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.
THP offers on location photography in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Raleigh for your special occasions and milestones or to capture the details of everyday life. I love to travel so if you are outside of this area contact me for a custom quote.
For all THP Sessions I strive to keep it as relaxed and fun as possible. I place the focus on the connection of joy and love between those in the session. Traci Huffman Photography incorporates lifestyle photography in each session. We often see photographs posed perfectly and people smiling at the camera which is absolutely beautiful, however that is not always reality. THP captures your life as it is including the emotions, and most importantly the personalities & real life. Often the favorite images are the ones I catch in between with real life moments. I always get the posed “look at the camera and smile” shot, but I focus on capturing the love, joy, and emotion and less on the formal posing.
To see examples of my work please click on the following gallery links:
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.
Overwhelmed with technology or stressed out by all of the “moving pieces” that it takes to run your business in our digital world?
Frustrated with technical issues or need help deciding what online system, tool or app is best suited for your needs?
Whether you are a new business owner or you are looking to expand your online presence, I can help. Think of me as your Digital Therapist!
As a teacher, trainer, and business owner for over twenty years, I’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs implement systems and digital strategies in their business so they can be more efficient and effective. I’m an Evernote Certified Consultant and have researched and worked with hundreds of online tools and apps. So I can walk you through the options you’ll want to consider AND teach you how to use them.
Don’t let technology stop you from reaching your goals. Contact me to set up a digital therapy session. Hourly sessions and packages are available and are done online through Zoom. Screen sharing allows me to walk you through each process step-by-step.
Have a Direct Sales Business?
Connect with me at Step Into Success. After reaching the top .1% of my company, I joined the training team at Step Into Success and offer courses and programs through Digital Academy & Direct Selling Now.
Looking for a speaker or want to set up a webinar or training with your team?
I offer workshops on topics such as…
Evernote & Creating a Paperless Business
Creating the Direct Sales Business of Your Dreams
Social Media & Online Marketing
Contact me for more information or to schedule a session.
Connect with me on Facebook
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in fun, unposed sessions for families, couples, and events. Rose Trail Images focuses more on the love, smiles, and everything else in between as opposed to more traditional posing.
Audrey originally grew up in the New England area surrounded by nature. Mountains, ocean, hiking trails, she loved it all. Her love of nature inspired her to buy a DSLR camera to save all of her memories from wherever she went. Since then, she has found a new love and deep respect for photographing people and absolutely adores her clients! From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has had a blast clicking, creating, and meeting some extraordinary people along the way.
Nature is still a huge part of her photography, as almost all sessions are done outside in various gorgeous North Carolina landscapes. Wake Forest, Rolesville, and North Raleigh have some of the best hidden gems for beautiful session locations! Lifestyle sessions done in clients’ homes are also very personal and near and dear to our heart.
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
Aurora D Photography is a premiere, award-winning photography studio serving the Triangle area. Specializing in newborn, maternity and fine art portrait photography, Aurora captures the simple beauty of you and your family. A lover of classical painters, Aurora has developed a timeless, elegant style, creating portraits that will last throughout the generations. Aurora is an award-winning Master Photographer with the Professional Photographers of America and a Fellow with the Professional Photographers of North Carolina
Lisa Thayer is a professional photographer based in Raeford, NC specializing in newborns, high school seniors and hospice photography. Lisa is always encouraging others to grow so they can capture what their hearts desire. She believes that together we can and do reach higher than any of us ever will alone.
Award Winning Photographer Leah Marie
I feel beyond blessed to be doing this job of telling your story since 2007. I strive to create those ‘wow’ magazine worthy images that you treasure for generations to come. What is just as important, are those candid and authentic priceless moments, that happen in the blink of an eye. I also understand how important the little details, that you have spent so much time (and money) deciding and dreaming about are. In the end, it’s these laughs, tears, touches, questionable dance moves and loving looks that really matter. It’s those priceless moments that you really want to document from your wedding day and I’m here to make that happen.
I strive to capture every moment possible and tell your beautiful story well. It is truly my privilege to both witness and capture the love and joy between couples and families.
I look forward to being part of your story whether local or afar!
Leah Marie Photography + Stationery is a Raleigh based award winning Photographer and Designer. It’s been an honor to have work featured in Huff Post Weddings, Borrowed & Blue and the client favorite award given by Wedding Wire.
As a freelance website designer and developer, I developed TWTH Consulting with the goal to add a custom touch to each project I work on. I am a hard worker and trustworthy partner for your online presence and bring an edge of creativity & enthusiasm that will set your site apart from your competitors.
I like to first sit down with a company to learn more about their business and how it operates. I find that usually a project may extend beyond the need for just a website but perhaps for tools to also help streamline processes behind the scenes for the business. By taking the time to get to know you and your business better, I am best able to develop a site and tools for you with the thoughts of how the business will grow in the future in mind to make expanding your site easier as the company grows.
I have experience working remotely with clients all over the country and here locally in the Triangle. If you are looking for a website designer, please contact me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your project.
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.
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)
Committed to empowering people to take back their and their families’ health One Drop at a time.
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!
I am someone who is passionate about health and wellness. The most important piece to the puzzle is eliminating toxic chemical exposure from the foods we eat, and beauty products that go on our skin.
Your skin is your largest organ. It is important to keep our skin as healthy as possible. By utilizing products that are all natural and contain the vitamins and minerals our skin is lacking, we can create healthy, vibrant, young looking skin without the need for chemicals.
When I was introduced to Lemongrass Spa, I knew I had found the answer I was looking for. The products are amazing and I know you will love them as much as I do.
My mission is simple: Provide natural, non-toxic products that are clean and handmade fresh, right here in America
Lemongrass Spa Products offers a line of natural, chemical free, even GLUTEN-FREE body care products for the entire family.
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.
I’m Lynette, a senior, family and event photographer in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also available for school, headshots, and real estate photography. My style and sessions are natural, fun, and relaxed. Let’s talk!
I began sewing in 1997 making quilts for myself and as gifts. My sewing projects have evolved after having children, wanting to make them quality items that I know would last. I have gradually added embroidery to my repertoire, and I love personalizing projects.
- I started by sewing children’s products as I loved the idea of giving a handmade, personal gift. I like to encourage imaginative play for children with my super hero capes for girls or boys. Let your child pretend to be their favorite super hero or have them design their own super hero so they can run around the house or outside while using their imagination.
- My youngest son loved to look out the window but he could never quite see out. I decided to make him a pillow that he could use as stool to look out of the windows. He started to carry it around the house and uses it as a comfortable place to lay his head while reading.
- With the passing of my mother-in-law I added another aspect to my sewing, memory pillows. I wanted something around the house that my boys could remember their grandma by. I can create these pillows using any clothing item that is memorable for you, and I can add your loved ones name or a saying to the pillow as well.
- For Christmas in 2014, my husband gave me an embroidery machine. I can now add embroidery to towels, shirts, baskets, bags, and pillows. I enjoy giving teachers and friends personalized ornaments during the holidays.
- Do you have a pile of T- shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts or baby clothes that you like, but don’t know what to do with them? T-Shirt quilts are a great way to keep memories in one place. These quilts can be made from sorority, fraternity, race and favorite shirts or even baby clothes.
If you have any other sewing projects, I would love to help you out. I love starting new projects to help you customize a gift for family or friends.
We are a company founded by MOMS for other MOMS.
We get it! Raising kids is hard! Raising well nourished kids is even harder! We are here to help! We all have a picky eater in the home. And feeding them requires patience, knowledge and skill. We cannot help with the patience except wishing you good luck! However we can help you with advice and definitely with recipe ideas. We also got you covered if you have food sensitivities or allergies in the home: many of our recipes use gluten free, dairy free and allergen free ingredients. Many, but not all as we advocate for a varied, whole food diet. However, we understand that is not the reality for many families due to digestive disorders and a restrictive diet. No worries, we got you covered if you or someone in the home is on a gluten free diet. This Spring we will be rolling out a FREE 7 DAY GLUTEN FREE Meal Plan developed by a nationally recognized registered dietitian. More is coming in the pipeline!
Our mission is to offer clean, nutritionally superior food ingredients and to be a resource for recipes and tips to address the challenge of cooking healthy meals and feeding the whole family nourishing healthy foods.
NOA IS AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER, COACH, BUSINESS CONSULTANT.
A native of Israel, Noa brings an international perspective to her work. She mergers her successful career in Change Management Consulting, Human Resources, Project managing and Organizational Development with her passion of creating bridges between people that impact their leadership, business and life goals as a whole.
Noa’s coaching style is direct, honest but caring.
Noa doesn’t believe in “one size fit-all” coaching programs, She is passionate about working with the being of leadership rather than focusing on different band-aid skills and solutions to becoming a leader. She believes that there are no magic formulas for successful life/leadership coaching process. When you work with Noa she will help you find your own unique system.
When you have a great hair day, how does that make you feel?
For me, CONFIDENT is the very first word that always comes to mind. And with Monat, you can have a great hair day, EVERYDAY! These are naturally based, anti-aging hair care products that detoxify, stabilize and restore your hair so it is healthy, strong and full of body. If you have thin hair, broken/damaged hair, frizzy ends, want your hair to grow, dry hair, dry scalp, oily hair or even healthy hair, MONAT is for you!!!
This company is brand new to the United States and is taking the hair care industry by storm creating a powerful business opportunity! As a mom of triplets with a husband that travels, having a home-based business with an exponential opportunity for growth was one that I could not pass up!
I’d love to help you get the hair you’ve always wanted!
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@example.com and we will schedule a party!
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.
- Buyer’s Agent
- Listing Agent
Buying and selling is not as easy as a hand-shake was back in the day! Annie will meet with you to develop an in-depth understanding of your specific needs. The next steps vary, based on you ::Buying your home :: Annie will give you the “10 commandments of buying a home” of not-to-do’s! Searching in a market that homes are sold the day the sign is placed is stressful for you. Eliminating the anxiety by creating a custom process tailored your preferences we discussed, and ensure that YOU will see homes you want. It is no secret that the real estate industry is ever-changing and finding the right home before it is sold is an enjoyable experience. The web site has the ability to message you the moment a home hits the market to ensure you do not miss “the home”.Selling your home :: we will conduct an in depth market analysis of your home. With this information we are able to construct a targeted marketing plan to get it sold quickly and for maximum value.
Relocation :: our teams are local, across the nation and globally as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices group – you will have all the tools available during the process of your relocation, whether corporate or personal.
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. In these moments, when the challenges faced by the orphan make life look like an empty frame, blank and expectant, we are looking challenge cultural paradigms by shifting perspectives and inviting 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.
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Looking for products manufactured in the US? Enjoy having products shipped to your door like Amazon?
If you answered yes, then you will love our products. Imagine best in class products that are no more expensive than what you are already purchasing with convenient delivery! We manufacture over 500 necessity products like laundry and cleaning items, personal care products like our Renew lotion and more.
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.