thoughtful, you know it. You can feel it – the quality, the intention, the pieces that all carefully come together in something special just for you. But for the people we care about, finding meaningful gifts can often feel so out of reach.
Thoughtfilled is here for you. With our exclusive selection of fun, quality paper gifts, we provide you with so many ways to gift what matters.
At Thoughtfilled, you will find colorful, personalized notepads, notecards, and notebooks that can be long loved and used. Our
dynamic invitations and printables will set the perfect tone for your special events. And you’ll discover unique products designed to make your gifts last forever – like our new Love, Mom keepsake box, an all-inclusive letter writing kit for moms like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
We also carry everything for your gift giving needs, including custom address labels, stamps, and designer gift wrap. With these special touches, your presents will make beautiful impressions on those that matter most.
Because what you gift counts, we’re Thoughtfilled.
I also provide a myriad of graphic design services business to business. Please don’t hesitate to email me for inquiries.
Fresh Start With Melissa offers group health coaching both online and over the phone. As a certified health coach specializing in natural weight loss and disease prevention, I believe we can all live our healthiest lives with a little (or a lot!) of support. Change can be hard, making good food choices can be really tough, but having a group cheering you on and holding you accountable makes all the difference. My programs do not involve counting calories or drinking protein shakes! Many success stories prove Fresh Start works! I can’t wait to help more women reach their optimum health, look, and FEEL amazing!
Carroll’s Kitchen is a nonprofit social enterprise providing healthy employment for women leaving crisis. Join us on our journey to inspire a world of second chances. // Founded 2016 // Raleigh, NC
Sitting Made Simple® is a local babysitting service that connects area families with college sitters. Whether you need a last minute sitter, before & after school care, summer sitting- SMS® has you covered!
The SMS® Sitters are interviewed in person, have a clean background check, driving record, and are CPR certified.
Contact local Owners, Emily Cooley and Kaley Eads via phone, email or book your SMS® Sitter with our online tool!
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.
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.
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!
Noa is an Inspirational Speaker, Certified Professional Coach, Author
Her clients are out of the box thinkers, business owners and Executives, who won’t settle for the norms so they can create the change they desire.
Noa brings over 20 years of experience in Change Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Training and Development. Noa worked at the for-profit and the non-profit sectors, inside organizations and as an external consultant, she led employees for money and led volunteers for passion.
Noa learned first hand, through her personal relocation experience, how to dare herself through the fear of change and she helps her clients keep-going when they feel lost or just not sure what is the next step for them. Noa does this work through coaching individuals, teams and speaking at conferences. Noa will help you push through the challenges and assumptions of what expected from you to create life and business with purpose.
Noa lives in Cary, NC with her husband, Ofir, and three loud, hungry teens who teach her how to fear no one and be an aware parent. As a giver, Noa loves hosting people and make too much tasty-healthy food (yes it is possible). Running outdoors is a meditative outlet for Noa, it allows her to connect with nature and disconnect from the screens and take time to deepen her ideas. In 2017 Noa started “On the Run,” videos where she shares inspirational short and sweaty thoughts after her runs. You can find those videos on her social media feeds. When Noa is not coaching or speaking, you can see her in one of the local coffee shops sipping on a good cup of caffe-latte while writing her thoughts.values
Contact Noa to schedule a 30 minutes free design your coaching goals consultation
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“Her uncanny capacity to hear beyond the spoken word is what has prompted me to maintain regular feedback sessions with Noa over the years. Through Noa I get the help and insights I need to keep evolving as a manager and also personally.” UN executive
“Noa has a special talent of asking the right thought-provoking questions that enable people to discover a deeper understanding of the challenges they face, which then results in realistic, actionable roadmaps for change and growth. Noa’s gift is facilitating conversations that lead you to “Dare to Be” your best, whatever that is for you, but always focusing on the conscious, courageous path forward. Noa is very genuine and supportive in her approach to coaching and a true inspiration to her clients!.”
Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast. With over 600,000 readers in the last year, stillbeingmolly.com has become a trusted community for women, especially moms, who love everything from ethical style and clean beauty, to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. Her true passion lies in helping inspire women to know that they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Molly has had the honor of collaborating with well-known brands such as Stitch Fix, Target, Elegantees, The Root Collective, Sseko Designs, CAUSEBOX, Sevenly, Noonday Collection, and more. Molly is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, Scary Mommy, Fashion Revolution’s Zine “Loved Clothes Last”, The 700 Club, North State Journal, Cary Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine. She is a wife, mama, dog mom, a loud laugher, lover of Jesus, Diet Coke and all of the Chipotle burritos. You can find her on the internets at stillbeingmolly.com.
Lemongrass Spa wants to provide you and your family with natural, effective products that are both indulgent and purposeful as well as affordable. We carry products for every member of your family ages birth through adulthood! In addition to skincare products we offer mineral makeup, essential oils and body care products such as lotions, balms, deodorants, spritzes and soak…all gluten fee and made in America! We know that you will enjoy our handmade products that are 97%-100% natural and do not contain sodium laureth sulfate, lead, parabens, isopropyl alcohol, petroleum-based ingredients or phthalates.
I invite you to give us a try today! Contact me to learn more or to set up one on one consultation or a fun event with your family and friends!
Nicola is a top Raleigh newborn photographer, who loves to style and customize your shoot. Nicola has been trained to specialize in Newborn Photography, maternity photography , family photography and child photography. Her style is best described as simple, beautiful and timeless. Newborns are the main focus in a shoot, posed yet still very natural. Nicola does love taking pictures of families, however, these are best done outdoors. Nicola loves to capture the candid moments and fleeting smiles and glances with your family. These moments only she can see from behind the lens.
Services extend into the Raleigh – Durham NC Triangle areas including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay – Varina, Angier, Clayton, Garner and Wake Forrest.
Pop It and Pour It with Devra represent and exclusively pours ONEHOPE Wine. ONEHOPE is a boutique vineyard based in Napa Valley, California. Our ONE HOPE is to bring together a community that makes the world better through memorable wine and experiences. We partner with numerous non-profits and with the help of the ONEHOPE Foundation, are able to make a measurable impact for those organizations. To date, we have donated more than $3 million, provided 46,000 people with global healthcare, 56,000 forever homes for shelter animals, planted 105,000 trees in our global reforestation project, provided over 2 million meals to hungry children and much, much more.
Whether you purchase wine, coffee or a gift box, each purchase has a built-in impact. When you decide to host at in-home wine tasting, you may turn your evening into a fundraiser and support a non-profit of your choosing. (some limitations apply). I would love to speak with you and discuss how we can improve the world together.
Globody is a high end professional spray tanning company that is inspired by nature using the best natural and Organic ingredients that are vegan, paraben free and PETA certified. Our mission is to Inpsire, Empower, and Educate men and women to be the best versions of themselves. My desire is to provide my clients with outstanding customer service, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident with their spray tanning experience that makes them feel like they are Glo’ing from the Inside Out.
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].
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs. My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years. I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton boll stems and finding creative uses for found objects. My latest obsession is with cotton stems, succulents, nests and burlap. I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look. My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products. At this time in my career I am creating mostly artificial flower designs. I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at https://www.marysfloral.net/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysFloral Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC http://www.ourmomentsintime.net/ http://www.Facebook.com/Marysfloral1 and at many area craft shows throughout the year.
I will be teaching a variety of classes at Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8300pm. Come check out the new store complete with local artisans, coffee and baked goods by Baked By Billie!