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    Illuminate 2015 | This Year is All About You

    Your business can’t develop unless you do. That’s why Illuminate 2015 is all about you. Vend Raleigh’s annual Illuminate conference is the original local conference for small business women, specifically Mompreneurs. In the past, Illuminate has been a hands-on, action-packed day focused on the form and function of your business. This year, we’re doing things […]

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    Start Up Money… and Husbands | For the Raleigh Mompreneur

    Often times mompreneurs will use family money to start their businesses. Whether you are purchasing a start up kit for a new direct sales business or creating an online shop, you may need some financial support to get started and you’ll likely need and want the financial and emotioanl support of your husband to do […]

  • Rebekah Jakeman, Raleigh Business Coach

    Raleigh Upselling | The Smart Sales Technique You Might Be Overlooking

    Let’s talk about a smart sales technique that, if done right, could increase your profits with minimal additional effort on your part. It’s called “upselling”. Let’s say your customer is ready to buy a necklace at your craft show. They have it in their hand and are ready to checkout. Do you let them pay […]

How Does She Do It Mompreneur
[ 0 ] June 23, 2015

How Does She Do It?

“How does she do it?” is a question I find myself asking rhetorically of any busy mom (or dad) who works from home.  She still has to take care of her family, be a full-time parent and do the job for which she receives a paycheck. Working Full-Time Outside the Home I was a single […]

raleigh small business women
[ 0 ] June 19, 2015

Illuminate 2015 | This Year is All About You

Your business can’t develop unless you do. That’s why Illuminate 2015 is all about you. Vend Raleigh’s annual Illuminate conference is the original local conference for small business women, specifically Mompreneurs. In the past, Illuminate has been a hands-on, action-packed day focused on the form and function of your business. This year, we’re doing things […]

start up money and family finance small business
[ 2 ] June 8, 2015

Start Up Money… and Husbands | For the Raleigh Mompreneur

Often times mompreneurs will use family money to start their businesses. Whether you are purchasing a start up kit for a new direct sales business or creating an online shop, you may need some financial support to get started and you’ll likely need and want the financial and emotioanl support of your husband to do […]

Social Media Strategy for Photographers
[ 1 ] May 29, 2015

Social Media Strategy | Tips From a Raleigh Photographer

FINDING YOUR NICHE I had once heard that you could compare photography like going to the doctor. If you had allergies would you go to a general practice doctor or an allergy specialist? The same goes with photography, wouldn’t you rather go to someone who specializes? Once you have defined your photography niche, you will […]

Small Business Over Summer
[ 1 ] May 26, 2015

“We Were on a Break” | Don’t Stall Out Your Business Over Summer

I recently had a client say to me, “I want to hire you in August to manage our social media. We take a break for summer.” Wait, what?! What about your followers, your fans, your loyal clients? You’ve built a following and now you are going to “take a break” for 3 months? Even if […]

Raleigh- Photographer-Erica-Courtine
[ 0 ] May 21, 2015

Raleigh Outdoor Newborn Session | Erica Courtine Photography

The first time I saw an image of a newborn sleeping in a basket in a field, I was hooked.  There was something so beautiful, so serene, so natural about a baby outdoors.  My own two sons, when they were tiny babies were almost instantly lulled to sleep when placed outdoors in the fresh air.  […]

Happy Mother's day Raleigh Mompreneurs
[ 0 ] May 8, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day Raleigh Mompreneurs

When I put in my notice just before my daughter turned one I was so excited to start the new adventure until a co-worker planted a seed in my head, ‘do you know what you are getting yourself into, those stay at home mom’s can be such a nightmare.’ How did this happen?  How did […]

Small Business Optin Ideas
[ 1 ] May 6, 2015

Small Business Opt-in Ideas

Opt-ins. You know you need one but maybe you haven’t had time to get around setting it up. Maybe you have a newsletter, but haven’t gotten around to offering a free bonus. Are Opt-ins worth it? Let me break it down. What is an Opt-in? In case you are getting started or don’t have an […]

Roots and Wings Images
[ 0 ] May 5, 2015

Get Them Occupied: How to Capture the Essence of Your Kids

Ever wonder how to get those amazing shots of your kids?  You know, the ones with the bright eyes full of laughter and happiness, but without blurred legs running past you.  Having three girls of my own; six, three and one, I’ve learned (more often than not…the hard way) that kids will be kids.  And […]

Rebekah Jakeman, Raleigh Business Coach
[ 0 ] April 30, 2015

Raleigh Upselling | The Smart Sales Technique You Might Be Overlooking

Let’s talk about a smart sales technique that, if done right, could increase your profits with minimal additional effort on your part. It’s called “upselling”. Let’s say your customer is ready to buy a necklace at your craft show. They have it in their hand and are ready to checkout. Do you let them pay […]

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