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.
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!
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…
Acupuncture Wellness Connection is a holistic healthcare clinic focused on educating, empowering, and engaging people in their healthcare. Integrative approaches are utilized to help people attain their health care goals and to live an energetic and vibrant life.
Adventures in Bloom offers fun, hand stamped metal jewelry as well as “hammer-it-yourself” metal stamping parties!
Custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains and more are available to be customized with a very fast turn around (usually within 24-48 hours!)
For the DIYer, metal stamping parties are available publicly at a variety of local establishments. Tickets for these events are available on my website. You can also choose a private party. I will bring the party to you if you have as few as 6 guests stamping. Over 10 attendees and the host stamps for free! The private party option is great for co-workers, ladies groups, wedding parties, literally the possibilities are endless!
Whether you are looking for a personalized gift or a unique night out-Adventures in Bloom has you covered!
Agnes & Dora is a women’s and girls clothing company made to fit every age and stage of a womans life. From adorable little girl’s clothing, to office wear, and clothing perfect for pregnancy and nursing. Please visit our facebook page or conntact us for parties!
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.
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.
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
With National Headquarters in Cary, NC we offer:
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 in North Raleigh. Call us today at (919) 307-3940 or visit our website to schedule your session. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
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.
Be True Baby is a natural light photography studio in Wake Forest, NC specializing in natural and organic newborn, maternity, and baby‘s first year. Established in 2009, we are dedicated to producing high quality, beautifully styled images and fine art products to document this important time in your family’s story. Our studio takes on limited photography sessions each month in order to focus plenty of time and attention crafting authentic, artistic images for our clients.
Owner and photographer Christy Johnson is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America, and she has several articles published in Lemonade and Lenses magazine. Her work has been featured on such websites as Clickin Moms, Learn Shoot Inspire, Evoking You, Inspire Me Baby, Vend Raleigh, Lemonade and Lenses, and more.
1780 Heritage Center Dr. Suite 201 Wake Forest, NC
Contact us to reserve your appointment.
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]
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
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!
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.
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.
If you have old draperies, out-dated valances or nothing at all on your windows, we can help. BG Custom Windows creates classic and modern drapery. We will collaborate with you to design guaranteed unique window coverings that coordinate perfectly with your home.
Our designer, Tammy, is an expert in custom draperies and oversees every step of your project from fabric selection to installation. Our process produces beautiful results and is why our business was built on customer referrals and repeat clients.
Our simple design process helps us narrow down the style, fabrics, and hardware from the thousands of options available. In short, it turns an overwhelming decision into a fun, transparent choice. There are thousands of options for your window coverings and it can be overwhelming to choose the right style, fabrics, trims and hardware.
We will walk you through every detail, listen to your input, address any of your questions and fine-tune the details so that the final product is completely customized to you.
Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and also serving Wakefield, Youngsville, and North Raleigh, Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only true FULL-SERVICE salon and spa in the Wake Forest area to offer you 2,400 square feet of pure pampering and relaxation.
Body Bliss is a “whole body experience” because we offer all the salon and spa services you will ever need all in one convenient location. Our services include: haircutting, coloring, keratin smoothing treatments, hair extensions, facial waxing, body waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, shellac, spray tan and massage.
Oh, and let’s not forget body scrubs and body treatments, as Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only salon and spa in Wake Forest to offer our clients the convenience and luxury of a warm shower after body treatments. While spending the day, you can even enjoy a spa lunch or snack in our relaxation lounge.
We’d love to be a part of your big day through our bridal division, Bridal Bliss, by doing your bridal hair and makeup. We travel all over the Triangle and beyond to make you look beautiful for your wedding day.
Come visit Body Bliss Salon and Spa for “A Whole Body Experience” from a business that is committed to our clients as well as our community.
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.
Raleigh Durham Family Photographer
With a focus on genuine connection, movement, and beautiful light, I strive to capture your family in the here and now. It is my goal to create family portraits that are not only art, but a legacy to be passed down through the generations. I’d be honored to tell your story.
But A Moment Photography is one of my great loves. I am the owner, call me Shan. I am an internationally published wedding photographer based in Holly Springs, NC. I serve the Carolinas and destinations through the US and worldwide.
My goal is to capture your wedding day with images that could easily grace the pages of wedding magazines. I strive to tell your story in a way that is intimate, organic, romantic and timeless.
Pictures tell stories for generations to come, and it would be my pleasure to preserve your wedding day memories in photographs.
You should know:
1. I am a true functioning introvert. I absolutely love people, I can hold my own and get things done. You will find that I capture moments as they happen, while also jumping in to make sure you look your absolute best in your images and that you are in the best light. You willnot find me laying on the ground to get the shot, it is your wedding day and all eyes should be on you.
2. You do not have to be a supermodel or even comfortable with the camera to have magazine worthy images. I just need you to show up and be in love…I will handle the rest.
Contact me to check availability and to get my current pricing or just to tell me your love story.
CRB is an online fashion boutique aimed to provide trendy women, professionals, and moms access to unique and affordable clothing. We love fashion, and we know you do too. Our pieces are purchased in small quantities in order to keep our stock unique and fresh.
Carolina Roots Boutique owner, Kristy Blackwell, has always had a passion for fashion! She was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After working 18 years in Corporate America, marrying her prince charming, and having two sweet boys, Kristy decided to pursue her dream of owning a trendy but affordable boutique. YOU are her inspiration – EVERY woman should feel like a trend-setter. You can be, with fashion from Carolina Roots Boutique!
Sweet. Southern. Style.
Carolina Soap Market is the place to go for handcrafted artisan soap, beer soap, and lip balms. Our products are locally made in small batches with skin loving oils and quality ingredients.
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