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
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.
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.
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:
Style Dots Raleigh | Alice Shaffer
Snap Design Boutique
Where you can “snap” into a foundation jewelry piece, career, fundraiser & more. Let’s talk on how to make life as easy as a snap for you!
Have a social boutique
Have a social boutique
Fundraising for adoptions, bands, school activities, mission trips, medical expenses, PTO/PTA among other things.
Become one of the first Boutique Partners in your community
Choose a foundation design and start from there! Our custom designed base pieces are white gold plated premium alloy!
Pick out your favorite from over the 130 introductory dots. Then literally snap them so that you can tell a story, match an outfit, show your team spirit or your fashion savvy. You can do it all with Style Dots! Changing your jewelry is a snap!
Why pay full price when you can earn FREE product by having girlfriends over for a Social Boutique!
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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I love Jamberry Nails and I love being a consultant and sharing this wonderfull way of creating your own beautiful manicure and pedicure at home! With all the designs offered, plus our own line of quality lacquer and hand care products, am sure to have something you will love too!
Healthy Moms = Happy Kids. Healthy recipes, fitness tips and faith inspired posts encourage moms, and kid activities for happy kids. Visit my site- FitTriangleMom.com and sign up to receive my monthly newsletter (Motivational Monthly) to inspire you with fitness, healthy eating, kids and faith.
Does your business target moms in the Triangle? I can help you reach your customers through a blog post or social media shares. Fit Triangle Mom reaches moms through social media, a monthly newsletter, a VIP Facebook group, and a seasonal gift guide. I can also help you create and write content for your own business site. I’m PR friendly and enjoy working with local businesses. Get the details here- Work with Me.
HELLO!!! I am SO excited about Younique. WOW the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara with 400% volume with 1 application and contains no soy, no gluten, no sulfates, no parabens and is ophthalmologist approved. We also offer quality cosmetics and skin care at an affordable price. Did I mention that we DO NOT test on animals. This company has made such a positive change in my life. I love it!!! I would love to share with you these fabulous products.
Self protection for women – stun guns, pepper sprays
We have a children’s line! There are sooooo many things – and we teach you how to use them!
emergency road kits, portable door alarms, portable protection alarms, kubotans, and so much more! Affordable!
Initial Decor is a Raleigh based monogram & handmade jewelry company. We are a retail/wholesale jewelry and decor company.
We might be best known for our Hook Back Bangle™, a hooking clasp bracelet with beads and monogram discs wire wrapped to the top. They come in several sizes which include adult and children.
We handmade our jewelry and decor in our studio/showroom on Leesville Road in Raleigh. We use our studio space to host Pop-Up events with clothing vendors and meet with our wholesalers.
Checkout our website!
We welcome all boutique owners to apply to carry our line in your store! Application can be found on the contact us page on our website.
Here at Piecefully Home I hope you will find items that will add a touch whimsy and charm to your home. I create items I love and would be proud to display in my own home.
I create and design everything for the home. There are fun home accessories, such as pillows, artwork, and quilts. I also offer utilitarian items like aprons, dish towels, and cloth napkins. Nearly all of my items are one of a kind making it extra special to own.
Jen Mink is a Portrait Photographer specializing in Women… Glamour, Personal Branding/Headshots, Dance, Seniors/Grads, Generations (Mother/Daughter), Maternity, Bridal & Boudoir! Jen adores giving women an ‘experience’ to find & feel their own unique fabulousness and beauty outside of their everyday busy lives while she captures beautiful, creative & artistic images for them to always treasure!
Jen Mink Photography is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving Wake County and other nearby North Carolina areas and was recognized as one of the 2016 Top 20 Portrait Photographers in Raleigh by Expertise! (Travel to other areas is also an option). In addition to VendRaleigh Professional Photographers, Jen is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Carolina & ClickinMoms and is an official sponsor for Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and the Distinguished Young Women of Wake County.
Beyond her photography work, Jen is a wife & mom of 3 and has a cherished degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She adores keeping her creativity flowing… whether it’s planning a girly birthday party for her daughter, making jewelry for her Senior Reps (aka “Fab Grads”) or painting & decorating the rooms of her family home!!
Marilyn at EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc. is a Family & Children Photographer. I cater to Maternity, Newborn, Senior and Family photography. EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc. is located in Fuquay Varina, NC and offers on location photo sessions in Holly Springs, Cary, Raleigh, Apex and more. I also have a small studio which is primarily used for Newborn/Baby sessions as well as First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions!
When you are ready to adorn your walls with your family photos, contact me to set up a fun photo session.
For you, for your home and your family! We have a solution for it all. We offer personalized gifts and organizing solutions that will simplify your life. Already a fan of our product? Let me help you earn it free with a home, on-the-go, catalog or facebook party. We party the way you want to! Love our product? Let’s chat about this amazing opportunity!
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in 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
I am an energetic, organized agent who enjoys working with clients to make their dream home come alive. As your real estate agent, my motivation is to help you find your home in and around Chapel Hill and the Triangle that will meet your needs and compliments your lifestyle. My priority is on exceptional customer service, timely communication and dedication to surpass your expectations as the foundation of my business. Buying and selling a home is a transition and my goal is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. I will be your advocate through this process, helping to find solutions and resources. Currently, I reside in Chapel Hill and focus on area real estate including Pittsboro, West Cary and Apex. I also can provide out of state referrals with our Keller Williams network.
Prior to real estate, I taught English to second language learners in K – Adult, in public, non-profit and private school while growing a profitable direct sales business. While I am a native of Michigan, I have lived in North Carolina for 12 years. I love fitness, hiking, exercise and enjoying our awesome state with my family. For quiet time you can find me on Pinterest, looking for fun new recipes or checking out new magazines at the bookstore.
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@example.com 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!
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)
Dot Dot Smile offers the cutest dresses for kids sizes 6 months to 8/10. Known for their twirl, the dresses quickly become a favorite of any girl who puts them on! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
Products inspired by everyday living! Let us help you find the perfect gift!
Offering a large line of Monogram Acrylic & Sterling Silver Jewelry, Engraved Jewelry, Wood Monograms, Home Decor and more. We absolutely love thinking outside of the box when it comes to designing! Our ever-expanding line features some great products you’ll only find at Initial Decor!
We sell retail and wholesale! So, whether your shopping for something personalized or a new brand to carry, we are perfect for each other!
My name is Erica and I am a photographer specializing in fine art portraiture for newborn babies, children, and families. I serve Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, and surrounding areas. I place the focus on your beautiful children and capture portraits that your family will treasure for generations.
My packages are created with purpose, to best meet the needs of a busy family. All newborn portrait packages include digital files with a print release, as well as professional quality prints and custom birth announcements. Why? Every family needs and wants digital copies of their portraits. Save them as a back up or use them to make prints and other gifts. Your family will surely be busy with a newborn baby in the house, however. It may be months, at least, before you find time to print your photos or design a birth announcement. My packages allow you to receive prints and announcements to enjoy right away, leaving you more time to enjoy your family.
Newborn portrait sessions can take place at my home studio in Fuquay Varina or in the comfort of your own home. Not sure which is right for you? Email me and I’ll help you figure out what the best fit is for your family.
If all newborn portraits look the same to you, an outdoor newborn portrait session may be perfect for your family. Not only can I complete your session indoors, but I am one of the few newborn photographers on the east coast who can do newborn sessions completely outdoors. If you appreciate the beauty of nature, there is nothing more breathtaking than your fresh new baby among the calming colors of nature. These unique sessions can be completed from April through October. Outdoor newborn sessions are my passion and I have a list of many beautiful locations in the Raleigh area for this type of session that are not well known, as well as a special collection of props and equipment handpicked to keep babies comfortable and happy outdoors. I have a passion for creating portraits with earth tone colors and simple props, giving my newborn photography a natural, organic feel.
Interested in booking a newborn portrait session or family portrait session? Mention this listing and get 10% off your session fee.
If you have any questions about professional photography or my sessions, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to visit my website at http://www.ericacourtinephotography.com.
Crazy Mouse Mom/Outlander Travel | Vend Raleigh Small Business
I take all the stress and headaches out of planning your dream vacation. I am a Disney Vacation Planner and I will tailor your vacation based on your favorite things to do. Disney isn’t just theme parks! Fine dining, shopping, golf, motorsports, boating, and beaches are just the start of your dream vacation.
“One contact person, One phone call: I do it all” 919-625-9055
At Crazy Mouse Mom I know planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort® can be overwhelming.
There is always plenty of Disney magic, but there isn’t always plenty of time.
“Where to stay, what to see, when to eat, where to be?”
Unsure of where to dine? I will not only recommend the restaurant, but I make your dining reservations too. The best part of what we do, there’s no charge for my services. I will be your very own concierge, when planning your trip, and even while you are at the parks.
Be sure you mention our VendRaleigh to receive an extra gift when you book your Walt Disney World Resort® or Disney Cruise vacation package with me.
I also book any cruises and most vacation destinations.