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  • Raleigh Small Business Owner, Hunter Forstchen

    Vend Raleigh Group Leaders

    I’m not sure we can say the word community enough here at Vend Raleigh. Vend Raleigh is a unique example of a Raleigh small business community. We partner, cross promote, educate and celebrate one another. One way that we make Vend Raleigh just a little smaller and a lot more relevant is our sub-groups, our […]

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    Raleigh Small Business | Kickstarter

    I am not the first to say it, but I will say it anyway. My life changed the moment I became a mother. Before deciding to start a family, I was a professional with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. I managed a hotel, spent my days elbow deep in marketing, forecasting, financial planning, human […]

  • Small Business Marketing | A Community of Events

    Small Business Marketing | A Community of Events

    One of the top concerns of a small business is marketing. I see often in Facebook groups, conferences, etc. questions regarding different ideas on what a business could do to market their small business with little to no cost involved. As a Vend Raleigh Directory Member, your opportunity to promote your business and the events […]

The Path to Published Raleigh Event
[ 0 ] March 31, 2015

The Path to Published | Amy Carroll Event

Do you have a dream to be published but you’re not sure where to start? In July 2015, Amy Carroll’s first book, Breaking Up with Perfect, will be released, and she’ll share her bumpy journey to publication. She’ll help you to: Stop seeing writing as a mysterious craft “for artists only” and start seeing the […]

6 steps to successful networking
[ 0 ] March 31, 2015

Six Steps to Networking with Success

Last July, I moved to Raleigh from Northern Virginia and started my new career a week later. Not only was I new to my marketplace, I was new to my industry as well. I had started a business that was based on building relationships and I didn’t know a soul. Even though this was somewhat […]

Instagram for business
[ 0 ] March 25, 2015

3 Tips to Apply to Your Instagram Profile ASAP

Tips for Instagram for Business- Three things your Instagram profile might be missing I recently took a job to boost a friend’s (awesome) new business on IG and Twitter. Shannon Kyle’s new venture, Southern Girls Getaway, is all about designing vacations for girls trips. I mean… what a cool approach to travel?! She’s found a great niche. She […]

Building You Email List, Semonna McNeil
[ 0 ] March 19, 2015

Build Your List Workshop Notes

Last week Vend Raleigh hosted a very information meeting with Semonna McNeil of Run Leap Launch on building your email lists. Small business owners, email lists are your most valuable marketing tool! Here are her notes.   What is list building? ­ The process of adding new subscribers to your email list . ­An introduction […]

Susan Newman, Jeunesse Global, Vend Raleigh Direct Sales Group Leader
[ 0 ] March 17, 2015

What is Direct Sales Really???

Direct Sales is “Officially” defined by Direct Selling 411 as: “The sale of a consumer product or service, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location, marketed through independent sales representatives who are sometimes also referred to as consultants, distributors or other titles. Direct sellers are not employees of the company.” When the term Direct Sales […]

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[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

Pinterest Tips for Small Business – An Evening with The Pintester

Did you know that Pinterest is overtaking Instagram as the fastest growing social platform out there? (Source: Global Web Index, Nov. 2014) For many, Pinterest comes second only to Facebook as what drives the most traffic to their sites. So how do you make Pinterest work for you? How does Pinterest for small business really […]

Raleigh Small Business Owner, Hunter Forstchen
[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

Vend Raleigh Group Leaders

I’m not sure we can say the word community enough here at Vend Raleigh. Vend Raleigh is a unique example of a Raleigh small business community. We partner, cross promote, educate and celebrate one another. One way that we make Vend Raleigh just a little smaller and a lot more relevant is our sub-groups, our […]

Raleigh-Small-Business-Kickstarter-Vend-Raleigh
[ 0 ] March 4, 2015

Raleigh Small Business | Kickstarter

I am not the first to say it, but I will say it anyway. My life changed the moment I became a mother. Before deciding to start a family, I was a professional with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. I managed a hotel, spent my days elbow deep in marketing, forecasting, financial planning, human […]

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[ 0 ] February 23, 2015

Small Business on Instagram | Introducing the NEW Vend Raleigh Relay!

Looking for a great way to get your business in front of new eyes? The Vend Raleigh Instagram Relay can do just that! Cary Heise, Vend Raleigh Founder, has been following RDU Baton, a collaborative photo project to show the world how amazing life in the Research Triangle is through Instagram, for quite some time. […]

Small Business Marketing | A Community of Events
[ 0 ] February 20, 2015

Small Business Marketing | A Community of Events

One of the top concerns of a small business is marketing. I see often in Facebook groups, conferences, etc. questions regarding different ideas on what a business could do to market their small business with little to no cost involved. As a Vend Raleigh Directory Member, your opportunity to promote your business and the events […]

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