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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:
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! 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.
‘Building Customer Engagement in Professional Beauty Services, one client at a time.’
If that’s your business objective, then Imbeau is your software solution. Beauty is personal ..and therfore Imbeau’s beauty-tech goes beyond booking and payments, focusing on ‘Point of Care’. Want to be a pilot customer? Come visit us at http://www.imbeau.us or drop me a note at email@example.com
If you have old draperies, out-dated valances or nothing at all on your windows, we can help. BG Custom Windows creates classic and modern drapery. We will collaborate with you to design guaranteed unique window coverings that coordinate perfectly with your home.
Our designer, Tammy, is an expert in custom draperies and oversees every step of your project from fabric selection to installation. Our process produces beautiful results and is why our business was built on customer referrals and repeat clients.
Our simple design process helps us narrow down the style, fabrics, and hardware from the thousands of options available. In short, it turns an overwhelming decision into a fun, transparent choice. There are thousands of options for your window coverings and it can be overwhelming to choose the right style, fabrics, trims and hardware.
We will walk you through every detail, listen to your input, address any of your questions and fine-tune the details so that the final product is completely customized to you.
Nicola is a top Raleigh newborn photographer, who loves to style and customize your shoot. Nicola has been trained to specialize in Newborn Photography, maternity photography , family photography and child photography. Her style is best described as simple, beautiful and timeless. Newborns are the main focus in a shoot, posed yet still very natural. Nicola does love taking pictures of families, however, these are best done outdoors. Nicola loves to capture the candid moments and fleeting smiles and glances with your family. These moments only she can see from behind the lens.
Services extend into the Raleigh – Durham NC Triangle areas including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay – Varina, Angier, Clayton, Garner and Wake Forrest.
Fresh Start With Melissa offers group health coaching both online and over the phone. As a certified health coach specializing in natural weight loss and disease prevention, I believe we can all live our healthiest lives with a little (or a lot!) of support. Change can be hard, making good food choices can be really tough, but having a group cheering you on and holding you accountable makes all the difference. My programs do not involve counting calories or drinking protein shakes! Many success stories prove Fresh Start works! I can’t wait to help more women reach their optimum health, look, and FEEL amazing!
Creative business owner and blogger, Jessica Watt has a love for inspiring and encouraging women to find their inner creativity. Jessica can be found hosting weekly Facebook live tutorials on easy and affordable DIY projects as well as coaching other creative business owners.
Jessica is now booking speaking engagements for entrepreneurs and for women’s groups.
Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and also serving Wakefield, Youngsville, and North Raleigh, Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only true FULL-SERVICE salon and spa in the Wake Forest area to offer you 2,400 square feet of pure pampering and relaxation.
Body Bliss is a “whole body experience” because we offer all the salon and spa services you will ever need all in one convenient location. Our services include: haircutting, coloring, keratin smoothing treatments, hair extensions, facial waxing, body waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, shellac, spray tan and massage.
Oh, and let’s not forget body scrubs and body treatments, as Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only salon and spa in Wake Forest to offer our clients the convenience and luxury of a warm shower after body treatments. While spending the day, you can even enjoy a spa lunch or snack in our relaxation lounge.
We’d love to be a part of your big day through our bridal division, Bridal Bliss, by doing your bridal hair and makeup. We travel all over the Triangle and beyond to make you look beautiful for your wedding day.
Come visit Body Bliss Salon and Spa for “A Whole Body Experience” from a business that is committed to our clients as well as our community.
Carolina Soap Market is the place to go for handcrafted artisan soap, beer soap, and lip balms. Our products are locally made in small batches with skin loving oils and quality ingredients.
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
Make planning your Disney trip a pleasure with Kathleen Anckner and Polka Dot Bow Adventures, a fee-free agency that will help you explore, book, and plan the vacation that best suits the needs of your unique family. Our concierge-level services include personalized recommendations, a day-by-day itinerary, and complimentary touring plan resources to help you make the most of your time on vacation.
We can help you plan an amazing trip to many exciting Disney Destinations, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa (Hawaii), and Disney beach resorts in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC.
To receive a custom quote, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If requesting information through our web site, be sure to mention Kathleen and this listing on Vend Raleigh!
Specializing in handmade cookies and pies, Sugar & Spice Kitchen is run out of our home kitchen, which is fully licensed and inspected. The finest ingredients go into our made-from-scratch baked goods, and we take no shortcuts. The comment we hear most often is “the best cookie I ever had”.
Oh Lord Help Us encourages and teaches women who to be who they were created to be. Throughout our lives we have been bombarded with lies. We need to replace those lies with God’s truth.
Oh Lord Help Us gives writings, bible studies, speaking, and physical reminders to show women they are loved, pursued, redeemed, beautiful, and enough.
As a SeneGence distributor, I am passionate about lip color with staying power! SeneGence also has a full line of cosmetic products and skin care collections and now offers more than 300 products that are centered around anti aging, skin care, and beauty!
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is amazing in comparison to many other lipstick products on the market. LipSense is versatile and you can mix shades to create many different colors and effects.
LipSense is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off! It does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content and color lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours!
I’m happy to answer any questions as well as provide a consultation to help you find the perfect colors for you!
Lips By Tina
MyBeeHyve is for network marketers, by network marketers. We created the mobile app we wish existed to manage our contacts and daily task list. It’s simple, free and will help you boost sales, crush goals and follow-up like a boss babe! Create your free account today, to get more done in less time, grow your client base, and increase your sales.
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.
- 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.
With National Headquarters in Cary, NC we offer:
Raleigh’s newest concept for a fun night out! We offer fun and easy BYOB craft and sip classes for all skill levels. It’s a similar experience to the paint and sip venues you are probably familiar with, but with a crafty twist. We offer 5 classes per week and the projects change monthly, so there’s always a new and different class available. So come hatch your creativity and be a crafty devil with us today!
Lemongrass Spa wants to provide you and your family with natural, effective products that are both indulgent and purposeful as well as affordable. We carry products for every member of your family ages birth through adulthood! In addition to skincare products we offer mineral makeup, essential oils and body care products such as lotions, balms, deodorants, spritzes and soak…all gluten fee and made in America! We know that you will enjoy our handmade products that are 97%-100% natural and do not contain sodium laureth sulfate, lead, parabens, isopropyl alcohol, petroleum-based ingredients or phthalates.
I invite you to give us a try today! Contact me to learn more or to set up one on one consultation or a fun event with your family and friends!
Any Occasion Photography in Apex, NC and Surrounding Areas
A photograph is a visual journal, I take great pride in the penmanship of adding a page to your story. It is life experiences you have and how they make you feel. I love being part of your moments that turn into such great memories. I specialize in natural light portrait photography. Enjoying many realms of capturing of life and your perfect moments.
HAVE A CREATIVE SPARK?
Ignite your life through color.
You won’t find paint by number or still life here. Just adventures with abstract art!
Paint Your Story offers pop-up art studios where you can let lose with color on canvas. Grab a group of friends to celebrate, connect or commemorate a special occasion.
Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog, a lifestyle/travel blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in 2011. On her blog, hotels are just as important as the destination. As founder of#OutaboutNC, an online social media community, she guides visitors to the best places to see, eat, and stay in North Carolina. She loves simple food, hotels and wellness. Even though she has a soft spot for luxury vacations, she has to budget like everyone else and is always searching for that lux deal. As a source you can trust, Leigh is a travel affiliate with major hotel brands and travel booking sites. You can now book your hotel stay directly from the HinesSightBlog Book your Hotel Tab.
Latoya is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently located in Raleigh, NC. Latoya grew up as military dependent and has spent time in various locations but is proud to call Raleigh, NC home. Latoya received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from North Carolina Central University. She has worked with adults, adolescents, couples, and families in various settings since 2007.
Latoya continues to provide counseling services to adults, adolescents (14-18), and couples within individual and group settings. Latoya sees clients in a traditional office setting and in-home as well. Latoya is able to accommodate your particular needs for treatment and tailor counseling specifically to you.
Latoya’s counseling approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused with an emphasis on Mindfulness and holistic techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Latoya believes in the mind-body connection and creating joy are essential to building the life one desires and often encourages the use of yoga and meditation in addition to counseling. Latoya desires to help people conquer the challenges that are holding them back from living their authentic desired life.
As a mom of toddler twins, Latoya understands that after the birth of a child comes a chaotic, stressful, yet glorious time. Latoya works with mothers and fathers adjusting to new roles, postpartum adjustment, postpartum stress, postpartum depression, all the way to the “tween/teenage adjustment”. Latoya loves helping families learn to navigate their new roles and adjust to life at every stage. She is passionate about empowering women and helping them find their voice following divorce, separation, and while building a business. Mindfulness, gratitude and strength finding are infused in her work.
Call Latoya at 919-410-6707 to discuss how counseling can help you or visit http://www.LatoyaNelson.com to schedule an appointment.
Latoya’s office is located in the Cameron Village area at 801 Oberlin Rd in Raleigh NC.