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
Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Servicing the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Durham and Chapel Hill area. We offer portraits both on-location and in our professional photography studio by appointment.
We are passionate about telling our client’s stories through beautiful imagery and creating heirloom pieces of artwork for families to cherish. Whether it is capturing your growing family, anxiously awaiting graduation with your high school senior, or celebrating an engagement while planning for your wedding day. We are there with you every step of the way. From planning out the perfect location for your session, to coordinating wardrobe selections and even arranging for hair and make-up. Our focus is to capture every moment as well as the moments in-between because those are the ones you truly never want to forget. You can expect to have a lot of fun while we capture a variety of candid moments as well as a few more comfortable but posed shots. Our goal at AFSP is to give you a variety of images, all of incredible quality.
“Amber is an incredible and gifted photographer. She works well under pressure in any circumstances! She was able to capture my family in a way no other photographer has ever. Every picture was perfect. She is a delight to work with and we will absolutely use her again!” – Cottingham Family
“Amber was awesome! …She made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She captured such wonderful memories that we will treasure for a life time! She is such a blessing to work with on your special day!” – Lewis Family
“I can look back on the day with so much joy because of the moments you captured for us. Working with you is like working with a close friend – which I love so much! ” – Harris Wedding featured on Wedding Gown Designer Maggie Sottero Designs’ Blog
Owner and photographer Amber is a sucker for true love, soulmates and a big believer of happily ever after! Amber is also the heart behind The Studio : A Coworking Space for Creatives where she focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners through education with a space to grow their business. As an educator she has a passion for teaching workshops and mentoring for photographers and other small business owners.
267 West Center Street Holly Springs, NC 27540
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!
This is a program developed to guide teen girls to know who they are, strengthen who they are inside and out, so they can serve and lead their generation.
Ongoing mentorship programs. See more details at: http://sarahschall.net/inside-out-strong-mentorship-program/
Hi, Woof, and Meow!
Does your pet have: low energy, picky eater, senior dog cognitive issues, bladder issues, hairballs, stiff joints, itching, itchy or smelly ears, red or irritated skin, bad gas, seasonal allergies, bad breath, excessive shedding dry skin, dull coat, sensitive stomach, or loose stool? Let’s talk about your pet’s nutrition.
I was drawn to pawTree because I have one dog that suffered with allergies. His allergies began when he was 1 year old. I did not want to keep him on steroids and antibiotics the rest of his life. Not to mention the damage those drugs could do to his system. You should see him now on the pawTree products – nothing but AMAZING!!! The natural and holistic solutions from pawTree are PAWSOME!
We have the only home delivery box that allows YOU to select the items (dog and cat) and change it up each delivery AND you select how often YOU want it delivered. My pawBox, My Way!!!
Did I mention the 90 day, 100% money back guarantee? Yes, try it and you too will see the difference.
Love pets? Of course, who doesn’t, right? You too can become a petPro and enjoy helping pets. Talk about rewarding, right? And who doesn’t like extra income and trips, right? You like to have fun, right? Our team is rocking – come share the great times with us at Team pawTastic.
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.
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WHILE ‘Getting Your Art Buzz On®’ WITH US AT WINE AND DESIGN!
Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun
and fabulous art! You supply your cocktails, and we’ll supply the rest.
At WINE AND DESIGN, all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up! Your canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local artist helps you create that night’s featured painting. You go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that shows
off your “inner artist.”
No experience in painting? NO problem, our local artists will guide you step-by-step! Our paintings are suitable for the first-time painter or for more experienced artists.
And for Children… We have an entire division called ART BUZZ KIDS® that is all about… KIDS!
Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Kid Classes! Check each studio location for availability and reservations!
Wine and Design on Wheel–if you can not come to us..we can come to you!!!!
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.
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.
I want to first introduce myself – my name is Liz Gross and I am a mom, wife, people lover and health & wellness coach. I was struggling with my weight after I gave birth to my 10lb 5oz baby and was feeling very lethargic and negative about life. I kept trying all different diets and exercise and nothing would fit into my life – between work and running around with a toddler, I didn’t have time to exercise for hours or cook glamourous meals. I was very skeptical about trying Isagenix but heard only positive things! I finally let go of all my excuses and reached out to my now coach and gave it a try. It was a 30 day cleanse that changed my life, my attitude and my body. It was super manageable and easy and my energy level changed drastically – I felt happy, healthy and positive. I would loveeeee to share this amazing gift with you and tell you more about my story!
Agnes & Dora is a women’s and girls clothing company made to fit every age and stage of a womans life. From adorable little girl’s clothing, to office wear, and clothing perfect for pregnancy and nursing. Please visit our facebook page or conntact us for parties!
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CRB is an online fashion boutique aimed to provide trendy women, professionals, and moms access to unique and affordable clothing. We love fashion, and we know you do too. Our pieces are purchased in small quantities in order to keep our stock unique and fresh.
Carolina Roots Boutique owner, Kristy Blackwell, has always had a passion for fashion! She was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After working 18 years in Corporate America, marrying her prince charming, and having two sweet boys, Kristy decided to pursue her dream of owning a trendy but affordable boutique. YOU are her inspiration – EVERY woman should feel like a trend-setter. You can be, with fashion from Carolina Roots Boutique!
Sweet. Southern. Style.
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.
With National Headquarters in Cary, NC we offer:
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.
I’m Beth (Wiley) Breeden, and I specialize in creative fine art portraiture of children and families. My approach is to focus on real relationships, with the goal of creating timeless, authentic portraits that you will be thrilled to look at for years to come. I work on location throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, and Clayton, North Carolina, where I have been photographing children and families professionally since 2005.
I would love to talk to you about making a portraits that you will love to live with, or about a documentary session to record The Art of Real Life in your busy family. Please give us a call at 919.624.1633 or fill out the contact form below, and we’ll get a pain-free portrait session planned for your family.
I am a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant located in Chapel Hill, NC. I have been building my business for over a year, and would love to help you with your skin care and cosmetic needs! I am an Advanced Color Consultant and love to help every woman feel authentically beautiful!
As a busy parent, you don’t have time to research the 25 onsite resorts at Walt Disney World and you don’t have time to figure out the best cruise line for your 3 year old. That’s where we come in! DWB Vacations offers full concierge level planning services to assist you in planning your dream vacations.
We specialize in family friendly destinations such as the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azul Resorts by Karisma, Iberostar Resorts and much more! We also are available to help plan an variety of adult preferred vacations like Sandals, river cruising, Europe adventures and more! Our concierge planning services are free when you book through us. Your agents at DWB Vacations are with you from the beginning of the planning process until you return home. Our team is never more than a text, phone call or email away. If you are standing in Universal Studios and have a question, just text your DWB agent! If you wake up in the middle of the night and suddenly wonder if you should pack your swimsuit for your Alaskan cruise you can just email your DWB agent. We are your personal planner and adviser.
Why should you use a travel agent?
- Travel agents work for YOU, not the travel supplier. We are looking out for YOUR best interest. We will call and call and call to get you the refund for the incorrect charge that showed up on your account. We do not try to sell you more than you want or need. In fact, we have been known to talk clients out of spending money because they didn’t need the options they thought were necessary.
- Travel agents save you time. You can share with us what you are looking for and we can immediately rule out options that are not a good fit. We can sit on hold dealing with new discounts that just came out. When you have a sudden thought while sitting in carpool, you can call or text to before you forget.
- Travel agents save you money. We follow discounts, specials and promotional offers. We know how to plan to help you maximize the money you are spending. We suggest options that will allow you to get the most “bang for your buck”.
- Travel agents can help you avoid scams or less than ideal locations. We book with trusted, reliable sources. We recommend hotels and cruise ships that have a good reputation. Travel agents talk to each other and we share information about the cleanliness of a place or the level of customer service provided.
DWB Vacations’s concierge planning services are complimentary when you book through us.
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in a more lifestyle and photojournalistic approach, focusing on the moments and the reason behind the story as opposed to stiff posing and awkward moments. From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has a blast laughing, creating, and meeting extraordinary people along the way.
Audrey is inspired by sunsets, infectious laughter, and the joy of the here and now. She’s an iced-coffee drinker, a sunset chaser, Mom of boys and wife of a Denver Bronco addict. She loves all things chocolate and cake-like, as well as the Red Sox, she swoons over Tom Brady, and keeps her camera by her side like an added appendage. When not out capturing awesomeness, you can find her at home with her family and their herd of animals yelling at their respective teams on TV or outside playing in the sunshine.
Everything happens for a reason, so it was no accident that when Audrey picked up her camera… she was hooked. She was born to laugh, meant to make people happy, and she truly TRULY loves being the reason why people smile! 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 help women feel fabulous in fashion they LOVE! LuLaRoe has something for everyone. I offer sizes ranging from XXS – XXXL. LuLaRoe clothing is fashionable yet insanely comfortable. LuLaRoe manufactures a limited number of items per fabric pattern so my inventory is unique and always changing. Let me introduce you to the fun fashionable world of LuLaRoe. Contact me today to book the bus boutique at home, at the office, in the park, we can party anywhere!
Cultivating the human connection in marketing through content and design for the home and lifestyle industry.
• Social Media Marketing • Advertising & Graphic Design • Concept and Brand Development • Event Production and Coordination • Customer Service Liaison • Traditional and digital marketing • Google AdWords • Facebook Advertising
I am someone who is passionate about health and wellness. The most important piece to the puzzle is eliminating toxic chemical exposure from the foods we eat, and beauty products that go on our skin.
Your skin is your largest organ. It is important to keep our skin as healthy as possible. By utilizing products that are all natural and contain the vitamins and minerals our skin is lacking, we can create healthy, vibrant, young looking skin without the need for chemicals.
When I was introduced to Lemongrass Spa, I knew I had found the answer I was looking for. The products are amazing and I know you will love them as much as I do.
My mission is simple: Provide natural, non-toxic products that are clean and handmade fresh, right here in America
Lemongrass Spa Products offers a line of natural, chemical free, even GLUTEN-FREE body care products for the entire family.
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.
- 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.
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!
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