A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, annual reports, invitations, cards, announcements and more.
Let’s talk about how Emma Catarino Designs can help your business grow.
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of good bookkeeping and the crucial role that it plays in making sure that your business is being run as efficiently as possible, but you probably don’t get excited about devoting more than 45 seconds of time and energy to the bookkeeping effort.
We’re here to make it easy.
With 16 years of bookkeeping experience, Abbi Tenaglia is prepared to help you as little or as much as you need. If you just need a little bit of guidance and coaching, she can do that. Or if you need someone to completely manage the process for you so that you don’t have to think about it at all, she can do that too.
In addition to QuickBooks, she’s also well-versed in PayPal, Square, 17 Hats, Amazon seller back office, Stripe, E-giving and LulaRoe back office.
– QuickBooks set up, training and ongoing support
– Bank and credit card reconciliation monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly
– Sales tax management & reporting
– Payroll services and tax management
– Nonprofit start-up registration with state and federal entities, tax filings, and donor reporting
– Year-end management and reporting, including 1099 e-filing
– Accounts payable and accounts receivable management, weekly or monthly
– Notary services
CPA Liaison Service:
Bookkeeping hourly rates are typically much less than hourly rates for a CPA. For this reason, clients often find it beneficial to engage Abbi to do most of the legwork for their tax preparation at the end of the year, then hire a CPA for an hour to check over the documents and e-file the tax return. This proves to be much more cost effective for the business owner than paying a CPA for several hours of work, and much more efficient than hiring an employee to manage the books all year. It’s a way to cut costs without taking on huge headaches.
Non-Profit Consulting Service:
There are so many needs in our community, and many community members have some fascinating ideas for addressing these needs. But it’s important for nonprofits to know the laws and to ensure proper management of the funds entrusted to them by donors. Abbi started and ran her own nonprofit for seven years before eventually merging with a larger organization. She’s been hired as a consultant by several nonprofits to share her knowledge in the realm of nonprofit management.
Need help? Grab a spot on Abbi’s calendar for a quick 30 minute call to discuss more details.
Adventures in Bloom offers fun, hand stamped metal jewelry as well as “hammer-it-yourself” metal stamping parties!
Custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains and more are available to be customized with a very fast turn around (usually within 24-48 hours!)
For the DIYer, metal stamping parties are available publicly at a variety of local establishments. Tickets for these events are available on my website. You can also choose a private party. I will bring the party to you if you have as few as 6 guests stamping. Over 10 attendees and the host stamps for free! The private party option is great for co-workers, ladies groups, wedding parties, literally the possibilities are endless!
Whether you are looking for a personalized gift or a unique night out-Adventures in Bloom has you covered!
SoCharm Designs is locally made jewelry designed to fit every woman’s lifestyle through creating fun, versatile, and unique, yet classic pieces. It was born out of my two passions: making things with my hands and jewelry. My goal is to bring you pieces that give you confidence and add just right finishing touch to your wardrobe.
Follow SoCharm Designs on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know of the latest designs, giveaways, and promotions!
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs. My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years. I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton stems (bolls) and finding creative uses for found objects. My latest obsession is with cotton stems, nests and burlap. I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look. My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products. I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at http://www.marysfloral.net, Etsy.com/shop/Marysfloral, Facebook.com/Marysfloral1, and at many area craft shows throughout the year.
Look for my space at the up in coming new home décor store Our Moments in Time in Holly Springs; a great place that showcases local artists.
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
Hi! My name is Amanda Sulyi and I’m a northerner who transplanted to the south. I lived in Ohio for 25 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been for the last 16 years. I am married and the proud mom of almost 10 year old twins, and a 4 year old giant yellow lab.
I started this hobby of making jewelry as something to do while I watched sports on TV. I love watching sports of all kinds, it is a big part of my life. My shop name acutally comes from the nickname of one of my favorite athletes, who is a race car driver. I had made several pieces of jewelry for friends as gifts and they always had told me that I needed to sell what I made. In 2014, my New Year’s resolution was to start an Etsy shop. I followed through on that resolution and here I am. My work is ever evolving, when I get a new idea and go for it…..and I love the outcome.
I truly enjoy it when someone purchase one of my pieces as a gift for a friend or loved one. I believe handmade gifts are the best, because it comes from the heart and there is intention and thought behind such a special gift.
I hope you enjoy what you see…..if you are looking for something in particular, send me a convo and I’d be happy to make something just for you! 🙂
Carroll’s Kitchen is a nonprofit social enterprise providing healthy employment for women leaving crisis. Join us on our journey to inspire a world of second chances. // Founded 2016 // Raleigh, NC
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James M. Barrie
I’m Yolanda, hand-lettering artist at Sunshine Letter Crafts, and I believe in this quote with all my heart! So much so, that it’s how I came up with the name of my business. It brings me great joy to share my love of hand-lettered cards, gifts, and decor to cheer and encourage others. Personalized or custom requests are welcome! Please visit me on social media to interact and see more samples of my work, or visit my Etsy shop.
Our mission is to help businesses use digital marketing to tap into their full market share while changing the world.
We provide small to medium size companies with expertise in
I am the owner of a sewing and embroidery business. I make everything from baby items to upcycled clothing for adults and child. I also create Memory bear, pillows and quilts. I can custom almost anything you are looking for. I can digitize and embroider most images.
Whether it’s helping you launch or improve your own business as an entrepreneur, or helping you get financially fit, or working with you on your sense of well-being, TRIBE is passionate about helping you re-create and re-envision your whole idea of life after 40, 50 and 60 (sometimes referred to as “retirement age”).
We believe in expanding the possibilities of life as you age. We believe you can become increasingly relevant and increasingly engaged (even increasingly wealthy!). Your future is not about settling for less. Your future is about using your acquired wisdom and life skills to become the amazing human you were born to be. We’re here to help.
Vorola Services is a small business staffing firm designed to support small businesses in The Triangle reach their full potential. We provide coaching and discussion around where you are leaving money on the table and where your time could be better used.
We provide administrative, retail and assistant support resources to retail shop owners, makers and entrepreneurs. Our clients range from photographers who need an assistant during a shoot, to makers who use Vorola Services for retail support during markets and events to even service providers who need an extra set of hands to write thank you notes, following up with clients or other administrative tasks.
Our goal is to enable our clients to stop working ‘in’ their business and instead work ‘on’ their business with a flexible schedule and a minimal number of hours a month.
I’m a part-time executive paper pusher by day and a full-time wife and mom all day, every day!
A collection of my hand-crafted jewelry and small watercolor and oil paintings, The Painted Pearl is my creative passion project and side hustle once my kids to go bed.
I love that viaONEHOPE allows me to help bring awareness and raise money for multiple causes. I’ve always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, lucrative, and fun while that allows me to give back to my community. Whether you’re looking for a girls night out, a fundraising opportunity, or an office party, I welcome the opportunity to host an event with you. MIX. MINGLE. MAKE AN IMPACT.
When you receive something thoughtful, you know it. You can feel it – the quality, the intention, the pieces that all carefully come together in something special just for you. But for the people we care about, finding meaningful gifts can often feel so out of reach.
Thoughtfilled is here for you. With our exclusive selection of fun, quality paper gifts, we provide you with so many ways to gift what matters.
At Thoughtfilled, you will find colorful, personalized notepads, notecards, and notebooks that can be long loved and used. Our
dynamic invitations and printables will set the perfect tone for your special events. And you’ll discover unique products designed to make your gifts last forever – like our new Love, Mom keepsake box, an all-inclusive letter writing kit for moms like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
We also carry everything for your gift giving needs, including custom address labels, stamps, and designer gift wrap. With these special touches, your presents will make beautiful impressions on those that matter most.
Because what you gift counts, we’re Thoughtfilled.
I also provide a myriad of graphic design services business to business. Please don’t hesitate to email me for inquiries.
I’m a web designer who understands your website needs to be more than just another pretty page on the internet.
It should perform as a valued employee – working to collect leads, share your service offerings and establish you as the go-to expert in your field.
A strategically designed website can highlight your past work, book appointments and sell your products or services. I’ll help you put your digital assets to work with easy to manage tools like Squarespace, Mailchimp, Acuity & Dubsado.
I work with businesses who need a full website created as well as tech-savvy business owners who just need a guiding hand in designing their own website.
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‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Welcome to The Paisley Poppy Store, your source for handcrafted goods including (but never limited to!) reusable snack bags, burp cloths, wet bags, purses, totes, pillow cases, unpaper towels, aprons, and pouches.
Kristin Loy, a virtual assistant who enjoys working with business owners who are ready to take their business and dreams to the next level. She starts by taking the stress of everyday tasks like bookkeeping, blogging, proofreading, or other projects off your to-do list so that you can continue to build the vision you have for your business.
Blogging, Social Media, Proofreading, and Google Analytic’s can take up much of your time. Sharing this task with someone else can help you focus on what you enjoy doing.
Collecting data, requirements, and testing can be a chore. With 10 years of experience, Kristin can help create a positive project experience and she can speak on your behalf to your web developers.
Keeping up with clearing checks, invoicing, and other bookkeeping work can be such a hassle. Let Kristin take that heavy load off your to-do list.
Wow! Change is good! August, 2017!!!
I am delighted to say I am taking my sewing business home!!! I look forward to focusing on my two passions; upcycling clothing, scarves and accessories and teaching beginner sewing. My current items are on consignment in My Girlfriends Closet in Historic Downtown Apex. I will continue to supply them each new season!!! I am very pleased with my accomplishment of having had a brick and mortar store for almost 8 years in Downtown Apex. I learned a lot, met lots of wonderful people and have no regrets. Here’s to new beginnings!!!
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.
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.
Luggage Tags, Bag Tags
- When traveling, I have always had a hard time finding my luggage. All those black bags look the same. I decided to make my own! These bag tags can be embroidered with 1 initial or all 3 initials. They also make a great addition to your child’s book bag so they can find theirs at school!
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.
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.