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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
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:
My name is Stephanie Sikes and I am a 200K VIP with Le-Vel. I want everyone I know and will meet in the future to feel as good as I feel! The THRIVE Experience has changed my life. I have more energy, mental focus and clarity. I have found myself having more patience with my children and I’m in a better mood than I’ve been in, in a long time! I am experiencing better digestive health, less aches and discomforts, and more control over my appetite! So what is this THRIVE Experience?
The THRIVE Experience is an 8 week premium lifestyle plan, to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before! Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can slightly differ for everyone – depending on which areas of your lifestyle need the most help – and depending on your 8 week goal. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, or simply be the best you can be, we know the THRIVE 8 Week Experience will get you THRIVIN’ in all areas of your life! Individuals on the Experience will enjoy premium support and benefits in the areas of:
- > Weight Management > Cognitive Performance
- > Digestive & Immune Support > Joint Support
- > Lean Muscle Support > Inflammation Support
- > Anti-Aging & Antioxidant Support
THRIVE by Le-Vel is something that’s hard to explain, and challenging to describe… it’s something that can only be experienced.
As an Independent Founding Senior Specialist with EVER Skincare I am thrilled to introduce the newest brand in the Stella & Dot family. EVER skincare is a clinical grade, botanically derived skincare line that can deliver visible transformation to reveal your most radiant, youthful, and healthy looking skin. EVER products are free from all harmful chemicals, never tested on animals, and are made and manufactured in the U.S.A.
If you want amazing results, without the toxic chemicals that other anti-aging lines use, give EVER a try! With EVER’s 45 day, empty bottle, money back guarantee you have nothing to lose! If you would like to experience the products prior to purchasing I would be happy to schedule a meeting with you.
Contact me if you would like to learn more about the products or the opportunity.
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!
Heidi Kleine empowers women to shine by achieving their dreams of wellness, wealth and worth. She inspires women through speaking, coaching and her amazon bestselling book Worth It! Shatter Your Excuses and Free Yourself to Shine. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and whole food nutrition with the Juice Plus company.
I am a Ruby Ribbon Stylist and we believe women are beautiful inside and out. Our signature product is our shapewear. Yes we have the cami that allows you to say Bye, Bye, Bra! I do Personal Style Appointments, Cami challenges and Trunk Shows. Let me show you how to take up to a inch off of your waist!!!
Our other two product lines are the Essential which have built in shaping. Then we have the Fashion Layers that works well with or without our shapewear.
Need some extra income this is still a ground floor opportunity so contact me for more information.
Visit my website at http://www.rubyribbon.com/roslynallen
Email me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweetbottoms is a mom owned & mom run business proud to offer a fabulous assortment of Natural Products for Mom, Baby, and Home. We are the experts in cloth diapering and babywearing. We also offer breastfeeding supplies, essential oils and accessories, eco-friendly toys, natural cleaning supplies and more! Shop our website for the best brands, including bumGenius, GroVia, Kawaii, Tula, Kalon Studios and more! We sell only the highest rated products on the market and each product in our store has been carefully selected for you, the natural family!
Sweetbottoms is happy to offer you FAST & FREE shipping, quality products at a great price, and *superior customer service.*
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!
Sarah photographs on location and serves Raleigh and the surrounding areas: Apex, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina.
Sarah strives to capture the beauty of connection between you and your loved ones in candid style photography. These everyday moments only last a split second, but it is those moments that tell your story. As a hopeless romantic hippie, SJP loves photographing genuine love & emotion, laughs, snuggles, and all the moments in between in your family photos…the details you will want to remember for a lifetime. And I love capturing them along with sunlight, wind, and whatever natural elements we can incorporate to give your images an organic feel and make them truly beautiful. Say hello! I would love to tell your story!
- Handmade artisan jewelry
- Fair trade certified
- Our mission is to empower women all over the world in poverty stricken areas, to be the author of their own stories by giving them a living wage and a career. We sell their pieces so they can feed their children.
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.
I am a Licensed Cosmetologist and former Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry now a stay at home mom ready to help you find your best skin to feel as confident and as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside. Rodan+Fields was created by Dr Kathy Fields and Dr Katie Rodan creators of ProActiv Solution, to bring dermatology into the home. Their unique approach of Multi-Med Therapy; to use the right ingredients in the right order and in the right formulations not only revolutionized the Acne industry with ProActive, but is revolutionizing the Anti-Aging industry too! Our products are guaranteed to improve your skin or you get your money back with our 60 day guarantee! Even our business has a 60 day guarantee! I love working this business around my family life and knowing I’m creating a backup plan for our future!
Jennifer is an on-location photographer who artfully photographs authentic moments in a relaxed, joyful and modern way for both families and weddings.[gallery size="medium" ids="6578,6579,6580,6581,6582,6583,6584,6585,6586" orderby="rand"]
Kristen Bagwell, Executive Consultant
Rodan+Fields skin care is changing skin and changing lives…the doctors who created Proactiv Solution are now solving for signs of aging, adult acne, and more! With over $200M in sales last year, and our expansion into Canada this fall, there’s never been a better time to learn about R+F.
Search #wrinklewarrior on Google to see how our new ACUTE CARE topical wrinkle-filler has changed the skincare game entirely. If you want to sample the products, let me *bring the party to you* so you can learn more. As a new Preferred Customer, you can win free product, just for being social! If you decide to become a consultant, you’ll get credit for all of the evening’s sales – earn money on your first day.
Just think: all those ProActiv kiosks you see at the mall…you know, that billion dollar company that everyone has heard of? The same doctors are doing it again with R + F and we are the kiosks. The only way anyone can get this product is from a Rodan & Fields consultant: me, or you! You have nothing to lose but great skin and financial freedom…who doesn’t want both of those things?!
Can’t wait to see you!
*I will bring food, beverages, samples and product-based favors to your location. All you have to do is bring the guests – invite everyone you know! Better yet–want to join me and be one of the gatekeepers for this product?
Independent Wine Consultant – WineShop at Home
My name is Debra I’m a Director with WineShop. I have consultants across the U.S. and the largest team of active consultants in North Carolina, and yes… I officially get to drink on the job:-)
WineShop at home is a winery in Napa California that makes handcrafted limited production wines you can’t get anywhere else. Consultants bring 6 artisan wines into your home with 6-10 of your wine loving friends, and guide you through how to swirl, smell, sip and savor wines paired with chocolates, cheeses and fruit. Perfect for friends and family, holiday gatherings, or to invite clients and prospective clients to network.
- Taste amazing wines (most around $20) in the comfort of your home or office
- Try before you buy – don’t get stuck at the wine wall again!
- Have your own personal wine consultant to answer your questions
- It’s affordable – Get $120 worth of wine for just $29.95 (plus tax and shipping)
- Host a stress free party!
Like wine, host a tasting.
Love wine, join my team!
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
LuLaRoe Raleigh | LuLaRoe Women’s Dresses, Skirts, tops and Leggings
Woman’s and children’s clothing sold through Direct Sales Fashion Consultants. It cannot be purchased online. Fun, modest, stylish, and affordable clothing for all shapes and sizes.
Hi!! My name is Jennifer LaPalme! I am your Raleigh area LuLaRoe Fashion consultant!! I would love to share what LuLaRoe is all about with you!!! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pop up party at your home email me at lularoejenniferlapalme (at) gmail.com.
If you are local to Raleigh and would like to host a pop up boutique at your home please contact me. There are no sales pitches, no catalogues, no waiting for your clothes to arrive. Just 1-2 hours of you and your friends trying on our beautiful and comfortable clothing. The benefit to you? For every ten items sold, you earn 1 free piece of LuLaRoe clothing!!!
LuLaRoe, at the core, is a direct-sales clothing company which sells limited edition clothing via independent fashion consultants all over the US at in-home parties, pop-up boutiques, and in private online selling groups (join mine by clicking here!)
The Clothes: LuLaRoe clothes are beautiful, colorful, trendy, and modest. They are made to fit a variety of body shapes and sizes ranging from XXS- 3XL. While LuLaRoe primarily designs women’s clothing, they also have a children’s clothing line and men’s clothing, as well!
The Leggings: LuLaRoe is best known for our buttery soft leggings! The leggings are made in two adult sizes and three children’s and out of amazing, buttery soft, double-brushed fabric that feels as good to wear as it does to look at in your dresser and pet.
The Prints: People also know LLR for our incredible fun prints! Each print is made into a limited number of items, so if you see something you love in your size, grab it while it’s hot! When a consultant places an order, we only choose styles and sizes, so we never know which prints we are going to get or if we are ever going to see the same style-size-print combination again.
That’s what sets LuLaRoe apart from other direct sales companies – each consultant has a unique inventory instead of the same 200 items – and lets our customers experience “the thrill of the hunt,” searching for their personal “unicorn” prints! All fabrics, prints, and designs are exclusively made for LuLaRoe.
The Rest: LuLaRoe is about so much more than clothes, though! It’s about community, fun, generosity, and helping women be independent, strong, business owners in today’s world. LuLaRoe encourages women to be ambitious and generous with their business goals.
The Sweetest Things is the heart’s desire of owner Melanie Brown. After many years of telling others to pursue what they loved, she realized she wasn’t taking her own advice, and The Sweetest Things was born. With a mission to provide simple, yet delicious treats, we use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t identify in our products. Although our specialties are blondies and brownies, we also make delicious cakes, pies, and cookies. The Sweetest Things is able to help you with treats for any occasion from a simple treat to an elaborate dessert buffet for business events, parties, or weddings. We can help you with gifts for any occasion, and you don’t have to lift a finger- we even deliver! Our product offerings also include party or event favors personalized to fit your needs. Give us a call today. We look forward to serving you!
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, j 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.
Hi! I’m Amy Hill. I am the owner and photographer behind 627 Photography in Cary, NC. I love to help women business owners tell the story of their brand and business through photos. It’s more than just a headshot, it is a way to show visitors to your website why they want to work with you. In this digital world where we meet so many online, you have to standout and you have to connect!
In addition to beautiful branding photos for women, I also love to photograph + empower high school seniors. I love to make them feel special, confident and happy with who they are. I take time to learn about them and create a fun, custom session that results in the most beautiful pictures they’ve ever seen of themselves!
Raleigh Family Travel Planner | TMC Travel | Disney Destinations Specialist
FREE Disney Vacation Planning Services
Make the most of your vacation with my free services and worry free booking!
Let me help you discover a magical Disney experience with my FREE Disney vacation planning services. I’m a Raleigh native and mom to 4 who has lived the parks, experienced the resorts, dined with the characters and sailed the seas with Mickey! I will put my Disney savvy to work for you. My FREE concierge style service will make planning your trip a snap!
I work with you with all aspects of Disney trip planning from when to go, to where to stay, where to eat and what to do when you get there! I offer worry-free booking – I’ll make sure you get the best price for trip and will keep searching for discounts until you travel. I also offer free gifts for packages, a referral program and tips and tricks so you can make the most of your trip. I’d love to help you have a magical vacation and make some very special memories. I stay up to date on all the current changes at Disney World and Disneyland to make sure you have the most updated information available before you head to the parks.
I have extensive knowledge of all Disney Destinations including: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii and the Disney beach destinations in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC. Let me use my knowledge and experience so that you can have a stress free planning process!
I am a full service travel agent and can help you with ALL family travel including Universal Orlando, All-Inclusive resorts and all cruise lines!
I am looking forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!
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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.
A virtual boutique with an vast array of jewelry & accessory selections… We have it all! Necklaces, Earrings, Scarves, Clutches, Rings, and Bracelets all hand selected with YOU in mind! Spectacular Jewels… Amazing Prices… And A Look Others Will Envy! September Jewel – Adorn The Skin You’re In! ™
I am Nichole Richardson, I specialize in contemporary portrait photography. I work with my clients to create deeply personal and meaningful images for them and the ones that they love to treasure for a lifetime.
If you would like or need beautiful photographs of you or your family please contact me via email or 571-606-8620.