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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.
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!
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.
What is LuLaRoe? This is one of the fastest growing direct sales company and it is so amazing!! These clothes are fashionable and oh so comfortable. I have been with the company since January of 2016 and have watched this company explode. I love working with a company with a conscious, all of our clothes are fair trade. Not only are you supporting a local families you are making life better for families in third world countries.
I can come to you, back up all of my goodies for an awesome party with your family and friends or everyone can come to me and you don’t have to do any cleaning!! Anyone that contacts me for a party from the directory gets double hostess rewards 🙂
This handmade paper bead roller holds your paper strip secure so you can wind a tight and consistent paper bead. The winding pin is a diameter of 1/8″. The solid wood 4″ handle is stained and varnished so that it’s easy to keep clean. The larger half inch diameter handle with a spiral groove keeps your grip secure as you wind. Color coded soft-red to indicate the size. The winding pin is approximately 1″ long and may very slightly as the tool is handmade.
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"]
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! ™
Unique Raleigh Kids Birthday Parties
Serving Raleigh families with children’s birthday party planning.
HAPPY CAMPER creates a fun and innovative alternative to your next kid’s birthday party. Sleeping under the stars, sprinkled with a dose of whimsy and creative genius. Colorful tents set up on your lawn or play space, complete with lanterns, twinkle lights, and matching bed rolls. Add in the large screen projector with popcorn cart for movie time treats. For your next celebration give your little explorer the experience of the great outdoors even if you have to keep it inside! HAPPY CAMPER, a party adventure for the child in all of us! Call or text today for more info. 606-813-4302, Stephanie lead trail boss.
Raleigh Custom Apparel Online Boutique
We want you to love your look! Our mission is to create unique, stylish apparel that is both comfortable and practical for every day or special occasions. Made in a wide range of sizes for the right fit for every body and proudly handmade right here in North Carolina.
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.
At EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc., I specialize in on-location or in-home photo shoots to give you the perfect setting you desire. Whether you choose to be photographed at home or a special venue, I will make you feel comfortable-making your photographs memorable. I cater to Portrait/Lifestyle photography for Families, Senior Portraits, Maternity, Newborns and Engagements. I promise to make each one unique. I have a keen eye for great photos and use top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to provide you the highest-quality pictures. You can rely on me to take beautiful photographs to fill your home with and share with loved ones. Contact me at 919-656-2107 now to schedule an appointment.
Hi! I’m an Independent Raleigh LipSense Distributor for SeneGence International, the manufacturer of LipSense. A lot of people have heard the hype over LipSense and let me tell you, it’s all true. It’s color the lasts up to 18 hours and won’t dry out your lips. The great news is that Senegence offers loads of other great products too. A few of my favorites are the ShadowSense, Lip Volumizer and Collagen Night Pak. Please contact me to find out more or join my Facebook Group Lipzee.
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, 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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Karatbars is an international gold money savings club based in Stuttgart, Germany. We are an Ecommerce company operating in 124 countries as of today. Our company allows for everyone to obtain small affordable quantities of 24k 999.9 pure financial grade gold bullion in 1 gram, 2.5 grams and 5 gram increments.
Not only can you save gold in your personal gold vault, but you can also choose from many collector, specialty, worldwide country cards and a spectacular gold coin, in which you can save for yourself, your children or they are great to give as gifts. Each one of these cards comes with a 1 gram 24k gold bullion embedded in it. Absolutely stunning cards to see.
If you are into fundraising for charities, churches, organizations or any entity you wish to raise money for, we have “Branding Cards” available, which can be personalized with the charity information on the front and back sides of the card. These branding cards are used by a lot of realtors and professionals who like to give gifts to their clients. These cards are designed with the realtor information just like a business card on the front and back as well. All of these include a 1 gram 24k gold bullion embedded in it. What a fantastic way to raise money and give something to your donators in return.
All Karatbar accounts are FREE to join AND there are NO monthly or annual fees to deal with. Note: They also offer an optional affiliate program for those interested in helping others save in gold which bears a one-time fee.
I have worked/studied in the accounting field for 20 years. I like to read, eat, pray, encourage others, travel, and make wood projects. I love to swim and lounge on the beach. I love that early sunrise over the ocean water. I am also a mother of 2 boys, ages 20 and 14 and 1 handsome little grandson! They are very interesting people and they make life happy!
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*Home Based Business in Fuquay Varina, NC. The address listed below is a mailing address only.
I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.
I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.