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
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.
Pure Haven Essentials develops and produces cutting-edge, SAFE products to the highest performance standards.
Pure Haven Essentials offers a range of quality products. All of these products are made in-house in our Warren, RI manufacturing facility. All products are made with the very finest ingredients and no harmful chemicals; all ingredients are listed on each product. Pure Haven Essentials products are made in the USA and are extremely effective. Ingredients matter. That’s why we start with the best and safest, and leave out harmful chemicals. From skincare and baby, to body and home essentials (and more), see for yourself how amazing and effective “pure” can be.
Just as most people have learned to read labels on the food they eat, we think it’s equally important to become ingredient detectives when choosing personal care and home products. Because it’s not only what you put IN your body, but what you put ON your body that can affect your health. And when you know better, you can do better — making better, smarter decisions. Our pure and primary mission is to share this important information, and to provide safe, effective and affordable alternatives.
Our mission is to educate everyone on the issue of harmful chemicals in everyday products – and provide safe, effective alternatives. I can teach you how to read your labels on personal care and household products along with which ingredients to avoid.
Rachel the NC Realtor Rolls out the Red carpet for her clients– from her abundant knowledge of Triangle Living to her expert experience in Sales & Marketing. Rachel uses the 4-“R” strategy in her real estate business to find buyers for sellers and homes to buyers.
- Maximum Reach
- The Golden Rule
Rachel is a married mom of 2 boys that loves fitness, family time and Carolina sports. Rachel also writes the popular blog– FitTriangleMom.com and enjoys sharing her passion for Triangle Living with her clients.
I want to first introduce myself – my name is Liz Gross and I am a mom, wife, people lover and health & wellness coach. I was struggling with my weight after I gave birth to my 10lb 5oz baby and was feeling very lethargic and negative about life. I kept trying all different diets and exercise and nothing would fit into my life – between work and running around with a toddler, I didn’t have time to exercise for hours or cook glamourous meals. I was very skeptical about trying Isagenix but heard only positive things! I finally let go of all my excuses and reached out to my now coach and gave it a try. It was a 30 day cleanse that changed my life, my attitude and my body. It was super manageable and easy and my energy level changed drastically – I felt happy, healthy and positive. I would loveeeee to share this amazing gift with you and tell you more about my story!
I help women feel fabulous in fashion they LOVE! LuLaRoe has something for everyone. I offer sizes ranging from XXS – XXXL. LuLaRoe clothing is fashionable yet insanely comfortable. LuLaRoe manufactures a limited number of items per fabric pattern so my inventory is unique and always changing. Let me introduce you to the fun fashionable world of LuLaRoe. Contact me today to book the bus boutique at home, at the office, in the park, we can party anywhere!
Melissa Berg is a maternity, newborn and baby studio photographer located in Raleigh, North Carolina and serves the Triangle and surrounding areas of Wake County including Brier Creek, North Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Wake Forest and beyond. Her dedicated professional home studio space is located near the RDU airport where she creates gorgeous maternity & newborn baby portraits for her clients. You are invited to a personalized photography session with the top Raleigh newborn photographer to capture the best images of you and your baby that you will cherish for a lifetime.
One day, your baby will look for photographs of this precious time in their lives…what will they find?
Melissa has curated some of the finest photography display pieces including albums, image boxes and framed prints that you will be proud to display in your home. Our items are of the highest quality and built to last a lifetime and beyond. You will find that Melissa’s experience makes the whole process of being photographed easy and enjoyable! She is honored to share her gift with families who want the best timepieces for their baby’s memories.
Mom. Wife. Wino. Entrepreneur.
Revolutionizing Wine Tastings, one Living Room at a Time. Hosting a Wine Tasting Event in your home is Fun and Fabulous. My tastings are the easiest party you will ever host. I bring 5 bottles of exclusive boutique wines, a 6th bottle as a gift for the host, and I even bring the glasses! Hosts can earn wine, half off wine club, and other spectacular goodies. If you want to host a quick get together, and you are tired of the same old direct sales parties, set up a tasting!
Let’s Get Sipping!
Allison is an author, Bible study teacher and speaker at many women’s events. She shares what gets in the way of hearing God’s whisper and relevant and doable ways to incorporate God into all we think, do and say. Her desire is to give women courage and a thirst to open God’s written word and find Him there.
Hi! My name is Meagan and I’m proud to be a Director with Thirty-One. Thirty-One is a company that has changed my life, providing stability for my family and a social network for me. We provide functional solutions for women, for their families and for their homes as well as an extensive array of gifts for throughout the year. With an on trend product line and a competitive workplace environment, Thirty-One has moved onto the national stage as a leading direct sale company.
metro’s other woman® is a personal and business assisting firm – a one-stop shop that covers all the ins and outs of busy twenty-first century life and a solution that allows on-the-go people to just breathe. metro’s other woman® works to diminish frenzy, calm chaos, and create a safe zone where companies and individuals can rest easy about all of the things that never go away, but seem to so often get in the way – the “time-sucks” in our personal and professional lives. Whatever the time-suck – laundry, straightening up the home, personal organization, errand running, meal prep, event planning, business assistance – the answer is always the same: a simple “yes.”
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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Ever heard of clean-crafted wine? Of course you haven’t.
But you’re about to.
Have you ever gone wine shopping and wondered how much to spend, what wine pairs with what food, etc? Do you love your favorites, but have to be careful to avoid a morning-after migraine? Most of you know, I adore my wine, but the headaches were becoming a problem (even after just one glass).
Enter Scout & Cellar. The founder started getting headaches while studying to become a sommelier and after a lot of research, she figured out why: there are up to 300 chemicals imbued in almost all mass-produced wine. (Yep: up to 300 chemical additives. Ew.) Scout & Cellar was created to deliver the world’s most delicious clean crafted wines, right to your door.
Interested? I’d love to help you:
- Taste yummy, clean-crafted wines
- Choose varieties based on your likes / dislikes
- Host a tasting for your friends (perk: free wine!)
- Give back – ask me about charitable giving and/or event discounts
- Choose unique gifts – Corporate, holiday, or individual
- Stay current on seasonal wine selections
For you, for your home and your family! We have a solution for it all. We offer personalized gifts and organizing solutions that will simplify your life. Already a fan of our product? Let me help you earn it free with a home, on-the-go, catalog or facebook party. We party the way you want to! Love our product? Let’s chat about this amazing opportunity!
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in a more lifestyle and photojournalistic approach, focusing on the moments and the reason behind the story as opposed to stiff posing and awkward moments. From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has a blast laughing, creating, and meeting extraordinary people along the way.
Audrey is inspired by sunsets, infectious laughter, and the joy of the here and now. She’s an iced-coffee drinker, a sunset chaser, Mom of boys and wife of a Denver Bronco addict. She loves all things chocolate and cake-like, as well as the Red Sox, she swoons over Tom Brady, and keeps her camera by her side like an added appendage. When not out capturing awesomeness, you can find her at home with her family and their herd of animals yelling at their respective teams on TV or outside playing in the sunshine.
Everything happens for a reason, so it was no accident that when Audrey picked up her camera… she was hooked. She was born to laugh, meant to make people happy, and she truly TRULY loves being the reason why people smile! Each session is super unique and filled with laughter, smiles, and stories. Fun fact: we have a really good time together!
You can also read more about each of Rose Trail Images’ photography sessions by reading the blog here!
For more Children and Family Portraits: Children & Families
Fore more Couples and Engagements: Couples & Engagements
For more Lifestyle Newborn Sessions: Newborns
For Maternity Portraits: Maternity
For Seniors and Portraits: Seniors & Portraits
For the Wedding Gallery: Weddings
For the Mitzvah and Events Gallery: Mitzvahs & Events
Jewelry expresses your mood, your attitude, your personality. Jewelry places your signature on your outfit. Are you searching for a perfect gift? Jewelry is always appreciated and appropriate. Fashion-forward, unique, and exquisitely handcrafted, many Park Lane creations are inspired by world-renowned designers. Wear Park Lane jewelry with pride and you will sparkle with beauty and confidence everywhere you go!
About Park Lane Jewelry
Founded in Chicago in 1955 by Arthur and Shirley LeVin, Jewels by Park Lane defines `The American Dream`. As the world`s leading direct sales jewelry party plan company, Park Lane proudly offers exceptional quality jewelry that is backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
My Park Lane Story
I was introduced to Park Lane Jewelry in 2013 by friend from church. She invited me to go to this thing called a ‘Quarter Auction’. Well – I won 2 pairs of earrings and saw some of the most beautiful jewelry I’d seen in ages. My friend introduced me to her sister – a Park Lane Fashion Director and I was hooked. I attended many more special events and purchased many more pieces outside of the events. I was – and still am- always amazed at how much I got for such a small amount of money.
In the second half of 2015 after having an expensive surgery, expensive kitchen water damage & repairs AND a shattered car window – none of which were fully covered by insurance, I knew I needed a way to make a little more income.
That same Fashion Director – now a Sr. Division Manager is still my ‘Park Lane Person’. I’ve been to many more quarter auctions and special events and even had a few of my own. She even helped me find the perfect jewelry ensemble for my daughter’s wedding!
She shared with me the unbeatable buying program for guests, the amazing & ridiculously generous hostess program and the outstanding Fashion Director`s income & perks – like free trips and a Mercedes! Add those to the jewelry I had to have and a really simple show demo and I knew I could do this – I could be a part of Park Lane! I was impressed with the company’s values and work ethic – and of course how they reward their customers, hosts and their representatives.
I love showing our beautiful jewelry to everyone. Whether you are classic, trendy, bold or traditional in your jewelry style, I’ve got something for you. I am so excited to be helping my clients and hostesses understand all they stand to gain by our programs in a fun, interactive way! Please contact me to host your very own, very fun ‘dress up party‘!
Initial Decor is a Raleigh based monogram & handmade jewelry company. We are a retail/wholesale jewelry and decor company.
We might be best known for our Hook Back Bangle™, a hooking clasp bracelet with beads and monogram discs wire wrapped to the top. They come in several sizes which include adult and children.
We handmade our jewelry and decor in our studio/showroom on Leesville Road in Raleigh. We use our studio space to host Pop-Up events with clothing vendors and meet with our wholesalers.
Checkout our website!
We welcome all boutique owners to apply to carry our line in your store! Application can be found on the contact us page on our website.
I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.
Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. While you are here make sure to check out the tips from the Doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctors’ seasonal skin-care recommendations.
Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people’s skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceeding your expectations and always here to help.
Hey! I’m Christina Kirkey and I am the owner of Pinup Studio. Graduating high school early and heading straight to cosmetology school was always what I wanted to do. I have been in the industry for over seven years now and have been in business for three years, I continue to fall in love with my career time after time. Becoming my own boss and opening up my own doors three years ago let me run a studio I stand behind 100% from the customer service to the products I use and techniques I have learned and continue to learn so I can grow with the change in trends. I offer individual lash extensions, lash lifts, hair cuts and color services as well as Brazilian Blowouts.
You started your business but your brand still needs to be boosted, your team needs to be developed and your strategy plan for this year hasn’t been finished yet.
M³ & Co.– Global Strategy, Development & Consulting is an international results-driven firm helping companies, organizations and professionals. Our consulting and development firm helps companies and professionals fine tune their direction and growth for the benefit of the organization and the customers. With a focus on Business Strategy, Personnel and Management Development and Brand Consultation, we help drive revenue and profit.
If you feel like you are a Team of 1 and your business could use some brand “envigoration”, a focused strategy plan, guidance on your budget, team or CEO development/support or business coaching, visit our website and contact us. We’d love to help your business grow and stabilize to success.
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.
As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.
Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.
Find your balance naturally.
Custom home furnishings provide the opportunity to create decor elements that are suited to your personality, your home, and your design aesthetics. Instead of wasting hours browsing through home decor stores, custom designed items come right to your door and are created to be the perfect piece for your room. Custom home decor elements from Indigo Interiors are high quality products that will hang better, look better, and feel better than anything you’ve had before.
Indigo Interiors is here to help you create custom home decor to suit any of your interior decorating needs. From valances to slipcovers, Indigo Interiors can handle it all! Indigo Interiors will assess your needs and be at your side as you find your style and fabric needs. Our services give you the unique opportunity to have your hand in choosing everything down to the thread color. Indigo Interiors is also available for interior design consultations to straighten out a room, or create a room from scratch to suit your needs.
Lead designer, fabricator and owner of Indigo Interiors has been sewing since the age of 13. With a family history of sewing and a deeply ingrained love of fabric, Elle creates high quality items with professional finesse and lots of love. As a current member of the Window Coverings Association of America, Elle is committed to creating window fashions of the highest caliber. With experience in education and fashion, Elle has a knack for identifying personalities and styles and truly turning houses into homes.
Indigo Interiors specializes in custom home decor, such as:
Window Treatments, Throw Pillows, Coverlets, Valances, Cornices, Cushions, Roman Shades, Fabrics and Trims, Outdoor Cushions, Outdoor Curtains, Cylindrical Pillows, Down Pillows, Specialty Fabrics, Sewing Classes, Sewing Parties
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